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Secrets behind Kate Middleton’s makeup at Top Gun: Maverick premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge complemented her monochrome evening gown with a classic old Hollywood makeup look as she joined Prince William at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere, an expert explained. 

Laura Kay, make up expert and founder of Laura Kay London, told Femail that Kate used a mixture of gold body shimmer, bold eyeliner and defined brows to create a suitably glamorous look for the star-studded premiere. 

The Duchess, 40, wore a Roland Mouret evening gown, Alexander McQueen clutch and £10,560 Robinson Pelham diamond earrings as she joined William, 39, and stars including Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly for the screening in Leicester Square, London. 

Laura Kay, make up expert and founder of Laura Kay London, told Femail that Kate used a mixture of gold body shimmer, bold eyeliner and defined brows to create a look to fit the glamorous occasion

The Duchess of Cambridge complemented her monochrome evening gown with a classic old Hollywood makeup look as she joined Prince William at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge complemented her monochrome evening gown with a classic old Hollywood makeup look as she joined Prince William at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere

‘Kate oozed old school Hollywood glamour tonight on the Top Gun red carpet,’ Laura noted. ‘She is positively glowing and many of her make up elements are bold yet her the overall feel is still natural and youthful.

‘Her eyes really stand out and she has opted for a strong brow to make a statement – you can visibly see the defined hair strokes and her eyebrows are bolder and higher than normal. A lot of attention has been spent on grooming her brows this evening.

‘Her eye make up is a definite nod to 1960’s Hollywood with a heavy bold line on her top eyelid and a subtle outwards/upward flick. Her lower eyeliner is also quite strong and again matches her 60’s vibe tonight. 

‘Kate has applied lots of mascara to individually attend to each eye lash, both top and bottom, for definition and impact.

The Duchess of Cambridge paid special attention to her brows to create extra definition for the evening look, according to Laura Kay

The Duchess of Cambridge paid special attention to her brows to create extra definition for the evening look, according to Laura Kay 

The Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of sparkle to her look with a pair of flittering star earrings

Kate Middleton at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of sparkle to her look with a pair of flittering star earrings 

‘She has applied a creamy brown eyeshadow almost up her brow line and also in the corners of her eye sockets to make her eyes pop. This has also been blended to soften its appearance so she retains a natural look about her.

‘She has a flawless glow about her this evening. Interestingly, you can see she has combined both gold and pink together to achieve her make up look. On top of her foundation she has opted for a golden shimmer, both on her face and body, which really helps to bring out her tan and makes her shine.

‘The gold shimmer is flattering on her features. On top of this, her features, such as, cheekbones have been expertly highlighted with a baby pink blush which finishes of her evening look perfectly.

The Duchess of Cambridge was the picture of glamour in a black and white Roland Mouret gown for the premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge was the picture of glamour in a black and white Roland Mouret gown for the premiere

Tom Cruise reached out to give the Duchess of Cambridge a hand as she made her way up the stairs to the cinema

Tom Cruise reached out to give the Duchess of Cambridge a hand as she made her way up the stairs to the cinema

Allow me, Kate! Tom Cruise was on hand to help the Duchess of Cambridge as she walked the red carpet at the premiere

Allow me, Kate! Tom Cruise was on hand to help the Duchess of Cambridge as she walked the red carpet at the premiere 

‘Finally, she has opted for a richer lip colour than usual yet it doesn’t look overdone- in my view it is the perfect balance and really suits her. Her lip gloss is a versatile colour and it looks slightly different depending on the light.’

Meanwhile Prince William, 39, demonstrated his sartorial flair in a midnight blue Alexander McQueen velvet dinner jacket, tuxedo trousers and velvet slippers embroidered with miniature fighter jets in a nod to the film.

The couple joined leading man Tom Cruise and his co-stars Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller as A-listers and British TV royalty descended on London’s Leicester Square for the glitzy gala screening.

At one point Cruise, 59, reached out and took Kate’s hand as she navigated a set of stairs in her point toe black pumps.

The pair seemed to be getting on famously, with Kate flashing a megawatt smile at the actor as they chatted ahead of the premiere.  

Tom Cruise introduced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to his co-stars including Jon Hamm, pictured shaking Kate's hand

Tom Cruise introduced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to his co-stars including Jon Hamm, pictured shaking Kate’s hand

The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a monochrome designer dress, which she wore with classic black accessories

Prince William and Kate Middleton arriving at the premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a monochrome designer dress, which she wore with classic black accessories

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to Top Gun: Maverick stars Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly ahead of the film

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to Top Gun: Maverick stars Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly ahead of the film 

Fast friends! The Duchess of Cambridge shared a joke with Cruise as they chatted on the red carpet ahead of the premiere

Kate and Tom Cruise on the red carpet

Fast friends! The Duchess of Cambridge shared a joke with Cruise as they chatted on the red carpet ahead of the premiere

Stars of the show: Top Gun: Maverick stars (left-right) Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm

Stars of the show: Top Gun: Maverick stars (left-right) Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm

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