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Get the regal look: Inside the makeup bags of the Royal Family

Their secrets are out! Here are all the hacks the royals use to look flawless.

It may come as a surprise to some, but members of the British Royal Family have relied on their own beauty wits to look their best when it comes to major engagements.
And the good news for us is that most of their most prized beauty tricks and products are surprisingly affordable – no tiara required!
Keep reading as we round up the best beauty hacks from your favourite members of the Royal Family...

Duchess of Cambridge

When it comes to beauty, mother-of-three Kate loves to do it herself, even going as far as to apply her own wedding day makeup.
On that special day, she applied Bobbi Brown eyeshadows in three steps: Ivory all over, Rockstar on the lower lid and Slate in the crease.
Kate also loves a little eyeliner and uses the Bobbi Brown longwear gel liner, so it doesn't budge.
Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge is a pro at doing her own makeup. (Image: Getty)
Bobbi Brown New Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, $70, shop it here (Image:Bobbi Brown)
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Eyeliner, $42, shop it here (Image:Bobbi Brown)

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie on her wedding day in 2018. (Image: Getty)
For the new mum, rushing out the door is no excuse to look less than polished.
Princess Eugenie says her beauty routine is often on-the-go – "I'm really good at doing it on the move!" – and names Charlotte Tilbury Mascara and Bobbi Brown Bronzer as her favourites.
As for her skin, the princess' number one rule is to always wash her face before bed.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2, $52, shop it here (Image: Charlotte Tilbury)
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, $69, shop it here (Image: Mecca)

Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex is all about the natural look. (Image: Getty)
Meghan has many skin tricks that can get her glowing in no time. First, exercise is key.
"I do facial exercises from one of my favourite aestheticians, Nicola Joss, who basically sculpts your face from the inside out... My cheekbones and jawline are way more sculpted," she says.
When it comes to makeup, the duchess calls the iconic Nars Blush in Orgasm "a perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face."
Meghan lives by the less is more rule with foundation, only applying a "wash" with a sponge. "I never want to cover up my freckles!" she tells.
The 39-year-old keeps her lips soft with Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment: "I have tried every lip balm but this is the best", and refreshes eyes with a little highlighter in the corner of her eye.
Nars Blush in Orgasm, $46, shop it here (Image: Mecca)
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $32, shop it here (Image: Sephora)

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of a bold lip and bright eye. (Image: Getty)
Her Royal Highness has always kept things simple. Her fingertips are kept neutral – the Queen has worn Essie's sheer pink hue, Ballet Slippers, since the '80s.
Her Majesty always keeps a moisturiser close by to keep her skin hydrated and looking fresh. Elizabeth Arden holds the Royal Warrant as Manufacturers of Cosmetics by appointment to the Queen.
While we don't know the exact products in her routine, the warrant describes the brand's Eight Hour moisturisers as "iconic".
Essie Nail Colour in Ballet Slippers, $14.95, shop it here (Image: Adore Beauty)
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defence Moisturiser, $50, shop it here (Image: Mecca)

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