Meghan Markle's makeup never fails to impress—as we've recently been reminded of in the Meghan & Harry Netflix docu-series—and it turns out that she's a fan of these viral and über-popular beauty staples and brands. So here's a rundown of her faves, plus all the answers to your burning Meghan-related beauty questions, including what products she wore on her wedding day!
While we're already in the know about Meghan Markle's favorite sunglasses, we're now turning our attention to her makeup bag to uncover all the products she uses day to day to do her base, eye makeup and of course her lips!
And despite being literal royalty—being married to Prince Harry and all—her favorites are actually very affordable and many already reside on TikTok's viral product list! So, if you're looking to recreate her effortlessly regal look—here's what Meghan Markle's makeup routine consists of...
Meghan Markle's makeup—who creates her looks?
Now first things first, we must address the beauty elephant in the room when it comes to celebrities...
More often than not, the dazzling red carpet looks that we fawn over are created by pro makeup artists—but when you see your favorite names day to day, you can usually bet that they've done their looks themselves. Unless it's the Kardashians of course, who seem to have full-on glam squads on speed dial.
Who are Meghan Markle's makeup artists?
Meghan has been linked to a number of makeup artists—she previously worked with Lydia Sellers and MUA Mary Greenwell, who helped create her flawless and natural 2017 Vanity Fair cover look.
She also works with makeup pro and close friend Daniel Martin, who famously created Meghan's glowing wedding look. Meghan has also worked with celebrity MUA Kayleen McAdams.
Does Meghan Markle do her own makeup?
While Meghan does have her favorite makeup artists on hand for events and public appearances, she does do her own makeup day-to-day.
Throughout her acting career, she shared her beauty holy grails with a number of publications—with one of her former makeup artists, Lydia Sellers recently telling Hello: "Meghan is the type of girl with many talents. She is someone that is 'in the know' when it comes to products, tips, tricks, and trends. Working with her was always a collaborative effort."
Adding, "Meghan is very self-assured when it comes to what she likes in a beauty routine and our time together very rarely ventured too far from her classic makeup look."
MUA, Daniel Martin also previously told People, "She’s gotten more comfortable doing her own makeup. She loves makeup and she’s good at it!"
Meghan Markle's makeup products—what does she use?
Now onto the fun part! To create her fresh and clean-girl-esque look, Meghan uses a number of cult-favorite products from the likes of Dior, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury and YSL.
Meghan Markle's lipstick
In an interview with People, Daniel Martin revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipstick, in particular, the shade Very Victoria.
Martin said: "She likes to talk and she’s not a fussy person, so she doesn’t want to have to worry about anything." She's also a lover of the iconic Pillow Talk shade, which she's worn on a number of magazine covers!
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Meghan is not a lover of bold lip shades, she likes to keep it simple and natural—which is something CT's lipsticks are renowned for achieving.
The formula of this iconic lippie is long-lasting, super buildable and despite being matte, it's still hydrating!
Her favorite shade is "Very Victoria" (a taupe nude) but as mentioned she's also a fan of the "Pillow Talk" shade, so if you prefer a more pinky nude shade, you might want to give it a try!
Meghan Markle's eye makeup
It turns out Meghan is a fan of this viral drugstore mascara (which costs just £9!) and prefers a bolder eye to a bold lip...
Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara
This mascara delivers long and perfectly fanned-out lashes. Its oil-infused formula nourished your lashes from root-to-tip, keeping them soft while still delivering a fall-lash look.
According to MUA Seller, Meghan actually introduced her to this impressive, budget mascara!
Back in her Suits days, Meghan herself also revealed to Allure that she uses Mac's Teddy eyeliner, which is a Smokey brown liner, with golden hues. Fans will know that Meghan often sports a smudgy/smokey eyeliner look and no wonder it always looks so good, she's using one of the best eyeliners on the market!
Meghan Markle's base makeup
Like many celebs, Meghan is reportedly a fan of Armani's Luminous Silk foundation—which is dubbed one of the best non-comedogenic foundations around.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
RRP: $44.50/£45 for 30ml
Meghan's skin always looks glowy and smooth and while she does wear foundation, she opts for ones that let her skin shine through, especially when it comes to her famous freckles!
This foundation is available in over 30 shades and delivers a natural, glowy finish, while still offering medium coverage—plus it's a favorite of our beauty editor Aleesha Badkar too! See her full Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation review to see why...
Another favorite of Meghan's is YSL's Touche Éclat, which works to brighten up the undereye, leaving you looking fresh and wide awake!
Meghan Markle's wedding makeup
While many of us remember Meghan's breathtaking dress, her wedding makeup was equally as flawless.
To achieve Meghan's iconic, glowing bridal look, MUA Martin revealed to Vogue that Dior's Backstage Glow face palette and their best-selling Diorshow mascara were behind her effortless look.
Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette
Available in two different colorways, this palette features everything you need for an instant, radiant glow.
You get two highlighting shades, a shimmering bronzer and a blush shade, all of which are highly pigmented, long-wearing and deliver a gleaming, second-skin finish.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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