Royalties share their Beauty Secrets
- IWB Post
- May 22, 2015
These royal beauties do not need any introduction. Their faces are well known all over the world. People have their eyes on them irrespective of day or night, summer or winter. Thus, they do not have any other choice but to look good. However, good looks are in their genes. Still let us explore the secrets of their unbelievable beauty. Here are few beauty secrets straight from royalties.
Princess Diya Kumari
Princess Diya starts her mornings with yoga. The princess does not believe in any beauty secrets but religiously follow yoga. It does not only increases her concentration power but also helps her to look good.
The Queen of France had a signature face mask that was so popular, some French women still use it. Ingredients? Two teaspoons of cognac, 1/3 cup dry milk powder, one egg white, and the juice of one lemon. The cognac stimulates circulation and tightens pores, while the eggs repair skin tissue. The milk’s lactic acid dissolves sebum, which holds dead skin cells on the surface, while the citric acid from the lemons sweeps away dead skin cells from the surface.
Queen Elizabeth I
In the Elizabethan Era, many cosmetics were blocked because they were believed to block good energy. Ironically pale skin was in, so they *did* allow for things like lead and arsenic for that much-adored pallor. (They did not quite know that those were poisonous—quite literally blocking good things and bringing in bad ones.) Queen Elizabeth often wore white makeup to maintain her image as a “Virgin Queen.” The most popular beauty product was ceruse, a mix of white lead and vinegar. High foreheads were also quite popular at this time, and nobility (including the Queen) had their hairlines plucked to create an even more exaggerated forehead.
The British monarch warded off bad smells by keeping her gloves perfumed with rose oil.
Queen Elizabeth II
The reigning queen is a huge fan of lipstick, with Clarins being a top choice. In fact, she even commissioned her own lipstick shade to match her coronation robes at the 1952 ceremony. The soft red-blue hue was named “The Balmoral Lipstick,” a name from her Scottish country home. In addition, the love affair with color has not stopped since then—the Queen has been seen applying lipstick in public on numerous occasions.
Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco
The actress-turned-royal reportedly applied hand cream to her hands religiously, saying that hands are where people show their age first.
Makeup artist Mary Greenwell, who started working with Princess Diana in 1991, says that after she talked Diana out of using blue eyeliner (“blue eyes should never wear blue pencil or shadow”), the royal changed up her daily habits to keep her face in check. “Diana did everything in moderation. She cut back on drinking so her skin was 100 percent.” As for the one thing Diana never left home without wearing (mascara), Greenwell says: “I always taught her to make sure when applying mascara by herself that she covered the roots of the lashes, too!”
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
The new royal has plenty of beauty secrets, but one thing Middleton swears by is a drugstore find! Her moisturizer of choice is Nivea’s Soft Moisturizing Crème. She has reportedly been seen stocking up on the hydrating lotion, which costs a mere $7. The other must in her beauty regimen is rosehip oil. The natural oil is said to help fight wrinkles.
Princess Marie-Olympia of Greece
The 18-year-old It Girl and daughter of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece (whose own father is Robert Warren Miller—the American billionaire and sailing champion), shared her secret to smelling good: “I don’t wear perfume, just Amazing Grace by Philosophy cream.”
“Almond oils, apple cider vinegar, sea salt scrubs and honey baths,” were among her secrets says Dr. Coyle S. Connolly, a board certified dermatologist.
Rose, frankincense, cypress, neroli and myrrh were some of the fragrant oils and blossoms that Cleopatra employed to announce her arrival. Cleopatra is widely known for bathing in milk and rose petals to keep her skin soft and fragrant.