Monday, 28 May 2012

Kate Loves: Beauty Products

Duchess Kate always looks impeccable, her choice of beauty products and skincare routine is clearly serving her well. If you have ever wanted to emulate Kate's make up or just wondered what products she carries in her clutch, this is a post for you :)


Moisturiser: Each and every one of you can attest to the fact a good moisturiser is a vital item in your beauty bag. I know from personal experience (and much experimentation) the most expensive does not necessarily mean the best for your skin type. Kate has obviously discovered this too. Kate has been spotted stocking up on Nivea Visage Pure and Natural at her local Boots store. The £5.10 moisturising day cream contains effective, organically grown natural ingredients. 

Nivea

Cleanser: According to Karin Herzog's UK managing director, Kate uses a number of the brands products. The Switzerland based brand is described as 'the original and the best, true oxygen based therapy, proven to deliver back to the skin oxygen, water and essential vitamins'. Kate uses the £33 Professional Cleansing Cream. The cleanser works to dislodge blockages in the skin, and when removed literally sucks out the dirt.

Karin Herzog

Face Cream: Kate uses the Karin Herzog Oxygen Face Cream. The product should be applied morning and night, to the face and neck without massaging into the skin. The cream is described as very well suited to younger users. It's non-oily texture means there is no oily residue left on the surface of the skin. It is £36 for 50ml.

Karin Herzog

Spot Zapper: To banish spots, cold sores, boils and blisters Kate uses the Karin Herzog Vita A Kombi 3. The acne cream is described as 'extremely effective'. It is £21.50 for the handy 15ml tube, which will easily fit into your purse.

Karin Herzog

Foundation: Kate chose to do her own make up for the royal wedding and reportedly uses Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation. The popular foundation provides SPF 15 sun protection while it hydrates skin. It is available in various shades for $46.

Bobbi Brown

Concealer Pen: The YSL Touche Éclat Concealer Pen has been described as a 'miracle pen'. The $40 gold pen brightens around the eyes managing to erase fatigue.

YSL

Mascara: Kate is rarely photographed without her trademark black mascara and eyeliner on. To create the illusion of longer lashes Kate uses Lancome Custom Wear Volume Mascara. With its 1,000 sensor bristles, the brush delivers made to measure lash volume that you control with each sweep. It is available for £21.

Lancome

Eyeliner: Kate uses the £16 Lancome Crayon Khol eyeliner to define the colour of her eyes.

Lancome

Eyeshadow: To create the perfect smokey eye, Kate uses the Get In Line Smokey Eyeshadow and Stencil Kit. It is available for $36.

Bettes Boutique

Blush: Kate uses the pale pink Bobbi Brown Blush to add a little colour to her cheeks. The formula glides on smoothly and offers a matter finish. It is $24.

Bobbi Brown

Bronzer: To give her cheekbones a shimmer Kate applies the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact. The brush on powder is $39.

Bobbi Brown

Lips: Kate favours darker eye make up and balances the look out with a neutral lip. The Duchess wears the $23 Bobbi Brown Sandwashed Pink Lipstick with a layer of pale pink lip gloss.

Bobbi Brown

Nail Polish: Kate wears Essie nail polish, mostly opting for pale pinks. However recently Kate has been experimenting with darker colours. Essie comes in all colours for $8 per bottle.

Essie

Perfume: Kate wore White Gardenia Petals by UK brand Illuminum for the royal wedding. It is described as 'As fragrant as a vase of white flowers, this is a delicate and refined perfume. The top not of Lily evokes a tropical seaside location, Amber wood underscores the light and capricious bouquet'. You can purchase the perfume for $140.

Illuminum

24 comments:

  1. I love this post so much! Thank you for this great work!

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  2. she's a stunner! a real natural beauty. she has a beautiful smile, and a good soul (you can see it when she smiles :) )

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  3. Completely agree bonnieux, her smile is beautiful.

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  4. Ana B. from Brazil29 May 2012 at 00:00

    Thank you for being so quick and for embracing my suggestion! It is very considerate of you!
    You are an amazing writer and the best thing about being your faithful reader is that you clearly care about us.
    Thank you again, Charlotte! A lovely, lovely post!

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  5. Kate looked a lot better before she got married when she wore much less makeup. There is nothing 'natural' about her makeup, of which she wears too much.

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  6. Do you know what time the garden party is tomorrow?

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  7. Thank you so much for your comments :)

    The garden party is 4-6 p.m., no word yet on whether or not Kate will attend but there's definitely a chance :)

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  8. I bought Illuminum on my recent trip to London and it has the most wonderful scent. My husband also loved it!

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  9. Is she the future queen or a model?

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  10. Really enjoyed the post... Thank you, dear Charlotte !
    Theresa

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  11. very interessting! I only knew the nail polish (allure from essie) but the other things are completely new for me! thanks charlotte!!

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  12. Do you know where I can get the perfum from??
    I've looked in a few shops but have had no luck.

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  13. Kate did not do he own make up at the wedding. It was originally rumored that she wanted to but she was talked out of it. Bobbi Brown has even admitted publicly in interviews that a member of their staff was on hand to do the "royal makeup" on her wedding day, including a touch up at the church after the ceremony.

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  14. Thanks! Great post!!
    I bought the Karin Herzog cleansing cream-it is a great product! Can't wait to try out some of the other products! Think I'll wait until we're in the UK later this year to shop! ;-)

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  15. About the products: Charlotte, are you just guessing that's what Kate uses or you actually read/researched it somewhere?

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  16. No I'm certainly not guessing, the products suggested have been confirmed by the brands or by several reputable news outlets as products Kate uses.

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  17. I thought that Kate also used Bobbi Brown's liquid "Ink" liner? Has she switched lately or something? I have noticed that the line along the bottom lashes seems to be softer and less of a hard line like before, so maybe she is using a pencil or a shadow for a liner now. I love her eye makeup look, so I am keen to try to re-create it as much as possible, using the products that she has/does use.

    Also, do you know how Kate gets and maintains her tan? She obviously has a lot of colour...

    Thanks!

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  18. What lipliner does she use?

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  19. She uses st tropez for her tan

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    1. How do you know?? Are you certain??

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    2. How do you know?? Are you certain?

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