Kate's Wedding Makeup

The Royal Wedding at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011
Official Royal Wedding Photograph
Taken in the Throne Room
Picture Credit: Hugo Burnand

So you've all heard that Kate did her own makeup!

Which I think is so cool! I would freak out if I knew a predicted 1-3 billion would be watching me! I am in complete awe, she kept her cool, despite all the pressure and all the expectations that people had. I think she did a great job!

I found an interesting article about her makeup on people.com, if you're interested:

Kate Middleton "Comfortable and Confident" About Doing Own Makeup

by Liz Corcoran

Most brides would jump at the chance to get a professional makeup job on their wedding day – great to be pampered, even better for official photographs. Not Kate Middleton.

The royal-in-training will eschew the services when she marries Prince William Friday morning, opting to do it herself after a series of private lessons with London makeup artist Arabella Preston, wedding planner Mark Niemierko tells PEOPLE.

"I heard that Arabella Preston was called in by a mutual friend of hers and Kate's," he says. "She's had about three or four lessons with Kate at her private flat in Chelsea and has also gone, very privately to Clarence House. Arabella was suppose to be coming on the day as well but now she isn't, because Kate's comfortable and confident in doing it herself."

Niemierko puts this down to Kate's "informal character" and simply wanting to "keep some normality" in her life. But he advises caution: "From my experience brides should look like a glamorous version of themselves on their wedding day. If you have your hair up normally, have your hair up. But, having said that, even if you're going for a natural, no makeup look, you need quite a lot of product – especially for the photos."

It's not the first time Kate has done her own makeup. She was reportedly unhappy with the professional makeup applied for the official engagement shots, taken by Mario Testino, and wiped it off before reapplying it herself.

The practice will also come in handy for the future. Says Niemierko, "The royals obviously do their own makeup for royal engagements. Part of the whole protocol of learning to be royal is learning how to do your own makeup!"

I just found an article about the Royal Wedding Party using Bobbi Brown Cosmetics on the big day, find it here.


Herzlich Willkommen! on April 30, 2011 at 6:39 PM said...

oh, danke für den interessanten bericht. ich hätte sicher den lidstrich verwackelt vor lauter zittern ;)
schönes royal-foto *schmach*

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I have been wondering who did her makeup for the Big day. She is really admirable.

Blusherine on April 30, 2011 at 9:02 PM said...

@ Herzlich Willkommen: Ja ich kann das auch nicht fassen, ich hätte sicher alles vermasselt! Und wissend, dass alle Teleobjektive auf dich gerichtet sind, und dass alle Welt ganz genau hinschaut! Ich finde das zeugt von Größe, sich davon nicht einschüchtern zu lassen! Von echter royaler Größe (royal ist mein Lieblingswort zur Zeit) :o)))

@Yarisse: I totally agree!!

Vintage Makeup on April 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM said...

I wasn't a fan of her makeup! She still looked lovely though. :)

My Bathroom Is My Castle on May 1, 2011 at 2:53 AM said...

Hachja! Hat sie gut gemacht!

Anonymous said...

the picture is lovely! I think that she did it herself shows the kind of person she is, & why she is so popular with the public.

lily.puderquaste on May 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM said...

ah.. alles klar. ich fands ganz ok... nur am unteren wimpernkranz doch zu stark schwarz. irgendwann im tv sah es so krass aus. danke für den bericht :-) interessant zu wissen, dass sie sich selbst geschminkt hat. :-)

MissA* on May 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM said...

I really liked her overall looks on the wedding day. She kept it simple and yet elegant. She's really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow, das ist echt cool, dass sich die Braut selbst schminkt :D

Persa on May 3, 2011 at 11:26 PM said...

O love this photo :)


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