Kate Middleton’s Most Iconic Hair & Makeup Looks Over The Years

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by Natasha Marsh
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The bouncy hair, glowy skin, and effortless radiance — there's a reason Kate Middleton is one of today’s most inspirational beauty icons. Ahead, 10 of the best hair and makeup looks that the Duchess Of Cambridge has blessed the world with over the years. Max Mumby/Indigo / Contributor
2022, Sharp Low Pony

Loved by all for her minimalist style, Middleton often sports a clean low pony with a slight pop as seen here with this twisted style. When recreating, invest in a smoothing oil or pomade to keep flyaways at bay.

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2017, Soap Brows

Middleton’s full, soapy brows are always groomed to perfection. To get the look yourself, opt for a brow pomade and mascara to keep the arches robust and bold.

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2019, Wispy Hair

Middleton always sports wispy, feathery curls that are not styled too perfectly. To recreate, simply wrap pieces of hair loosely around a one-inch curling iron, shake out with the fingers, and spritz with a little texturizing spray to give it some oomph and body.

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2015, No Makeup-Makeup

The Duchess has certainly mastered a more natural makeup look over the years. A little light, dewy foundation, cream blush on the apples of the cheeks and a swipe of mascara and you could be a master, too.

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2021, Side Bangs

Middleton’s curtain bangs have made frequent appearances in her beauty looks. The easy, breezy side-swept style is one to take to your next hair appointment.

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2010, Subtle Smoky Eye

While a more bold move for the Duchess, this softer take on the smoky eye is a favorite of the royal. Instead of a dark charcoal, Middleton swipes a soft brownish gray hue lightly over the lids for definition.

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2012, Dewy Skin

Never shiny, Middleton’s skin can best be described as radiant. There’s a soft, subtle sheen that is likely thanks to a hydrating skin care routine and strategically applied highlighter.

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2011, Elegant Up-Do

When her hair is not elegantly falling around her shoulders, Middleton enjoys an Old Hollywood updo, like this elevated take on a low chignon.

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2010, Fresh Blowout

Yes, even the Duchess of Cambridge likes a good supermodel hair moment and this full-bodied blowout (which shows off her layers) is proof.

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2006, Hat Hair

No one wears a hat like Middleton. From smaller fascinators and berets to wider-brimmed, adorned options like this black number, the royal pulls them off perfectly.

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