There is no denying that Meghan Markle is the epitome of a natural beauty. Known for her naturally radiant complexion, Markle's effortless approach to beauty skyrocketed in popularity (behold the 'Meghan effect') the very moment she stepped out at St. George's Chapel to wed her now-husband, Prince Harry, back in May. Always one to embrace her natural features (hello, freckles), Meghan has an affinity with minimalist makeup that began long before her days as a Duchess. Here, we run you through everything you need to know about Meghan Markle's signature look and how you can emulate it yourself.
1. A Lightweight Foundation
If Meghan Markle has taught us anything since joining the Royal Family, it's that less is more. For flawless coverage that doesn't mask her natural skin, Megs swears by the cult favourite Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation. Speaking to Birchbox, Markle revealed that she opts for a more natural approach to beauty and likes to keep her foundation looking as fresh as possible. “I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a 'wash' of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face."
Where: At Tupou College on October 26, 2018, in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
A pop of eyeliner can make all the difference to a makeup look - it’s a great way to fake looking well-rested and can instantly tighten and define the eye. In keeping with her natural look, Meghan applies liner on both her upper and lower waterlines to subtly enhance her eyes.
Where: At Sunset Tower on January 22, 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
3. A Pop Of Highlighter
The Duchess of Sussex may always look like she's glowing from within however her secret for an ever elusive and luminous glow is a swipe of highlighter across the cheekbones. It’s been reported that Markle’s seemingly effortless glow is all thanks to Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter which provides that high-wattage, dewy sheen we're used to seeing on the Duchess.
Where: At Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel on January 21, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
4. A Nude Lipstick
No "no makeup" makeup look is complete without the quintessential nude lippie. While it’s rare that we ever see Markle stray from a classic nude lip, this peachy tone is the perfect in-between shade and complements her skin tone beautifully.
Where: At Australia House on April 21, 2018, in London, England.
5. False Lashes
For long, fluttery eyelashes like Meghan’s, a strip of false lashes provide effortless glitz and eye-popping power and bring the entire makeup look together.
Where: At the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018, in London, England.
6. Soft Brows
It’s common knowledge that whether thick or thin, brows define your entire face. Just like the rest of us, Meghan found herself a bit too tweezer-happy during her early days of Suits, rocking a much thinner brow. However, ever since joining the royal family, Markle’s brows have been restored to their former (and much thicker) glory. The Duchess lightly fills in her brows with an eyebrow pencil to softly define her arch and give the illusion of naturally fuller brows.
Where: At St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018.
7. A Pop Of Colour
Meghan understands the power of well-placed cheek colour, often opting for a soft pink shade of blush to subtly enhance her sculpted cheekbones.
Where: At Aras an Uachtarain on July 11, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland.