Get The Look: Meghan Markle’s Favourite Beauty Products
Whilst we might not all be able to bag the fairy-tale wedding to a prince, we can at least share in a little bit of the Duchess of Sussex’s regal sparkle by using her favourite luxury beauty products.
With that in mind, we uncovered some of Meghan’s tried-and-trusted make-up and skincare products for getting her trademark natural glowing look.
YSL Touche Éclat
YSL’s iconic all-in-one highlighter, concealer and luminiser is one of the brand’s best-sellers—six Touche Éclat pens are sold every minute worldwide—and it seems the Duchess is a big fan too.
“It blends, it’s compact and if you’ve worked a 17-hour day and have nothing else on, you will still look relatively alive,” she told Beauty Banter, calling it her all-time favourite beauty product.
Another of her top tips, as revealed to beauty subscription company Birchbox? Apply Touche Éclat in the inner corner of your eyes to open them up when you “need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed”.
Available at YSL Beauty
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Another cult product that’s a firm Markle favourite is NARS' Orgasm Blush, the top-selling blush in the United States.
With a subtle peachy-pink shimmer famed for flattering all skin tones, Meghan enthused that Orgasm was “a perfect rosy flush”, which she used both on and off camera because “it gives you a nice glow from within”.
Available at NARS
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
Every good make-up kit needs a good eyeliner, and Meghan swears by this bronze beauty from MAC. “If I’m going to amp it up for the night, I use MAC Teddy Eyeliner, which is a really beautiful brown that has some gold in it,” she told Allure.
Meghan’s former long-time make-up artist Lydia Sellers confirmed that Teddy was a Markle go-to. “I use it on her inner waterline for a bronzy finish, and it really frames her eyes,” she explained to beauty site Byrdie.
Available at MAC
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
This moisturising lip treatment is one of American brand Fresh’s best-selling items, with Meghan being amongst its many devotees.
“I have searched high and low and tried every kind of lip balm but this is the very best,” she declared, naming it as one of her top five can’t-live-without beauty products. “Soft, kissable, buttery lips. I swear by it.”
Available at DFS
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Meghan’s sun-kissed freckles are one of her defining features—she previously commented that seeing them airbrushed out in photoshoots is her “pet peeve”—so using lightweight foundations like this allow her natural complexion to shine through.
“I’d use the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a Beautyblender [on Meghan] because it’s really easy to sheer out,” Lydia Sellers told Refinery29. “Every time I’d do her makeup, she'd say, ‘Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don’t want a ton of foundation.’ It was more about the amount of product that went on her skin and keeping it really fresh and dewy, rather than caking it on.” Lydia recommends mixing two different shades of foundation to get a perfect colour that matches the “complexity and depth of the skin”.
Available at Lane Crawford
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Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer
For her wedding day, the Duchess turned to another make-up artist BFF, Daniel Martin. “She kind of showed the world that you don’t need a lot to be comfortable in your own skin,” he explained about her radiant natural wedding look.
Whilst Daniel has never gone on the record with the exact products he used to create Meghan’s bridal look, he has waxed lyrical about several of his must-have products that chime with the Duchess’ low-key beauty aesthetic—including Tatcha’s The Silk Canvas Primer. “It blurs out imperfections and creates this nice luminosity to the skin,” he enthused to INSIDER.
Given that Meghan was already a big Tatcha fan (she also loves their Rice Enzyme Powder exfoliator), it seems highly likely that their primer made the cut for her big day.
Available at Joyce Beauty stores
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
London’s most sought-after facialist Sarah Chapman was responsible for prepping Meghan’s skin pre-wedding, and is now the Duchess’ “exclusive skincare professional” for both facials and skincare products.
If you don’t fancy the flight to London (where there’s a three-month waiting list to see Sarah anyway), get in on the action with the facialist’s line of highly-effective skincare products. “I use the Skinesis Overnight Facial for every face massage I do,” Sarah revealed to Town & Country, “The jasmine smell is incredible. It’s like a cashmere blanket for the skin.”
Available at Net-A-Porter
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