Beauty fit for Royalty
With the Royal Wedding imminent, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and take a look at some Beauty fit for Royalty. Whether it be the products regal purple colour (the colour of Royalty for centuries), or some “royal” ingredient(s), these products certainly have a pedigree that make them suitable for a Royal Wedding. Now, we’re not saying Meghan Markle will wear any of these products on her special day, nor, we need to be clear, has she endorsed them, but we think they are very royal-worthy. What do you think?
Mon Paris Couture
From the couture house of fashion royalty, comes a fragrance fit for Royalty. With its modern classic notes, so reminiscent of the City of Love, and the gorgeous violet colour, it is truly royal-worthy, and definitely wedding-day worthy. YSL Mon Paris Couture is an irresistible chypre floral citrus, opening with sparkling notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and raspberry, softened by watery notes of lychee and mandarin. The vivacious notes of dature flower, white peony and and orange flower are partnered with the delicate rose infusion, to provide a warm and romantic heart. The intoxicating dry down notes of patchouli, ambrox and white musk, combined with cashmeran and accord of cream finish the fragrance with a lush sensuality. YSL Mon Paris Couture fragrance is the third fragrance in the Mon Paris trilogy, and in our opinion, is the best of the three. It is regal, sophisticated and unforgettable. Remember – in Paris…… Love is Limitless. Eau De Parfum 90ml, RRP $218.00.
June Jacobs Fresh Squeezed Lemon Cleanser and Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder
To keep your skin sparkling and blemish free, you need to start with the basics of skincare, and that means clean, glowing skin. June Jacobs Fresh Squeezed Lemon Cleanser is formulated with Lemon Peel Extract (to brighten dull skin), Jojoba, Rose Hip, Algae and Carrageenan Seed Extract, (to nourish and restore your skins protective barrier), and Ginger Root and Linden Extract (for calming). Together these ingredients combine to help improve the brightness and radiance of your skin. To help remove dullness, use the June Jacobs Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder twice a week. Physical and enzymatic exfoliating ingredients help sweep away dull surface skin cells, whilst special fruit extracts help reduce hyperpigmentation, all of which combine to reveal a brighter complexion underneath. Cleanser 200ml, RRP $58.00, Exfoliating Powder 74g, RRP $69.00.
Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil and Micro-Dermabrasion Kit
For the gold standard in Skincare, look no further than the jewel in the Nutrimetics crown – Nutri-Rich Oil. For almost 50 years (that’s right – it’s celebrating its own Golden Jubilee this year), Nutri-Rich Oil has been intensively moisturising and nurturing skin, with a highly concentrated blend of Apricot Kernel Oil (each 60ml jar contains the oil of more than 100 apricots) and vitamin E. The formula actually mimics your skin’s own oil to help relieve dryness and improve elasticity and moisture retention, to visibly reduce fine lines and soothe stressed skin. 60ml RRP $66.00. Also available in 25ml travel size, and for a limited time, in a 50th Anniversary limited edition. When paired with the Nutrimetics Micro-Dermabrasion Kit, a two-step kit, with a slew of beneficial ingredients, you’ll have a royal glow in no time. Step 1 – the Resurfacer contains Scandanavian Mineral Polish, which resurfaces the upper layers of your skin, eliminating dead skin cells, and improving skin texture, while Tasmanian Berry Extract soothes and calms your skin, minimising redness and irritation. Step 2 – the Serum, contains Royal Peptide (a powerful amino acid peptide mimicking the benefits of Royal Jelly), to stimulate skin regeneration, helping to delay the signs of aging, and Kakadu Plum Extract, one of the world’s richest sources of Vitamin C, to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and boost skin radiance. The end result: smoother, clearer, more visibly radiant skin. As with any micro-dermabrasion, always use a moisturiser or sunscreen with SPF whilst using this kit. Resurfacer 60ml & Serum 25ml. Kit RRP $99.00.
Ella Bache Crème Royale
Skincare fit for royalty is certainly the Ella Bache Crème Royale. A luxuriously textured, ultra-nourishing moisturising cream, that will have your skin glowing all day. The formula is rich in vitamins A, D and E, so it provides antioxidants and anti-ageing protection for your skin. Beeswax and lanolin intensely moisturise, soften and protect the skin from moisture loss. 50ml, RRP $83.00.
Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Hydrating Gel-Cream
Royal-worthy skin needs a little TLC all day every day to recover from cold, heat, and air conditioning. Let your skin recover from the daily stresses with the Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Hydrating Gel-Cream – harnessing the power of nature (it’s 99.5% natural). Royal jelly works to nourish and hydrate your delicate skin for up to 48 hours, while essential amino acids and vitamins from rice and quinoa work to hydrate tired skin. Skin is left radiant and dewy looking, with dullness diminished. The lightweight formula absorbs easily and leaves no sticky residue – and helps to improve your skins moisture barrier over time. 51g, RRP $29.95.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Eye Balm
To have your peepers looking fresh and hydrated, ready for the many (many) photo ops you have each day, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Eye Balm is enriched with pro-calcium and royal jelly to repair, nourish and tighten the skin around your delicate eye area. The creamy balm instantly melts into a silky cream upon contact with your skin leaving your eyes feeling nourished, strengthened and smoothed, and ready for the day ahead. 15ml, RRP $36.95.
Guerlain Abielle Royale Bee Glow
The Guerlain Abielle Royale skincare range has long harnessed the power of the Bee, using their natural healing products to create a skincare range with a repairing concentrate, to help repair wrinkles and loss of firmness. The latest innovation in the Abielle Royale line (to launch on May 27th), is the Bee Glow, containing royal jelly, in a multi-purpose anti-ageing fluid that hydrates and plumps your skin, whilst helping to strengthen your epidermis, and protecting your skin barrier, preventing loss of hydration. The Bee Glow also acts as a skin finisher, for those who don’t want (or need) to wear make up, or as a base for those who do. Either way, the end result is skin that glows with youthful radiance. 30ml, RRP $140.00.
Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector
With the world watching your every move, your makeup needs to stay in place all day, every day, and needs to be pore-fect. The Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector helps diminish the appearance of pore size over time, whilst instantly blurring, filing, and reducing the look of pores and fines lines, to help your foundation apply smoothly and evenly. Just what you need when you’re in the public eye. 30ml, RRP $40.00.
Rimmel Royal Blush
To give your cheeks a royal, English-Rose glow, Rimmel London Royal Blush is a cream-to-powder blush that provides a delicate, soft, radiant flush of colour. The weightless formula contains a blend of emollients and waxes that allows the texture to melt into your skin upon application. It offers a natural, buildable, blendable and streak-free colour that is non-greasy, not tacky and stays comfortable all day. It is available in three shades – Peach Jewel, Coral Queen (pictured) and Regal Queen. 4g, RRP $11.95
Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender & Espresso Body Wash and Body Cream
A wedding can be quite stressful, and we imagine a royal wedding even more so, so the luxe Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender and Espresso range, with its soothing lavender notes are perfect to calm any last minute nerves. The delicate cleansers in the Lavender and Espresso Body Wash gently nurture and purify as you find your inner calm, leaving skin subtly scented and you utterly relaxed. After your bath or shower, calm and quench your skin by locking in the intense hydration of the luxurious (and we mean luxurious!) Lavender and Espresso Body Cream, with a special Tri-oil blend to keep your skin wedding-day glowing all year round. A calm demeanour and hydrated glowing skin – yes please. Body Wash 250ml, RRP $28.00. Body Cream 250ml, RRP $40.00.
Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Moisturising Cream
All those outdoor meet and greets can leave your skin a little on the dry side. Rescue your dry, dehydrated skin, or skin in need of some serious TLC, with the sumptuous Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Moisturising Cream, that locks in nourishing moisture for up to 24 hours. Feelings of tightness virtually disappear, thanks to the ultra hydrating formula that’s enriched with royal jelly for lasting comfort. Almost immediately, your skin will feel smooth, supple and cushiony-soft. 200ml, RRP $130.00.
Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream
Of course, we want our hands to be wedding-day ready as he slips the ring on, (even if ours will be seen by less than 20 million or so people), so the Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream is just perfect. A hand cream rich in moisturizing botanicals and antioxidants, and the calming delicate scent of lavender, the rich, protective hand cream restores moisture and smoothness to your hands for an insta-worthy shot. 125ml, RRP $59.00.
L’Oreal Elvive Re-Nutrition Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
All that travel and air conditioning can really dry out any hair, yet somehow Royal hair always looks so soft and shiny. To keep your hair in tip top condition, try L’Oréal Paris Elvive Re-Nutrition Nourishing Shampoo, which features royal jelly to nourish your hair from root to tip, leaving it smooth and shiny. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Re-Nutrition Nourishing Conditioner combines the smoothness of a creme with the lightness of water, to deeply hydrate dry hair. It contains royal jelly to nourish hair, keeping it healthy and shiny. Shampoo and Conditioner 250ml, RRP $5.95 each. Also available in 375ml.
So there you have it – even if you aren’t royalty, you can still look the part, with our royalty-inspired beauty products. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.