Recreate Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s bridal make-up
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Recreate Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s bridal make-up

We all waited with bated breath to see what Suits actress Meghan Markle would wear to marry Prince Harry, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

The newly crowned Duchess of Sussex stunned on the day in a pure white custom Givenchy gown, which was certainly the main attraction. But the understated glamour of the dress also extended to her polished but low-key make-up look – sheer, bronzed skin, a brown smoky eye and a subtle pink lip.

A make-up artist who has worked with Meghan, Lydia Sellers, described the American’s wedding day make-up as “classic, timeless, and glowing”, with the emphasis on putting her dewy, freckled skin centre stage. Thankfully, it’s a look we can all easily recreate with just a few key products, and without the help of a glam squad. Read on for tips on how to get Meghan’s bridal look.

Prep skin

A great skincare routine ahead of the big day is important for a look that highlights the beauty of your natural complexion. Use a spray mist like Glossier’s Soothing Face Mist, which is made with roses and aloe, to hydrate, soothe, and leave you feeling fresh and awake. After applying moisturizer, use a lightweight foundation like delilah’s Time Frame Future Resist Foundation SPF20, to create a flawless base. This foundation has a subtle luminosity which will give you a radiant glow and a nice velvety texture.


Meghan’s make-up artist Daniel Martin warmed up her cheeks with a subtle flush of color. For a similar look, brush on delilah’s Compact Powder Blush in Clementine or Nars’ Blush in Gina, and finish the look with subtle sweeps of delilah’s Sunset Matte Bronzer in Light/Medium or St Tropez’s 3-in-1 Bronzing Powder.

Play up your eyes

While she mainly kept her make-up simple, Meghan played up her eyes with a smouldering, smoky-eyed look. Using a brown powder like MAC’s Brown Down Eye Shadow, a mid-brown hue, makes a smokey eye less harsh. Follow-up with an eyeliner like MAC’s Teddy, which has a bit of a sheen, and then layer on the black mascara.

Pink for puckering up

Meghan stuck to the make-up rules by keeping her lips muted, as she played up the color on her eyes. To finish your Meghan-style makeover, use a lippy with a natural hint of color that’s packed with moisture, such as Neek’s Kiss Me Kiss Me, a vegan lipstick which is super-hydrating.

– Cover Media


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