Meghan Markle Mixed These Two CND Shellac Nail Polishes Together At Her Wedding Day Manicure Appointment

The Duchess of Sussex sure knows how to cocktail her nail polishes. We're noting Meghan's wedding day shades down for our next salon visit

Meghan Markle wedding nails

by Annie Vischer |
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Let's talk about Meghan's manicure. Well, Meghan's bridal manicure to be exact. The Duchess of Sussex (formerly known as Meghan Markle) got married to Prince Harry in May 2018, and we're still obsessed with the details. Do you know about the text message that Meghan sent to a friend after meeting Prince Harry for example? Click here to find out more. This week another titbit of wedding day information has leaked and it's all about Meghan's wedding day manicure. According to Vogue UK, Meghan tasked go-to London nail destination DryBy London with painting on both her wedding manicure and pedicure. It's a sophostocated mani hotspot located right in the centre of London (5 mins from Oxford Street tube) and often frequented by the Grazia beauty team members too - so we highly approve of Meghan's beauty choice here.

DryBy told Vogue UK that Meghan opted for a CND Shellac manicure, a popular choice for many. The popular Shellac nail polishes are cured under a UV lamp like many a gel range, and offer up a manicure that typically lasts up to two weeks. So what CND Shellac nail colours did Meghan use on her wedding day? Here's the lowdown...

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The Exact Shellac Nail Shades Meghan Used On Her Wedding Day

Meghan opted for a very specific cocktail of CND Shellac nail colours when it came to her wedding day manicure, and a single shade for her pedicure. Here are the details.

The Manicure

1 layer of CND Shellac in Unmasked + 2 layers of CND Shellac in Negligee

The Pedicure

2 layers of CND Shellac in Cashmere Wrap

The manicure itself was a very pale and would have erred on the neutral shade were it not for the pinkier note of CND Shellac in Unmasked that formed the base of the manicure. It's a pretty, yet understated look that is perfect for any bride on her wedding day wanting a classic and photogenic look.

As for the pedicure, Cashmere Wrap is a very neutral, near peach-looking shade. It's an opaque shade that stands in contrast to the more sheer look of her manicure, and yet tones in with the colours she chose perfectly. Keen to copy her look? Call ahead to your local salon to check whether they have the shades in stock (these are very popular CND Shellac shades so it's likely they will). One appointment later and you can walk into the world knowing that you're sporting a nail look worthy of a Duchess.

Shop: Meghan's Best Make-Up Looks


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The Fashion Week Look

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!

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Get The Fashion Week Look

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.

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The Wedding Look

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.

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Get The Wedding Day Lashes Look

And these are the very lashes that Meghan Markle reportedly wore on her wedding day.

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The Everyday Lashes

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!

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Get Everyday Lash Look

And here is the very mascara that Meghan recommended to make-up artist Lydia Sellers!

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The Highlighter

Pictured here at the launch of her Smart Works Capsule Collection on 12th September 2019 Meghan's highlighter game was stronger than ever.

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Get The Highlighter Look

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.

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The Russet Look

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.

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Get The Russet Look

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.

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Get The Russet Look Blush

Shop the NARS Blush in Liberté, £25.

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The Glossed-Up Lips

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.

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Get The Glossed-Up Lips Look

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.

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Get The Glossed-Up Lip Look

Shop the Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint, £30.

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The Interview Look

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.

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