The following is a guest post from our friends at Lucky.
Trapped in a lurching van ferrying us from one product introduction to another (the days before Thanksgiving are taxing for the beauty editors of the world), we talked about the super-human discretion of Kate Middleton. How there’s never been a public discussion of any faults of Prince William or any of the royals (all of whom, we know, HAVE faults. Just ask the indiscreet ones!)
There’s also been no on-record (that I could find) discussion of the Kate beauty essentials. But don’t you just love her look?
Start with something navy. You’ll feel more British instantaneously, and I think navy is the royal-purple of the realway. Right?
The next-most-essential product is Benefit Benetint, for the ultimate super-natural, English-rose, ultra-enthusiastic flush.
Kate is glossy and upscale but down to earth. And for that reason (and the fact that it’s the best ever mascara & has no parabens) I think Kiehl’s is the ultimate Kate mascara.
Bobbi Brown makeup in general is deeply Middletonian, I think. If she needed a bit of color or smoothing, she’d go for Brown’s The Balm tinted moisturizer, and if she was dressing up for a party, I think she’d dip into silver or plum (or both) eyeliner, also from Bobbi Brown.
Lips: I think she needs the YSL Gloss Volupte in every color and a tube of Rouge Coco Mademoiselle for every day.
The hair is about volume and shine. Because she can definitely afford it, I think Philip B. Russian Amber, the jillion-dollar miracle shine, volume and everything else shampoo.
Then Fekkai Glossing conditioner. And Aveda Brilliant.
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