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Kate's signature waves named among most iconic beauty looks of all time

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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The Duchess of Cambridge's long wavy curls have been listed as the most iconic hairstyle in a round-up of the top 50 beauty trends of all time. Kate's signature do was voted sixth overall in the poll, which was carried out by Superdrug.

Topping the list was red lipstick, a classic look that has long been favoured by stars including Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson. It was followed by smoky eyes – another look Kate loves for her red carpet and gala appearances.


Kate rose dress2© Photo: Rex

Kate's signature hairstyle has been listed among the top 50 beauty trends of all time

Adele's signature winged eyeliner came third, while French manicures and natural looking make-up completed the top five.

Sarah Gardner, Head of Beauty at Superdrug, which conducted the study of 2,000 women, said: "Women's beauty and fashion changes from one day to the next, but as this survey suggests, there are some beauty looks which will go down in history as being the most iconic.

"Make-up trends such as having red lips and smoky eyes will always be ones women fall back on as they suit so many people."

Adele eyeliner© Photo: Instagram

Adele's signature winged eyeliner also made the list

See the full list of iconic beauty looks below.


  1. Red lipstick
  2. Smoky eyes
  3. Winged eyeliner
  4. French manicures
  5. Natural looking makeup
  6. Long wavy curls
  7. Beehive hairdo
  8. The Bob
  9. Smudged kohl liner
  10. Glossy lips
  11. Rosy cheeks
  12. French braid
  13. Pixie crop
  14. Cat eye eyeliner 
  15. Beauty spot
  16. Farrah waves
  17. Bronzed skin
  18. Arched eyebrows
  19. The Perm
  20. Nude lipstick
  21. Dewy skin
  22. Victory rolls
  23. The Afro
  24. Contouring
  25. Bigger eyebrows
  26. Bleach blonde hair
  27. Matte skin
  28. Rouged cheeks
  29. Berry lips
  30. High bun
  31. Glittery eyelids
  32. Pale skin
  33. Glitter nails
  34. Highlighter
  35. Blunt fringe
  36. Pink lips
  37. Dreadlocks
  38. Ombre hair
  39. The Quiff
  40. Cherry red hair
  41. Thin eyebrows
  42. Pastel eyeshadow
  43. Mod makeup
  44. Glitter highlighter
  45. Metallic eyeliner
  46. Black lipstick
  47. Shaved undercut
  48. Rainbow/unicorn hair
  49. Graphic eyes
  50. Coloured lashes

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