Want a complexion like Kate? Well, according to a number of industry experts, getting a glow like a duchess is a possibility for those of us without an official title, and in fact, only takes around 60 seconds to achieve.
Speaking to The Telegraph, top make-up artist Pablo Rodriguez explained that you should apply your blusher underneath, not on top of, your foundation, for the perfect royal flush.
‘The idea is you moisturise your skin, and then apply a cream blusher to the apples of your cheeks (or wherever you usually place your blusher),’ the paper reports. ‘Press the cream into the skin and gently pat out along the cheekbones. Once the product is fully dried, follow with your foundation or base, lightly sweeping the coverage over the cheekbones (and over the blusher, if you like).’
Laura Kay, of Laura Kay London, verified the technique to FEMAIL, adding: ‘Applying blusher under your foundation is the newest beauty trick from top makeup artists.
‘The contour trend has had its day and in its place is “under blush” for a more natural glow. This technique is all about achieving a glowing highlight as opposed to just depositing colour.’
‘The softer the blush the lighter and more glowing your features and complexion,’ she continued. ‘Under blush can make you appear more youthful as opposed to a harder block colour of blush.’
Searches for ‘cream blush’ are up 90 per cent year on year, says beauty e-tailer Lookfantastic – so which one should you be investing in to follow in Kate’s fresh-faced footsteps?
And while Kate’s personal favourite is, as always, a closely guarded Kensington Palace secret, we do know that she’s partial to Bobbi Brown, having famously used products from the brand to do her own make-up on her wedding day – so the brand’s Pot Rouge (£22) may also be a safe, similar bet. Blending brushes at the ready!