Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kate Inspired Make-up

Kate Middleton's look has always inspired me - she is such a natural beauty and her makeup look is always put together and classic.  Watching her walk down the aisle to marry her 'Prince' and seeing her look so regal and stunning, inspired me even more to study her look a bit more in depth and create a look that is truly Kate-inspired.  I took some time looking at some of her photos on-line and in magazines and here is what I came up with:

I started my look with m favourite base - Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Nude and Loreal True match concealer in N4
I used a light beige eyeshadow as a base and then decided to create that neutral taupe-grey eyeshadow look that Kate usually wears - I decide to mix Scene and Copperplate and apply that from the lid into the crease.  I wanted to create some depth with the liner, but nothing too harsh - Kate usually sticks with neutral shades from coffee brown to Charcoal - Black liner is often too harsh for her, unless its blended with a grey or stone toned shadow - For this look I used Coffee eyeliner by MAC and blended 'Brun' eyeshadow into the upper-lashliner - I also used Brun on my brows to define them a bit!
I noticed that Kate usually wears a soft rose-brown blush - I actually mixed Mocha with a bronzer to create the perfect blush shade.  I wanted my lips to mimic this neutral rose shade, so used Nude lipliner by annabelle before applying Cosmo lipstick my MAC

Here are some of my favourite Kate Middlton makeup looks:

I think what I admire most about Kate is that her routine is consistent - she stays true to what works for her and doesn't get caught up in trends or the colour of the moment.  She knows what she likes and she favours classic, neutral shades to over the top drama!!!


Carly said...

Renata, your makeup looks beautiful and I can see the resemblance to Princess Kate's. I think her makeup is still closer to neutral tones than yours, though... your makeup is on the cooler side (blue-er eye shadow and a more berry lip) and hers appears more mauve. Very nice, though, and I actually would love to see you try more mauve-y makeup like Kate... I'll check back to see if you do!

Renata said...

Thanks Carly - I really appreciate feedback, so thanks for writing. I will definitely try a more mauve/neutral look, so please do stay tuned for that!!!