It’s been three days since the wedding of the year and we are all still in utter awe of the spectacular day and, most notably, the bride. Of course, we have discussed the dress in great detail – the cut, the intricate veil and angelic train on Meghan’s custom Givenchy gown. However, equally as deserving of our praise as much as designer Clare Waight Keller, is celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin, who achieved a natural, dewy and bright look for the bride on her big day. Once again it seems that the new Duchess of Sussex is very much ahead of the style game, already sporting the natural look that experts predict to be massive this season. So naturally, the only question is; how do we follow suit? The Style Edit’s Freddie Perrins has scoured the high street to help you achieve the same look, for less!
Probably the most endearing and beauty-enhancing aspect of Meghan’s makeup was the very light coverage across her face, which allowed her freckles to come through. We now understand why she has been quoted in the past as having said she hates when photographers photoshop her freckles out, because they just enhance her truly natural beauty. To achieve the same sheer effect, that allows the natural tone of your skin to shine through, try Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, £33. It’s a lightweight formula and has a beautiful glow to it that appears very natural but provides just enough coverage to even out your skin tone as a base to the rest of your makeup. Alternatively, for an even more sheer look to really highlight natural freckles and skin tone, try a light layer of the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer, £38.50 with a light setting layer of powder on top.
Meghan’s eyes are undoubtedly her biggest asset so little needed to be done to enhance their natural beauty. Just a light grey smokey eye, with a touch of black liner, against a sheer base really brings out eyes of every colour, making them the focal point of your make up (as they should be and as Meghan proved on Saturday). For reliable products that smudge well and, most importantly, stay well we recommended either Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon Eye Pencils to line and then smoke out the eyes in one go, or the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. It is the most natural of the Urban Decay palettes and its excellent selection of shades will allow you to create a darker look towards the lash line which blends out into a very natural smokey eye.
This summer is undoubtedly the time to ditch the stencilled on brows, constructed of ruler straight lines and opt for a much more natural, yet still groomed, look – as Meghan demonstrated on Saturday. For this we recommend a product that simply fills in the gaps within your natural brow arch such as Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil Duo, £6.99 or Glossier Boy Brow, £14.00. Both are light and very natural looking but substantial enough to define the natural shape of the brow.
CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT
Meghan’s contour and highlight was very simple and yet very effective – particularly her highlighter. To be truthful, Meghan probably needed little contouring with her bone structure but, for those of us who need that little extra assistance in the chiselled cheeks department, try NYX Highlight and Contour Pro palette to achieve a defined, but blended look that is suitable to your skin tone. Top off the highlighted areas with a gorgeously golden glow and a seasonal shimmer with one of our absolute beauty favourites; Topshop’s highlighter in Crescent Moon.
To achieve Meghan’s look you need something light, natural according to your own skin tone and very hydrating to maintain a youthful pout like Meghan’s. Top Tip: Use the inside of your lower lip as a colour guide for your perfect natural lip shade. Nudes do tend to be matte and can often be drying so we recommend a moisturising lipstick such as Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy, £27.00.