Kate Middleton opted to do her own makeup after taking several private lessons with Hannah Martin, a London-based makeup artist. The Princess of Wales wore her signature grey smoky eye and added flushed cheeks and pale pink lips to complete the look.
“Her bridal look is simple, chic, and elegant, with a slight smoke (with liner) on the eye that really pops against the classic white dress—and is actually easy to achieve at home,” says celebrity makeup artist Kirin Bhatty. Middleton used all Bobbi Brown products for her bridal beauty, but the look can be achieved using any of your favorite brands. Bhatty suggests using soft neutral shades on the eyes and layering black and grey eye pencils against the lash line. “Use black to tightline on the bottom lash line, take [a] grey pencil and add it on to the top lash line. Smudge the liner and add a little smokey shadow to create a delicate smoke by the lash line,” she adds.
To balance out the dramatic smokey eye and pop of color on the cheeks, Middleton wore a soft neutral pink lip color with an added swipe of lip gloss. “For Kate’s look, I would apply a balm and then define and fill in with a nude lip liner, like the Catrice Lip Foundation Pencil in Caramel Blonde, all over the lip,” says Bhatty.