While more is known about Her Majesty’s fashion style – from her signature pearl necklaces and brooches to her bold pops of color – what adorns her vanity is more secret. Over the years, her beauty regime has revealed itself little by little. In fact, it can be discerned through his royal warrants – a system of patronage dating back 800 years.
Selected companies that hold Royal Warrants have supplied the House of Windsor for many years and have the privilege of bragging rights to their Royal clientele.
And the best part is that many of them are easy to use and accessible. Here’s a breakdown of the queen’s alleged must-have beauty products.
1. Clarins, Ever Matte Compact Mineral Powder, £30
At her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth chose Clarins cosmetics for the momentous occasion after commissioning the company to create a shade of lipstick that matched her dresses.
Seventy years into her reign, she still chooses to use the brand’s products regularly, with Clarins holding a royal warrant for “skincare and cosmetics” since 2007. Ever powder is rumored to be Matte in the Transparent Fair shade is among the Holy Grail of Queen’ products.
2. Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers, £7.99
Although the monarch’s hands are usually concealed by her beloved white gloves for public engagements, legend has it that Her Majesty’s love affair with her favorite polish began in 1989 when her hairdresser wrote to the founder of ‘Essie, Essie Weingarten, asking for a bottle of the brand’s finest. -Selling the shade of ballet slippers. Whether that’s true or not, it’s supposed to be the only nail polish the queen will wear. It was also the brand of nail polish the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day in 2011.
3. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Barrier Cream, £28
The American brand has held Royal Warrant status for nearly 60 years, and while the company is ‘keeping Madame’ on products the Queen loves, it has revealed it works closely with personal adviser Angela Kelly. of the monarch. The brand is, of course, immensely proud of its royal association. This cream is one of the brand’s best-selling and a cult favourite, and can be used as an ointment for dry skin to help heal insect bites and deeply hydrate. The queen also appreciates the brand’s lipsticks.
4. Floris White Roses Eau de Toilette 100ml, £80
The bespoke perfume house is the only perfumer to hold a Her Majesty’s Warrant, having first been granted the Royal Seal of Approval in 1820 by King George IV. The current monarch bestowed it in 1971. Although the exact perfume worn by the queen has never been disclosed, given her love of roses, a good bet could be the brand’s White Roses eau de toilette. Floris, however, created a fragrance to celebrate the birth of Queen Elizabeth in 1926, aptly named Royal Arms.
5. Molton Brown, Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel, £22
Yet another royal warrant holder, Molton Brown has had the privilege of supplying the Queen with toiletries since 2013. Again, no one knows for sure which particular scent is her favourite.
However, based on her love of the color pink, this one might be a strong contender.
6. Yardley English Lavender Soap Trio, £4.99
In the mid-18th century, Yardley of London – which was established in 1770 and celebrates its 252nd anniversary this year – was granted a Royal Warrant by King Charles I, and the British brand maintains its royal ties to this day.
Her luxury soaps are said to be given to private guests at Windsor Castle and royal households are rumored to always be well stocked with all things Yardley.
7. Kent Cherry Pure White Bristle Hairbrush, £39
Kent Brushes was founded in 1777 by William Kent during the reign of George III. The company holds a prominent place in the history of brush-making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of their production, which has been recognized by the granting of royal warrants for nine reigns. The last was published three years after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth.