Meet the secret beauty team behind Kate Middleton’s perfect post-pregnancy look. (Photo: Getty)
Just hours after giving birth, the Duchess emerged in a pretty Jenny Packham dress, post-baby bump barely visible, hair beautifully framing her face, makeup perfect, and her swaddled baby girl looking angelic. So how did she pull it off? The Daily Mail reports on the ace “Team Kate” who immediately snuck into the hospital to transform Kate into the picture of glowing and glamorous new motherhood.
Ace hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker was seen entering the hospital carrying a bag of products and tools to create amazing hair. Tucker is said to have also done Kate’s hair after Prince George was born. In both cases Tucker met the baby before the grandparents. Colorist Richard Ward was most likely on hand to give Kate’s hair a touch-up, she had reportedly stopped coloring her hair when she was pregnant.
Kate sported her signature beauty look, filled-in brows, chocolate brown liner, rosy cheeks, and soft pink lips. The Duchess is rumored to be a fan of Bobbi Brown’s products. The Daily Mail reports that she owes her post-pregnancy glow to Bobbi’s Brightening Finishing Powder ($52). Kate is also said to stock up on Bobbi’s eye cream and concealer to hide any sleep-deprivation due to the baby, and stocks up on her makeup at Peter Jones department store in Chelsea.
Manicurist Marina Sandoval has been Kate’s go-to source for beautiful nails for the past five years, making on-call visits to the Palace. Sandoval usually paints Kate’s nails in pale pinks and creams. According to Sandoval, Kate wore a mix of Essie’s Allure polish and Bourjois’ So Laque ultra-shine nail enamel for the royal wedding.
One thing is for sure, with the help of her beauty team, Kate pulled off going from the birthing room to camera-ready in a matter of hours. Not an easy feat.
Disclaimer: Bobbi Brown is the editor in chief of Yahoo Beauty.