How To Create The Perfect Make Up Look For A Perfect Day

Whether you are a fan of the Royal Family or not, we think that most of the country (maybe most of the globe in fact) thought that Kate Middleton looked like the perfect English rose on her wedding day to Prince William. She looked fresh faced and rosy, and not at all "over done". This is the perfect look for any special occasion - especially a more formal occasion or a daytime event. Kate did have some makeup lessons prior to the big day, but even so, to attempt your own makeup on a day as big as hers takes some courage, but happily it really worked out for her. Here are some tips on how you can create your own Kate Middleton (or Duchess of Cambridge) look for your own event.
Kate Middleton on her wedding day on 29 April 2011

  • Using a natural shade of foundation apply a light coverage all over your face, blending in at the jawline and around the brow area.
  • Stay away from powder, this can be unflattering and ageing in the daytime, but "set" your foundation using a light bronzer. The look you are trying to create is a light "glow", not a dark tan.
  • Next using a dark brown eyebrow pencil shade in your eyebrows - Kate has a strong browline, which adds definition to her face.
  • Using a smokey or slate coloured shadow, shade in your eyelid to the crease line, blending it around the edges.
  • To line your eyes, use a black gel eyeliner - this gives a more defined line than a pencil and is easier to handle than a brush eyeliner. Line along your top lash line close to your lashes sweeping out slightly at the outer corners, then line along your lower lash line with a thinner line.
  • Next apply two coats of lash lengthening mascara, to both top and bottom lashes.
  • Using a rose pink powder blusher and a large blusher brush, apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks, and then blend this outwards along your cheekbones.
  • For your lips, using a mid pink lipliner, line your lips and then apply a rose or baby pink lipcolour. Top this off with a longlasting clear lip gloss.
Kate Middleton on her way to Buckingham Palace
Using these colours and shades will give you a natural and beautiful glowing appearance. It also helps if you can smile beautifully all day as Kate did too!

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