It’s no secret that Meghan Markle knows a thing or two about style.
Not only is she now living her best life with her vampy lipsticks and her lengthy black hair, but she has also been rocking a slew of stellar looks of late.
If it’s not a bevy of beige Victoria Beckham silk shirts, it’s black turtlenecks with Cartier bling and all-American white trousers. But it’s not just in the realm of fashion that we should all hail Megs; the former actress knows a thing or two about beauty, too.
If you’ve ever found yourself pondering just how does she get her skin so glowy, or her eyes so perfectly smokey, then keep on reading for the products she swears by.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch Concealer
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch Concealer, £27, buy now
In an interview with Allure, Markle coined her simple face make-up routine “the five-minute face.” While in another interview she credited the Beauty Blender as helping her to blend her make-up, she also admitted that she shuns foundation from her day-to-day make-up, instead opting for Yves Saint Laurent’s cult Touch Éclat concealer and a touch of blush.
“It’s just Touche Éclat, curled lashes, mascara, Chap Stick, and a little bit of blush,” she told Allure, going on to admit that Nars’ Orgasm (£25, buy now) is her favourite shade of blush.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99, buy now
The mascara in question for Markle is, I’m happy to report, a purse-friendly steal from Maybelline. Her former make-up artist Lydia Sellers – who also attended Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry – told Hello!: “Meghan actually introduced me to a drugstore mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. I keep it stocked in my kit now at all times thanks to her! This mascara really helps to amplify your lashes and polish off the entire look.”
Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion
Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion, £4.55, buy now
“I use this religiously; it’s honestly my favourite lotion on the market,” Markle told Beauty Banter (the interview has since been removed) about Nivea’s uber hydrating formula. “It’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it.” For her face, according to Sellers, Markle is also partial to the pricier Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream by La Mer (£125, buy now.)
RMS Living Luminizer
RMS Living Luminizer in Magic, £36, buy now
Markle’s former make-up artist confessed in her Byrdie interview that she also used clean make-up brand RMS on the star. She said: “This highlighter is a favorite when working with Meghan because of its subtlety; it doesn’t go on looking like a disco ball, but it has just enough pop to make her skin glow in a natural, dewy way. I like to layer it on a few times to get the desired amount of radiance.”
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, £21.50, buy now
Before applying her lipstick, Markle is partial to a dab of butter soft lipbalm. In an interview with the now defunct The Lady Loves Couture, she said: “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.”
Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Serum
Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Serum, £70, buy now
While her glowing skin is no doubt the work of a slew of skincare supremos, it was Kate Somerville that she dropped into her interview with Beauty Banter. “I’ve been going to Kate’s clinic in L.A. for facials for years, and now that I live in Toronto for work, I still use the products to maintain that glow.” If she’s a fan of Somerville’s products, we can only imagine how enamoured she is with her latest DeliKate range, which is specifically designed for ‘stressed’ and sensitive skin (the serum is a game-changer.)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, £25, buy now
Tilbury’s taupe-y nude shade Very Victoria was reportedly inspired by none other than Victoria Beckham herself so given Markle’s friendship with the former Spice Girl, it’s no surprise that this is her go-to lippie. And to those who may doubt the clout of the ‘Meghan effect’, according to data, online articles that mentioned Meghan wearing Very Victoria in 2018 propelled more than £20,000 in direct purchases.