6 May 2011

Wedding Makeup: Kate Middleton inspired

This bridal makeup was inspired by Kate Middleton, which she wore on her marriage to Prince William. She actually did her own makeup for the event, which is very brave of her. She did get lessons beforehand from a pro makeup artist, but good for her for having a go at it herself!

I have no idea what Kate used, so I used a variety of press pictures to get a general idea. She wore light pink lipstick, pink blush, and some browns on her eyes. The one thing I did not like at all about her look was the harsh black eyeliner she applied on the lower lid, so I changed that in my video and show how to make eyeliner soft and wearable for your wedding day.

The key thing you want to remember for wedding makeup is that your makeup needs to be appropriate for flash photography - that means no SPF in the foundation, using a more full coverage foundation that you would normally, and avoid using too many shimmery and sparkly products, glitter is an absolute no-go. Other than that, it's up to you what colors you want to use and what type of look you want to go for!

Illamasqua Cream foundation, MAC Blot Powder, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Raspberry, Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Boisé,

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Lancome e/s (taupe color and a vanilla color, forget the names), Catrice Go Charlie Brow e/s, Catrice It's a Girl e/s, Lancome Kohl Crayon in Black, Max Factor kohl pencil in Natural Glaze

Rimmel Lipliner in Addiction, MAC Hue, MAC Bombshell

Barry M - Baby Pink 119

Click here to watch the tutorial on Youtube


  1. I prefer yours over hers.

  2. Anonymous9:51 pm

    You did a wonderful job on the Kate Middleton inspired look! I love your look and it looks fairly close to the real Kate's. Great job!!

  3. you looking fabolus julia.

  4. Anonymous10:10 pm

    You look very beautiful!

  5. Yep, your look is much better than Kate's.

  6. Yours looks so gorgeous!

  7. this is so beautiful!

  8. Goregous, love the look :)

  9. You are fabulous, pretty and elegant..:):) Keep safe!

  10. Even i didnt like the harsh black liner..But i somebody said on my blog that kate has eyeliner tattoo..and that is why it looks so harsh and rigid..the liner actually makes me wonder if its true.,,the rumour..!! :/

    I love your makeup as always..!! :)

  11. you look very very very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Really Beautiful and so romantic ♥

  13. Anonymous1:16 am

    Julia your look is better than hers. I did not like her look because it seemed way too natural. She should have at least added lashes!

  14. kate is just stunning and her beauty was so elegant and simple.

  15. Great!!!

  16. You look stunning Julia! I haven't watched your videos (or any youtube videos for that matter) in a long, long time and now seeing you after a while I was allmost schocked how slim your face looks (in a good way ofcourse!). You are inspiring me on my weightlossjourney that's been rocky and full on ups and downs. I hope that some day I will look as gorgeous as you :)

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  18. Amazing. You look better :)

  19. Oh my God, this is an amazing look :) I love how you blended the colours together, good job :)