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.
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.
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.
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.