The Queen's Beauty Favourites Are Surprisingly Budget-Friendly

Make-up, skincare products, and bathroom staples that have the royal stamp of approval.

Queen Elizabeth II puts on lipstick in the Royal Box at the Windsor Horse Show on May 11, 1985. Prin...
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Her Majesty The Queen has been the image of poise and grace throughout her 70 years of public service. We have lived for her monochromatic looks from head-to-toe and her steadfast loyalty to her classic black loafers from shoemaker Anello & Davide. The Queen has given us classic fashion moments countless times but what we can't help but notice is how good her skin always looks and how well her makeup stays intact. We need to know her beauty secrets!

Of course, the Queen doesn't go on national television telling viewers what blush or moisturiser she likes but her beauty secrets can most certainly be deduced thanks to her Royal Warrants (marks of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen or HRH The Prince of Wales). We know that certain beauty brands like Molton Brown, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, and Floris London have had the privilege of supplying products to the royal family and there has also been a lot of reporting on what the Queen fancies.

According to a report by Insider, the Queen absolutely loves Essie nail polish in the shade Ballet Slippers, which is a mere £7.99. Essie’s website proudly states that Queen Elizabeth's hairdresser wrote a letter in 1989 to founder Essie Weingarten requesting a bottle of the iconic shade. Now it's the only nail colour she will wear – and we can see why. The pale pink hue goes with the brightly coloured outfits we're used to seeing her majesty wearing.

Other than neutral nails, the Queen also has a penchant for bold lip colours, usually opting for bright pinks or a classic red. As reported by Woman & Home, the Queen commissioned Clarins to create a bespoke, red lipstick for her to wear at her coronation in 1953 so this is most likely her go-to brand for lippies. If you're looking to emulate her majesty's elegant beauty to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the bank holiday then see all her rumoured faves down below.

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White Rose Eau De Toilette
Floris London
As a Royal Warrant holder, Floris London is reported to be one of the Queen's favourite perfume brands. According to You, the Queen wore this very scent on her wedding day and seeing how loyal she is to brands, we’re guessing she probably wears it up until this day. The perfume has notes of roses, iris, wrapped in warm amber and rich, earthy musk.
Joli Rouge In Raspberry
Clarins was famously commissioned by the Queen to create a bespoke lipstick for her coronation. The Queen is mostly seen wearing bright pink hues on her lips nowadays so we're guessing that she would love this rich, raspberry hue.