Royal Beauty: 10 Favorites Of The Royal Family You Can Add To Your Routine
One of the most interesting things I learned when I went to London is that brands that the royal family loves receive what's called a "Royal Warrant," which is a coat of arms that marks the outside of any business the royal family loves. This is not only an incredible honor of an endorsement but surely a profitable distinction, as people worldwide are so obsessed with this family that one product they've endorsed (which you'll learn about) literally sells every 20 seconds!
The Queen's Nails
One popular saying is "Age before beauty," but it's undeniable that Queen Elizabeth has both. One of the ways she has been maintaining her beauty is with regular manicures, and her nude polish of choice for nearly the last three decades is Essie's "Ballet Slippers." It seems she also shares with Duchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, as they wear the polish as well! That's enough for me to want to try it out, especially since it's under 10 dollars! Royal ladies are encouraged to have nude nails (a protocol that Princess Di boldly broke), so it's said that the duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both fans of this shade as well!
The Princess' Skin
If you were lucky enough to co-exist with the stunning Princess Diana, you might remember her incredible skin - something that stood out greatly to those who met her. It's said that many of her lifestyle choices, like getting good sleep, avoiding alcohol, always removing her makeup and moisturizing before bed, and having a great diet were also a great reason behind her glowing complexion. While many of the beauty products the late princess used are now discontinued or have changed their name (like the blue eyeliners and mascaras she loved from Elizabeth Arden, who does have a royal warrant), there is a product that she co-created that you can still buy and use - Lush's "Gorgeous" Moisturizer! If you're a fan of Lush and natural products, here's another excuse for a shopping trip!
Fight Signs of Aging Like a Duchess
If you're wondering what beauty product is selling every 20 seconds because of the Duchess's endorsement, let me introduce you to Kate Middleton's favorite skincare secret, Trilogy's Organic Rosehip Oil. She puts it on before her moisturizer in the morning for hydration and age-fighting antioxidants with anti-inflammatory benefits - all great reasons to add a delicious-smelling step to your skincare routine!
Middleton and Markle's Multitasker
While multitasking has been proven ineffective for most productivity, there are some exceptions, like wearing a sheet mask on an airplane or using products that truly serve multiple purposes. One such product, which is a favorite of duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, is the YSL Touche-Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer. It's fabulous for under eyes and has reflective properties that make it a wonderfully effective highlighter as well!
Not a Pale Princess
Princess Eugenie uses Bobbi Brown Bronzer to safely achieve a sun-kissed glow in often gloomy England. She says that Bobbi Brown is a genius and loves her products, and we must agree! I love the matte bronzer for a more sophisticated look - one doesn't always have to shimmer with a tan!
Long, Luxurious Lashes
To get her gorgeous lashes, Princess Eugenie relies on another artist who could be considered makeup royalty - Charlotte Tilbury. She earned the same distinction of "genius status" with Bobbi Brown, and her "Full Fat Lashes" Mascara is what's credited for the Princess's stunning eye looks!
The Hands and Lips of the Queen
Elizabeth Arden has the honor of having the Royal Warrant for 55 years, so it's no wonder that a couple items from the Elizabeth Arden lineup are Queen Elizabeth's favorites: the bold red Beautiful Moisturizing Lipstick, and the "Eight Hour" Cream for her hands and anywhere else that needs moisture or protection! These are products that are truly fit for a queen!
Keep Those Lips Fresh
Meghan Markle's favorite lip treatment is the Fresh Sugar Advanced Lip Treatment, which provides SPF 15, moisture, and protection of the lips, and is available in tons of fun tints! It helps improve texture and has a buildable color!
DIY Eyes with Kate
Duchess Kate Middleton did her own eye makeup on her wedding day, using three shades from Bobbi Brown: "Ivory" from lashline to brow, "Rockstar" on the lower lid, and "Slate" in her crease, for a natural, but awake look!
Give Your Hair Icon Status
In the '80s and early '90s, few celebrities were more influential than Princess Diana, and one of her most iconic features was her hair! The man behind these looks, Sam McKnight, is still very active in the hair arena, and has his own product line, "Hair By Sam McKnight," with a variety of princess-worthy sprays for hold, texture, dry shampoo, and more!
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