Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare routines – what the Princess of Wales actually uses

All the beauty details on Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare routines

The Princess of Wales pictured at the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021 in London, England/ in a pink, purple and peach watercolour paint-style template
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Whether you want to mimic Kate Middleton’s make-up and skincare routine or you’re just a royal fan who’s curious, we’ve got all the beauty details on the Princess of Wales’ regime. 

Known for her effortless and classy style, Princess Catherine never ceases to amaze us when it comes to her fashion and beauty looks. Lucky for us, many of Kate’s go-to skincare and make-up products are super attainable, from Kate Middleton’s favourite perfume to her Kérastase shampoo, which gives her iconic hair that beautiful shine.

We’ve rounded up some of Kate’s repeated makeup and skincare buys below, making it easier to copy her gorgeous look. 

Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare secrets, revealed

If you're looking to replicate the Princess of Wales' signature and effortless makeup look or perhaps add her go-to fragrance to your own collection, we've rounded up all the staples she's reported to use...

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 products from pricier luxurious brands, and she has some iconic beauty favourites in there, too. 

What skincare does Kate Middleton use?

If you're looking to upgrade your skincare regime, look no further than Kate Middleton's go-tos...

What fragrance and nail staples does Kate Middleton use?

Naturally, we all want to smell like a Princess and according to reports, the Princess of Wales is a floral fragrance lover...

What haircare does Kate Middleton use?

From combatting tangles to boosting shine, these are the haircare heroes Kate Middleton is said to love...

Does Kate Middleton do her own make-up?

Kate Middleton's make-up and skincare

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It's well known that Kate Middleton often does her own make-up for public appearances. She even reportedly did so for her wedding day with a little assistance from then-Bobbi Brown Pro artist Hannah Martin. Clearly, she's a natural.

What brand of make-up does Kate Middleton wear?

While the Princess of Wales generally doesn't discuss the contents of her make-up bag, we have been made aware of some of her favourites over the years. For her wedding day in 2011, Catherine's bridal look was created using products from Bobbi Brown, so it's a safe assumption that it's one of her favourite brands. Some of her other long-rumoured go-tos include picks from Lancôme and Essie, and she has also been pictured using a Clarins lip product in public. 

Does Kate Middleton contour her face?

While we can only speculate, the Princess of Wales' signature make-up looks tend to lean towards a more natural-looking, soft glam, rather than heavily contoured and sculpted. However, we can imagine that she adds subtle warmth and dimenson to her face through one of the best bronzers

Amelia Yeomans
Senior writer

Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and is now a senior writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK! magazine, New! magazine and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment. She specialises in fashion and beauty content, covering everything from product reviews and nail art trends to reporting on fashion weeks and the best-dressed celebrities at red carpet events. With a keen eye for lifestyle trends, she is always on the lookout for the latest products and brands to hit the market.

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