Kate Middleton’s makeup artist shares royal makeup tips

This expert advice will cover you for all occassions!
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Catherine Middleton’s makeup artist Hannah Martin is here to exclusively share with New Idea her advice for how to transition your makeup from daytime to date-night-worthy glam.

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All about the eyes

To create a polished look, start with your eyes. Hannah says the latest trend is called ‘mascara cocktailing’ – a layering technique that helps to create a dark, detailed look. 

“I like to always curl my eyelashes before layering them with two to three coats of mascara, letting them dry while I do other parts of my face,” says Hannah. 

“Once the look feels finished and my mascara is dry, I’ll go over the top of it with one more coat.”

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Kate frequently takes her makeup from day to night. (Credit: Getty)

Intensify your liner

“Make your eyes stand out by creating an intense wing,” Hannah explains. 

“It’ll create an on-the-go dramatic effect without really having to do an elaborate full-face.”

To create a more exaggerated bold wing, Hannah suggests using the Ciate London Fierce Wing Duo because it has two edges to perfect and define the shape.

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Shining bright. (Credit: Getty)

Go for glam

Achieving gorgeous, glowy cheeks is all down to a trusty stick highlighter. 

“Apply highlighter strategically to the high points of your face, such as the very tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow for a luminous glow,” advises Hannah. 

Then, to create a cohesive look, roll the same highlighter over your eyelids for an extra pop of shimmer. 

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A solid setting spray always keeps Kate’s makeup in place (even when she is playing sport). (Credit: Getty)

Set with a spray

To make your makeup last all day (or night), you’ll want to get your hot little hands on a setting spray. Some formulas are specially designed to hydrate while others are more long-wearing, however, Hannah recommends choosing one that does both.

“The Ciate London Watermelon Burst Setting Spray provides an all-night formula as well as a radiant, dewy finish to enhance your skin’s natural radiance,” she explains.

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Kate rarely dons a bold lip. (Credit: Getty)

Level up your lips

“A bold lip colour, like a red or deep plum, can instantly transform your look,” says Hannah. But only if it’s done well!

“For longer-lasting lips, using a lip liner to outline and fill the sides of the lips before applying lipstick helps prevent feathering,” she says.

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