These five beauty brands held a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen

Many of us will have spent a lot of time this week looking back on Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign. Some aspects of her life were widely photographed and reported on, while others, like her preferences on beauty products, remained more secretive. One list that gives us a little bit of insight into the products she may have regularly used is the Royal Warrant Holders Association directory.

Brands receiving the prestigious recognition were awarded it for supplying goods and services to the Royal households of both the Queen and, as he was known at the time, Prince Charles. In order for a brand to apply for a Royal Warrant, they must have supplied to the Royal household in question for at least five out of the past seven years.

So, what happens to these Royal Warrants now? According to a report published by The Guardian, brands that used Queen Elizabeth II’s coat of arms on their packaging stand to lose their status as suppliers to the Royal household following her passing. These Royal warrants became void last week, however, a two-year grace period is given to discontinue use.

Beauty brands granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Elizabeth II

Molton Brown

The Queen wasn't alone in her love for Molton Brown. Many of the scents are classics – you can’t go wrong with Rhubarb And Rose or Orange And Bergamot – and also feature in many of our bathrooms.

Clarins

There are so many brilliant classic Clarins products that we're not surprised that this brand holds a Royal Warrant for the Queen. According to Town & Country magazine, she was thought to be a fan of the Ever Matte Mineral Powder, £28 here. What's more, Clarins was the brand that the monarch reportedly commissioned to create a bespoke lipstick to match her coronation robes back in 1953. What an honour.

Elizabeth Arden

Another brand that comes to mind when you think of beauty classics is Elizabeth Arden. It has been reported that Her Majesty was partial to its Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipsticks, £22 here, and the brand reportedly held a Royal Warrant for more than 50 years.

There’s of course no word on what the Queen’s favourite shade of lipstick was, but we do know that she was no stranger to a pop of pink or red lipstick, so we would hazard a guess that shades like Wild Berry and Rosy Shimmer could have possibly featured in her collection.

Floris London

Historic London perfumer J. Floris held a Royal Warrant for both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, as he was known when the warrant was granted.

It has long been rumoured that one of the Queen’s favourite perfumes was Floris White Rose, £80 here, which is a lovely floral fragrance that mixes white rose with iris, amber and musk.

Kent Brushes

Founded centuries ago back in 1777, it makes sense that the world’s oldest brush manufacturer brand would supply to the Royal Family. But it’s not just our Queen to whom the company had the honour of supplying hair brushes. According to the brand, Kent Brushes has supplied an incredible nine consecutive monarchs with its tools. We wonder if King Charles will choose to grant the brand a Royal Warrant?

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