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Kate Middleton poses pretty with Prince William in their official engagement photos. Photos: Mario Testino / Getty Images

For Kate Middleton and Prince William's highly-anticipated engagement photos, many people would expect the royal bride-to-be to have an entourage of makeup artists and stylists by her side.

Not so for the "true people's princess."

In the recently released photos -- captured during a two-hour shoot by fashion photographer Mario Testino -- Middleton reportedly did her own makeup (although Testino's makeup artist was on hand for touch-ups).

We love how the 28-year-old accentuated her beautiful hazel eyes with bold, dark eyeliner and then balanced it out with soft neutral shades on her cheeks and lips. A perfect way to highlight her gorgeous features while also making sure that her heirloom 18-carat diamond and sapphire engagement ring still took center stage!

As for her famous long, brunette locks, Middleton did have some help from her usual stylist, James Pryce of the Richard Ward Salon, who styled her tresses with elegant, soft waves.

Makeup maven Bobbi Brown was also impressed with how beautiful Middleton looked in her engagement photos. "It was so pretty, modern and fresh, and so close to what I would have chosen to apply. She is such a beautiful woman, so I am happy that she chose to enhance her natural beauty as opposed to hiding it or creating an overly dramatic look."

To recreate this perfect bride-to-be beauty, Brown suggests using neutral eye colors like Ivory and Caviar Eye Shadows, lash-boosting Extreme Party Mascara, Blushed Blush, and a pinkish-nude lipstick like Sandwash Tulle Lip Color.

Want more reasons to love this princess-to-be? Check out the affordable outfits she wore for these photos!

And find out what designers are doing to get the chance to design Kate's wedding dress.

Click through the gallery below for foolproof wedding makeup look that any bride can do.




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