Since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry in November, Meghan Markle has transformed overnight from a semi-known television actress to a world-famous duchess-to-be whose wedding will be broadcast in millions of homes across the globe. But details about her personal life aren’t the only thing that Markle is making headlines for these days.
As with the princesses and duchesses before her, Markle’s beauty tips—from the skin-care products she uses for a princess-like glow to the hair-care items she swears by for glossy locks—are also sought after. To make your Markle-inspired beauty run a little easier, we rounded up 20 beauty products the duchess-to-be has admitted that she can’t live without. Find out how Prince Harry’s fiancée gets ready, ahead.
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Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum
If you're looking to imitate Markle's glow, look no further than Jan Marini's C-ESTA Face Serum. "It's a nice glycolic one that makes your skin really glow-y," she told Allure in 2014.
When she has lazy nights and can't bother to walk to the bathroom to wash her face, Markle reaches for Bioré Daily Cleansing Cloths, which she keeps in her nightstand and in her car for on-the-go exfoliating, she told Beauty Banter.
Before adding shimmer powder to the inner corner of her eye for an extra sparkle, Markle uses Chanel's Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in "cassis" on her upper lash and water line, she told Beauty Banter.
If you're looking for a long-lasting, soothing body wash, Markle recommends Dr. Bronner's Pure Castille Soap in Lavender. "I love the smell and it lasts for such a long time," she told Beauty Banter. She's also partial to the brand's Almond scent, which she describes as "warm and sweet."
To ensure her lips are always soft and kissable for her fiancé, Markle uses Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen in SPF 15. "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," she told Beauty Banter.
After going to Kate Somerville's skin-care clinic in Los Angeles for years, Markle thought to test out her products following her move to Toronto, Canada for her show, "Suits." She discovered her love for the brand's Quench Hydrating Face Serum, which she swears by for maintaining her glow, she told Beauty Banter.
To ensure that her hair is thick and luxurious, Markle uses Kérastase's Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask. She's also a fan of the brand's Oleo-Relax products. She loves them so much that she told Beauty Banter that she uses them "religiously."
Unless she's filming, Markle isn't a fan of foundation. To make sure that her skin still has a dewy glow, she uses Laura Mercier's Illuminating Primer after her moisturizer before she heads out the door.
"I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming, so this is what I put on every day after moisturizer to give my skin a dewy glow. It’s not sparkly, it’s true to its name…'illuminating,'" she said.
To elevate her nighttime makeup, Markle uses M.A.C.'s Kohl Eye Pencil in Teddy, which she describes as a "beautiful brown" with "some gold in it." She was introduced to the product through Sofia Vergara's makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams, and hasn't looked back since.
"If I'm going to amp it up for night, then I use M.A.C. Teddy eyeliner, which is a really beautiful brown that has some gold in it," she told Allure. A makeup artist I work with often, Kayleen McAdams, turned me on to it. It's what she uses on Sofia Vergara, and who wouldn't want those gorgeous brown almond eyes?"
If you want a "glow from within," Markle recommends NARS's Blush in Orgasm, which she was introduced to on "Suits" and has continued using even off-screen.
"We've used the same things during the past few seasons on 'Suits,' and it's been great to have access to these really cool products and see what works," she toldAllure. "I love NARS blush in Orgasm. I use it on and off camera because it gives you a nice glow from within.
Markle can credit her drugstore for her soft skin. She revealed to Beauty Banter that she uses Nivea's Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion as an affordable option to make her skin feel "amazing."
"I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable and makes my skin look and feel amazing," Markle said. "I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it."
Even Markle has flat hair days. To give it some extra bounce and life, she uses Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray. All she does is flip her hair forward, spray some product on, and flip back.
"There is nothing like a hair flip!" Markle told Birch Box. "When my hair is feeling a little weighted, Suanne, my hair artist on set, has me bend forward and she sprays a little Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray or nothing at all, and then has me 'flip back hard' to give my hair a little extra bounce."
To softly exfoliate her skin and give her face a nice clean at the end of the day, Markle uses Tatcha's Rice Enzyme Powder. "It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation," she told Allure.
To keep her hair strong and healthy, Markle uses Wella Reflections Smoothing Oil, which she also claimed to Beauty Banter doubles as a post-bath body oil.
"Wella, which has a hair oil that I am obsessed with," Markle said. "It smells like vacation and makes your hair slippery and touchable. I love this stuff! It also doubles as a pretty amazing body oil post-bath."
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen
Markle's trick for making her eyes look more open (even on long days of shooting at 3 a.m.) is applying a highlighter, like Yves Saint Lauren's Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen, on the inner corner of her eyes.
"To open up your eyes, apply a highlighter like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat in the inner corner—this trick is especially good when we are filming at 3 a.m. and I need to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," she told Birch Box.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder
If you're looking for a powder to make your face look fresh, Markle recommends Make Up For Ever's Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder, which she claims will minimize any grease. "It lets your skin look shiny and fresh, but not greasy-shiny," she told Allure.
Like a lot of the world, Markle grabs a BeautyBlender to rub in her foundation. She swears by the tool because it allows her greater control when she only wants to conceal problem spots and not her natural freckles.
"Only apply foundation to the spots you need it and spread it with a BeautyBlender. I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a 'wash' of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face," she told BirchBox.