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Since her marriage to Prince Harry a few years ago, Meghan Markle transformed overnight from a semi-known television actor to a world-famous duchess whose every next move is to be highly-anticipated. But details about her personal life aren’t the only thing making headlines these days.
As with the princesses and duchesses before her, Markle’s beauty tips — from the skin care products she uses for a princess-like glow to the hair care items she swears by for glossy locks — are also sought after. Lucky for us, she revealed a bit about her beauty routine while still an actress. So to make your Markle-inspired beauty run a little easier, we rounded up 23 beauty products she has admitted she can’t live without. From cult favorites like the beauty blender to lesser-known must-haves, update your collection for a royal upgrade. Find out below how the Duchess of Sussex gets ready ahead.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation
Her former makeup artist Lydia F. Sellers told Refinery 29 that she used the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to subtly hide Markle’s freckles. It was the best foundation without overdoing it. The stylist said it left Markle’s skin dewy and it was “easy to sheer out.”
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
Meghan Markle tends to stick to nude lip colors. So it’s no surprise her rumored go-to is Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria, per US Weekly. You only new a few swipes of this matte lipstick throughout the day. It’s long-lasting and super hydrating, making it an ideal lipstick.
Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax
The stylist confirmed with Refinery 29 that Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax is still a holy grail beauty item for Meghan Markle. According to her, it’s the royal secret to her flawless blowout. Her sister-in-law, Kate Middelton is also a fan of Kérastse’s shampoo for hair care needs.
LAMIK Beauty Revelation Brow Duo
A longtime makeup artist of Meghan Markle, Daniel Martin credited the LAMIK Beauty Revelation Brow Duo for her striking eyebrow arches. It’s created by a Black-owned brand and the stylist says it’s also nice to use as a liner.
Tatcha The Rice Polish: Classic
To softly exfoliate her skin and give her face a nice clean at the end of the day, Markle uses Tatcha’s rice enzyme powder. “It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation,” she told Allure.
Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum
If you’re looking to imitate Markle’s glow, look no further than Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Face Serum. “It’s a nice glycolic one that makes your skin really glow-y,” she told Allure in 2014.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner
Before adding shimmer powder to the inner corner of her eye for an extra sparkle, Markle uses Chanel’s Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Cassis on her upper lash and waterline, per US Weekly.
Diorshow Iconic Mascara
To make sure her lashes are in tip-top shape, Markle uses Diorshow Iconic Mascara, she told Allure.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap in Lavender
If you’re looking for a long-lasting, soothing body wash, Markle recommends Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap in lavender. She told the Today Show that the smell “lasts for such a long time.”
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
To ensure her lips are always soft, Markle has used Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15. “I have searched high and low and tried every kind of lip balm, but this is the very best. Soft, kissable, buttery lips. I swear by it,” she said, per US Weekly.
Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift
After going to Kate Somerville’s skin care clinic in Los Angeles for years, Markle thought to test out her products following her move to Toronto, Canada, for her show Suits. She discovered her love for the brand’s Quench Hydrating Face Serum, which she swears by for maintaining her glow, according to Vogue. Unfortunately, the product is no longer sold, but we’ve found Kate Somerville’s next best hydrating serum: The DermalQuench Liquid Lift.
Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask
To ensure her hair is thick and luxurious, Markle uses Kérastase’s Nutritive Masquintense thick hair mask. She’s also a fan of the brand’s Oléo-Relax products. She loves them so much she told Beauty Banter she uses them religiously.
Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer – Illuminating
Markle has used Laura Mercier’s illuminating primer after her moisturizer before she heads out the door.
“I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming, so this is what I put on every day after moisturizer to give my skin a dewy glow. It’s not sparkly, it’s true to its name…’illuminating,'” she said.
MAC Kohl Eye Pencil in Teddy
To elevate her nighttime makeup, Markle uses MAC’s Kohl eye pencil in Teddy, which she describes as a “beautiful brown” with “some gold in it.” She was introduced to the product through Sofía Vergara’s makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams, and hasn’t looked back since.
“If I’m going to amp it up for night, then I use M.A.C. Teddy eyeliner, which is a really beautiful brown that has some gold in it,” she told Allure. A makeup artist I work with often, Kayleen McAdams, turned me on to it. It’s what she uses on Sofia Vergara, and who wouldn’t want those gorgeous brown almond eyes?”
Nars Blush in Orgasm
If you want a “glow from within,” Markle recommends NARS’s Blush in Orgasm, which she was introduced to on “Suits” and has supposedly used it ever since.
“We’ve used the same things during the past few seasons on ‘Suits,’ and it’s been great to have access to these really cool products and see what works,” she told Allure. “I love NARS blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within.
Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion
Markle can credit the drugstore for her soft skin. She revealed to Beauty Banter that she uses Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion as an affordable option to make her skin feel amazing.
“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,” Markle said. “I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it.”
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Even Markle has flat hair days. To give it some extra bounce and life, she uses Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. All she does is flip her hair forward, spray some product on and flip back.
“There is nothing like a hair flip!” Markle told Birch Box. “When my hair is feeling a little weighted, Suanne, my hair artist on set, has me bend forward and she sprays a little Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray or nothing at all, and then has me ‘flip back hard’ to give my hair a little extra bounce.”
RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
For long, luscious eyelashes, Markle uses Revitalash’s Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. “I also use Revitalash on my eyelashes, and I swear they are as long as they could ever be,” she told Allure.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Because even duchesses have sleepy days, Markle uses Shu Uemura’s eyelash curler, which she told Beauty Banter makes you look “instantly awake.”
Wella Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil
To keep her hair strong and healthy, Markle uses Wella Reflections Smoothing Oil, which she also uses as a body oil according to US Weekly.
“Wella, which has a hair oil that I am obsessed with,” Markle said. “It smells like vacation and makes your hair slippery and touchable. I love this stuff! It also doubles as a pretty amazing body oil post-bath.”
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Concealer Pen
“To open up your eyes, apply a highlighter like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat in the inner corner — this trick is especially good when we are filming at 3 a.m. and I need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,” she told BirchBox.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder
If you’re looking for a powder to make your face look fresh, Markle recommends Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder, which she claims will minimize any grease. “It lets your skin look shiny and fresh, but not greasy-shiny,” she told Allure.
Like a lot of the world, Markle grabs a Beautyblender to rub in her foundation. She swears by the tool because it allows her greater control when she only wants to conceal problem spots and not her natural freckles.
“Only apply foundation to the spots you need it and spread it with a BeautyBlender. I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a ‘wash’ of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face,” she told BirchBox.
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