BY Ayesha Babar

I have been waiting to do a Kate Middleton makeup breakdown for the longest time and the Duchess’ Royal Visit to India earlier this month seems to be the perfect opportunity! Kate Middleton turned heads in a gorgeous blue Jenny Peckham dress when she, along with Prince William, attended a grand Bollywood gala hosted in Mumbai in their honour. You don’t have to be Royalty to rock the look (although it does help!), so read on to learn how to dazzle like the Duchess! 

Clinique night creamKate Middleton flaunts that ‘from within’ glow like very few can. As always the canvas is as important as what you apply on top so start with some skincare products. The preparations begin the day before a big occasion – make sure you are properly hydrated and that you apply a night moisturiser the night before. Start the makeup application with a moisturiser (oil-free if you suffer from oily skin!). Then apply a primer focusing on the t-zone.Lancome Tient Miracle

  1. Apply a medium coverage foundation all over the face, blending into the neck. The Duchess is said to be a fan of the Lancome Tient Miracle foundation, which she used on her wedding day too.

  2. To get the Duchess’ trademark smoky eye, apply a grey toned eye shadow all over the lid.

  3. Bobbi Brown gel liner in blackNext draw a thin line, as close to the lashline as possible using black gel eyeliner, smudging it gently to blend it slightly into the eye shadow.

  4. Next, take a black eye pencil and line along your waterline. Finish with a generous coat of black mascara. The Duchess has been spotted buying the Lancome Hypnose range before! MAC Dainty blush

  5. Sweep some pink blush from the apples of the cheek towards the temples. Choosing one with a slight shimmer will add a subtle highlight. 

  6. Complete your look by opting for a natural pink lipstick which has some sheen to get a soft look. You are ready to be the centre of attention at any party – Bollywood or not!