With Beauty Month well underway, we thought we'd try to find out the latest on the nation's relationship with make-up and who we view as the ultimate celebrity beauty queens.
It may come as no surprise that in our recent survey of 2,000 Brits, Kate Middleton was voted as the ultimate UK beauty icon. With more than 60% of the vote, clearly the natural 'no make-up' look is the one for us!
Over half of our responses preferred a clear complexion to bronzed, while a fifth would opt for a nude lipstick over a bold red.
Still, the made-up-make-up look did well in the stakes too with the likes of Michelle Keegan and Rita Ora making the top five. Our ladies admitted to feeling the need for make-up, with well over two-thirds only feeling happy with themselves once their lotions and potions have been applied.
Our Beauty Buying Director, Jo Lee, thinks the research proves how vital make-up is to our day-to-day lives: "Not only does it help us feel more comfortable in our skin, but it's a real confidence booster. Perfectly prepped hair and a clear complexion can really go a long way!"
So where did our other celebs order in the ranks?
Interestingly, our male and female celebrity top fives were pretty similar…
Women's top 5 Men's top 5
1) Kate Middleton Kate Middleton
2) Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole
3) Michelle Keegan Michelle Keegan
4) Abbey Clancy Emma Watson
5) Lily Cole Lily Cole
We put together four quick tutorials to show you how you can use our beauty brands to copy your favourite styles!
Re-create the ultimate beauty icons
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Step One: Laura Geller Balance n Brighten Face Powder with brush
(but keep an eye out for the launch of bareSkin foundation – perfect for the Kate look!)
Step Three: Tarte Prismatic Eye Colour Enhancing Shadow Palette (for Rich Browns) – coming soon!
Step Four: Doll10 mascara
Step Five: Doll10 lipstick in Nude
Step One: Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector
Step Three: Doll10 Dark Brown Kohl pencil
Bobbi Brown Lipgloss coming soon!
Step One: Doll 10 foundation Aqua D'pure
Step Three: bareMinerals eyeshadow
Step Five: Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick
Step Three: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blusher (True Love) NOTE: also used as the eye shadow in the socket
Step Four: Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Coral
Good luck with your makeovers! Comment below to tell us how they work for you!
Browse our beauty department online and happy Beauty Month!