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Kate Middleton’s Beauty Regime

The Duchess of Cambridge always looks flawless, even 10 hours after giving birth! From that sleek and bouncy blow dry, to her flawless skin and glowing tan, Kate Middleton has it all.

And while our favourite royal does have a team to help her with some of her beauty routine, Kate applies her own makeup and chooses her products herself. But what exactly is Kate Middleton’s beauty routine? Read on to find out!

Kate-web-sizeGet Kate’s glossy locks
Kate’s rumoured to be a fan of Kérastase’s in-salon treatments, which can cost a lot. Treat your hair to Kerastase’s Nutritive Oleo-relax, R425, once a month to repair damaged ends and get hair back to its glossy best.

Get THAT blow dry at home
Kate’s hair is naturally curly. Can’t quite believe it? Kate relaxes her curls and eliminates frizz with a keratin infusion treatment (the same ingredient that’s in a Brazilian blow dry) every time she has her tresses blow dried, which helps to keep her hair healthy as well as straight.

You don’t have to go to the salon for a protein-boosting treatment, follow our quick tips for salon styling and get Kate’s super-sleek look for a fraction of the price.

Glow like a princess!
Even if you have problem skin, a flawless glow a la Kate is achievable. To prevent breakouts before the Royal Wedding, the Duchess used Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm, R740. An oil-in-water formula, this moisturiser will calm and destress skin, melting in to leave a clear and flawless based for you to apply makeup.

Kate’s makeup highlight
It’s the beauty secret of industry insiders and celebrities around the world, so it’s no surprise that Kate uses the YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Pen, R510, to highlight her features, available in SA at select Edgars and Stuttafords stores. Try patting onto the skin under the eye area, near the hairline and anywhere else the light would naturally hit to see how much more radiant you can look.

Be Bronzed
Achieve Kate’s natural-looking bronzed glow with her bronzer of choice, the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact, R640. The five glimmering shades will help to highlight your features, giving you that princess-worthy glow.

Make your peepers pop!
Kate’s eyes are the main focus of her makeup style. With strong eyeliner and eyeshadow in place, open up your peepers with Kate’s mascara of choice, Lancôme’s Hypnose Mascara, R369. The Duchess is often seen at beauty counters in London picking up this great buy.

Go for gloss!
Kate knows that playing up her eyes means playing down her pout. Keep your lips simple like the Duchess with her favourite gloss: The Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss, R245. If you feel you need a little colour on your lips, just dab this over your favourite lipstick to create a more natural and subtle look.

Manicure Madness

Kate’s nails always look impeccable. Her favourite manicure look (that she sported for her wedding day) is a mix of Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge and Essie in Allure R124!

Scent of a princess
Kate wore the gorgeous Illuminum White Gardenia Petals Perfume on her wedding day which is not yet available in SA, but is also said to be a fan of the Jo Malone London fragrance range, in particular the Orange Blossom scent, R625 for 30ml.

Golden girl
Kate’s never seen without a golden glow. While we can’t imagine the Duchess at home in her bathroom applying self tan with a mitt, you can achieve her luxe tan at home. Kate favours Xen-Tan when topping up her spray tan. Try the award-winning Xen-Tan Perfect Blend, R295.



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