What can’t she do?! Though Meghan Markle now has a royal stylist and hairdresser after marrying Prince Harry in May, the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex is reportedly doing her own makeup for official events.
According to People, Meghan’s close friend and wedding makeup artist, Daniel Martin, has revealed that the former Suits star is no longer using his professional beauty skills (or anyone else’s!) to create her fresh-faced look for royal outings.
When Meghan recently stepped out with Harry, 33, for the RAF Centenary celebration on July 10, Martin took to Instagram to praise his pal’s ensemble. “Can we say my love #MeghanMarkle looking #chic in @dior today! #slay,” he captioned a pic of Meghan and Harry. Then, when a fan commented on the pic to ask Martin if he did Meg’s makeup for the event, he replied, “I didn’t but she’s so good doing it herself, right?” He later added, “She did her makeup herself for this.”
In a previous interview, Meghan’s former makeup artist Lydia F. Sellers opened up to Refinery 29 about Meg’s beauty secrets and revealed the actress has always made sure her freckles are “peeking through” her makeup.
“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,'” Sellers recalled. “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.”
So, now that Meghan is officially a member of the British royal family, has her beauty routine changed? Not really, according to Sellers, who worked with Meg for two years before she moved to London. “She’s done such a good job of maintaining her sense of self amongst the spotlight. Even now, her look has stayed the same. She’ll throw her hair back in a low bun and it actually looks like she’s done it herself, and it’s beautiful and chic because she’s so confident. That’s the great thing about Meghan — she’s so confident with herself and her look, and she sticks with that,” Sellers said.
Sellers also confessed that Meghan is very knowledgeable when it comes to the best makeup and beauty products. “Meghan is very in-the-know — she had her blog for a while, so she just gets beauty,” she said. “But her approach is very effortless. She just wants to look like a better version of herself. That’s something she believes firmly in.”
Lucky for royal fans, Sellers additionally revealed Meghan’s go-to makeup must-have to ensure her skin always looks flawless. “I’d use the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a Beautyblender [on her skin] because it’s really easy to sheer out,” she said. In another previous interview, Meg herself confessed that she loves the YSL Touche Éclat concealer, the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, and Fresh’s lip treatments. She also swears by Nivea’s Skin Firming Body Lotion, which can be purchased a drugstores! “I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market. It’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it,” she told BeautyBanter.
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