The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised for ‘nailing the mask makeup look’ during appearances this week as she donned face coverings in public for the first time.
Kate Middleton, 38, has appeared effortlessly glamorous while sporting the £15 reusable cotton floral face mask from London-based label Amaia on visits in Sheffield and Wales over the last few days.
And now a makeup artist has revealed how the Duchess has remained ‘fresh faced and flawless’ while wearing the face mask.
Expert Lisa Little told FEMAIL the Duchess has been highlighting her eyes with a strong brow and smokey eyeshadow, while keeping contouring soft and wearing a light lipstick, revealing: ‘Kate nailed the “mask makeup” by keeping her skin makeup soft and subtle, whilst playing up to one of her best features, her eyes.’
Kate Middleton, 38, appeared effortlessly elegant as she donned a face covering during a visit to Sheffield yesterday, with a makeup artist saying she had ‘nailed’ the mask makeup
Makeup artist Lisa Little told FEMAIL the Duchess had opted for a classic smokey eye, bold brow to highlight her eyes, while she also kept her base light to avoid ‘mishaps’ from removing the mask
The Duchess was first seen wearing the cotton face covering in Sheffield earlier this week.
The royal, who cut a stylish figure in an elegant white £1850 dress by Suzannah, was talking on a visit to a Baby Basics UK, to launch a new initiative she has spearheaded, getting 19 major UK retailers and brands to donate more than 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK.
The mother-of-three opted to wear the liberty-print mask while visiting the centre and chatting with families while helping to pack some of the boxes for the initiative.
Kate went on to don the same mask as she joined Prince William during a visit to Cardiff and Barry Island yesterday.
The Duchess has stepped out in the £15 Amaia face covering twice this week, wowing on-lookers with her radiant look (pictured during a visit to a baby bank in Sheffield)
The makeup artist revealed how Kate had opted for a bold brow and dark smokey eye to highlight her ‘best feature’ to look ‘flawless’ in the face covering
However, her make-up look stunned onlookers, with Kate remaining as effortlessly elegant as ever, despite the covering.
Lisa revealed how Kate has been opting for a lighter foundation cover on recent visits, and adding a ‘staple pop’ of blush to her cheeks.
Meanwhile she added that the Duchess has also been keeping her contouring ‘soft’ so that the base would remain flawless even when the face covering was removed.
She explained: ‘Kate kept her staple pop of colour on her checks with a soft powdered contour for when the mask was able to be removed.
The Duchess of Cambridge is renowned for her love of minimal and subtle make-up (pictured in Ireland in March)
‘This allowed her to still look fresh faced and flawless.’
Lisa went on to reveal how the Duchess had highlighted her ‘best feature’ with a darker smokey eye and a dark brow.
She said: ‘The focus was definitely on her eyes, with a bolder brow than usual teamed with the classic chic smokey eye. She rocked this look perfectly.’
Lisa explained: ‘The mask makeup definitely makes us focus on the eyes more. It’s a subtle look but it sure does make an impact.’
The makeup artist revealed how the Duchess had selected a subtle, barely-there lipstick in order to avoid smudges on her mask
Meanwhile Lisa explained how the Duchess had also opted for a light base covering and added a ‘a soft powdered contour’ for when the mask was able to be removed
Meanwhile Lisa also revealed how Kate had opted for a nude lipstick because it is the ‘safest option’ for avoiding any mishaps upon mask removal.
She went on: ‘The safest option when wearing mask makeup is to opt for a light, nice lipstick. This will avoid any mishaps and smudging once the mask is removed.’
Although not compulsary, the UK government has advised people in England to wear masks in situations where social distancing is not possible, such as public transport.
The Duchess of Cornwall led the way for the royal family last week as she donned a bespoke £38 face mask while visiting the National Gallery in London.
Meanwhile Lisa said the royal had also teamed a ‘bolder brow than usual’ with a ‘classic chic smokey eye’ because masks ‘make us focus on the eyes more’