For the official engagement photos
taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino
, Kate was snapped with expertly blow-dried hair
by Richard Ward but the make-up was a DIY job
. And rumour has it, she's planning on doing the same for her big day. Now, we know the palace is trying to keep the wedding relatively austere because of the economic climate, but we're sure they wouldn't scrimp on a make-up artist? Especially when many would offer their services for the publicity alone.
We've heard from a few make-up artists in the industry that the Palace has been rejecting make-up artists offers and no-one seems to know who has the job (unlike the hair, which is more than likely going to be the team from Kate's hairdressers, Richard Ward). All signs point to one thing: she's doing it herself. Which means the look will be Kate's beauty uniform of smokey eyes
, nude lips
and a touch of bronzer
. According to a source, 'Kate has never had any help with her make-up and has no plans to start now.
We just spoke with Becca Cosmetics founder Rebecca Morrice Williams who said when it comes to make-up for a big day, 'you want to look like yourself, but better, fresher, healthier and not too different lookin