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Duchess of Cambridge named as the ultimate beauty icon for British women

The Duchess of Cambridge has been hailed as British women’s number one beauty icon.

The 35-year-old royal beat major A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian to the top spot thanks to her effortless hair and beauty regime.

Instant Effects, who carried out the poll, revealed that six out of ten women said they regularly copied Kate’s make-up and hair look.

The Duchess usually sticks to a warm rosy glow with a hint of black eyeliner and a nude lip. Her hair is regularly blow dried into glossy waves or styled into a chic chignon.

“Kate Middleton is an iconic natural beauty who is confident in her look and her style. She is still young, so she is able to influence women of all ages,” said Richard Mears, the man behind the study.

In the list of 20 celebrities, new mum Cheryl hit second place with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie following close behind.

British TV personalities Holly Willoughby and Michelle Keegan also appeared in the top ten.

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