The One Beauty Product Meghan Markle Loves That Diana Would Never Have Used

According to Diana's make-up artist it would have been a non negotioable

Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex

by Annie Vischer |

We know that Meghan is a beauty buff. Her once-upon-a-time blog The Tig used to feature various beauty articles, many of which were written by the now Duchess of Sussex herself. Her posts were about everything from her favourite products, to interviews with her long-time friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin, and tutorials on getting 'The Rachel Blow Dry' from Suits. It's little wonder then, that she knows her way around a pro beauty kit like, well, a pro.

Meghan Markle
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Meghan has, in her most photographed recent years, accumulated a few beauty trademarks along the way. There's that healthy-glow blush, that reportedly comes courtesy of that cult classic NARS Blush in Orgasm, £25, her slightly glossed lips, and voluminous glossy hair (find out how to get said volume the Meghan Markle way right here). And then there are those lashes. Always long, always curled, always gosh darned full as anything. Now a lot of the time that flutter power is down to a decent mascara. One Suits makeup artist disclosed that Meghan had recommended Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99, to her, so this lady knows the power of a good formula and wand. Sometimes, however, Meghan relies on a temporary boost that comes by way of false lashes.

Velour Lashes
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Meghan reportedly wore a pair of Velour falsies on her wedding day, and conveniently the brand launched in the UK last year. Pick a pair up at your nearest Boots for a set in possession of (unofficial) royal approval.

Interestingly though, according to what Mary Greenwell – world renowned makeup artist who worked with Princess Diana – told Hello! last year, false lashes are unlikely to have been something that Princess Diana would ever have tried. ‘You would never have tried something so bold such as false lashes, for example,' she said. 'Why would you risk making her feel bad by doing something she wouldn’t like? When I did her makeup, she only wanted touches that brought out and enhanced her beauty.'

If Princess Diana were here to meet her daughter-in-law, she'd probably be more interested in her humanitarian efforts and how much she loves Prince Harry than her penchant for false lashes. There opposing views on false lashes, though, is an interesting reflection on how much beauty trends have changed in the last 20 years.

If, like Princess Diana, falsies really aren't your thing take a look at these lengthening mascaras instead. They'll boost your lash levels, zero fiddly application required.

SHOP: The Best Lengthening Mascaras

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SHOP: Best Lengthening Mascaras For Perfect Lashes

Benefit They're Real Mascara £21.50
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The UK's best-selling mascara from Benefit get a thumbs-up from beauty editors, as it really does the job. The special brush can make even the shortest lashes look longer and fuller; your eyelashes really will be defined by this well-priced tube of mascara. feelunique.com

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara £25
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Bobbi Brown's jumbo tube of mascara thickens, lifts, and defines lashes thanks to its truly enormous brush. Bobbi Brown claims this will keep your lashes long and luscious for up to 8 hours. johnlewis.com

Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara £38
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his mascara gets as close as you can get to falsies without worrying about glueing your eyelids together. This tube is worth the extra cost for a special night out. spacenk.com

Clinique High Impact Mascara £18
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When a makeup product becomes a classic, it's for a good reason - and this classic mascara is a real trustworthy part of your makeup regime. It has a fibre brush that gives a defined finish, and like all of Clinique's products, it's suitable for even the most sensitive eyes. johnlewis.com

Glossier Lash Slick Mascara £14
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Lash Slick is the first mascara from Glossier, and took more than 18 months and 248 iterations to formulate. It's affordable at just £14, and Glossier claims it can be washed off with just warm water.glossier.com

'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara £10.99
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The secret to the success of L'Oreal's mascara is that the brush features both long and short bristles, coating evenly and separating each lash. feelunique.com

Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara £19
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This brightly coloured tube of mascara is enriched with caffeine.lookfantastic.com

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara £10
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Is it possible to get a mascara for £10 that really performs? Yes - this Soap & Glory mascara thickens, lifts and lengthens your lashes with a fanned brush. boots.com

Diorshow Lash Extension Effect Volume Mascara £25
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Diorshow's mascara uses a formula enriched with microfibres to recreate the look of false lashes without the painstaking application process. It comes in a range of beautiful colours and claims not to dry out in the tube. johnlewis.com

Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara £21
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Boost, thicken, and curl your lashes with Tarte's trademark Amazonian clay formula without any crunch or heaviness. Your lashes will stay moisturised and conditioned throughout the day thanks to a mix of antioxidants and conditioners.tartecosmetics.com

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