A very pink lipstick and an even pinker blush on the cheekbones... That's our queen's signature look. But who exactly is the queen's makeup artist? According to Royal Dresser Angela Kelly in The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, no one, because the Queen does her own makeup! Impressed? So are we!
The queen does her own make p, with one exception
The only time in the year that Elizabeth II calls on a makeup artist, Marilyn Widdess, a BBC employee trained in makeup, is for her televised New Year's address. On that day, Marilyn Widdess calls on two of the Queen's favourite brands under royal warrant: Elizabeth Arden and Clarins.
The rest of the year, and for each of her public appearances, Elizabeth II does her own makeup, like any other woman. And like all British women and like her daughters-in-law, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth II knows the importance of blush to make you look good. At 95, she is glowing. Now you know her secret!
The queen's favourite nail polish
But the queen doesn't stop at wearing a bit of lipstick and some blush. According to royal experts, the Queen has had a go-to nail varnish since 1989—Essie’s‘Ballet Slippers.’ The colour is a gorgeous, elegant pink nude that fits seamlessly into any royal outfit.