Queen Máxima's Parisian style parade wins over fashion fans on state visit

By Julie Delahaye

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands didn't prepare for her state visit to Paris the way she'd treat just any trip. The glamorous royal pulled out all the stops in the fashion capital, as she joined husband King Willem-Alexander for the two-day trip over the weekend. The mother of three had fashion enthusiasts floored, looking every inch a beauty icon with a series of elegant hair and makeup looks.


King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Paris

The 44-year-old was simply dazzling as she and King Willem-Alexander held a reception at Le Petit Palais, with her blonde hair swept back into a chic updo with loads of volume at the roots. Máxima completed the look by pairing her elegant hairstyle with soft smokey eyeshadow and a slick of matte pink lipstick to complement her black-and-pink patterned gown.

Earlier that day the Dutch royal had been turning heads when she headed to an event at Paris City Hall, her hair worn in a low chignon, teamed with a stylish hat that complemented her pale pink dress and colourful coat. She kept her beauty look more laid back, as Máxima chose to go for barely-there makeup save for a hint of mascara and eyeshadow and manicured brows.

Máxima turned heads with her elegant hair and beauty looks.

The royal looked fresh-faced after having been at a state dinner at the Elysee Palace the night before, where stars including Lara Stone stepped out to welcome the Dutch couple to the French capital.

Looking the epitome of glamour in a cream gown with gold sequinned detailing, Máxima chose to wear her hair down in cascading loose waves, which she paired with smokey eye makeup. The queen also showed off her beauty credentials as she mastered one of the season's biggest beauty trends – glossy berry-hued lips.

The Dutch royal arrived for a state dinner in Paris.

Just a few hours before, Máxima had been turning heads with a different beauty look, as the couple met with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Presidential Palace.

The queen fashioned her hair up in a sleek low chignon paired with an eye-catching pink hat. She also showed off her impeccable style as she arrived with her husband for a welcoming ceremony in front of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in a pale dusty-pink coat with embroidered and lace detailing.

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