Kate Middleton Provides Major Makeup Inspiration With These 16 Flawless Looks (PHOTOS)

Michele Zipp | Jul 20, 2015 Celebrities
Kate Middleton Provides Major Makeup Inspiration With These 16 Flawless Looks (PHOTOS)

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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has great style -- those dresses and gowns and perfect heels! But she's also quite the makeup maven. The princess loves to go dramatic with her eyes while keeping a subtle lip, but she also mixes it up a bit. Her makeup looks are very inspiring.

Kate's focus is around her features. She never goes overboard even when she wears a heavy liner. She manages to perfectly balance color and shimmer and glow. Here are some of her greatest makeup looks you'll want to try for yourself.


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  • Perfect brows.


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    Eyebrows can make or break a look. Kate Middleton's brows are perfection. They are strong yet feminine. I bet she has a great brow sculpting pencil.

  • Cheeky.


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    While she looks very natural, Kate may have a bit of color on those adorable cheeks. A little contouring with a rosy hue makes her look happy, healthy, and as gorgeous as those flowers.

  • Bronzed.


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    I cannot picture Kate spending hours lying out in the sun. Instead, she has a lovely bronzer to sun-kiss her skin.

  • Hint of blue.


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    Kate was careful not to fall victim to the overuse of blue eyeshadow (too '80s) so she just dabbled in it. The hint of blue on her lids gives her eyes a little pop.

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  • Lightly smoky.


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    Kate loves eyeshadow as much as her wedge sandals and pendant necklaces -- a lot. This ever-so-delicate smoky eye is a beautiful look for daytime ... and introducing your daughter to the world.

  • Liner forever.


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    Kate's also a fan of liner. She appears to use a pencil -- perhaps a charcoal color -- and she smudges along the bottom lid.

  • Warm browns.


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    Kate enjoys wearing eye makeup, but her secret to making it not look so heavy is her choice of warm brown colors. Subtle, but with a lot of impact.

  • Kitten eye.


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    I'm going to call this the kitten eye -- it's too muted to be a full-on cat eye, but does have a similar effect. Love it.

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  • Peach lip.


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    Kate isn't a bright-red-lipstick kind of person (though I would love to see her in it). Instead she tends to opt for nudes. Staying true to that is this peach lip tint that goes beautifully with her bold eye.

  • Foundation.


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    Choosing the right foundation is key. Kate is onto this. Her skin has that perfect glow without being too shiny or matte.

  • A little more color.


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    Perhaps the red dress inspired Kate to be a little more bold (for her) in her lip color. This warm pink berry shade is lovely.

  • Well blended.


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    A secret to wearing makeup and not have it look like the makeup is wearing you is blending. Kate blends well.

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  • Eye highlighter.


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    Kate's eyes are highlighted at the brow bone with a hint of peach -- it's a great way to brighten up your whole face.

  • Lashes for miles.


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    Mascara is your secret weapon in getting your eyes to really stand out. You need a good mascara that really thickens the lashes -- Kate knows.

  • Beautiful smudge.


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    We've discussed the kitten eye (Kate's more subdued version of the cat eye), but this look is pure smudge. A gray shadow extended out from the corners of the eyes is a romantic makeup trick. Kate wears it well.

  • Heavy liner.


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    It's not often that Kate wears heavy liner, but when she does ... wow! She's a beauty with or without it, but I do love the heavy dark liner around her eyes. Dramatic and fun.

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