Get Kate Middleton’s natural-beauty look
Princess-to-be Kate Middleton has a beauty that’s understated and simply chic. Find out how to get her radiant and pretty look
The princess-to-be has definitely caught the eye of not only Prince William, but fashion and beauty gurus alike. It's safe to say that Kate Middleton's chic, understated look is, at the very least, fit for a prince. Find out how to get this pretty lady's modest, elegant and natural-looking summer glow for yourself.
1. Natural complexion
To get Kate's natural complexion, the best place to start is at the base. Try a light liquid foundation that will blend into the skin while still offering maximum coverage. For best results, apply the liquid with a makeup sponge and gently dab all over the face rather than rub. The gentle patting of the sponge will create a soft, dewy, streak-free effect with a barely-there finish.
Try: COVERGIRL Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation ($15.99 - available in pharmacies)
2. Simple yet irresistible eyes
While her makeup is never overdone, Kate loves to enhance her seductive gaze with black eyeliner. Who ever said simple can't be sexy? To get Kate's princess-worthy eyes, try a long-wear black or dark brown eyeliner in either a gel or powder form. Apply all around the eye, as close to the natural lash line as possible, with an angled eyeliner brush for a simple application that'll yield picture-perfect results.
3. Blushing cheeks
With the nude trend in full force this season, it's no surprise Kate is a fan of the look. With just a dab of natural colour on her cheekbones, Kate always appears radiant and refreshed. To get the same glow as this blushing bride-to-be, opt for a cream blush. Known for its second-skin properties, cream blush can highlight in all the right places while still appearing natural and understated. Apply your cream blush with a flat, wide foundation brush and gently dab against the surface of the cheekbones and temples only. After smudging the colour with your brush for a few minutes, your cheeks will glow.
Try: GOSH Natural Touch Blusher in Fluffy Peach ($18 - available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
4. Sheer, glossy lips
Understated makeup is tricky to pull off sometimes. To avoid looking unfinished, don't neglect the lips. Instead of literally going bare, try a gloss that's barely-there instead. Go for a sheer gloss that's shiny rather than shimmering and definitely choose a neutral pink or peachy shade to complement the rest of your natural look.
Try: Liplicious Princess in Training ($8 - available at Bath & Body Works)