Members of the royal family are always in the public eye. Their spotlight becomes even more intense on special occasions like the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. Somehow, the royal ladies’ outfits, hair, and makeup always look flawless no matter what.
Bright Side has collected 9 beauty rules that royal women continue to live by every day.
1. No bright lipstick
You will never see a woman from the royal family rocking brightly colored lipstick. It is simply forbidden to wear red or bold berry shades. Using any other color than pink and nude is considered to be inappropriate. One of the benefits of this rule is that these royal women will never be caught with lipstick on their teeth.
2. No heavy contouring
Kim Kardashian is the queen of Instagram and is a hardcore fan of contouring. Conversely, the future Queen of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria, isn’t allowed to accentuate her cheekbones at all. Royal ladies should always stick to more natural makeup. They can freshen their face if they’d like by adding a little bit of blush.
3. No heavy eye makeup
Royal ladies never wear “full glam” makeup looks. You will never see any false lashes, winged eyeliner or smokey eyes on them. Royal eye makeup usually consists of a little bit of eyeshadow and mascara. Heavy makeup is considered to be a sign of distaste.
4. Makeup should be long-lasting
Queens, princesses and other women of title usually attend different types of events and activities which can be held outdoors. Sometimes these events last many hours, but royal makeup must stay flawless no matter how hot, rainy or windy it is. The key to makeup staying put is to use a very good powder and to set the makeup with a spray.
5. No touch-ups in public
According to cosmetic etiquette, it is inappropriate to put on makeup in public places — although, women do a touch-up with a simple compact powder or a lipstick. Royal women, however, are strictly forbidden from doing even that! Apparently, makeup touch-ups aren’t classy or elegant.
6. No bright nail polish
Royal ladies prefer to keep their nails short and cover them with semi-sheer nude nail polish. Queen Elizabeth herself loves the shade, “Ballet Slippers” from Essie. The number one rule is to keep their manicures simple and tidy.
7. Hair should be styled properly
Royal protocol approves simple and neat hairstyles.The Dutchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton for example, has her own signature hairstyle that consists of bouncy curls. Messy ballerina buns, greasy, or tangled hair are 100% forbidden.
8. Regular hair appointments
Kate Middleton gets her hair blown out at least a few times a week if not every single day. This helps to keep her hair smooth, shiny and in place. She also regularly dyes her hair to make sure there are no unwanted grey hairs. The Dutchess of Cambridge also gets a haircut once every few months. By doing so, she always looks fresh and healthy.
9. Hats used for formal events
According to the royal dress code, hats are required for all types of formal events including weddings and Christmas services. Crowns can be worn only by a queen or a king. Tiaras are appropriate to wear on full dress occasions. Most commonly, tiaras are worn on a woman’s wedding day.
What do you think of the royal beauty protocol? Would you like to introduce these rules to your beauty routine? Let us know your opinion on the royal beauty rules in the comments below!
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