From what they wear to what they eat and drink – we have an undeniable fascination with the ultra-secret happenings of the royal family.
Though eagle-eyed royal watchers can usually decipher what their favourite royals are wearing, the royals usually stay silent over what their exact beloved beauty products are. However, over the years the women of the royal family have let slip what they keep in their makeup bags and bathroom cabinets.
From Catherine Middleton’s favourite fragrance to the late Queen Elizabeth’s beloved nail polish, here’s all the beauty products that the royals love.
Queen Elizabeth – Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick
Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation was a historical spectacle. Not only had Britain not had a queen in over 50 years since the death of Queen Victoria, but the royals experimented with burgeoning colour television to broadcast the coronation live. With this in mind, Queen Elizabeth commissioned a deep red ruby shade of lipstick from a French cosmetics brand called Clarins which would pop onscreen both in colour and in black and white.
The lipstick, which is part of the Joli Rouge line, can still be purchased today from Clarins for a cool $59.
Catherine Middleton – Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Concealer
The Princess of Wales’ beauty regime is known for being subtle, yet captivating. Whilst Catherine and her glam team keep tight-lipped, it has been reported that she often reaches for the ultra-glamourous YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Concealer – which you can snag for yourself for $79.
Meghan Markle – Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick
Even though her lifestyle blog, The Tig, is long-defunct, Meghan Markle’s favourite beauty buys are still easily discoverable. When she and Prince Harry appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine back in 2021, the Duchess donned the cult lipstick shade Pillow Talk by Charlotte Tilbury.
The lipstick is reportedly so popular that one of the shades sells every two minutes. You can pick up the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick for $54.
Princess Diana – Penhaligons Bluebell Eau De Toilette
One of Princess Diana’s favourite perfumes is still available to purchase today. Retailing for $240, Penhaligons Bluebell Eau De Toilette has notes of spicy clove, cinnamon, rose and lily.
Catherine Middleton – Orange Blossom by Jo Malone
Catherine Middleton is the embodiment of elegance, so it was hardly surprising when it was revealed that the Princess of Wales’ signature scent is also extremely elegant. The Princess of Wales is said to reach for Orange Blossom by Jo Malone – a spring-inspired floral fragrance with a subtle spicy facet.
Queen Elizabeth – Essie Nail Polish in ‘Ballet Slippers’
Queen Elizabeth famously loved the shade Ballet Slippers by the nail care brand Essie. The story goes that in 1989 Her Majesty’s hairdresser penned a letter to the brand requesting a bottle of the best-selling polish. From there, the nail polish – which retails for just $16 – quickly became a beauty staple for the Queen and eventually Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle too.
Meghan Markle – Dior Backstage Foundation
When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to wed Prince Harry back in 2018, her natural wedding day glam had everyone wanting to know her beauty secrets. Whilst Meghan never confirmed herself what she used on her big day, whispers from the beauty world say that the Duchess used the cult Dior Backstage Foundation – a skin tint with buildable coverage.
Queen Camilla – Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream
Queen Camilla and Catherine Middleton are both said to love Deborah Mitchell‘s bee venom facials which reportedly cost upwards of $455. Deborah Mitchell also has her own line of skincare and makeup inspired by her famous bee venom facials. Queen Camilla reportedly reaches for the Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream for her complexion from Deborah Mitchell’s line.