This Kate Middleton lipstick color is the Duchess of Cambridge's handbag essential

Ever wondered what Kate Middleton's favorite lipstick is? We've got the answer...

Kate middleton wearing nude colored lipstick
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When it comes to Kate Middleton's lipstick, the question on everyone's lips is, 'what shade does she wear?'


There's no denying Kate Middleton looks fabulously polished wherever she goes. Whether it's a public appearance or even at her own wedding, she always has her beauty look down to a tee.

And from her perfectly polished looks comes emulation. 

Whatever Kate uses, wears or buys, royal fans want in on the action, from Kate Middleton's perfume to Kate Middleton's hair, her iconic looks and signature scents are the epitome of elegance, and copied the world over. 

Kate Middleton on her wedding day in 2011 - Kate Middleton hen do outfit

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And that's also the case when it comes to lipstick. Many of us have a favorite everyday lipstick, and Kate is of course no exception, so what shade lip color does Kate actually wear?

According to HELLO! (opens in new tab) Kate's go-to shade is Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Sandwash Pink and you can add it to your own make-up collection now.


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Lip Color in Sandwash Pink, £26 (opens in new tab)/$29 (opens in new tab) | Bobbi Brown

Try Kate Middleton's favorite lip shade for yourself. The creamy, semi-matte Bobbi Brown staple is the perfect dusky pink to suit any skin tone. 

For her wedding day in 2011, Kate reportedly topped the lipstick with Bobbi Brown Sheer Colour Lip Gloss for a little added sheen.

While Duchess Catherine seems to prefer dusky pink as her signature color, Meghan Markle's go-to is more of a brown shade—Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution in Very Victoria, to be exact. 


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Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria, £25 (opens in new tab)/$34 (opens in new tab) | Charlotte Tilbury

Inspired by beauty mogul Victoria Beckham and loved by royal icon Meghan Markle, this matte Charlotte Tilbury shade promises to deliver a chic finish to your make-up look. 

Both duchesses' choices have our seal of approval—although we're hardly surprised that they have such good taste!

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.