5 Beauty Lessons We Learned from Pippa Middleton
She may not technically be a Duchess, but she’s royalty to us. And she’s proven she can hold a candle to her stylish sister when it comes to elegant beauty looks —like these five that we’re committing to memory.
Spice Up Your Ponytail with a Chic Side Braid
No offense to basic ponytails, but this side-braided version adds a little something we didn’t know was missing. Take a cue from Pippa and weave a simple plait at one side, then gather all of your hair into a low pony at the crown of your head.
Make Glowing Skin the Focus
We’re talking the kind that comes from a natural, lit-from-within radiance. Prep skin with a luminous moisturizer or primer before applying BB cream (or use it in place of makeup all together), then finish with a hit of pearly highlighter at your cheekbones, brow bones and inner eye corners.
Keep Your Brows Nice and Full
We never realized the face-framing importance of eyebrows until they nearly disappeared in the ‘90s. Strive for naturally full arches like Pippa’s for the most flattering look. The trick is to brush brows up to find sparse areas, fill them in with short hair-like strokes using a brow pencil, and brush them outward using a tinted brow gel to hold them into place.
Opt for Monochromatic Makeup in a Time Crunch
We all run late sometimes (yes, even near-royals). When the snooze button gets the best of you, stick to a mauvey monochromatic makeup palette on eyes, cheeks and lips for a quick, two-minute routine that flatters all skin tones and types. Make it even faster by using one mulit-product that does it all.
Get the look: Nudestix Nudies All-Over Face Color ($30)
Know How to Flatter Your Eye Shape with Eyeliner
Pippa makes her round eyes stand out by lining just the outer two-thirds of the top and bottom lash lines and joining it at the corners. This little trick will define your peepers without closing them off and making them appear smaller.