I was so pleased to see Meghan Markle's bridal make-up was very pared down at the weekend, she looked SO beautiful! Daniel Martin who is her friend, and Make-up artist, did her make-up for her wedding day and so chose not to stray from her usual signature look.
Meghan doesn't wear a lot of make-up usually, so as I always say to ladies who don't wear a lot of make-up, you need to be comfortable and you need to look like you. You would feel so out of your comfort zone if you wore something dramatic.
Meghan is known for her "5 minute face" and she has said she regularly massages her face to enhance her cheekbones. Apparently she uses Creme De La Mer The eye balm Intense and Tatcha Brightening serum, she also swears by Revitalash lash serum for long, strong eyelashes.
Her usual beauty routine is definitely minimal and believes in the "less is more" approach - Meghan, I salute you! I love the way she always lets her skin look like skin and allows those beautiful freckles to show through, (something I always preach!)
For her 5 minute face she would do the following -
Use a bit of YSL Touche Eclait under her eyes, curl her lashes and apply mascara, apply chap stick and a smidge of blush and she's good to go!
To amp it up she would apply MAC Teddy eyeliner, (which is brown and has flecks of gold in it.) Laura Mercier foundation primer radiance, YSL Babydoll mascara or Diorshow Iconic mascara, Clarins Hydra Quench moisture replenishing balm, NARS blush in Orgasm and Very Victoria lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury.
For her wedding day base wise, I read her favourite foundation is Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation, which, apart from having beautiful, polished skin already, this foundation enhances that, and you will have seen how radiant and polished she looked. Simply stunning.
Brows were defined with pencil, (I would have liked it a little softer if I am completely honest, but who am I to judge!?)
Eyes - a soft taupe shade was used on the lid and then the MAC eye pencil in Teddy perhaps. This was applied along the top and a little bit underneath too. I think either cluster false lashes were used, (as I did spot a little bit of glue on the lash line) or some very natural full set ones, just to add a bit more thickness and length.
Cheeks were flushed with a beautiful peachy shade, very minimal and sheeny, to add even more radiance.
Lips were a pale pink/peach undertone., which could have been NARS orgasm lip balm?
As celeb Makeup artist Daniel Sandler rightfully tweeted, (and I retweeted!), "To all the Brides-to-be, you don't have to copy Kim Kardashian's makeup. Hooray for Meghan and her fresh faced beauty. Way to go!" There was NO CONTOURING in sight or Instagram makeup reference...of course!
What an absolutely beautiful, Bride and I am so happy for them both. I loved watching the wedding and shed a few tears along the way too.
Here's to natural, classic, understated make-up, (*happy dance.)