Duchess Kate's favourite, affordable nail products!

Get a manicure fit for a Princess!

Laura Sutcliffe

There's no doubt about it, the Duchess of Cambridge always looks perfect, right down to the very last detail - and that includes her nails. And now we can reveal the stylish royal's go-to products to help you achieve the ultimate manicure. And they're both totally affordable! Kate often leaves her nails completely bare, with zero polish at all. However, when she does plump for some polish, she typically opts for a nude, blush shade that is natural and subtly chic.


Duchess Kate sports simple, fuss-free nails

For her wedding to Prince William in 2011, Kate sported a unique colour combination, which was produced by mixing two shades together. She opted for an affordable shade by Bourjois, which is called '28 Rose Lounge' and retails at £4.65. The pure, pinky nude shade gives nails a blush-toned hue which is chip-resistant, and opaque after one coat. This was teamed up with Essie's '423 Allure', which further enhanced the natural finish, and is priced at £10.95.


Essie's '423 Allure' was used by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day

The Duchess completed her wedding day look with the Seche Vite Fast Drying top coat. The wonder product is celebrated by manicurists everywhere as the one product that adds shine in a jiffy, whilst also drying super quickly.The top coat has a patented formula, which forms a single solid coating over the nail, giving it a durable finish, which is also super high in gloss. The £9 product is available nationwide.


The Duchess is a fan of the Seche Vite topcoat

Duchess Kate is in great company with regards to her top nail choices; the Queen has been using Essie's hugely popular, iconic shade 'Ballet Slippers' since 1989. This is confirmed on the brand's website, and the popularity of this shade is evident to this day. The classic pink shade is also subtle, and elongates short nails without being an overpowering colourway.


Princess-ready nails