From simpleton to future queen: how Kate Middleton's makeup has changed over the years. Photos
Before Kate Middleton became a part of the Windsor royal family, she could afford to wear mini skirts, nude dresses and short shorts, and paint her nails and lips red. It's hard to imagine all this, isn't it? After all, she is now an icon of sophisticated fashion and grace.
After her wedding to Prince William in 2011, stylists began to select outfits for the Duchess of Cambridge based on her color type. As for makeup, Catherine has never had any "mentors". She did makeup herself even for her own wedding. So, to know what was the evolution of her makeup after the change of social status and marital status, read the material of OBOZ.UA.
This is the period when the Duchess liked to emphasize her eyes. However, not quite successfully. Catherine drew asymmetrical and irregularly curved eyebrows. In addition, she would draw not only the upper but also the lower eyelids, and she would not blend the gray shadows. This made the look heavier and visually added age to the princess.
It was around these years that Catherine perfected her eyeshadow application technique. She decided to combine gray and brown colors. This technique softened her features and added expressiveness to her eyes.
The princess continued to line her lower eyelids with a dark pencil, but fortunately, less often than before. Her lips were lined with pale pink lipstick or colorless balm. It should be noted that in 2015, Kate Middleton began to appear in public with more professionally shaped eyebrows.
Since 2016, the Duchess has been honing her facial sculpting skills. She used blush to match her lipstick and a highlighter to set light accents. On the plus side, Middleton abandoned matte powder, which emphasized wrinkles, and also began to blend eyeliner. All this has noticeably refreshed her appearance.
Over the years, Prince William's wife has slightly transformed her clothing styles, changing them to the so-called power dressing (a fashion style that allows women to assert their authority in a professional and political environment traditionally dominated by men). In short, the lines of her outfits have become softer, the colors brighter, and the accessories more prominent. Kate's makeup hasn't changed much. She used eyeshadow in rich shades of brown and lightly traced the lash line.
Since 2021, the Princess of Wales has been wearing smoky eyes with brown shadows or clear arrows. For more delicate looks, she applies dusty pink shades to the eyelids. In addition, she now paints and waxes her eyebrows to make them look thicker, and emphasizes her cheekbones with pinkish blush.