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Wearing Queen Elizabeth 11’s bridal tiara and a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell, loaned to her by her grandmother for the occasion, Princess Beatrice looked stunning at her low key socially distanced ceremony to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, which took place at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Following strict guidelines, like any other bride in lockdown, Princess Beatrice had to forgo the usual Royal wedding fan fair including choir singers, a big reception, and….hair and make-up artists, who by law cannot practice until August 1, which makes Princess Beatrice’s stunning beauty look even more impressive.
Indeed, Beatrice’s delicate nude palette (which blended beautifully with her dusky pink floral bouquet) and glossy waves are a masterclass in DIY bridal hair and make-up. Here, we’ve decoded the five secrets to Princess Beatrice’s timeless wedding day face and hair.
1. Her camera-ready eyes are soft and timeless
Princess Beatrice has clearly picked up a few tips from professional make-up artists at red carpet events over the years and gone with classic smoky eyes. Yet by cleverly choosing soft brown tones instead of grey or black, she strikes the balance between a soft nude palette and creating enough definition to make her eyes pop in photographs. Try Beatrice’s favourite mascara, Charlotte Tilbury’s Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara, which the Princess has described as ‘genius.’ We also recommend Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eye Palette.
2. Warm glowing skin gives her complexion a modern twist
With pale skin and strawberry blonde hair, like her mother, it would have been obvious for Princess Beatrice to amp up her English Rose complexion with a porcelain base and pink blusher. Instead, Beatrice has warmed up her skin with glow-enhancing products that give her complexion a bronzed look without appearing overly tanned or too made up. Get her look with Cle de Peau Correcting Veil Primer underneath a light glowy foundation such as Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, followed by Chanel’s Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream on temples, under cheeks and forehead and decollatage – if you really can’t part with pink, finish with a pop of deep rose on the apples of cheeks in Beatrice’s go-to blusher: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink.
3. She chose the ‘perfect nude’ lipstick
While most brides choose nude lipstick on their big day, Beatrice has nailed the perfect timeless hue by choosing a lipstick that errs on the warm side. Not only does this give her look a summery vibe, it compliments her hair colour and the rest of her complexion, which is bronzed and glowing. A notoriously tricky shade to get right, if your nude is too taupe it can wash you out, too pink and it can appear overly girly.
Princess Beatrice’s sandy neutral lip colour illuminates her face and takes her look from ordinary to extraordinary in one swipe of this punchy nude lip colour. Two warm-toned nudes that fit Beatrice’s wedding day make-up code are: Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lipstick in Just Nothing and Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick in Stoned Rose, a satin finish with a flattering peach undertone.
4. Her glossy, volumous hair (just like The Duchess of Cambridge) is spot on
Princess Beatrice has offset the traditional vintage beaded gown worn by her Grandmother on her wedding day, with a modern bouncy blow-dry, similar to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s signature hairstyle. By steering clear of a formal up-do, Beatrice has masterfully avoided looking too old fashioned for her 31 years, while the low side parting and volumous big waves, add a carefree spirit in keeping with her down-to-earth lockdown wedding, devoid of stuffy Royal tradition.
The key to Beatrice’s hair lies in two things: the root lift achieved with either a light mousse or volumising spray, and light-reflecting shine. Get her look with Redken Full Effect Mousse, Oaui Body and Hair Shine Mist. Blowdry and tong hair with Dyson’s Airwrap for big bouncy waves. Finish and set with L’Oreal by Elnett’s Hold & Shine Hairspray.
5. Impeccably groomed brows give the look a Royal finish
Eyebrows may sound like an incidental part of a bride’s wedding day look, but they are far from it. By delicately filling in and grooming eyebrow hair in place, it will lift your face and frame eyes for photographs. Princess Beatrice has made the wise decision not to overly pencil in her brows so as to avoid hard lines, which would look at odds with her pale complexion and delicate make-up palette. Instead it’s likely that she’s gone for a tinted brow grooming gel, such as Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows, which comes with a tiny spooly applicator for precise application and the most natural look.