Yesterday, the very naturally beautiful Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry, and over here in America I’m just flat out dying over her makeup. The look was very minimal and natural, showing off her freckles and glowing from within. Here is a list of the products and techniques I used to re create her bridal makeup.
First, I primed my face with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water.
Since I wanted to achieve an incandescent glow like Meghan’s, I dabbed my cheekbones, chin, forehead and nose with the Wet N’ Wild Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in the shade guided glow and blended it out with a damp beauty sponge.
For foundation I used Physician’s Formula The Healthy Foundation because of it’s light coverage and dewy finish. I also blended this out using a damp beauty sponge.
To correct the darkness under my eyes I used the Elf HD Lifting Concealer and set it with Laura Mercier loose setting powder.
I did some very light contouring using Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, sweeping it into the hollows of my cheeks, corners of my forehead and under my chin to create some natural-looking shadows and dimension.
For blush I used Milani’s Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso. This color is the perfect light peachy pink to add a romantic flush to the apples of the cheeks.
To set the makeup, I used the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist.
Now it’s time for the eyes. Meghan’s eye look was kept very simple, and just a little bit smokey. I used the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette for this. I grabbed the black shade and used a flat angled blush to hug the lash line with the shadow using patting motions. Then, I grabbed a pointed fluffy brush and picked up the light gray shade directly about the black I just used. With this, I blended out that black to create a smokey gradient, and carried it into the outer V. It is important to keep in mind that there is no “wing” effect to this look, so I used the outer corner of the eye as a boundary and avoided blending the black and gray out past it.
After that, I grabbed a fluffy brush with no additional product on it to thoroughly blend the out V area of my eye. This kept the black shadow from appearing too dark on the upper lash line and also created a gentle shading on the outer V, which adds depth to the eyes.
I used the shade Light Cocoa from the Too Faced Cocoa Contour kit to highlight the inner corner of the eyes and make them appear wider and brighter.
Meghan’s lashes were certainly long, luscious and flirty, but they were also soft and fluttery. I would use some falsies for this look, and I would personally recommend the Ardell Soft Touch Individual lashes. (In the photo I’m wearing my lash extensions I did myself using Andrea lashes which I didn’t like very much.)
For the bottom lashes, I used Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara.
And last but not least, the lips. To copy Meghan’s pretty pink pout, I used an Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Milkshake, and then the Makeup Forever Artist Plexi-Gloss in the shade Sweet Pink. I focused both of these products on the center of the lips and then blended outwards with my finger rather than do my usual routine of overlining and filling in my entire lips.
Honestly this could make for a very easy day-to-day makeup look depending on your style. For my wedding (whenever the hell that may be) I feel like I’m going to go full on glam because that’s just how extra I am, but Meghan’s bridal look was just so perfect and effortless on her gorgeous face, she set the trend for bridal makeup in 2018.
(I know I don’t have any adorable freckles like Meghan.)