The Markle Beauty sparkle
As the world prepares to stop and watch an American TV Actress marry a real life prince, the question on everyone’s lips is….what is she going to look like? Meghan Markle has captivated women all over the world with her dazzling dimple smile, large brown eyes, glowing skin and shiny hair. She is the IT girl that found fame on Suits and caught the eye of Britain’s most eligible bachelor. She is a classic beauty with a simple beauty routine that you can copy too.
The best thing about Meghan is that unlike most notoriously shy royals, she is not afraid to speak her mind and spill her beauty secrets. The following information has been collected by beauty interviews conducted with Meghan from Allure, Beauty Banter, BirchBox and Beauticate.
What is your beauty routine?
“I play around. I love Jan Marini skin-care products. I’ve been using their serum lately. It’s a nice glycolic one that makes your skin really glow-y. And I really love the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation. I also use Revitalash on my eyelashes, and I swear they are as long as they could ever be.”
What are your must-have makeup products?
I love Nars blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within. My favorite mascara is Diorshow Iconic, and then I love the Make Up For Ever HD Powder) It lets your skin look shiny and fresh, but not greasy-shiny.”
How does your makeup look differ from your Suits character?
“I am so much more low-key in real life. She’s so polished. And it’s in HD, so the steps that go into looking good on a show are very different than in real life. I don’t wear foundation in real life. My routine is very simple — I call it the five-minute face. It’s just Touche Éclat, curled lashes, mascara, Chap Stick, and a little bit of blush. That is my favourite kind of look. If I’m going to amp it up for night, then I use M.A.C. Teddy eyeliner, which is a really beautiful brown that has some gold in it. A makeup artist I work with often, Kayleen McAdams, turned me on to it. It’s what she uses on Sofia Vergara, and who wouldn’t want those gorgeous brown almond eyes?”
The interview excerpt above was with Meghan before her royal encounter with Prince Harry, so how has her beauty style evolved since meeting the prince?
Meghan has noticeably toned down the ‘glam’ on her red carpet looks. The smoky eyes being replaced for more golden tones.
Since being linked to Prince Harry, Meghan has stuck to a palette of neutral tones against bronzed, glowing skin, which is both timeless and chic.
This is a clear indication of her royal transformation from screen siren to future princess. While Kate Middleton has made a signature look of her strong eyeliner, filled in brows and blushed cheeks, Meghan is still experimenting with her appearance.
There are, however, a few consistencies to Meagan’s everyday look:
- She applies foundation sparingly to avoid covering up her signature splatter of freckles.
“Only apply foundation to the spots you need it and spread it with a beauty blender,” she says, “I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a ‘wash’ of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face.”
- She keeps her lips natural. With her golden features speaking volumes, Meghan leaves her lips natural and moisturised but not glossy or filled in. This simple switch up makes her appear a lot more natural and relaxed.
Meghan’s go to product is Chapstick or Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment: The very best lip balm, in Meghan’s opinion. “I swear by it,” she says.
- She always wears under eye concealer to keep her face camera fresh
YSL Touche Éclat: The one product Meghan reaches for to look “relatively alive” after a gruelling 17-hour workday.
- She always has clean, shiny, blow-dried hair
Meghan’s hair is her crowning glory. While she isn’t afraid to mix of her hairstyles, from messy updo’s, big girls or a bouncy blow dry she always start with the foundation of clean, smooth hair. These are her go to hair care products:
Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Thick Mask: Meghan says she uses her Kérastase products religiously. This mask is ideal for nourishing sensitised, dry hair.
Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax line: This range smooths frizzy hair into glossy tresses, like Meghan’s.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: Meghan waxes lyrical about this cult product, saying, “When my hair is feeling a little weighted, Suanne, my hair artist…has me bend forward and she sprays a little Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray…and then has me ‘flip back hard’ to give my hair a little extra bounce.”
So what can we expect from Meghan on her big day?
My guess is a modern take on Grace Kelly. I think she will wear her hair in a messy up do fixed with a traditional tiara and veil and she will keep her makeup simple and glowy. I think she will make a point to enhance her gorgeous bronzed skin with lots of caramel and gold tones and keep her lips hydrated and matte to let her million dollar smile shine through.
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