5 Things Kate Middleton Has in Her Medicine Cabinet (or So I Imagine)

Posted 12/08/10 at 04:11PM by Audrey Fine

Ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement I've been feeling downright plucky. While I'm not pulling a Madonna and calling the elevator a "lift" or anything that absurd, I have had a hankering for all things British. But, since a trip to Piccadilly Circus is not in the cards for me and mine at any time in the near future, I've been sublimating with all my favorite English beauty products. If you're not familiar with these, I highly recommend that you check them out. They're simply smashing.

No.1 Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, $24.50. I had never gushed about any cleanser before using this perfect-for-all-skin-types, thick creamy one. It has a hint of a eucalyptus scent (think Noxzema light) and it honestly removes every last bit of makeup -- even stubborn mascara. Using the included muslin cloth when taking it off (which is essential) makes for a mini facial experience.

No. 2 Cosmetics a la Carte Matte Miracle, $47. This amazing tinted gel covers up my red face with a lovely matte finish that isn't remotely drying. And, it works wonders on keeping makeup meltdown to a minimum. Love.

No. 3 Floris London Rosa Centifolia Hand Treatment Cream, $15. My hands adore this cream. Me mum picked it up while in Great Britain over the summer and it's fast becoming my new fave for keeping my mitts moist (but not greasy). Plus, the sweet almond and rose scents blend together seamlessly to make it smell simply divine.

No. 4 Barry M Bronze Shimmer Powder, $6. Barry M is like the Hard Candy of Britain. They make fun nail "varnish" and colorful, glimmery eye shadows, all at a supremely reasonable price point. I love the shimmer powder, because it imparts just the right amount of shine combined with a smidge of bronze that gives me a perfect sun-kissed look -- even in the dead of winter.

No. 5: GBaldwin&Co Pomegranate Bilberry & Rose Alcohol-free Revitalising Skin Tonic, $15. Britain's oldest beauty company (it's been around since 1844!) offers up oodles of herbal and floral remedies as well as pure essential oils and aromatherapy goodies. And, simply put, this "tonic" is like a miracle in a jar. It not only feels great going on, it smells fresh and crisp and tones my face without drying it out. Even if it didn't, I'd keep it in spray bottle in the fridge to spritz on during hot days. It's that awesome.
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1-6 of 12 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 02:28pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by MizLadyBugYG on 09/27/12 at 07:57pm

    I would imagine that she has all the most ELITE, scientifically cutting-edge, beauty products available to the people of her fame and stature on this worlds stage.

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 01/29/12 at 05:59pm

    interesting

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 02:01am

    It's amusing how so many bloggers speculate about random personal aspects about Kate's life...

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  • Posted by Agrimony on 02/25/11 at 05:29pm

    I picked up some Soap and Glory Hot Cloth Cleanser, which sounds a lot like the Liz Earle cleanser, a while back on clearance at Target. I love this so much, I wish I had found this (British) brand sooner and wish they hadn't quit selling it at Target. I should have bought all they had, but, all the rest, six or so were gone the next day. I hope this goes back on sale somewhere in the US, which according to their website will be in September. Yikes. I am planning a tea or something for the wedding day and a few friends plan on joining me.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:17pm

    I hope I can find these around here!!

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