We may not live in a palace or have princes as husbands, but at least we can look as royal as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. What are the royal secrets that ordinary humans like us can carry out?

Eyeshadow In Three Steps

Did you know that the Duchess of Cambridge herself did her make up during her wedding day? Of course she had some assistance from Bobbi Brown’s Hannah Martin, and the technique used by Kate, as taught by the makeup expert, is to use three shades of eyeshadow, one for the entire eyelid and another for the lower lid and the crease. A professional tip would be to use the darkest shade on the crease and the lightest shade to cover the entire eyelid.


Princess Diana always looked effortlessly beautiful even on a regular basis, thanks to her beauty staple mascara. It seemed that Kate and Meghan have adapted the same for a more natural look. Prior to being married to Prince Harry, Meghan shared that she never goes out without using an eyelash curler to make her eyes look alive.

Meghan Markle Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is pictured during her visit to Smart Works on January 10, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images

No Bright Lipstick

To achieve a sophisticated everyday look, Duchesses Kate and Meghan only use nude to light pink shade of lipstick. Plus, it is a royal protocol that members of the royalty should not wear bright lipstick. It also saves the wearer from looking imperfect because of any accidental smudging at the edge of the lips or even on the teeth.

Rosehip Oil For The Face

A source close to Kate told US Weekly that her radiant glow is attributed to her daily use of an organic rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that fight wrinkles and keep skin hydrated.

Kate Middleton Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019, in London, England. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Signature Blush

Another cult favorite among the member of the royalty is NARS Blush in Orgasm. The blush is most loved by celebrities, including Meghan, who also swears by it. This blush is so good that it is tagged as the most universally flattering brush.

Heavy-Duty Moisturizers

Even the Queen herself has some beauty secrets to share. Did you know that the brand Elizabeth Arden carries a Royal Warrant as Manufacturers of Cosmetics by appointment to Her Majesty? The palace, however, did not reveal which particular product from Elizabeth Arden that the Queen uses, but the warrant covers the product Eight Hour moisturizer.


For an instant facelift and a glowing skin, the princesses always use highlighter. Meghan herself confessed on using one, especially during her “Suits” days. She applies on her cheekbones and inner corner of the eyes for a more awake yet fresh look.