Kate Middleton has been the subject of so much talk in the months following the announcement of her engagement to Prince William, and with days (gasp!) left until the big day, people everywhere are itching with anticipation to see her get-up as she steps out before the world in Westminster Abbey.

If you’ve already had it up to here with “the royal wedding this” and “the royal wedding that,” have mercy on us. We couldn’t help but be intrigued by Kate Middleton’s choice to do her own makeup for the grand affair, especially when you bear in mind the vast influence she’s had over feminine style and sensibility.