Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

How To Get The Royal Wedding Glow

In a world currently dominated by ‘Instaglam’ heavy makeup looks, Meghan Markle’s glowing royal wedding makeup was a breath of fresh air. For her big day, Meghan and makeup artist genius Daniel Martin opted for a natural look that showed off her glowing skin and freckles, with a focus on her eyes and eyebrows. I don’t know about you but Meghan has really inspired me to cut back on the makeup for summer occasions, and enhance my features rather than cover them up. Keep reading if you want to find out how to get the royal wedding look.


Glowing Skin

Glowing, healthy skin was the biggest feature of the whole look that allowed Meghan’s beautiful freckles to shine through, teaching us to embrace the features that make us unique. Before you apply any products, make sure your skin is well moisturised. For extra glow, use a glowing primer such as Becca’s ‘Backlight Priming Filter’, or L’Oreal’s ‘Lumi Magique’. You want to focus most of the products on the high points of the face, such as the cheekbones, the brow bone, and the bridge of your nose.

For foundation, opt for a lighter coverage dewy finished foundation, and instead of using it to cover blemishes, conceal blemishes individually with a separate concealer. Rumour has it Meghan’s favourite foundation is Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ but her wedding makeup artist Daniel Martin prefers a water-based foundation. Applying with a sponge will also sheer out the finish. For powder, only use it on the areas that you get the most shine (most probably the T-Zone) with a translucent setting powder.


All About the Eyes

The emphasis on the look were the eyes and brows. Use a pencil on the brows to define but follow with a brow gel to add fibres and a natural thickness, just like Meghan’s natural eyebrows. For the eye shadow, use a brown shade all over the lid and in to the crease as a transitional shade, then apply a soft charcoal to the entire lid below the crease.

Meghan’s eyes were lined in the waterline and tight-line with black. However, her usual makeup artist suggested that her and Meghan are fans of MAC’s ‘teddy’ eyeliner, so opt for this for a truly authentic Meghan look.  Apply tonnes of mascara after curling your lashes, and for extra volume add in a few individual lashes for a natural but extensive effect.


Lips and Cheeks

Meghan’s makeup always incorporates flushed cheeks, so don’t forget to apply a peachy pink blush to the apples of the cheeks for a healthy glow. Finish with a light touch of liquid highlighter for a naturally lifted cheekbone and a happy wedding glow. It is difficult to pin point exactly what lip colour Daniel Martin used, but it was neither matte nor glossy. Try a satin finish lipstick in a pink shade and blot away the excess for more of a stained effect.


I am really sorry but Prince Harry is not included.


Edited by Angelica Beier


Image Sources




Her Campus Placeholder Avatar
Josie Severn


Similar Reads👯‍♀️