Wondering how Meghan Markle's makeup always looks so good? Here's a guide to all her favorite glow-getting products

Here are Meghan Markle's makeup go-to's—from her fave lipstick to all the glowy products that she wore on her wedding day

Meghan Markle makeup: Two pictures of Meghan Markle, including one snap of her on her wedding day, wearing a tiara and veil, alongside products from Charlotte Tilbury and Maybelline/ in a blue and purple template
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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 smiles in nude lipstick as she attends the WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England.

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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 (opens in new tab): "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 (opens in new tab), "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!

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

RRP: $34/£26

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...

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Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara

RRP: $11.99/£9

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 (opens in new tab) 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!

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Mac Eye Kohl 

RRP: $21/£17

This eyeliner in shade "Teddy" is the perfect staple to have in your beauty arsenal. It features a rich and warm brown shade with a shimmer of gold, for the perfect flattering eye look.


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.

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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! 

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YSL Touche Éclat Illuminating Pen

RRP:$38/£28

This pen helps to brighten your eyes and anywhere else that needs illumination, to give your skin a natural, luminous finish. 


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 (opens in new tab) that Dior's Backstage Glow face palette and their best-selling Diorshow mascara were behind her effortless look.

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Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette

RRP: $45/£37

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.


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Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

RRP: $40/£31

This foundation is the ultimate product for anyone seeking a lightweight, natural-looking but buildable base.

 It's available in 40 shades and is both waterproof and sweat-resistant, so ideal for lasting through a royal wedding!


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Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

RRP: $29.50/£31

This mascara is enriched with cotton nectar which leaves your lashes looking stronger and shinier after every use. Its formula is designed to define, coat and fan out your lashes in just one application and lasts for up to 24 hours.


Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


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.