The Queen Sent a Subtle Message About Staying Strong During the Coronavirus Outbreak as She Left London

The Queen was photographed sporting a bold lipstick on her way out of London for Windsor Castle amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Earlier this week, on Thursday, Queen Elizabeth (opens in new tab) left London for her country home in Windsor amid health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Queen always spends time at Windsor Castle (opens in new tab), but moved her trip up a week due to growing concerns about the virus, which has affected a growing number of people around the globe.
  • The monarch wore a low-key travel outfit for the trip, sporting a pale blue, knitted cardigan and a comfy quilted vest. She went bold with her beauty look, however, and a sent a subtle message of strength and confidence with a bold lip.

Queen Elizabeth (opens in new tab) is setting an example and practicing self-quarantining.

The monarch left for Windsor Castle (opens in new tab) Thursday, beginning her usual time at the country home a week earlier than originally planned in response to the coronavirus health pandemic (opens in new tab).

Even in a time of crisis, however, the Queen is showing strength (opens in new tab) and fortitude. While most of the monarch's look for the day of travel was low-key—a pale blue, knitted cardigan and a comfy quilted vest—her beauty look was anything buy.

Elizabeth made a subtle statement (opens in new tab) about staying strong amid the coronavirus pandemic with her bold lip (opens in new tab), a universal signal of strength and confidence.

Queen leaves London

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While it's unclear exactly which shade the Queen was wearing (opens in new tab) on her way out of London, we do know some of her favorite brands and shades—and they're currently shoppable.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick

The Queen loves Elizabeth Arden and, according to People (opens in new tab), she's a fan of the brand's Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick line. 

Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick

The Queen is also a huge fan of Clarins and even commissioned a custom red shade from the brand for her Coronation in 1953.

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