Duchess Sophie’s makeup trick enhances her blue eyes and it’s so easy to recreate for both daytime and evening occasions.

When it comes to makeup, women in the Royal Family tend to favour glowy bases and subtle pink-toned lipsticks for daytime engagements and special events. This beautiful fresh-faced makeup is something we see regularly from the Duchess of Edinburgh, though she’s a fan of a slightly bolder eye look. Applied flawlessly, the best eyeliners can help to define your eyes in a stunning way and dark eyeliner is a great makeup looks for blue eyes like Duchess Sophie’s. 

She’s a fan of wearing black eyeliner along her upper lash line and we’ve seen Duchess Sophie’s makeup trick used to great effect on so many occasions. The senior royal’s eyeliner appears to generally be applied with a slight winged look to it and the line isn’t especially thick.

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh attends day two of Royal Ascot 2023

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This is something that Woman & Home’s Digital Beauty Editor Aleesha Badkar believes is incredibly effective. She explained that eyeliner like Duchess Sophie’s is a “brilliant way to make a subtle statement” whilst still keeping your makeup looking “really elegant”. Aleesha believes that the “addition of short wings adds a flattering fluttery appearance to the shape of the eyes” too.

Combined with lashings of black mascara on the top lashes and a more subtle amount on the bottom lashes, the Duchess of Edinburgh’s eyes also appear “bigger without losing definition”.

Duchess of Edinburgh attends the 2024 Commonwealth Day Service

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As we saw with Duchess Sophie’s eyeliner look for the Commonwealth Day Service this year, she doesn’t always have pencil eyeliner in her waterline as well and this also helps to give an eye-widening effect. She went for a similar eye makeup look for the Order of the Garter ceremony in 2023 and the mascara and eyeliner being focused on the upper lash line added beautiful depth.

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh attends the British Cycling National Track Championships

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This came across in photographs of her at the event and the same is true of her makeup for Ascot in 2023 and the British Cycling National Track Championships earlier this year. Duchess Sophie’s makeup trick for all of these events makes her light blue eyes appear that bit brighter in contrast to the black eyeliner. 


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