Despite numerous photocalls, Zoom meetings, appointments, and audiences, the Queen put on her own makeup every day.
Angela Kelly revealed so in her 2019 book, The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, The Dresser And The Wardrobe. The only known exception was when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in her televised Christmas speech, had television make-up done by her artist Marilyn Widdes (who works for the BBC), and a close-up of her. It was to withstand the heat and rigors of the lights.
A bold pop of color on her lips, complete with soft peach skin and a delicate blush, was the queen’s signature look during her reign.
For her coronation, Elizabeth II reportedly commissioned Clarins to create a specific, personal shade of lipstick to match her red robe.
We don’t know the favorites that sat on the Queen’s dressing table, but we can guess her tastes from those to whom the Queen has awarded royal writs.
These include Elizabeth Arden, who has held warrants since 1962. Her Majesty was said to be an admirer of Her Eight Hour Cream, a multi-purpose balm created by Elizabeth Arden herself in 1930 to protect and treat the hooves of her beloved horses.
The Queen found it to have a positive effect on the hands of her steady worker, and the balm became a product in its own right, becoming a heavyweight for supermodels and royalty. It was reportedly used once to moisturize and prevent dehydration.
Clarins is also a favorite, having held the royal purveyor of ‘skincare and cosmetics’ since 2007. Rumor has it that she’s exhibited at her fair, the brand Ever, her matte face, her powder, the affordable U.S. brand her Essie’s pinkish nude nails, alongside her ballet slippers in her color. , was used by the Queen. .
hello! The magazine claims that the Queen’s bathrooms were outfitted with Molton’s brown orange and bergamot bath and shower her gels and body lotions (the brand has been under royal writ since 2013). ). All royals are apparently “well stocked” with soaps from another (affordable) iconic British brand, Yardley.
We don’t know what the Queen’s favorite scent is, but the only house holding the Queen’s writ is Floris, a British brand that has been a royal favorite and longest-reigning beauty company since 1820.
While the contents of a woman’s handbag should always be kept secret, one of the few things that regularly appears in Her Majesty’s Lohner Traviata is reportedly a pocket mirror and lipstick (Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizer). She seems to like the Rising Lipstick). with wild berries). This was alongside reading glasses, mints, and fountain pens.
In promoting her, Sally Bedell Smith said, “At the end of luncheons, dinners, and even banquets adorned with silver leaf and antique porcelain, she opens her bag, takes out a compact, and reapplies her lipstick.” , has some quirky habits,” he said. 2012 book Queen Elizabeth: The Woman Behind the Throne.
Sometimes a queen has to do what a queen has to do.
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