Is this the best Camilla has ever looked?
Is this the best Camilla has ever looked? Queen’s glowing make-up was a ‘masterclass in timeless glamour’, expert claims
- Make-up artist Lisa Little told FEMAIL how Queen Camilla achieved her look
- READ MORE: A fashion power duo! Brigitte Macron helps Queen Camilla adjust her cape ahead of State Banquet at the Palace of Versailles – as the pair dazzle in navy Dior gowns
Queen Camilla’s elegant display in a navy Dior gown with a bold statement cape as she attended a State Banquet at the Palace of Versailles last night may have been her most fashion-forward look yet – and according to experts, she exuded ‘timeless glamour and sophistication’ with her bold make-up.
The Queen, 76, stunned in the floor-length dress which was a sweet tribute to her host country, created by the French fashion house. She paired the gown with some of the most dazzling gems from the Royal Collection, paying homage to her late mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
The necklace and earrings were the first of the George VI sapphire collection to go into the royal vault, given to the late Queen as a wedding present from her father.
Make-up artist Lisa Little told FEMAIL the Queen’s make-up only enhanced her sophisticated look, adding a further touch of elegance.
She said: ‘Queen Camilla’s makeup at the state banquet in Versailles last night exuded an air of timeless glamour and sophistication. Her choice of makeup perfectly complemented her features and enhanced her natural beauty.
Make-up artist Lisa Little weighed in on how Queen Camilla achieved her ultra-glamorous look last night to attend a state banquet at the Palace of Versailles
‘Queen Camilla’s skin appeared flawless and radiant. A luminous foundation provided a smooth and even base, while a subtle hint of blush added a touch of warmth to her cheeks, giving her a healthy and youthful glow.
‘Her eyes were the focal point of her makeup look. She opted for a classic approach with a neutral-toned eyeshadow palette, featuring shades that beautifully accentuated her eye color.
‘Delicately applied eyeliner defined her eyes, while voluminous lashes added a touch of drama and allure. The overall effect was captivating and elegant.’
Lisa added the Queen’s bold eye make-up was further accentuated by ‘impeccably groomed’ eyebrows which framed her face and added structure to the overall look.
The Queen made perhaps her most fashion-forward appearance yet in a navy gown with a bold cape from French fashion house Dior
‘Her lips were soft with a sophisticated berry hue. The lip color was perfectly balanced. The result was a polished and refined lip look that completed her overall look,’ she said.
‘Overall, Queen Camilla’s makeup was a masterclass in timeless glamour. The attention to detail, from her flawless complexion to her perfectly defined eyes and lips, showcased her regal elegance and ensured that all eyes were on her at the state banquet in Versailles.’
As the Queen oozed glamour in her evening gown, she made an Anglo-French fashion alliance with France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron (who also opted for a navy Dior gown).
The fashion world gained a new Anglo-French alliance last night as France’s first lady Brigitte Macron and Queen Camilla stunned in navy gowns as they dined at the Palace of Versailles.
The elegant ladies were a power duo on the red carpet as they joined Mr Macron and King Charles on the red carpet for the state banquet.
In a sweet moment, the French first lady was pictured adjusting Queen Camilla’s bold navy cape on the way into the Palace.
As the state-like foursome were joined by a cohort of exclusive guests at the banquet, including Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, they dined on lobster, crab and 30-month aged comté cheese.
As she arrived in France earlier on the day, Queen Camilla did pay tribute to British designers, opting for a gorgeous pink coat dress by Fiona Clare, while Brigitte was chic as always in a Saint Laurent navy suit with cute detailing in anchor buttons.
But at the Palace of Versailles, the pair coordinated, although their dresses were different enough not to amount to a full twinning effect.
Much like Brigitte’s sheer sleeve on her long Dior dress with bejewelled collar, Camilla’s cape allowed a flattering flash of flesh without revealing too much. And the cape’s trailing tails provided the drama befitting a new monarch.
The lack of embellishment made for an ideal canvas for the Royal Collection’s most dazzling jewels – the sapphire necklace, bracelet and earrings given to the late Queen by her father George VI as her wedding present.
Among the celebrity guests, Mick Jagger’s partner Melanie Hamrick chose London designer Jenny Packham; actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, Saint Laurent. The latter’s choice was natural – she is the face of its new campaign, after all.
Photographs from inside the palace yesterday showed the final preparations as they got underway for the state banquet.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said the dinner echoes the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1972, when she was greeted at the Palace by President Georges Pompidou.
Usually filled with a chaotic crowd of tourists from across the world, the Hall of Mirrors was closed to visitors yesterday as staff prepared for the royal banquet.
Photographs taken from inside the Palace showed how the Hall of Mirrors was filled with banquet tables lined with crystal glasses, beautiful china and polished silverware.
Workers were seen placing the final touches on the table settings as guests begin to arrive. Hugh Grant and Mick Jagger lead the celebrity arrivals heading to the Palace this evening for the banquet.
Charles’ visit makes one more date in the Palace’s long history starting from King Louis XIII, to the French revolution and all the way to modern times that is being presented on its ground floor into the newly opened Gallery of the History of the Palace.
Catherine Pégard, president of the Palace of Versailles, praised the ‘never-ending story’ of the palace that ‘includes visits from French children who come to Versailles with their classes, as well as visits from His Majesty the King of England or tourists who arrive from Asia and are less familiar with the history.’
‘And we have a story to tell each one of them,’ she added.
The palace has recently opened a gallery retracing its history, from its creation as a modest hunting lodge in 1623 to last century’s key diplomatic events – including the visits of Charles’ predecessors.
The gallery has 11 rooms, each thematic and largely chronological, presenting over 120 works aimed at providing visitors from across the world with an immediate understanding of the complex history of the palace.
It brings together recently acquired works alongside paintings and artworks that for many years had gone unseen as they’d been in storage, along with others that are now repositioned and better enhanced.
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