7 Ways To Recreate The Meghan Markle Magic
Posted by Stephanie Orr in Makeup, Hands & Feet
It may have been just over 48 hours since Meghan Markle stunned the nation and became the Duchess of Sussex, but her effect on the world and her philanthropy is one which is certainly set to last a lifetime.
The American beauty has not only set new expectations by becoming the first royal bride of mixed African - American heritage, she has also touched hearts across the globe for her beliefs with equality, and above all her natural persona which is relatable to so many women throughout the world.
As self confessed advocate of the more minimalist makeup look, Meghan Markle never looks anything short of stunning and has previously dubbed her look ‘the 5 minute face,’ which inevitably paved the way for her wedding day look and quite possibly THE trend of 2018.
Never one to shy away from embracing her racial heritage, Meghan enlisted her trust into long term friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin to focus on enhancing her natural beauty and most importantly making sure her freckles were still on show.
It was Meghan’s enchanting eyes which dazzled the most in terms of her beauty look as she opted for a more neutral eye with a brown toned nude taking the lead. Try recreating this look with YSL’s Couture Eye Primer £24 followed by MAC’s Eye Shadow in Soba, £14.
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The use of a sultry eye liner also took center stage within the royal brides eye makeup for both her upper and lower lash line, to create a winged effect with full definition. Try using a waterproof pot eyeliner to enhance a Meghan esque eye look, I love Lord & Berry’s Magnifico Pot Liner £20.
Along with the rest of her makeup Meghan's eyelashes particularly spoke to us on another level, framing her eyes beautifully with an inch of volume and glamour. Eylure's Volume 101 False Lashes, £5.35 works well for recreating this look.
She once said in an interview that her dad had told her: “A face without freckles is a face without stars,“ and ultimately it had stuck with her. Being a woman of mixed heritage Meghan has also spoke about not wanting to confine to a box and instead wanting to embrace both sides of her culture.
In a separate interview with Glamour magazine this year she explained: 'There was a mandatory census I had to complete in my English class – to indicate my ethnicity: white, black, Hispanic or Asian. There I was (my curly hair, my freckled face, my pale skin, my mixed race) looking down at these boxes, not wanting to mess up, but not knowing what to do. You could only choose one, but that would be to choose one parent over the other – and one half of myself over the other. My teacher told me to check the box for Caucasian. 'Because that's how you look, Meghan.' I put down my pen. Not as an act of defiance, but rather a symptom of my confusion. I couldn't bring myself to do that, to picture the pit-in-her-belly sadness my mother would feel if she were to find out.
So, I didn't tick a box. I left my identity blank – a question mark, an absolute incomplete – much like how I felt. When I went home that night, I told my dad what had happened. He said the words that have always stayed with me: 'If that happens again, you draw your own box.'
As a female of mixed raced heritage myself - Meghan's reallocation of refusing to confine to a box has given me all the feels, and so it came as no surprise when her stars were proudly displayed as she alighted at the alter to Prince Harry last Saturday.
Simple yet sophisticated her freckles oozed through with a hint of radiance, Meghan's self confessed makeup staple of YSL's Touche Éclat, £25 could be to thank for this.
A subtle matte lip with a nude - pink toned hue made it's mark for the day to complement the rest of the Duchess of Sussex's makeup, Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution in Very Victoria, £24 is a perfect match for this.
Essie's nail polish in Ballet Slippers, £7.99 is rumored to be a long term favourite of The Queen's and the official shade that was displayed on Meghan's nails. Interested in getting your hands on this shade? You'll have to be quick as it's currently selling out by the second!