For months, we’ve been anticipating Meghan Markle’s bridal beauty look. Would she book a top-notch Hollywood makeup artist or would she do her own à la Kate Middleton? As it turns out, Markle turned to her friend and celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin for a stunningly simple but striking makeup look achieved with a palette of bronzes and browns and gorgeously glowing skin.
From the products to pick to how to apply them, Savoir Flair has broken down her royal makeup look.
First things first, and that’s ensuring you have a flawless face to work with. In the months leading up to her big day, Markle treated herself to a Nichola Joss facial or two – ensuring her skin was in superstar shape as the walked down the aisle. Facials are a great way to relax and unwind amidst the stress of planning a wedding, and looking after your skin is essential for beautiful makeup – meaning you’ll likely need less. Win-win.
With freckles as gorgeous as hers, it came as no surprise that Markle opted for a sheer, dewy coverage foundation to ensure hers were on full display. NARS’ ‘Sheer Glow Foundation’ does just what it says on the tin – giving you sheer, glowing skin without masking your natural beauty.
She then added a subtle hint of bronzy blush on the apples of her cheeks. The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Cheek to Chic in First Love’ is the perfect product to get her fabulous flush.
Brown-eyed girl Markle used a palette of bronze hues on her eyes with a subtle, smoky eye. It’s as simple as sweeping a deep brown hue across your lids and blending it into the crease of your eyes, before using the same shade to line your lower lashline. Opting for a brown liner still adds definition, but it’s much softer than a harsh black. You can then use a lighter brown or golden hue in the inner corner of your eyes, as this helps them appear bigger and brighter. Tarte’s ‘Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette’ is the perfect palette as it contains an array of bronze shades, from matte to shimmery, so you can mix and match your way to magic makeup.
Finish with a coat or two of a volumizing mascara. We recommend a waterproof formula to avoid pesky panda eyes and to see you through any tears.
Of course, no eye makeup look is complete without a pair of beautiful brows. Markle is known to be a fan of threading and tinting to achieve the perfect pair and is often spotted in London salon Riley’s Mayfair for her brow-boosting treatments. Once you’ve done that, all you need on the big day is a slick of brow gel to keep your pair in place.
Markle kept her smile simple, opting for a pop of pale pink on her pout. The key to luscious lips is using a nourishing, sheer lip color, like Clinique’s ‘Lip Pop’. Not only will it moisturize your mouth for eight hours, it also has a built-in primer to ensure your pink pout doesn’t fade or smudge – even after the words “You may kiss the bride” have been said.
Clinique ‘Lip Pop in Nude Pop’
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