Looking back at The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding day make-up look

As the six-year anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding approaches, we take a moment to reflect on Kate’s stunning bridal beauty look. In the run up to the big day, expert Arabella Preston was enlisted to teach the 35-year-old the tricks of the trade so that she could apply her own make-up for her wedding to Prince William.


Blushing bride: Kate looked sublime as she walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey


As she walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, Kate’s complexion looked flawless. Fresh and suitably glowy yet ever so natural. The key to a perfect wedding day skin is of course a result-driven beauty routine in the months leading up to the ceremony. Kate is a fan of Trilogy’s hydrating and radiance-boosting Organic Rosehip Oil and the plumping Gold Bee Venom Mask by Deborah Mitchell.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day in 2011

Kate’s natural-looking base was enlivened with soft-pink blush, and thanks to a dusting of finely-milled powder across her forehead, chin and nose, there was not a hint of shine in sight.   

She rimmed her eyes in black kohl liner and blended a dove-grey shadow into the sockets and the lower lash line. Eschewing false lashes, the Duchess instead chose to enhance her eyes with a layer or two of black waterproof mascara – she is said to have worn Lancôme's Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara. Framing her face beautifully, she defined her brows using a dark brown powder.

Kate favours natural-looking make-up that gently enhances her features

Celebrity manicurist Marina Sandoval created Kate’s ultra-polished nail look by creating a bespoke colour to flatter Kate’s skin tone. A rosy nude shade combined with Essie’s off-white Allure hue made for a bridal nail look that was emulated the world over.




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