In the months since her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s makeup has been surprisingly consistent. Aside from a more dramatic smokey eye in her official engagement portraits(below) the soon-to-be royal has stuck with something of a beauty uniform.
And as she walks down the aisle this week, we expect Markle to look very much like she did at Christmas Day service with the royal family, sporting a natural face that lets her freckles shine through (in the past, the former actress said “I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming”), peachy pink blush, a soft pink lip, bold brow, and curled lashes covered in mascara with a bit of eyeliner and subtle brown shadow.
“She’s a natural beauty so doesn’t need much,” makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon told the Telegraph. “I’d love to see her with a bright lip [at her wedding],” she continued, “but I imagine she might avoid that in the day, but may add it for the evening.”
Duchess Kate reportedly did her own makeup on her wedding day, but at this point it’s unclear at this point if Markle plans to follow in her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s footsteps.
However, it is likely that Markle will prep her skin for the celebration with a facial or two (or many). In the past, she’s raved about aesthetician Nichola Joss, and in return, Joss has raved about her. “Meghan [Markle] has the most amazing skin,” the facialist told Marie Claire. “She really looks after herself, and I think it shows.”
In general, Joss recommends massaging the skin with oil for a sculpted face, a technique she’s detailed on her Instagram.
She also suggests that brides finish corrective treatments three to five months before their wedding date, advice she’s surely shared with Markle.
“Anything corrective, like acid peels, intense microdermabrasion, or laser treatments, should be done between three-to-five months before the wedding, but not closer,” Joss told Marie Claire.
“The last two months before your wedding should be focused on getting calmer, more hydrated skin, rather than getting more aggressive with your face, since corrective treatments can require a ton of downtime and healing,” she said.
And day-of, stick with mild products.
“This is the time where you want to be really gentle with your skin and use only simple, nourishing products, like a hydrating mask, a soft massage, and a cryo treatment.”