Make-up fit for a Royal Wedding

Oh the hysteria of a Royal Wedding. Even the most hardened republican would find it hard not to wave a monarchist flag in the spread of Brit-love which has flooded the world. And whilst we wait in anticipation to see who has dressed Miss Middleton on the big day, easily as important will be the beauty choices for her face. Because inevitably where Kate goes we will follow, and refinement with an air of English rose is set to be a key trend post wedding and beyond.

In interpreting the trend take confidence that apparently Kate will do her makeup sans artist, although undoubtedly there will be more than one minder checking over her final look before she arrives at the Abbey. Most of us don’t have that luxury, so consider a round of mirrors as your final judges.

Vogue UK’s homage to their latest princess showcased the look at its finest. Cover models Lara, Natalia and Freya glowed with a touch of blush and tint of pink, eyes lightly rimmed and highlighted. Natural, youthful and dewy, it would be perfect walking down Westminster (although one may think Kate would be more partial to a little more of her choice kohl).

vogue uk royal wedding cover

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Lara, Freja & Natalia: Vogue UK May 2011 - covers
Lara, Freja & Natalia: Vogue UK May 2011 - covers
Lara, Freja & Natalia: Vogue UK May 2011 - covers

Meanwhile Dolce & Gabbana showcased gentle sophistication with an elegant warmth in their summer 2011 beauty campaign. Scarlett Johansson shines in surprisingly soft, polished perfection which would not look out of place at a Windsor tea party. Better work on those airs and graces girls, because with these looks, you don’t need aristocratic blood to reach royal refinement.

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d&g beauty summer 2011

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Former make-up artist and PR girl, now perpetual-student finishing a Master’s thesis and freelance writer, Joanne Cleary fascinated by the beautiful things. So it is that the magnificence of the beauty industry inspire her and her writing. A Melbourne, Australia dweller she adore black (the unofficial colour of all fashion in the city), Christopher Kane and Marc Jacobs flats, while her favourite places in the world include the Tate Modern on a quiet afternoon, the Sacre Couer steps in Paris and Copenhagen for uber-nonchalance. In her non-existent spare time she enjoy trawling PostSecret, finding ceramic cats in Antique stores and feeling productively tranquil by wasting an afternoon in a library. You can keep up to date with her personal work via Twitter.