Celeb Inspiration: Kate Middleton
Time for another celeb-inspired look! I don’t know if I’d consider Kate Middleton an actual celebrity since she’s not Hollywood or anything. Butttt she’s a pretty big deal in the UK so. Close enough. This is also different because Kate does her own makeup- so I can tell you the exact products she uses and offer some alternatives!
Kate is a huge fan of Bobbi Brown products, so you’re going to notice a huge trend with her products in this post. For the royal wedding, Kate used Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation for its hydrating formula, matte finish, and medium to full coverage. If you can get your hands on it, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is a good alternative. More recently, Kate’s been favoring a more dewy but light coverage look- like the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. For concealer, Kate uses the YSL Touche E’Clat concealer. For a drugstore alternative, try this Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer instead. I would apply this lightly, just around the undereye versus the dramatic V shape that’s “in.” I wasn’t able to find out if she uses powder or not, but I would at least set the under eyes with some translucent powder, like the RCMA one.
Kate is a huge fan of the cult classic Urban Decay Naked palette. It’s a total staple for her. Her eye look with this palette is super simple too! Easy peasy for everyday. Take the shade Toasted and put it all over the lid. Then take the Hustle and run it along the upper and lower lash line. Done! Don’t have the Naked palette (no worries, me neither)?. The Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is a great dupe. Or just get the shades you need- swap MAC Sable or MUG Homecoming for Toasted and MAC Embark or Smut for Hustle! To finish the eyes, line the top and bottom lash line with a black liquid liner and coat both sets of lashes with mascara. Kate’s fav is the Lancome Hypnose Volume Mascara. Of course, you don’t need to splurge if you don’t want to. Just pick your personal fav!
Kate keeps the rest of her face makeup very simple and natural. She just uses a hint of a glowy bronzer- the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze. If you don’t want the splurge, try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip. On her wedding day, Kate opted for the Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink to get her signature flush. More recently, she’s opted for a more natural cream formula. I haven’t found any exact dupes for this shade, but look for a pale pink shade that works well with your skintone. Now onto the lip color. Her lips are always a pink nude. And you guessed it, more Bobbi Brown! Her fav is the Lip Color in Sandwash Pink topped off with the Sheer Lip Gloss. An alternative is Maybelline Warm Me Up or MAC Bare Again and just top it off with your fav gloss!
I hope you enjoyed this post featuring Kate Middleton’s products to recreate her signature look, as well as some affordable alternatives! This is already a totally wearable look, so there was no need to adapt it at all. If anything, I would opt for doing a brown shadow liner instead of the liquid for a softer look. What celeb should I feature next? Let me know your thoughts below!