What’s Inside The Royal Purse?
What’s really in Her Majesty’s handbag?
Many magazines have features about what makeup you’ll find in a celebrity’s purse, but the Queen’s purse, without which she would not appear over the course of 23,216 days, is the holy grail of this genre.
The longest reigning monarch in history and I have something very personal in common. We both favour the same nail polish: Essie Ballet Slipper. No doubt Queen Elizabeth II has a cadre of elite manicurists to tend to the royal fingertips while I apply the paint myself but still …
Marking the Queen’s record reign, London’s Telegraph published a story about her beauty products: “one’s beauty must-haves.”
“The Queen will only wear Essie’s Ballet Slipper nail polish according to sources.”
Some of the information comes from insiders without confirmation, but it’s “whispered in beauty circles” that she’s a fan of Clarins Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact in Transparent Fair. The Queen has a long history with Clarins. She commissioned them to make a lipstick that would match the ceremonial robes she wore at her coronation in 1953. More recently, she was seen at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games freshening her lipstick with a bright pink shade by Elizabeth Arden, which, like Clarins, has the royal warrant.