Pamper yourself like a queen with these royal-approved beauty products

Bahar Niramawalla shares the must-have products to add to your makeup bag.
May 3, 2023 3:42 p.m. EST
May 3, 2023 3:43 p.m. EST

This year’s coronation has us thinking about all things royal, including their beauty secrets! Beauty editor, Bahar Niramwalla breaks down the royal family’s go-to products to give yourself the royal treatment. Watch the video to get her beauty tips and shop the products below.

Kate’s Must-Haves

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette

This award-winning eyeshadow palette contains 12 neutral shades to help create every kind of look, from a soft glow to a dramatic smoky rosy eye. It’s reportedly the secret to Kate’s smoky eye look. The princess has even been rumoured to have recommended this neutral palette to Michelle Obama.

SHOP: Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette; $70 at Urban Decay

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer

This lip gloss leaves lips smooth, shiny, and plump. It’s sheer enough to wear with your favourite lipstick or it can be worn on your own for extra shimmer. This product may or may not be responsible for Kate and Meghan Markle’s falling out. An excerpt from Harry’s memoir notes that at an event, Meghan asked Kate to use her lip gloss. He said “Kate, taken aback, went into her handbag and reluctantly pulled out a small tube. Meg squeezed some onto her finger and applied it to her lips. Kate grimaced.”

SHOP: Natural Lip Perfector; $26 at Clarins

Meghan’s Must-Haves

YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter

This cult favourite is a sheer-and-shimmer-free brightening concealer pen for an all-over natural highlight. Meghan was quoted in an article that she applies this to the inner corner of her eyes to brighten things up, saying, “This trick is especially good when we’re filming at 3 am.”

SHOP: Touche Eclat Highlighter; $54 at YSL

Nars Blush in Orgasm

This blush is extremely buildable and blends so seamlessly into the skin. It gives you a weightless, natural-looking flush. Meghan has been quoted saying, “I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within.”

SHOP: Blush; $40 at NARS

Princess Diana’s Must-Haves

LUSH Gorgeous Moisturizer

Although this is not the actual cream used by Lady Di, it was inspired by her after she revealed her favourite cream to LUSH’s co-founder, Mark Constantine. The list of ingredients reads like a dream including pineapple juice, cold-pressed avocado oil, and orange blossom honey.

SHOP: Gorgeous Moisturizer; $95 at LUSH

NYX Retractable Eye Liner 

We all know Princess Diana was known for her blue eyeliner. This creamy eyeliner glides on smoothly and has an easy twist-up tube that never needs sharpening. 

SHOP: Retractable Eye Liner; $8 at NYX 

Queen Elizabeth’s Must-Haves

Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream Skin Protectant 

This famous cream is beloved for its versatile formula that goes beyond moisturization. It works wonders to shape brows, add shine to cheeks, and soothe dry hands. The Queen is said to have liked this cream so much that she even bestowed the royal warrant (which denotes a company that regularly supplies goods or services to the Monarch) on the Elizabeth Arden brand.

SHOP: Eight-Hour Cream; $27 at Elizabeth Arden

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

This classic pale pink polish with a sheer finish was said to be the Queen’s favourite nail polish. According to HELLO! Magazine, the aptly named ‘Ballet Slippers’ polish was the Queen’s go-to colour from 1989—when her Majesty’s hairdresser penned a letter to brand founder Essie Weingarten to request a bottle of the elegant, best-selling polish.

SHOP: Ballet Slipper Nail Polish; $10.96 at Walmart

Eugenie and Beatrice’s Must-Haves

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

This swipe-and-go cream eye shadow glides on and stays for hours. Prime, line, define and highlight all in one product. These sticks are buildable, blendable, and effortless. Eugenie and Beatrice’s glam squad includes makeup artist, Hannah Martin, who works with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and it’s been speculated she uses this exact shadow stick to get that wash of shimmer across the lids.

SHOP: Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks; $42 at Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

Eugenie in particular is a big fan he Bobbi Brown’s bronzing powder. It’s a lightweight, soft, matte product that gives the skin a sun-kissed look all year round.

SHOP: Bronzing Powder; $63 at Bobbi Brown