Bridal Beauty Buzz: Steal Kate Middleton's Wedding-Worthy Look

Celebrity, Hair & Beauty
Kate Middleton Yellow Dress

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When it comes to classic, timeless style, no one nails it like the Duchess of Cambridge. Whether she's walking down the aisle at Buckingham Palace or taking Prince George for a stroll in the park, we've never seen Kate with a lustrous hair out of place.

This past week was no exception when she stepped out with Prince William and George during a tour of Australia in New Zealand, looking spring-ready in a yellow Roksanda Ilincic dress and her signature LK Bennett pumps. She paired the sunny sheath with the glowing skin, defined eyes, and her signature half-up half-down hairdo. Her easy, effortless look is perfect for your wedding day — below, we show you how to nab it!

Ultra-Smooth Skin:
You'll never see Kate step out with even a millimeter of visible shine. A matte, even-toned base means she's always ready for the camera, and it's the easiest way to ensure flawless wedding photos. Get the look with a mattifying primer, followed by a lightweight foundation that blends into your skin without looking greasy.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $46, available at Sephora; Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation SPF 15, $64, available at Nordstrom

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Peachy Cheeks:
We don't know if it's a natural byproduct of getting to marry William, but Kate's always sporting a just-been-kissed-by-a-prince-glow. Luckily for us non-royals, expertly applied blush will do the trick. Try a peachy shade like Kate's, and sweep it in upward circles with a fluffy brush on the apples of your cheeks. It's the easiest way to fake an amazing night's sleep on your wedding day, even if you've been up all night scheming with your bridesmaids!
Revlon Powder Blush in Tawny Peach, $10.80, available at Amazon

Lined Eyes:
Kate knows how to harness the power of black eyeliner like no other, and she's doing something right: defining her grey eyes makes them look brighter than ever. Get the look with neutral shadow and plenty of black eye pencil on your waterline and along your upper and lower lash lines (get an even bolder black by holding your eyeliner up to a flame for a few seconds — it melts into a gel texture). Don't neglect your brows: Strong, full arches make Kate's eyes pop even more. Find a brow pencil a few shades darker than your hair, and fill in any sparse patches to get the Duchess's bold look.
Maybelline New York Line Express in Ebony Black, $3.60, available at Amazon; MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe, $23, available at Amazon; Anastasia Brow Wiz, $20, available at Amazon

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Super-Smooth Hair:
We're obsessed with Kate's smooth, half-up hair. For your wedding, skip the elastic and go a bit more formal with a pinned 'do. Take the topmost section of the left side of your hair, pull it back, and secure with a bobby pin, then repeat on the other side, crossing the second section over the first. Finish with a shine spray, and you've got wedding hair in under a minute!
Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray, $38. available at Oribe

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