It’s wedding season. And, with the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle behind us, we continue our obsession with matrimony and ponder on how us mere mortals can can do our hair or what lip colour to go for. It’s all about wedding makeup.So, if you need some royal wedding inspo why not look to out other favourite Princess – Kate Middleton. Nothing beats a natural look on your big day and Kate equally looked stunning on her big day. So, what better way to continue our Royal obsession than by re-creating Kate’s wedding makeup look? From her bouncy brunette curls to her bold eye look, the Princess wowed the crowds and why would we not want that for ourselves too?!
Step 1: Priming the Princess
The Princess certainly has a primed base to start with for her Wedding Day – that make-up had to last ALL day and be appropriate for all things to do with the media; Paparazzi, TV cameras and, well, the World was watching her. We’d advise to start with a mattifying primer which will blur the pores and give a nice even finish. The foundation – nothing too heavy – we can still see hints of her actual skin so we’d opt for a buildable coverage if you did want to cover a little more. Brighten those under eyes with a creamy concealer, preferably a pot form as you can blend it in with your finger or a small brush to avoid losing product.
Step 2: Blushing Bride
Those cheeks! The Princess certainly didn’t let us down on the rosy cheek game and she elevated her best feature on her face using the most beautiful coral pink tone. Wise choice for a Wedding! We’d go for something similar on our big day if we ended up looking like that, for sure! Alongside the striking cheek colour, we’d apply a little bronzer – powder where possible – to the edges of the face just to add a little depth. Don’t forget the hollows of your cheeks for definition too. For the highlight, because every Princess needs to glow, apply a cream highlight to the apples of your cheeks in a pink tone and to the brow bone and dust a powdered highlight to the tops of the cheeks in a muted gold.
Step 3: Eyes on the Crown
Her eyes were dark and defined with a generous helping of a black liner. To achieve the bold black eye look, a kohl liner or gel liner would be best as a pencil may not show up as a strong as the Princess’ smoky eye. A little helping of a soft grey shadow to the outer corners and a lengthening mascara will be how to finish the eyes. We’d suggest a lengthening mascara to lift the lashes above the dark colours on the lash line. The brows can be combed through with a coloured brow gel to achieve a slightly natural but feathery finish.
Step 4: Princess and the Pout
Another wash of pink colour on the lips in the form of a sheer lipstick and a layer of gloss. Nothing too sticky, of course, you can’t have the groom getting stuck to you at the Alter. That would make not so perfect Wedding photos…
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