Meghan Markle’s Wedding Makeup Let Her Natural Beauty (and Her Freckles) Show

Whether you woke up bright and early (or more accurately, so early that it was still dark) to watch the royal wedding and Meghan Markle’s official walk down the aisle or you stuck with your normal sleep schedule and are just catching up now, there’s one thing to know: Meghan Markles’s wedding day makeup didn’t disappoint.

For the occasion, Meghan went with natural, glowing skin, letting her freckles peek through. Her lips were subtly glossy, while her eyes had a minimalist, elegant sweep of shadow—a perfect compliment to her low, loose updo. (Yeah, the bun came back!) It’s a beautiful look, made even better by the fact that she looked very much like herself. (She’s said in interviews before she prefers not to cover up her freckles.)

Despite rumors that she was going to do her own makeup, Kensington Palace confirmed that her look was done by Dior celebrity makeup artist and Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant Daniel Martin.) If she had done her own makeup though, the move wouldn’t have been completely unheard of: Lest you forget, Kate Middleton did her own wedding makeup back in 2011. And as we’ve all witnessed, Meghan is a woman confident in her own abilities with a makeup brush. The bad news is that unless Meghan decides to resuscitate The Tig with a wedding day beauty recap, we may never know the exact products she used. Can you hear the sound of a million beauty sleuths weeping in the distance? Same.

Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Windsor Castle
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Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Procession
Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Procession
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Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Windsor Castle
Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Windsor Castle

The saving grace is, we know a ton about Meghan’s skin and beauty routine from her days as an actress (thank you, Suits). Going by the law of common sense, once you find your go-to products, you don’t just jump ship. Especially when, as celebrities do, you’ve got a million things to choose from and finally find the things that work best for you. And for Meghan’s skin, we know she has a pretty keyed-in routine.

Last year, she told Allure that she’s a big fan of Jan Marini’s glycolic serum, along with Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder for some gentle physical exfoliation (this Cetaphil is an excellent cheap dupe). Sculpting inner facials—by which we mean, massages on the inside of her mouth—keep her jawline and cheeks lifted.

After that skin care routine, Meghan’s said she’s a fan of super-light foundations (again, so her freckles can show through). To get there, Meghan’s pre-engagement makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, says she would reach for Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 6.25 with a few drops of 5.5. Bounced on with a slightly wet Beautyblender, it gives light, dewy coverage. An eternal bestseller rounds out her skin go-tos: Nars Orgasm blush, which she says brightens her face. After paging through literally hundreds of images of her over the past few days, we can confirm: Meghan always has this warm, sunny golden flush, and that’s the trademark glow of an Orgasm lover.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Northern Ireland
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Meghan tends to play up her lashes over wearing tons of liner or eyeshadow, and, drumroll please, there’s a major reason for that. She’s a Revitalash devotee, and according to an interview with Birchbox, a Shu Uemura eyelash curler is the one thing she couldn’t live without. Among her favorite mascaras are Dior Diorshow Iconic mascara and Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, and her two favorite liners are M.A.C. Teddy, a gorgeous, gold-flecked brown, and Chanel Eyeliner in Cassis, a shimmery plum that she draws on her upper lash line and water line.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Attend UK Team Trials For The Invictus Games Sydney 2018
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Lip-wise, Meghan is apparently a fan of the Victoria Beckham-inspired lipstick in Charlotte Tilbury’s line, the matte, rosy pink Very Victoria. For a more relaxed look, she’s into Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment with SPF 15. From Meghan’s own, well-moisturized lips, she says it gives her “soft, kissable, buttery lips. I swear by it.” The newlyweds might not have gone for a balcony kiss this year, but we’d highly doubt the Fresh got a break.

This post will be updated as more details come in.

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