Who doesn’t want to look like a duchess? But you need to ask yourself, at what cost?
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, always looks lovely and put together. So it’s no surprise that many women are clamoring to mimic her style. Obviously, her good looks were handed down from her parents, but constantly being so well groomed requires a serious beauty regimen. While nobody but Kate knows her exact routine, we’ve uncovered a few products and treatments that are said to be her favorites – and added up the costs. As you can imagine, looking princess-perfect costs a pretty penny.
Kate Middleton’s hair is envied around the world. At the Richard Ward salon in London, where her stylist James Pryce used to work, cuts run about R2 000 and styling comes in just under around R815. Kate is also said to be a fan of Kérastase in-salon treatments, which can range from about R160 to R240.
Total cost: Assuming one trim, a couple of blowouts, the cost of a few hair care products, and one conditioning treatment per month, you could spend upward of R46 300 on your hair every year.
To get her glowing complexion, Kate uses Karin Herzog skin care. ‘Ms. Middleton uses the Professional Cleanser (about R400), the Vita-A-Kombi 1 about R620), the Vita-A-Kombi 3 Spot Zapper (about R260), and the Oxygen Face Cream (about R440),’ according to the brand’s UK managing director, Julie Cichocki. Kate is also a fan of facials and is said to enjoy the occasional Bee Sting Facial from Deborah Mitchell (about 2 170).
Total cost: If a woman were to restock her products every three months and go for a monthly facial, she could be spending over R33 300 a year.
Kate may have done her own make-up for the wedding, but she reportedly took lessons with bridal artist Arabella Preston, who is said to charge more than R800 per hour for consultations. As for products Kate uses regularly, it’s not known, but she was once spotted stocking up on Bobbi Brown products, including eye make-up and ‘basics’.
Total cost: Most of Bobbi Brown’s foundations run between about R300 – R400, blush is about R200, and her eyeliners and eye shadows are around R160. With several hours of lessons and new make-up every few months, even a fan of the natural look like Kate could be spending more than R7 300 on make-up in a year’s time.
Before the wedding, mother-in-law Camilla treated Kate’s nails to services at the Jo Hansford Salon, where manicures run from R470 up and pedicures cost about R620.
Total cost: If you were to have a manicure and pedicure every two weeks, you’d be spending almost R28 400.
Teeth and tanning
Kate has long been rumored to get sunless tans, which run around R960 a session at her usual salon. And she’s supposedly also had dental work and whitening by Dr. Didier Fillion, which could have cost over R8 100.
Total cost: If both of these are true, Kate might have spent about R28 400 in the past year.
For her first year of hair, skin, make-up, and grooming as princess, Kate could have spent about R143 900. Now that’s a regimen fit for a queen-to-be!
This article originally appeared on BellaSugar