Despite the fact that Kate and Meghan are two Duchesses enjoying almost equal privileges at the moment, their fashion and makeup choices are very different. We have already written that Markle will always be able to take more liberties, since, unlike Kate, there is only a theoretical chance of her ascending the throne one day. That is why Kate should always appear traditional, restrained, and, well, perfect.
We have already explored fashion differences between the two Duchesses, now let’s take a closer look at the makeup they wore to the last event they attended together. This gives us a unique opportunity of a fair comparison.
According to a royal etiquette expert, it is customary for members of the royal family to stick with neutral colors during the daytime, but at the same time, it is not forbidden to go for something brighter in the evening, such as smokey eyes that Kate sometimes does, or a berry lipstick that Meghan has once wore. So, how did the makeup of the Duchesses differ at the same event?
According to a makeup artist, the main difference is in the palette of colors. Kate has what is called classic beauty and doesn’t need much cosmetic enhancement – just a few touches are enough to bring out the best. If you are attentive, you will notice that Kate often prefers shades of English roses: pale pink and peach colors.
A slightly peachy/pink shadow has been used on her lids and makes her eyes really stand out and sparkle.
Meghan goes for elegance. She has a different skin tone. So, naturally, she needs other accents to highlight her natural beauty.
"Symphony of Beige" technique – an expensive look, supremely contoured and beautifully highlighted with yellow, bronze and beiges.
By the way, unlike Kate, Meghan loves to use a highlighter. Most of the times, you can notice her makeup glitter, which is hardly one of Meghan’s natural features. Meanwhile, Kate prefers a matte finish that emphasizes her natural look.
Generally, Kate uses shadows to bring out her eyes, and eyeliner on the upper lids. Meghan prefers to emphasize her eyes only with a pencil of neutral shades.
As you can see, the Duchesses’ choice of makeup is fundamentally different. No wonder, because they have very contrasting yet at the same time equally beautiful appearances! They know how to properly highlight their merits!