When the Princess of Wales wants to look extra glamorous, she often changes up her hairstyle and will wear her tresses pulled up in a complicated chignon or meticulous updo. She will also opt to switch up her makeup — from pale and nude lips to colorful berry and bold burgundy.

Here are 8 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Lipstick Shades:


Pale Pink

A soft rosy pink is Kate’s signature shade. Gloss free and matte, Kate frequently wears this slightly sandy and neutral pink for royal engagements and less formal meetings and outings.


Whispers of Watermelon

The princess wears a deep carnation pink lipstick for special events and important projects. Often showcasing a coral pout with matching cheeks — the princess embraces this pink palette for daytime duties.

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Glossy Pink

Not one to frequently wear lacquered lips, Kate turns to high shine gloss for dramatic evening makeup looks and red carpet events.

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Rich Raspberry 

Wearing bold berry lipstick is unusual for the princess who only sticks to statement shades for major royal events like Royal Ascot or Trooping the Colour.

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Shiny Rose

When she’s going for a dazzling daytime look, Kate will often wear polished pink lipstick.

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Petal Pink

If the princess has a heavily decorated or bright ensemble, she will often wear more muted makeup. Case in point: Trooping the Colour 2023 — the princess donned an eye-catching Andrew Gn green dress which she wore with a creamy baby pink lip.

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Barely Burgundy

For fall or winter outings, the princess will sometimes wear richer red or berry colored lipstick.

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Mauve Magic 

When she feels a little rebellious, Kate will opt for a moody mauve lipstick with a hint of dark purple.

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