What’s Inside Kate Middleton’s Beauty Bag

The makeup products the princess actually uses.
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As one of the world’s most photographed women, it’s little surprise Kate Middleton has an arsenal of top-tier beauty products at her disposal.

But just because she’s a princess doesn’t mean her beauty routine is particularly pretentious. In fact, the majority of the products reported to be in Kate’s beauty bag are relatively accessible — and certainly don’t require a royal warrant to get your hands on. Whether you’ve ever wondered what the princess might smell like (orange blossom, apparently) or exactly what liner she uses for that signature smoky eye; ahead, we’ve compiled some of Kate Middleton’s reported beauty go-tos, and where to shop them yourself.


Clarins Natural Lip Perfector

from $ 42 at The Iconic

At the 2019 Wimbledon tournament, Kate was spotted applying a layer of Clarins’ Natural Lip Perfector, a sheer, hydrating balm. Lightweight and naturally tinted, the softly-textured gel offers a subtle plumping effect while adding a touch of colour to the lip. The gloss is available in several shades but fans on X seemed to agree Kate was most likely using the Rose Shimmer finish.

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Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

from $ 58 at Sephora

Per Town & Country, Kate’s go-to mascara for a fluttery lash is Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara in the shade Noir. Formulated to layer with ease and complete with a precise brush for separating the lashes, it is both buildable and volumising. As an added bonus, the formula is enriched with vitamins and natural oils to keep your lashes healthy and hydrated.

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Trilogy Rosehip Oil

from $41.99 at Chemist Warehouse

This organic rosehip oil is widely reported to be a favourite of both Kate and her mum, Carole Middleton. It’s little wonder it’s so popular; the cold-pressed oil has been clinically proven to soften the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. Plus, it’s packed with omega 3, 6 and 9, as well as a host of fatty acids, which helps nourish and hydrate the skin.


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

from $53 at Bobbi Brown

Kate’s smoky eye is almost as iconic Princess Diana’s blue eyeliner, and the secret to her look is said to be Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. British Vogue reports the princess has long been a fan of the British brand, even opting to wear its products (including this no-smudge liner) on her wedding day. The gel product comes in a pot and is easy to apply using an angular brush. Kate’s go-to colour is said to be Black Ink, but there are also Sepia, Espresso and Caviar tones available.


Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Cologne

from $116 at Jo Malone Australia

Smell like a princess with Jo Malone London’s Orange Blossom Cologne, widely reported to be a favourite of Kate’s In fact, she reportedly loved the fragrance so much she had the brand’s Orange Blossom candles lit in Westminster Abbey on her wedding day in 2011. With a hint of clementine flower layered over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, the scent is warmed by undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver. Jo Malone is also said to be a favourite of Kate’s sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, who’s favourite is reportedly the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne.

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Essie Allure Nail Polish

from $15.99 at Myer

The princess tends to sport a natural manicure and her wedding nails were no different. Kate’s bridal manicurist told the Daily Mail she is a fan of Essie and opted for its sheer, natural-finish shade Allure on her big day. She’s also thought to have worn a shade similar to Ballet Slippers several times, too.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact

from $93 at Bobbi Brown

While she is reportedly partial to a spray tan, during her second pregnancy with princess Charlotte, Kate is said to have turned to another beloved Bobbi Brown product. Specifically, the Bronze Shimmer Brick Compact was a favourite to add a touch of colour. The light, reflective powder blends seamlessly thanks to its superfine pigments and is sure to add glow to all skin tones.

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