The beauty tips central to Kate Middleton’s fabulous skin have been revealed, and it’s all because of a product line appropriately named “Heaven.” Introduced to the skincare line by her step-mother-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, the royal beauty relied on celebrity skin specialist Deborah Mitchell’s line leading up to her wedding. In an exclusive interview with Hello Magazine, Deborah talks about bridal beauty tips, and how anyone can get Kate’s flawless skin.
But there’s one catch — the secret to glowing skin is bee venom, a beauty ingredient Deborah patented herself. Known for it’s effectiveness as an arthritis treatment, bee venom also has anti-aging properties, and is a main ingredient in the Heaven beauty line. For Kate and other brides-to-be, bee venom is critical to tip top skin.
According to Deborah, “a bride should ideally start her pre-wedding facials three months before the wedding. This is because if she has any allergies you can be sure there is time for it to clear up, and also closer to the day a bride’s skin will be more stressed and with a good skincare routine this will avoid breakouts. The more the body becomes stressed pre-wedding, the more the hormone cortisol is released which increases the oiliness of skin and leads to spots and breakouts.”
The consultant to celebrities, who’s been making beauty products for 30 years, invented the Bee Venom Mask. It’s her best-selling product, and not just Kate’s favorite tip, but also is endorsed by Deborah’s other top-shelf clients, Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell. On her wedding day, Kate’s beauty regime also included Mitchell’s Silk Skin tinted moisturizer, according to the Telegraph.
But, if your wedding is only days away, Mitchell’s tips include using her Bee Sting Facial to “ensure [her] skin looks heavenly.”
If a spray-on tan is in your beauty plans for the big day, “do a trial with a certain brand weeks in advance to see if your skin is suited to the ingredients, and for the big day have your fake tan two or three days before, so you can avoid patches and dry skin splodges,” Mitchell advises. “If you end up with splodges just mix some lemon juice with sugar and rub into the area and it will clear. A personal fake tan favourite of mine is Clarins.”
“To make sure your lipstick lasts, pop one coat on and then place a tissue over the lips, pressing down gently. Use a brush to apply some translucent powder. Take the tissue off and apply another coat. Your lipstick will remain fresh all day. Use Heaven cell renewal hydrogel as a primer to stop the midday make-up slide, and Ellajane wipes to keep the make-up fresh.”
Kate, who’s still waiting for her second child to be born, was also given one more hint critical to her beauty tips: “Get some Optrex eye dew, because drinking champagne on the day will make the eyes red and there is nothing worse than a bride with red eye!”
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