Steal the skin secrets of a royal with our low-down on the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite beauty buys. 

The budget skin cream

She’s known for her love of high street fashion and it seems the Duchess of Cambridge’s beauty habits are just as down to earth. Kate was spotted buying Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Moisturising Day Cream, £5.35, in Boots. With a nourishing cocktail of Argan Oil and Aloe Vera, it hydrates skin for 24 hours to leave it glowing and healthy-looking.

The fine liner

The Duchess of Cambridge is rarely seen without a touch of eyeliner. For her wedding day, she chose Lancome Artliner, £20, to create that famous defined gaze.

The cult classic

Revered by Beauty Editors, make-up artists and celebrities, it seems even Kate cannot resist the illuminating charms of YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen, £25. Use on the tops of the cheekbones, temples, brow bones, Cupid’s bow and of course the under-eye for a radiant complexion.

The magic mask

Kate’s a girl after our own hearts and loves a good beauty treat every once in a while. She started going for treatments with Deborah Mitchell before the Royal wedding and is rumoured to be a huge fan of the skin whizz’s Heaven Bee Venom Mask, £156.59, It’s pricey but you’ll get plenty of uses out of one pot.

The mani must-haves

When you’re part of the Royal family, chipped, gothic-inspired nails are a no-no. Kate usually favours an elegant nude look. For her wedding day she used a combination of Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge, £5.99, and Essie Nail Polish in Allure, £7.99.