Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, (formerly known as Meghan Markle) is clearly a make-up lover. Her career as an actress (she hit the big time in TV series Suits) saw her spend plenty of time in the make-up chair, and you don't log those sort of hours without picking up a handy make-up tip or two. During that time she formed a strong friendship with make-up artist Daniel Martin who she enlisted to apply her wedding day make-up, what greater honour could she have bestowed?! Whilst it's not clear who has been her regular make-up artist since then, or even whether she's been doing her make-up herself, there's no denying that Meghan has a specific make-up style. Mink brown eyeshadow, a touch of defining eyeliner, curled volume-packed lashes, a pretty pink blush and rose shade of lippy, yep, there you have Meghan's signtaure make-up look. That's not to say she hasn't changed things up from time to time. It's time for us to take you through our favourite Meghan make-up looks. Scroll on down to browse the best of the best and find out what products you can shop to copy them. First up though? A detailed breakdown of one of our favourite recent Duchess-worthy make-up looks.
Meghan's Favourite Blusher Revealed
Meghan Markle's Favourite Beauty Products - Grazia 2021
Meghan told Beauty Banter that she could always rely on [NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm, £25](http://Meghan told Beauty Banter that she could always rely on NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm, £25, to give her 'a perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face'.), to give her 'a perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face' and in 2014 she told Allure magazine 'I love Nars blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within.'
Meghan's start status prior to her relationship with Prince Harry means there's a plethora of interviews available to sift through if you're after beauty recommendations from the Duchess of Sussex and in nearly all of them she mentions one particular blusher. Meghan told Beauty Banter that she could always rely on NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm, £25, to give her 'a perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face' and in 2014 she told Allure magazine 'I love Nars blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within'.
A Breakdown Of One Of Our Favourite Meghan Make-Up Looks
Remember when Meghan and Harry stepped out during a visit to Canada House at the beginning of 2020? Little did we know that it would preempt the couple's HUGE announcement that they were 'stepping back' as senior royals. That day her outfit reeled in social media admiration but, for those beauty obsessives of us out there, it was her make-up that proved the real eye-catcher. Meghan the Duchess of Sussex has a distinctive make-up style and this look marked a real departure from that. She swapped rose pink cheeks for copper tones, mink toned shadow for a bronze shade on her eyelids, and a pink lop for a terracotta toned gloss. We loved to see Meghan mixing up her make-up so much that we've broken down the look below:
Meghan Markle Best Make-Up Looks - Grazia 2021
Pictured here at New York Fashion Week in 2014 Meghan is clearly entirely free of any royal fashion constraints, and that means a heavier make-up look is entirely allowed too. Hello smokey eyes!
bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner, £15 We love this super-soft twist-up pencil liner. It's great for creating a bold, smoky line, and smudging with the spongy tool at the other end of the pencil. It lasts all day, too.
What's not to love about Meghan Markle's wedding make-up? Subtly defined eyes, barely-there blush, rose pink lips and thick, luscious lashes. Meghan reportedly wore a pair of Velour falsies on her wedding day, and conveniently the brand has recently launched in the UK! Shop the very lashes below.
And these are the very lashes that Meghan Markle reportedly wore on her wedding day.
We're always head over heels for Meghan Markle's lashes. That curl, the depth of colour, the length the thickness. How does she lock down her lash look? She once recommended an £8.99 mascara to her make-up artist at the time Lydia Sellers. That mascara was Maybelline's Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. Duly noted!
And here is the very mascara that Meghan recommended to make-up artist Lydia Sellers!
Pictured here at the launch of her Smart Works Capsule Collection on 12th September 2019 Meghan's highlighter game was stronger than ever.
You simply can't beat the finely milled Hourglass highlighter powders for highlighter and this Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Sculpture Palette, £81, showcases them all.
Meghan arrived at Canada House on the 7th January 2020 with Harry, sporting this sumptuous makeup look.What: Meghan matched her trademark liner and lashes with a shimmering shade of taupe eyeshadow that was applied to her lower lash line as well as her lids. A warm bronze powder was swept across the top and outer sides of each cheekbone, whilst a little subtle highlighter rested on the apples of her cheeks. The finishing touch? A slick of a sheer, russet shade of lippy.
Try this combination of products: NARS Blush in Liberté, £25, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, £42, Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Plaette in True Neutrals, £21, By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Hot Spot, £29.
Shop the NARS Blush in Liberté, £25.
At the Endeavour Fund Awards on the evening of Thursday 5th March 2020 Meghan made her first appearance in a good long while, and her make-up proved a crowd-pleaser.What: Meghan opted for a russet shade of blusher, and used the same tones on her eyes and deep into her sockets, along with Kate Moss levels of kohl to dramatically define her eyes. On her lips, she's chosen to up the gloss factor, with a sheer berry shade of colour. As she chose the evening to debut a new Victoria Beckham dress, we think it's only fitting to recommend the Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint, £30, as the copycat option. Who knows, maybe it's even the very same one that Meghan's wearing.
Try the following products: Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint, £30, Tom Ford Eye Kohl Duo in Copper Brow, £32, NARS Cosmetics Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Nectar, £28.
Shop the Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint, £30.
On 7th March 2021 Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah airs in the US via CBS, a two hour long special. Her makeup look of choice? A soft brown smoky eye, luscious long lashes, a soft blush and a barely-there lip.
Meghan normally opts for a natural rose-tinted look, but she chose this now fairly-monumental appearance to showcase an altogether different set of make-up shades, that chimed in perfectly with her tan-toned outfit.
Meghan married her trademark-worthy lash and liner with a shimmering shade of taupe eyeshadow. A touch was swept across her lower lash line as well as her lids, which accentuated her brown eyes and made them glimmer. Try Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Plaette in True Neutrals, £21.
Meghan normally sticks to pinks shades of blush (NARS Orgasm Blush, £25, is a favourite), but this time she opted for a sweep of a more bronze shade of powder across the outer side of each cheekbone, and matched it with a touch of subtle highlighter on the apples of her cheeks. Try NARS Blush in Liberté, £25, and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, £42.
A russet shade of sheer lippy proved the finishing touch to Meghan's latest make-up look. It wasn't a full gloss, but appeared to have a balm-like finish, a pretty touch of shine. Try By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Hot Spot, £29.
Shop The Products: Meghan's Russet Make-Up Look
Meghan's Russet Make-Up Look
Meghan's departure from the norm here is testament to the power of make-up and its ability to herald a sense of change, boost your confidence, and even mark a headline-making milestone. As for more of our favourite Meghan make-up looks? Scroll on down below: