When it comes to the Princess of Wales' beauty routine (aka Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare) there's so much we royal fans are desperate to know. From the foundation that she uses to create a flawless base to the serum that keeps her complexion so radiant and fresh, there is a lot to learn about her foolproof beauty routine.
While she does enlist help from beauty professionals, Princess Catherine is known for choosing and applying much of her makeup herself, including for her own wedding day. Luckily for us, her stunning look isn't all down to great genes. A host of skincare, make-up, and haircare help to create her signature look - and we've uncovered some of those go-to beauty buys.
From her favourite drugstore moisturiser to the makeup she uses for an elegant eye look, as well as the answer to the question on everyone's lips - what is Kate Middleton's shampoo that gives her iconic hair that beautiful shine? We've got all the intel you need, making it easier than ever for you to copy her gorgeous look.
Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare secrets, revealed
What make-up does Kate Middleton wear?
While Princess Catherine no doubt has access to all of the best mascara, best eye shadow palettes and best long-lasting lipsticks on the market, it doesn't mean that all of the products inside her stash are super expensive. Plenty of the items in her make-up bag are cult mid-market staples rather than the priciest buys around and she has some iconic beauty favourites in there too.
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector
Known to be Kate Middleton's favourite lip balm, the Clarins Natural Lip Perfector is a balm-gloss hybrid that the Princess of Wales uses for her signature rose-coloured lip. She was spotted holding the shade Rose Shimmer when at Wimbledon back in 2019, so this is clearly a product she likes to keep in her handbag. For the perfect glossy pink lip that nourishes, plumps, and hydrates in one step, this is Kate's favourite.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Kate is famed for doing her own make-up before important royal events and, like many of us, loves an Urban Decay Naked palette. Containing 12 interchangeable matte and shimmering pigments, these sleek, portable palettes offer looks for any occasion – which explains why one is sold every five seconds in the United States. Although the original palette has been discontinued, the Naked 3 edition will still help you to recreate Kate Middleton's eye make-up.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Foundation
Kate's fresh and glowing skin isn't all down to good genes. The Princess of Wales reportedly chose Bobbi Brown's Skin Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation to give her skin a boost on her wedding day, and has been a fan ever since. The exact formula has since been upgraded to the Long-Wear Weightless foundation and is better than ever. The beautifully light texture keeps shine at bay and stays on the right side of dewy all day. The best foundation with SPF to capture the Princess of Wales' healthy glow, it will also help you to stay protected from the sun.
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara
This is rumored to be Kate Middleton's favourite mascara, and we're not surprised. The cult Lancôme Hypnose Mascara has a fluffy and incredibly volumising brush that in just a few coats can easily enhance Kate's trademark smokey eye look. Pair this with the Clarins Lip Perfector to capture Kate's everyday natural makeup look.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
Kate reportedly also wore this long-lasting gel eyeliner by Bobbi Brown on her wedding day. Kate plays up to her features and draws attention to her eyes and is known for her love of black eyeliner. Create her dramatic look with this gel pot, which is generally a bit easier to apply and control than liquid liner. Follow our simple cat eye tutorial to capture that effortless flick.
Lancôme Hypnose Artliner
Another eyeliner the Princess of Wales loves, this felt pen may be easier to use for liner novices. Quick drying and smudge-resistant, this liquid liner means the Princess can enjoy whatever event she's attending that day – all without worrying about regular make-up touch-ups. Pair with your best waterproof mascara for a chic eye look that won't budge.
What skincare does Kate Middleton use?
Karin Herzog Oxygen Face Normalising Cream
Kate is reportedly very loyal to beauty brand Karin Herzog, and is said to have used a range of products from the brand on her wedding day. Formulated with 2% active oxygen, it works to slow down the production of sebum and prevent breakouts. Also brilliant at reducing shine, it is one of the best night moisturisers for oily skin. No wonder the Princess of Wales's complexion always looks naturally flawless.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
Kate Middleton's skin rarely falls short of flawless and it has been reported that Trilogy Rosehip Oil is one product responsible for her glowing complexion. Rich in fatty acids omega 3, 6, and 9, this all-natural formula delivers optimum hydration whilst smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Catherine's mother Carole is also said to be a fan of this cult product.
Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel
When smoothed over the face, this hydrating complex boasts visible results on lines – ideal for an instant youthful boost before public appearances or special occasions. This dreamy product has Princess Catherine's approval, according to HELLO! It has also been revealed that Michelle Obama is a fan of this buy. Make-up artist Carl Ray confirmed, "Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton."
Lancôme Genifique Serum
Lancôme Genifique contains potent skin benefits, and according to reports the Princess of Wales carries a bottle in her tour make-up bag to combat the signs of late nights, long flights, and big events. With a few drops of this silky serum, a youthful radiance is restored to tired and worn-out skin. An easy yet effective alternative to the best face masks, this pick will revive your complexion.
What fragrance does Kate Middleton use?
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne
It's no surprise that the best Jo Malone fragrances are favoured by Kate Middleton, but we've managed to find out which is her go-to signature fragrance. Orange Blossom is said to be her all-time favourite, and she even burned candles of the same scent in Westminster Abbey on her wedding day. With light and sweet top notes and a hearty orriswood base, this is a timeless fragrance that is perfect for capturing the Princess's aura.
What haircare does Kate Middleton use?
Tangle Angel Hair Brush
Richard Ward, the celebrity hairdresser who was on hand at the royal wedding, has revealed his go-to tool when styling Catherine's hair. This hairbrush, which is said to maximise shine and prevent breakage, is a favourite for many A-listers. Designed to be used on both wet and dry hair, the Tangle Angel is crafted with flexible teeth that bend and glide through tresses to prevent snapping delicate strands.