The Royal Family’s beauty products revealed: Guess who wore a VERY similar perfume to her date’s late mother and which princess loves a bee venom and placenta cream costing less than £100?

 

 

The royals are renowned for their impeccably groomed appearances, but the methods they use to maintain them are often kept confidential.

However, a few secrets have been revealed.

One princess adores a bee venom, placenta protein and 24-carat gold cream, which is currently discounted from £750 to £95.

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Another royal wore a fragrance reminiscent of her would-be mother-in-law’s favourite scent when she first met her Prince Charming.

And one revered monarch couldn’t live without her cherished nail polish, which was personally requested by her hairdresser.

Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation – £46

A revered monarch teamed Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation with a subtle blush for royal engagements


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A revered monarch teamed Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation with a subtle blush for royal engagements

Queen Elizabeth (pictured above in 2018) wore Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation
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Queen Elizabeth (pictured above in 2018) wore Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation

Members of the Royal Family typically prefer a minimalist approach to make-up, relying on tried-and-tested products they trust.

This is why Queen Elizabeth favoured Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation, pairing it with a subtle blush and a touch of lipstick for official duties and engagements.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat – £31

A Duchess praised Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent for its ability to impart a luminous glow
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A Duchess praised Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent for its ability to impart a luminous glow

Meghan Markle praised Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent for its luminous glow
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Meghan Markle praised Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent for its luminous glow

The iconic beauty staple, Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent, has received widespread acclaim, including among members of royal circles.

‘My routine is very simple – I call it the five-minute face. It’s just Touche Éclat, curled lashes, mascara, Chap Stick and a little bit of blush. That is my favourite kind of look,’ Meghan Markle told Allure magazine in 2014 – before she met Prince Harry.

The Duchess has also praised the product for its ability to impart a luminous glow during her late-night filming sessions for Suits, the American TV drama she starred in.

Quelques Fleurs L’Original by Houbigant Paris – £135 (100ml)

The luxurious Quelques Fleurs L'Original fragrance featured on a memorable wedding day
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The luxurious Quelques Fleurs L’Original fragrance featured on a memorable wedding day

Princess Diana selected Quelques Fleurs L'Original by Houbigant Paris for her wedding day
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Princess Diana selected Quelques Fleurs L’Original by Houbigant Paris for her wedding day

Introduced in 1912, Quelques Fleurs L’Original is a luxurious fragrance, showcasing an exquisite combination of lush flowers atop a sophisticated base of sandalwood and musk.

Princess Diana selected this scent for her memorable wedding day at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder – £42

Bobbi Brown's velvety bronzing powder is especially convenient when applying on-the-go
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Bobbi Brown’s velvety bronzing powder is especially convenient when applying on-the-go


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Princess Eugenie applies Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder on-the-go

Bobbi Brown’s velvety bronzing powder incorporates coconut oil to ensure it blends seamlessly into the skin.

It’s effortless application is especially convenient for on-the-go use, which Princess Eugenie prefers to do.

In 2016, the royal told Harper’s Bazaar that this shimmer-free bronzer plays a key part in her collection.

‘I do my make-up in the car. I’m really good at doing it on the move,’ she said.

‘I use Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown – Charlotte’s mascara and Bobbi Brown bronzer. They are geniuses.

Rodial Bee Venom and Placenta 24 Carat Gold Ultimate Crème – £750 (reduced to £95)

Rodial's powerful crème incorporates bee venom, vitamin C and placenta protein to promote a youthful complexion
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Rodial’s powerful crème incorporates bee venom, vitamin C and placenta protein to promote a youthful complexion

Catherine, Princess of Wales, indulges in Rodial's signature bee venom and placenta crème
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Catherine, Princess of Wales, indulges in Rodial’s signature bee venom and placenta crème

Bee venom, vitamin C and placenta protein feature in Rodial’s signature crème, promising to promote a youthful complexion.

But perhaps the 24-carat gold specks, which instantly boost radiance, were what attracted Catherine, Princess of Wales, to the product.

Prospective customers will be delighted to hear that this crème is currently reduced from £750 to £95 – a saving of 87 per cent.

Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior – £97 (100ml)

One royal's signature scent was revealed in Prince Harry's bombshell memoir
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One royal’s signature scent was revealed in Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir

King Charles is a fan of Christian Dior's Eau Sauvage
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King Charles is a fan of Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage

‘He was always sniffing things. Food, roses, our hair. He must’ve been a bloodhound in another life,’ Prince Harry wrote of his father, King Charles, in his memoir, Spare.

‘Maybe he took all those long sniffs because it was hard to smell anything over his personal scent. Eau Sauvage.’

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer – £23 

A Clarins Natural Lip Perfector was spotted in the hands of a royal at the Wimbledon Championships in 2019
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A Clarins Natural Lip Perfector was spotted in the hands of a royal at the Wimbledon Championships in 2019

Kate Middleton was spotted using Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer at Wimbledon
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The royal placed the lip gloss back into her bag after use
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Kate Middleton was spotted using Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer at Wimbledon

A Clarins Natural Lip Perfector was spotted in the hands of Kate Middleton at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

The royal pulled out her Rose Shimmer gloss for a quick touch-up courtside as she watched a match between Serena Williams and Giulia Gatto-Monticone.

According to the Clarins website, the vanilla-scented lip balm plumps and hydrates with it’s ‘melting cream texture’, while delivering a tint of shimmering colour.

Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone – £118 (100ml)

Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone left Prince Harry 'overwhelmed' by memories of his mother
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Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone left Prince Harry ‘overwhelmed’ by memories of his mother

Meghan Markle selected the perfume, reminiscent of Diana's signature fragrance, for her first date with Prince Harry
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Meghan Markle selected the perfume, reminiscent of Diana’s signature fragrance, for her first date with Prince Harry

It is said that Prince Harry was ‘overwhelmed’ by memories of his mother, Princess Diana, during his first date with Meghan Markle in 2016.

The actress’s choice of perfume – Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone – was reminiscent of Diana’s signature fragrance, Penhaligon’s Bluebell.

They share several notes, including lily of the valley, rose, jasmine and clove.

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers – £8.99

A royal hairdresser wrote to Essie requesting a bottle of nail varnish because it was 'the only colour' the monarch would wear
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A royal hairdresser wrote to Essie requesting a bottle of nail varnish because it was ‘the only colour’ the monarch would wear

Essie's Ballet Slippers nail lacquer was described as 'the only colour Her Majesty would wear'
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Essie’s Ballet Slippers nail lacquer was described as ‘the only colour Her Majesty would wear’

In 1989, Queen Elizabeth’s hairdresser wrote to nail care brand Essie requesting a bottle of the shade Ballet Slippers, describing it as ‘the only colour Her Majesty would wear’.

It soon became a must-have for the Queen and, in recent years, both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been known to use the brand’s nail lacquers.

Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream – £39 

Deborah Mitchell's brand, Heaven, was inspired by her famous bee venom facials, which are loved by numerous royals
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Deborah Mitchell’s brand, Heaven, was inspired by her famous bee venom facials, which are loved by numerous royals

Queen Camilla reportedly favours the Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream for its subtle glow
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Queen Camilla reportedly favours the Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream for its subtle glow

Deborah Mitchell’s famous bee venom facials, said to cost upwards of £300, have garnered fans including Queen Camilla and Kate Middleton.

Deborah’s brand, Heaven, was inspired by these facials, offering a range of products infused with hyaluronic acid and bee venom.

Queen Camilla reportedly favours the Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream for its subtle glow.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lipstick – £27

Elizabeth Arden held a royal warrant for over 50 years
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Elizabeth Arden held a royal warrant for over 50 years

Queen Elizabeth was seen applying Elizabeth Arden's Beautiful Colour Lipsticks on multiple occasions
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Queen Elizabeth was seen applying Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Colour Lipsticks on multiple occasions

Queen Elizabeth was seen applying Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Colour Lipsticks on multiple occasions.

The company held a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth for over 50 years.

It previously told The Telegraph: ‘We work closely with Angela Kelly [the Queen’s senior dresser] and her team to ensure we provide excellent service for whatever Her Majesty requires, or would like to try.’

It is thought that she wore the shades Pink Punch and Rose Petal.

Extraordinaire Camelia 209 by Krigler – £600 (100ml)

Despite its £600 price tag, Extraordinaire Camelia 209 by Krigler is beloved by a South African royal
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Despite its £600 price tag, Extraordinaire Camelia 209 by Krigler is beloved by a South African royal

Charlene, Princess of Monaco, began using Extraordinaire Camelia 209 around the time of her engagement to Prince Albert II
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Charlene, Princess of Monaco, began using Extraordinaire Camelia 209 around the time of her engagement to Prince Albert II

Despite its hefty £600 price tag, Extraordinaire Camelia 209 by Krigler is beloved by Princess Charlene of Monaco.

The former Olympic swimmer began using Extraordinaire Camelia 209 around the time of her engagement to Prince Albert II.

Krigler describes it as ‘marrying two varieties of camellias with Indian cardamom, pink peppercorn, Chinese tea, cedar, musk, lemon and vanilla with pride in the exceptionally warm and virtuous result.’