2017 Holiday Gift Guide: The Royal Treatment Kate Middeton's Beauty Secrets Revealed!

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The Royals always celebrate the holidays so wonderfully so why not delve into one of the most prominent (if not the most famous and talked about) royal’s flawless skincare regimen, check out her makeup products, and hair care product must-haves just in time for the holidays?  Of course, I’m referring to The Duchess of Cambridge or Kate Middleton as she’s often referred.  You might find something that you would like to buy some of her favorite products for yourself or a loved one to get the royal treatment!

I’ve scoured the internet to find the most legitimate sources that name the Duchess’ skincare, makeup, and hair care secrets.  You’ll find these products listed below divided into categories.  You can find my research about the Duchess’ beauty, makeup, and hair care products by clicking here, here, and here.

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Skincare

The Duchess’ skincare routine is chalked full of great products to keep her skin looking young and fresh.  Below are five skincare products that she is known to use to keep her skin bright and healthy.

Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir

For hydrated, smooth skin in just days, add this multi-tasking serum to your nightly routine.  Kate loves it so much that she reportedly has three bottles by her bedside table.

Karin Herzog Oxygen Face

In 2010, the Daily Mail reported that Kate Middleton uses a range of products from Karin Herzog. They include the Oxygen Face cream, Professional Cleansing gel and Vita-a-Kombi face cream.

Karin Herzog is a cutting edge skin care line, formulated with stabilized oxygen by world renowned scientist Dr Paul Herzog. The oxygenated creams are suitable for all skin types – even the most sensitive.

Click here to view a range of products by Karin Herzog.Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturzing Day Cream

 In 2011, Duchess Kate was seen stocking up on the Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturizing Day Cream at her local store in London’s affluent Chelsea area.
The budget-friendly moisturizing day cream contains effective, organically grown natural ingredients. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Kate is known to be fond of Rosehip oil, particularly the certified organic version made by the beauty brand Trilogy. The product has become so popular that according to the Huffington Post, a bottle of it is sold once every 20 seconds.

Rosehip oil promises a number of beauty benefits: it helps fade dark spots, has inflammatory properties, and can help soothe dry skin. Kate reportedly began using it on her face while she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte.

Makeup

Kate Middleton is famous for doing her own makeup – even on her wedding day!  She uses a variety of products to achieve that beautiful glow.  Here’s a look inside her beauty bag.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation

Kate’s fresh and glowing complexion comes courtesy of beauty brand Bobbi Brown, who revealed that Kate is a big fan.

They released a statement after the Royal Wedding saying one of their make-up artists “provided make-up artistry assistance to members of the bridal party”.

The Duchess applies Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation to give her skin a flawless cover.  It has a lovely matte texture without looking cakey. This natural-looking foundation is super-hydrating and provides medium-to-full coverage, complete with SPF15.
Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit

Kate’s deep-set eyes are beautifully framed by her full eyebrows.

She uses the Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit to subtly fill in her brows to achieve a well-groomed appearance and a more polished look.

This kit features two eyeshadow shades—Saddle and Mahogany— to define and fill in the brows, a two-sided mirror (with one side magnified) plus a mini Tweezer and Brow Brush.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

To enhance her overall glow, Kate applies a bronzer. She prefers the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact. It’s shimmering, brush-on powder creates a natural deep, bronzy glow.

Bobbi Brown Blush

Kate likes to highlight her killer cheekbones with Bobbi Brown Blush in pale pink.

The silky powder blush glides on smoothly and offers a matte finish with long-lasting wear.   The Blush shades on offer perfectly mimic the color that your cheeks turn when you’re naturally flushed.

Bobbi Brown Lip Color

Kate prefers to balance her dark eye makeup with a neutral lip color. She wears the Bobbi Brown Sandwashed Pink Lipstick with a layer of Bobbi Brown Sheer Color lip gloss.

This lipstick is the bestseller that started it all for Bobbi Brown – Bobbi’s creamy, semi-matte lipstick was the first formula to launch (and sold out instantly). Woman love it because it offers long-lasting full-coverage color that is comfortable to wear all day long.
Lancome Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner

o create her perfectly defined eyes, Kate reportedly uses Lancôme’s Artliner pen.

The ‘Artliner’ is akin to a felt tip and its fast-drying properties, promises never to smudge. Kate sweeps the liquid liner along her top and bottom lash line.

Lancome Hypnose Volume Mascara

The Duchess completes her eyes and elongates her lashes with Lancome’s Hynpose Mascara.

With its 1,000 sensor bristles, the brush can increase lash volume up to 6 times with each sweep.  With results like this, it’s no wonder Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara found its way into Catherine’s beauty bag!


Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Pallette

Kate’s perfectly shadowed eyes are her defining facial feature. According to a source close to the Duchess, she uses Urban Decay’s NAKED Palette to create her trademark smoky eyes.

The NAKED Palette is a product loved by make-up artists all over the world, and one palette is sold every five seconds globally. It contains 12 matte and shimmering pigments and has a combination for every occasion from day to night.

To copy the Duchess’ signature look, cover your lids in ‘Toasted’  – Catherine’s all-time favorite shade and dust with ‘Hustle’ along the upper and lower lash-line.

YSL Touche Eclat Concealer Radiant Touch

Like many models, makeup artists, celebrities, and women everywhere, Kate likes to use the award-winning Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT concealer to achieve her bright-eyed look.

The iconic gold pen manages to erase any signs of fatigue, and fades out imperfections.

Hair Care

The Duchess’ lovely long locks are cared for by the brand Kerastase.  They have many products that you can viewed on Amazon.com by clicking here.

When Kate Middleton visits the Richard Ward hair salon in London she reportedly gets a conditioning treatments called Kerastase Rituals to keep her hair shiny and healthy. In between salon visits she reportedly uses Kerastase ‘Nutritive’ shampoo and conditioner formulated for dry hair at home.

Kerastase Bain Satin Nutrition Shampoo


Kerastase Polishing Nourishing MilkKerastase Hair Thick Mask

Perfume

Kate Middleton sought a boutique perfume house to find the perfect scent for her wedding.  She wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum. The UK based perfumery was launched only months prior to the royal wedding. Its founder Michael Boadi describes the scent and gives an insight into why Kate may have chose it:

“White Gardenia Petals is a perfect choice that really suits the charming and feminine Kate, her beautiful wedding dress and her grace. The notes of this fragrance highlight the refined and very fresh breeze of gardenia, which is a guiding scent of the composition. Unpretentious gardenia is embellished in the heart with a fine trace of coconut, ylang-ylang, jasmine and lily of the valley, laid on the base of amber wood.”

White Gardenia Petals by  Illuminum