Ever since Kate Middleton stepped into the spotlight as Prince William’s chosen one, she’s been the one we all want to look like. But if you take away the glitz and glamour of royalty, she’s kind of basic: simple brunette hair color, soft brown eyeliner, nude lips, and a typical salon blowout. Heck, she doesn’t even wear nail colors! Yet Kate’s still the one whose pictures we pin or copy at the hair salon. She makes that classic romantic look feel fresh. But there’s an art to her beauty style (you can’t just wake up like that). Here, we’ve broken down 10 tips to help you get there!
Fascinators are old-school English — and that’s what makes them so fashion forward today. Looking to the past for inspiration is always en vogue, and Kate knows how to rock hers under styles such as this half-up ‘do.
Though Kate’s signature smoky brown eye makeup always looks superclean, she knows that smudging the liner just a bit will soften it. Just observe how friendly her eyes seem!
If you’re having tea with the queen, you simply can’t have red lipstick smudges on your cup. Dusty-rose lipstick will make your mouth stand out without leaving any telltale color signs or distracting attention away from your other features.
In a world where bronzer reigns queen, Kate opts for beautiful blush. Applied to the apples of the cheeks, it makes her bone structure (and dimples!) pop.
They say men love brunettes, and in Kate’s case, keeping her color simple and natural surely attracted quite a catch! Maintain your hair hue by getting a gloss at your next salon appointment.
And never skimp on a nice round-brush blow-dry at the salon. Find the time and cash, and you’ll realize the whole world is just a lot shinier when you look like you stepped out of a hair commercial.
Nail art may still be all the rage, when you have a giant diamond ring, complement it with a less flashy manicure. A natural hue is also less likely to show chips.
You may be classic with your makeup colors, but you can experiment when it comes to skin care. Kate reportedly got a bee-venom facial (aka “natural botox”) before her big day.
Any gal who gets regular blowouts knows that when it’s time to throw it up, it’s time to throw it up. But your ponytail doesn’t need to look like you just left a HIIT class. Instead, take a nod from Kate: tease the top and wrap the elastic with hair.