So while I may not have Kate's features (nor, thank goodness, the drama of her personal life), I don't mind stealing some of her makeup secrets. Kate, a spokesperson for Rimmel London, wears the brand's Soft Kohl Kajal eye pencil, lip gloss in East End Snob and Lasting Finish Foundation.
For some tips on recreating Kate's makeup at home,
Makeup artist Jo Strettell shares a few ideas for creating a Kate-inspired look:
- Go light on the foundation. “For nude makeup looks for all types of skin color, the procedure is the same for fair, medium/olive and dark skins," Jo says. "It's the shades and colors that will vary." Use a sheer foundation to even out your complexion, and sparingly use concealer to cover problem areas. Use a powder puff to reduce shine if necessary, but don't overdo it — the idea is for your skin to look like, well, skin.
- Get a natural lip look. "Lips should be subtly lined with a lip-matching pencil and a little flesh-toned lip gloss," Jo says.
- Curl your lashes. After curling them, apply one or two coats of mascara. If you're very fair-skinned, try brown mascara; otherwise, black is the way to go.
- Go for the gold. Line your top and bottom lashline with black eyeliner to make them stand out. "Add a eyeful of kohl pencil with a metallic sheen to sex it up," Jo says. She recommends the Spark it Up! Kohl eye liners, which have slight metallic undertones.