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Smokey eyes and cape – Queen Máxima’s elegant look in check

As an elegant royal lady in black, Queen Máxima appeared for the traditional Remembrance Day ceremony in Amsterdam and convinced not only fashionably with tact. Tikbow takes a closer look at the timelessly chic look of the mom-of-two.

Remembrance Day commemorates the victims of World War II, and Queen Máxima dressed head-to-toe in black for the occasion, having recently taken off her calf-length black cape at the King’s Day in The Hague. Underneath, she wore a black dress by Massimo Dutti and combined black suede pumps with a smooth leather cap. She completed her look with statement accessories: a hairband-like headpiece, XXL pearl earrings, a matching brooch in the shape of a crescent moon, black leather gloves and a handbag with clip closure and crocodile pattern. What again became clear: Máxima is not considered a fashion queen for nothing, even on such serious dates she hits the right note with her outfits – and in an extremely stylish way.

Königin Máxima at Remembrance Day
Elegant and appropriate: At the Remembrance Day ceremony, Queen Máxima once again showed a sense of style.Photo: Getty Images

Königin Máxima’s beauty look at Remembrance Day.

The beauty look of queen Máxima was also a particular eye-catcher at Remembrance Day. She put a special focus on her eyes and opted for a bold smoky eye look with a light brown eye shadow with metallic shimmer:

Máxima with dark eyeshadow.
While Máxima usually wears natural eyeshadow shades, she opted for dark shades on Remembrance Day to match her outfit.Photo: Getty Images

As the name suggests, smoky eyes live from their smoky, smudged look. The effect is created when dark eye shadow nuances are blended outward on the eyelid with a brush until no hard edges are visible. However, caution is advised, because if the eyeshadow is chosen too dark or blended too far beyond the eyelid, panda eyes are quickly created, which are more of a fail than a stylish look.

Máxima did everything right with her eye makeup by opting for dark brown shades instead of black and only letting the whole thing fade out discreetly. And: The queen also observed the golden make-up rule for smoky eyes: If the eyes are so darkly emphasized, the lip make-up should be subtle so that it doesn’t become too much. Máxima skilfully rounded off her look with nude lipstick, proving how elegant make-up styles with smoky eyes can be. The fine updo hidden under the hat with a deep side parting and draped "bangs" did its &um;briges – elegance par excellence!