From a Hollywood actress running a lifestyle blog to becoming the Duchess of Sussex influencing the fashion and beauty scene, Meghan Markle became an icon of style and sophistication fit for her royal status.
It is true that the former “Suits” actress can now dictate fashion forecasts with her “Meghan Effect,” causing sale storms for whichever brand she wears, but while all eyes and ears are focused on her baby bump and the arrival of her first bundle of joy, we might have missed one beauty trick that she has been sporting recently.
During her pre-duchess era, Markle was already a style symbol in her own rights. With her lifestyle website, The Tig, it was evident that she was really into fashion as she usually wrote about it, along with other topics about beauty and wellness trends, self-love, and even female empowerment.
That’s why it’s not a shocker that she has become one of the most inspiring women to when it comes to donning gorgeous looks and fashion trends. The same can be said of her clever beauty secrets which she has been using for years to appear younger and more radiant.
If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, you seriously need to check out her signature “barely there” makeup look which is becoming trendy again.
From Brown to Black Eyeliner
Royals are known for trying new hairstyles and look as discreetly as possible since any dramatic changes in their appearance can attract a lot of unwanted attention from the press and eagle-eyed fans.
The Duchess of Sussex has been resorting to black eyeliner lately, as observed during her royal tour in Morocco. The 37-year-old has never been seen with this shade on her waterline on both her upper and lower lid during her time in the royal family, but it seems that her new obsession may have been a direct influence of the Moroccan’s customary kohl application.
Plus, Markle had broken quite a few royal protocols during her Moroccan tour where she wore short, flowy dresses and rocked bright eye shadows that definitely made her eyes pop even more. At one point, she even paid tribute to Princess Diana when she opted to add a dab of blue with her smoky eye (the late Princess of Wales had a fascination with blue eyeliner). To complement her look, she added some shimmer in the inner corners of her eyes, which helped her look wide awake – something that she has always worn in order to pop her deep-set eyes.
Extra Sparkle for Markle
Apparently, putting shimmer in the inner corners is something that actors have always done. In an interview with The Lady Loves Couture years back, Markle revealed that if she decides not to put any makeup on, she will still most likely do this one trick for the extra sparkle and freshness. Her favorite product? The Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen from YSL, which she said can make one look alive.
Speaking of looking wide awake, it’s pretty hard to look your best when you have tons of things to do on your plate. Case in point – Markle has to juggle royal tours, public appearances, and pregnancy all while keeping her composure. For most of us who have full-time jobs, it can be draining and it is definitely stressful to not look exhausted at all. Although we always see the Duchess glowing and stunning, she’s just a human who gets tired from all the things she has to do.
Nude Eyeliner Makes Brighter Eyes
If you are a member of a royal family, you must always look alert and awake even if you didn’t get proper rest the night before, or photographs of you with tired eyes will make headlines within an hour. Thankfully Markle has her a beauty trick that stressed-out women can follow: using a nude eyeliner under your waterline. While black liner accentuates the depth and definition of your eyes, the white liner helps in making them look wider due to optical illusion.
The mum-to-be seems to be enjoying experimenting on her looks, but this certainly isn’t the first time she has made subtle changes to her appearance. In November last year, Markle showed us that there’s a trick behind fuller lips that doesn’t require you to undergo cosmetic procedures: overlining the lips with nude color lippy and then filling them with a lighter shade of lip color. This trend doesn’t have many fans, but the Duchess showed us that we can achieve natural-looking fuller lips with more neutral shades.