Kate Middleton's post-baby beauty regime revealed
Ask most new mums how they looked post-labour and they’ll probably tell you they were bleary-eyed and exhausted, at best.
But when Kate Middleton emerged through the swinging doors of her hospital wing just hours after giving birth to little Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, her beauty look defied belief.
Dressed in a stylish floral dress, the Duchess of Cambridge looked ridiculously radiant. In fact, with her impossibly fresh face and tousled ‘do, it was if she’d just returned from a holiday.
So just how did Kate look so great? Well, she had help – a squad of stylists and personal assistants, to be exact.
The Duchess’ hairdresser, Amanda Cook, who styled Kate’s hair after Prince George was born, came to the rescue again using heated rollers, curling tongs and a bunch of hair products to give the royal her signature tousled blow wave.
But the stylist’s magic touch doesn’t come cheap – according to The Daily Mail, she’s paid £300 (not including travel expenses) for her services. Most new mums can’t compete with that!
Thankfully, the Duchess usually takes a simpler approach to her make-up – doing her trademark look (dark eyebrows, heavily shadowed eyes and rosy cheeks) all by herself.
Of course, it helps to have Kate’s perfect, glowing skin. Her secret? Well, after giving birth to Prince George, she reportedly used Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder on top of her foundation to give it a pearly sheen.
I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s whipped it out once again.
Kate’s nails were also in picture-perfect condition, and on display as she held her daughter outside the hospital.
But the Duchess’ immaculate French mani didn’t just happen – she has her long-time manicurist to thank.
Marina Sandoval, who’s been doing Kate’s nails for five years, is said to attend to Kate personally at Kensington Palace. I’m guessing the Duchess had her nails did as recently as last week to ensure they looked pristine for the birth.
While we don’t know the exact nail polish shade she chose for this occasion, it’s usually a neutral one. For her wedding in 2011, she wore a mix of Essie Nudes in ‘Allure’ and Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Polish.
Of course, most new mums don’t pay nearly the same attention to their beauty look as the royal.
But if I had to face hundreds of flashbulbs immediately after giving birth, I’d probably want a team of stylists to pretty me up too.
What are your tips for looking fabulous (even when you don’t necessarily feel it)?