Kate Middleton is well known for her impactful yet understated makeup looks.
Much like her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, the newly-crowned Princess of Wales has become a fashion and beauty icon over the years. While Kate Middleton's glossy hair usually dominates the conversation, it's her subtle yet flawless makeup that regularly catches our eye too, leaving fans of the royal clamoring to know the makeup and skincare products Kate Middleton uses and loves.
Known for her elegant smokey eyes (one of our favorite fall makeup looks), blemish-free skin, and rosy glow any products that can help us copy Kate's look are worth knowing about and it turns out, the key to creating her ever-recognizable eye makeup is the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
The eyeshadow palette gained cult status and dominated beauty circles a few years ago, but it is still going strong today. There are a few different versions of the Naked Palette, but luckily, they've all got great discounts at the moment too.
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette,
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The Urban Decay Naked2 Basics is a sized-down version of the original Naked2 palette, arguably one of the best eyeshadow palettes (opens in new tab) around. It's small but mighty and has all of the essential neutral shades for creating a subtle yet sleek makeup look.
The Princess of Wales herself hasn't spoken about the Naked palette in public, but there have been continuous mentions of her love for the makeup classic for years.
In fact, in 2016 when Michelle and Barack Obama visited the UK, rumors flew that Catherine had actually recommended the palette to the First Lady! It's well known that Kate often does her own makeup too, and many fans believe she used a Naked palette when she created her own makeup look for her wedding to Prince William back in 2011.
And, given that the Princess' make-up look has remained the same for years, we'd imagine that she still relies on some form of the Naked palette to create her everyday look to this day.
Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette,
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No one is 100% sure of the exact Naked palette Catherine uses, but if you want to cover all bases, this is a great starting option. It will guarantee a statement look, even if you're no expert on how to apply eyeshadow (opens in new tab)!
The Naked palette also isn't the only more affordable piece in Catherine's makeup kit.
The Duchess, despite being next in line to the throne, still favors plenty of affordable options, including the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Lip Gloss, which retails for around $20/£19. She was in fact spotted holding a tube of the stuff at a Wimbledon match back in 2019.
She's also known to love the Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara ($27.50/£25), and the utterly iconic Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, for brightening her skin and smoothing over any imperfections.
Now, we just need to figure out how to replicate Kate Middleton's hair, and we'll be good to go!
Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.
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