Meghan Markle’s former make-up artist believes her royal engagement has caused her to take a “subtler” approach to make-up.
The 36-year-old is due to marry Prince Harry on 19 May (18) and has also announced her retirement from acting in order to pursue humanitarian work. Make-up artist Spencer Barnes, who first met Meghan just before she appeared in Suits, believes that her integration into the British royal family has influenced her beauty regime.
“I think some people thought it would elevate it, become stronger, but I think it’s become more subtle, more nuanced,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “She’s kept that understated refined and sophisticated quality.”
He noted that Meghan has worn considerably less make-up since her engagement in November (17) and is sure that her usual look is natural as opposed to “no-make-up make-up”.
“I mean when you’re seeing freckles and you’re seeing some of the natural qualities of skin, it’s a good indicator that there’s very little on there,” the beauty expert explained. “I don’t think naturally she’s a person that wants or needs or feels like she has to put on a lot. She’s softly defined and that’s when she shines her brightest and looks her best.”
Spencer added that Meghan was always keen to emphasize her “fresh, radiant skin” whenever they worked together, and would often opt for neutral colors to enhance her features.
“We would stick with earthy tones, peaches, golds, browns, a lot of rich, warm tones and that really flattered her. It helped her just look radiant and fresh,” he smiled. “We never did heavy make-up for Meghan, she didn’t really need it.
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