Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Beauty look of the week: Katie Holmes vs Duchess Kate

It's time for the battle of the Kates. Both Katie Holmes and the Duchess of Cambridge sported similar, low-key looks on the red carpet this week, but who gets your vote on the beauty front?

 Katie Holmes and Duchess Kate out and about this week. Photos: Getty Images

It's safe to say that Katie and Kate are big fans of the kohl pencil. Holmes showed off her heavy eyeliner look at the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol premiere, which she teamed with perfectly defined brows, nude lips and a radiant glow. As for the hair, she opted for a sleek, swept-back ponytail - just in case anyone missed her sheer dress.

Meanwhile, Duchess Kate wowed us in Alexander McQueen at The Sun Military Awards on Monday night. While this black, velvet gown took us by surprise, Kate tends to stick to what she knows best with her makeup and hair. Although we'd like to see her try something different (a messy updo perhaps?), she still looked stunning wearing these basic beauty favourites - black eyeliner and a rosy pink blush.

So what's your verdict, Katie or Kate? We asked our expert friend British Beauty Blogger to share her thoughts below. Don't forget to cast your vote in the poll!

MyDaily HQ: While we like Katie's sleek, chic style, Duchess Kate's glam evening look was the most impressive (it's got nothing to do with the McQueen dress and that diamond necklace, we promise).

British Beauty Blogger: I love the way that Kate Middleton's lip-shade compliments her beautiful jewellery - it's a very subtle but elegant touch. They've both got stunning smoky eyes but Katie Holmes is more current; there is something about Kate Middleton's smoky that looks a little bit 1980 - she hasn't quite blended it to that seamless look that make-up artists can do, so I would guess she has done her own make-up on this occasion. Either way, they're actually quite similar looking and both of them look absolutely beautiful.

Reader poll:
Katie or Kate? 

Katie - her look is understated but chic293 (24.1%)Kate - her classic style is gorgeous and glam922 (75.9%)

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