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Royal wedding: Luminous look created by the bride herself

02 MAY 2011

Having told aides that she "knows her own face", Kate Middleton insisted on doing her own make-up for her wedding to Prince William.

The 29-year-old received several lessons prior to the big day from make-up artist Arabella Preston.

But on April 29, Kate was the one holding the brushes, in keeping with the natural feel of the nuptials.

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She created a soft, smoky eye, and enhanced the apples of her cheeks with a pink blush colour.

Her lips were understated, with a lick of soft pink to match the colour gracing her cheeks.

Determined to look her best for the grand occasion, the brunette beauty also received several beauty treatments.

A manicure was arranged for her by new step-mother-in-law Camilla.

Her nails were painted an off-white bridal shade to complement her divine dress.

She also had regular oxygen facials, a treatment said to plump and smooth the skin.

The lessons and treatments certainly paid off, and radiant Kate was picture-perfect on her big day.

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