Pretty, Pretty Princess
Kate Middleton looked stunning on her wedding day - and rumor is she did her own makeup! We're blown away -- and want to steal her look. Read on for some tips!
Kate's wedding hairstyle
Britney Williams, a stylist at Bumble and bumble Downtown Salon in New York City, was up before the sun this morning to offer her take on the hairstyle seen 'round the world.
"Kate's down 'do looked gorgeous – elegant enough for her big day but true to her personal style. I've rarely seen her wear her hair up, so it seems only appropriate that her wedding hairstyle be a dressed-up, perfect version of her everyday self.
"To get Kate's long, wavy locks, start by applying a root lifting spray like Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray all over damp hair. Blow dry with a round brush for a smooth foundation with volume and a bit of bend. Use a 1-inch curling iron to add wave by working around the head in sections with the same width as the barrel of the curling iron. After the curls have cooled for a minute or two, use a flat brush to loosen and soften them into flowing waves."
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Kate's Face & Makeup
Kate's makeup is very natural, sophisticated yet youthful, says celebrity makeup artist Susmta Patel.
It's been reported that Kate did her own makeup. Over all her look is beautiful and cheek bone are very well defined. Want to steal Kate's glam loom?
Here's some pointers from Susmta:
If you are going with the smokey eye, as Kate did, start with eyes, and apply a base. (Susmta recommends Laura Mercier.) Using the base will help your eye make up to stay for any weather, even if you have an oily lid.
When you begin, apply darker color at the crease, and thenuse deeper brown eye liner (a great one is Guerlain's), on the top and bottom up to three-quarters going in inner corner, before smudging it with soft sponge tip. Follow with a cake black eye liner, drawing a very clean line on the top eye lid, and then a liberal amount of mascara on top and bottom eye lashes.
A great highlighter to follow up with is the orange high lighter from Joe Blasco underneath the eyebrow bone. It's a creme base and it perfect for photographs. After finishing eye make up use eye creme to clean the make up residue and apply concealer.
The key to wedding-day glamour with eyes so fierce is to pair with beautiful pale lips, accompanied by lining your lips with earthy tone liner according to your skin tone.
More wedding day makeup tips
"The best wedding make-up is subtle and unobtrusive, yet reveals and enhances everything that's most beautiful about a bride's face" says celebrity make-up artist Jemma Kidd. "With Kate's glowing skin, rosy cheeks and softly defined eyes, she mastered this natural make-up look. The most important thing is to choose products that are long-lasting and formulations that look good in daylight, artificial light and flash photography."
Kidd's wedding day makeup picks incude:
Get Kate's radiant glow by using an illuminating base, try Jemma Kidd Make Up School Dewy Glow All-Over Radiance Crème in Ice Gold, under sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer.
Line the upper and lower lash lines with a soft brown eyeliner, use Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stay-Put Eyeliner in Earth, before applying a water-resistant, lengthening mascara for long, defined lashes.
Add a healthy but subtle flush to cheeks with Jemma Kidd Make Up School Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint, making sure to blend well. Then finish the look with a slick of nude lipgloss, try Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Rose for a barely-there look.