There’s a cone of silence surrounding this particular Duchess.
We mean Kate Middleton, of course, whose every sartorial switch, every follicular flourish, makes global headlines. But just try asking anyone who’s worked with her about the Duchess and you wind up with — nothing. I once attempted to tackle the topic with designer Jenny Packham, whose intricate beaded creations are a favorite of Kate’s. She, well-mannered Brit that she is, very politely demurred and declined to even discuss her most famous client or mention her by name. Point taken.
But do a little digging, and you can find out how this mom of two gets her glow on. We do know that Kate’s lush, gorgeous waves are courtesy of personal hairdresser Richard Ward, who calls her look the Chelsea blow-dry. And we unearthed Kate’s go-to beauty products, most of which were verified by the specific brands named below. As you might imagine, Kate keeps things fairly simple sticking to the tried and true — and we love that she goes green and clean whenever possible.
For skin-care, Kate has long relied on Dr. Karin Herzog’s line of products, in particular the Vita-A-Kombi 1, a treatment made with one percent active oxygen; the Oxygen Face, which is an antiseptic two percent oxygen cream that "treats and regulates skin cells"; and the Mild Scrub, which exfoliates and gives her perfect royal pores.
Her royal glow is actually attainable and affordable — at least, from a product standpoint. During the day, she’s a devotee of Trilogy’s organic rosehip oil, which contains just one ingredient. When she hits the sack, Kate uses Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir religiously, so much so that the brand's founder has said that Kate keeps three bottles near her bed. Can’t say we blame her — this antioxidant-filled concoction is nontoxic and smells dreamy.
On her eyes, Kate sticks mostly to earth tones to bring the drama, and that’s why we’re totally vibing with her love of the ever-popular Urban Naked original Naked Palette. It’s basically a cache of earth tones that look good on everyone. The brand confirmed that she is a fan of the product, which is another way KMidd is just like the rest of us — except way more royal. She reportedly tops everything off with Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara in black.
Her dewy glow is thanks to Bobbi Brown’s eternally beloved Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze. The brand won't outright confirm that she's a fan, but points to previous reports that she digs the products. And Kate the great is no slouch in the bright-eyed department either, relying on the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat highlighter/concealer to make her face pop. This magic bullet basically zaps away signs of exhaustion and is a favorite of makeup artists for that very reason.
Her mouth is usually totally understated, and for that look, Kate reportedly relies on Bobbi Brown’s Semi-Matte Lip Color in Sandwash Pink, along with a layer of her sheer gloss.
So there you have it. If you're trying to get beautified like the Duchess, these products are a great place to start.
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