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Blushingly beautiful: Kate at the Queen's thanksgiving

05 JUNE 2012

On Tuesday the Duchess of Cambridge was demure and sophisticated attending the Queen's thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral.

Dressed head to toe in a nude tone, she wore subtle make-up comprising a flawless base, pink blush and natural-looking glossy lips.

The natural palette was completed with her usual dark brown eye tones and beautiful brunette locks.


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In a nude lace dress by Alexander McQueen, and nude LK Bennett heels, Kate finished the look with delicate pearl earrings and a matching net-trimmed hat by milliner Jane Taylor.

Kate likes to go for one colour, as we saw on Monday when she went for a stunning red for the River Pageant.

In another Alexander McQueen dress, the Duchess accessorized with a Sylvia Fletcher hat featuring a red maple leaf, and a Streathearn tartan scarf for when the weather turned chilly, a reminder that she is the Countess of Streathearn in Scotland.



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But Kate toned down the more daring look – the dress has been previously worn by Kim Kardashian and Tulisa – with the same natural tones of make-up and nude LK Bennett heels. 

Achieve Kate's look in five steps:

1. Kate has an immaculate complexion that she enhances with minimal foundation. Apply a foundation primer which will help the foundation base coat to be applied more evenly and smoothly while evening out the skin tone. Try applying your foundation using a make-up sponge or a brush

2. Use eyeliner along the lash line at the top and bottom. Start at the top and draw your pencil outwards from the centre. Make sure to draw a smooth line, and use brown eyeliner to give impact, while remaining soft

3. Dark eyes: Use a medium-sized shadow brush to apply a dark brown shadow across the top of the eyelid, blending it away softly into the socket area

4. Pink blush, giving a natural rosy-cheek effect

5. For the lips, stick to neutral pinky tones or just gloss

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