Steal the Look – Summer Event Makeup

Steal the Look - Summer Event Makeup

Steal the Look: Kate Middleton


Fashion royalty (literally), The Duchess of Cambridge opted for her go-to naturally understated makeup look when arriving for the opening day at Royal Ascot 2017.

To achieve a similar look to Kate, we recommend using the following products:


For a flawless but lightweight base, applying mineral foundation is key. For Summer events where you need your makeup to stay looking fresh all day (and occasionally in the heat) wearing a good primer and setting powder is essential.

(Handy tip! Get more bang for your buck by investing in one of Youngblood’s Complexion Perfection Kits. Each kit contains a mineral primer, kabuki brush, a full size foundation and a setting powder in either loose or pressed format.)

Kate has opted for a very subtle contour on the cheeks. Get the look by applying a soft rosy shade of blush to the apple of the cheeks and using a sculpting brush to hollow out the cheek bones with bronzer. Get the best of both shades with our Mineral Radiance bronzer compact in shade Sundance.


Kate’s lashes are always super dark and voluminous. Apply a generous amount of lengthening mascara in black and keep eyeshadow soft to balance things out. We recommend our pressed individual eyeshadow in shade ‘Gilded’.

The whole nation is constantly in awe of Kate’s statement brows. For thicker and defined looking eyebrows, use a slanted brush to apply a quality brow powder in your shade.


When the emphasis is on the eyes, keep your lips understated like Kate. For a little bit of shine and colour, apply our nude Lipgloss in the shade ‘Coy’.

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Steal the Look – Laura Whitmore

TV Presenter and style inspiration, Laura Whitmore opted for a bold and summery look at this year’s Royal Ascot.


Laura emphasises her killer cheekbones with generous amount of bronzer. For cheekbones like Laura, use a contour palette to highlight and define cheeks. You can also use it around the nose, forehead and jawline to create a beautifully structured look.

(Top tip! For makeup that stays on all day in the heat, use a multi-purpose product like our new CC Primer. Add a touch of colour and prime makeup all at the same time.)


A subtle amount of brown eyeshadow in shade ‘Gilded’ will off-set a dramatic lip perfectly. Pull it all together with a lengthening mineral mascara in black.


This look is of course, all about the lips! Moisturise lips first with Youngblood’s Hydrating Lip Creme SPF15 and line with our Lip Liner Pencil in shade ‘Truly Red’. For plumper looking lips, draw the line just over the lips. Then use a moisturising lipstick shade like ‘Vixen’ to fill them in.