Royals

The beauty products the royal family use

From Duchess Kate to the Queen, here's 9 royal-approved products to add to your makeup bag.
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Does your beauty bag need an update? Fancy giving it (and yourself!) a royal makeover? If so, then you’ll want to invest in some beauty products that have been given the Royal stamp of approval.

From Kate Middleton’s favourite eyebrow kit, to the nail varnish that Queen Elizabeth has been using for 28 years, we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty products loved by the Royal Family.

Nivea’s Firming Body Lotion Q10 Plus In an interview with the UK’s Beauty Banter, Meghan Markle spoke of her love for a beauty product you can find at your local supermarket – Nivea’s Firming Body Lotion Q10 Plus!

“I use this religiously…” said Meghan. “It’s honestly my favourite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it.”

Yardley London This British brand has proved popular with celebrities and royals alike. Apparently, the Queen loves it, and rumour has it that the Royal household stays stocked up with the brand’s scented soaps and hand washes.

Kent brushes It’s whispered in beauty circles that Kent Brushes – the world’s oldest hairbrush manufacturer – are favoured by the Royal family. It must have something to do with the bristle brush material, which helps to keep hair in a good condition.

Elizabeth Arden Lipstick Queen Elizabeth is hardly ever spotted out without a swipe of lipstick on, and over the years she’s even got custom colours made. But, there is one brand that has the Royal Warrant, and that’s Elizabeth Arden. In fact, back in 2012, Elizabeth Arden marked it’s 50th anniversary for holding the Royal seal of approval.

Essie Nail Polish in ‘Ballet Slipper’ If you didn’t already know, this is the $10 nail varnish that Queen Elizabeth has been using for the past 28 years. Yes, you heard correctly! Back in 1989, Queen Elizabeth’s hairdresser penned a letter to the brand’s founder Essie Weingarten, requesting a bottle of the nude nail varnish. In a statement on Essie’s website, it says: ‘Queen Elizabeth’s hairdresser sent essie a letter requesting ballet slippers – the only colour Her Majesty would wear’.

J. Floris London The oldest independent family-run perfumer in the world also happens to be one that’s endorsed by both the Queen and Prince Charles. Must be something to do with the luxurious scents, we reckon.

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil Apparently, this $48 face oil is the secret behind Kate Middleton’s flawless, glowing skin. The all-natural skincare product contains antioxidants that fight ageing. Plus, this oil has anti-inflammatory properties – no surprise that Kate loves it.

Richard Ward Chelsea Cleanse & Condition Richard Ward is the genius behind Kate’s luscious, glossy mane. He cuts her hair and gives her his trusted advice on which products to use. Rumour has it that his shampoo is what helps Kate keep her hair in tip-top condition. No wonder it’s a sell-out product.

Xen-Tan Self Tan When Kate got wed to Prince William, the brand Xen-Tan was her bridal spray tan of choice, and it left her with a gorgeous natural, post-holiday glow. Luckily, the brand has an at-home mist, so you can recreate the Duchess’ tan from the comfort of your living room.

Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit Kate is renowned for her statement brows, which are enviously full and thick. But what does she fill them in with? The Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit, apparently!

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