With only weeks until the big day (the 19th of May for those of you who haven’t got it in your diary), royal wedding fever has well and truly hit. We are waiting eagerly for Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle. I personally love any and all weddings - there are so many different details and features that go into planning these special occasions. And of course, one of the most important things for a self-confessed beauty lover like me is the revealing of the bride’s make-up.
With her glossy flowing locks, stunning brown eyes, and flawless complexion, completed by a delicate smattering of freckles, there is no denying that our future princess is a true beauty. Meghan’s make-up always accentuates her stunning features in an effortless and natural way, and I’m sure she will be emulating this on her wedding day. Back in 2011, Kate Middleton famously applied her own make-up on the day she married Prince William, so I’m wondering whether Meghan will follow in her future sister-in-law’s beauty footsteps, or have a professional artist create her look for the big day.
Whatever she chooses, there is no doubt that Meghan will look amazing as she walks down the aisle. While we wait for all to be revealed, I’ve taken the time to explore what this future princess’s bridal make-up might look like.
During an interview with Allure, Meghan described her everyday make-up routine as “the five-minute face.” She skips the foundation and simply applies Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Touche Éclat under her eyes to conceal and brighten. However, once she has moisturised her face, Meghan applies the Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer to achieve a dewy and glowing complexion. After curling her lashes, Meghan uses her favourite Diorshow Iconic Mascara on her perfect peepers. A slick of soothing lip balm - Meghan’s favourite is the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment - and a pop of blush - Meghan is a firm fan of Nars’ Blush in Orgasm - completes the actress’ quick and no-fuss beauty routine.
For her bridal make-up, I think Meghan will stay true to her love of the natural and simple. However, if she is going to wear foundation, I’m sure Meghan has a personal favourite that she will be reaching for. Meghan told beauty subscription service Birchbox that she “never wants to cover her freckles,” so on the rare occasions she does apply foundation, Meghan uses Chanel’s Sublimage Le Teint Ultimate Radiance Generating Cream Foundation on select sections of her face.
To transform her make-up into a night time look, Meghan’s go-to product is MAC’s Teddy Eyeliner, after she was introduced to it by make-up artist Kayleen MacAdams. This brown liner with hints of gold is also a firm favourite of the stunning Sofia Vergara. The Chanel Style Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Cassis is another of Meghan’s favourite eye-defining products - her eyes are arguably one of her best, and most mesmerising, facial features, and I’m sure her wedding make-up will really take this into account. Meghan is also a fan of Revitalash’s serum for enhancing natural eyelashes. When discussing this with Allure, Meghan said her lashes “are as long as they could ever be,” so no doubt this is a product she’s using in the run up to her royal wedding.
In her engagement photos with Prince Harry, Meghan reportedly wore Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria, a perfect taupe nude inspired by pop and fashion sensation Victorian Beckham. Even if she doesn’t wear this exact shade for her wedding, Meghan is said to be a massive fan of these lippies and I predict that she’ll be rocking a similar nude tone on the big day.
Despite being just weeks away from becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan is no stranger to a beauty bargain. To keep her skin supple and glowing, she uses Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration Cream. Her travelling essential is Tea Tree Oil, a beauty classic that can be bought cheap from a number of retailers. Meghan describes this as her “little cure-all,” so I’m she’ll make sure there’s a bottle to hand on the big day!