Get the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day beauty look

  • Style
  • Wednesday, 23 May 2018

American fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle arrives at the High Altar for their wedding ceremony in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Meghan Markle, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, charms the world with her natural but stunning looks at the royal wedding of the year.

Never mind if you’re not going to be a real Princess anytime soon as you can now re-create the Duchess of Sussex’s stunning looks with these tips.

Staying true to herself – and no surprise to many who are aware of her style and beauty choices – Meghan Markle looked the radiant bride at her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry, but still very much like herself.

It was earlier thought that she would not have a professional makeup artist for her wedding day and the internet was abuzz with gasps of either delight or astonishment at her coolness.

Alas, it wasn’t true and her makeup was done by Daniel Martin, a friend and a professional makeup artist, whom Markle met while filming the American legal TV drama series, Suits.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding.

For the look Markle wore when she walked down the aisle, Martin kept her complexion dewy and not camouflaged. How very refreshing!

Her freckles showed through so he would have applied a very light layer of foundation just to even out skin tone, without the use of concealers.

For Markle’s eyes Martin kept her makeup natural looking with subtle shades of brown eyeshadow that complemented her light tan complexion and beautiful features.

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Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. Georges Chapel and she will be remembered for her stunning and timeless looks at the wedding.

Instead of a very nude look Martin faintly accentuated her very natural looking makeup with a soft peachy pink lip colour, a colour that didn’t overwhelm but instead beautifully harmonised with her overall complexion and makeup.

When it came to hair the task went to leading French hairstylist Serge Normant – whom many suspect is the one behind Markle’s effortless messy buns.

Normant gave Markle a middle parting and full low bun that had to support Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara or popularly known as the Filigree Tiara and hold an incredibly long veil! See how delicate his task was?

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Meghan Markle stays true to herself with simplicity in her choice of hair and makeup.

He beautifully framed her face with a few stray tendrils softening the effect of her overall upswept hairdo.

And finally, in a gesture of respect for the Queen, Markle wore the Queen’s favourite nail polish, Essie Ballet Slipper, a pale pink nail polish by Essie that was created to match the tones of ballet slippers.

Inspired by the Duchess of Sussex, here’s how you can recreate the Marrying A Prince look:

Royal Portrait

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For dewy skin, start with a subtle illuminating and hydrating moisturiser (Josie Maran Infinite Argan Enlightenment Duo – Illuminate and Moisturise).

Keep It Real

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Instead of heavy coverage, choose a lighter liquid or powder foundation (Diorskin Forever Extreme Control Perfect Matte Powder Makeup).

Bride Eyes

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To banish dark circles and undereye bags apply a concealer (innisfree Mineral Essential Concealer). If you’re blessed with freckles, be inspired by the Duchess of Sussex and stay away from concealing them!

Imperial Lashes

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For thick and lengthened lashes (Lancome Grandiose Mascara)

Regal Primer

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Apply a primer (Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) over eyelids to keep your eyeshadow in perfect place.

Noble Lips

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick, Pink Lemonade
Nita Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick, Kurung

Complete your "Duchess of Sussex" look with a peachy pink (Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick, Pink Lemonade) or soft coral lip (Nita Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick, Kurung).


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