A Markle-ous Bride: 5 Beauty Tips We Learnt From the Royal Wedding

It was a blend of traditional and modern on Saturday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife. With 600 guests (that included The Queen, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, David Beckham, the cast of Suits, and so many more), over 1,00,000 spectators lining the wedding procession route and millions of people watching the wedding live across the globe, this was definitely the wedding of the year. Even with the whole world watching, Meghan looked simple, yet stunning as she walked down the aisle to become Prince Harry’s wife and the Duchess of Sussex. Here are some of the key beauty takeaways from the wedding:

Meghan’s Makeup

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Though unlike Kate Middleton, Meghan did not do her makeup herself, she still kept it very understated. It was more on the natural side, with light foundation (showcasing her adorable freckles), pale pink lipstick, a peachy blush, neutral shadows, dark eye makeup and heavy lashes. Meghan’s nails were short and polished in a soft, nude colour.

Her Crowning Glory

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Queen Elizabeth II had lent Meghan her grandmother’s tiara, the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara. Perhaps this was her something borrowed. Her hair was center-parted and then gathered into a few low, loose coils. Her bun was positioned slightly to her right side and she had a few face-framing strands. Markle has previously given out advice to keep hair tucked into place – she said she sprays hairspray on a toothbrush and uses that to smooth over the hairline.

All in White

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Meghan wore a minimalist pure white gown that had a boat neck and three-quarter length sleeves. The gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller, who is the artistic director of Givenchy. The dress framed her shoulders and showed off her tiny waist.

The Veil

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The veil was very interesting and was based on suggestions by Meghan herself. It was five meters long and made of beautiful white silk. It included floral details that represented the 53 countries on the Commonwealth. The specific flora of each of the 53 countries along with two of Meghan’s favourite flowers California poppy and Wintersweet) are all adorned on the veil.

A Royal Reception

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For the evening reception, the bride wore a bespoke silk crepe lily-white, high-neck gown. Her hair was pulled into a slightly higher and tighter bun with her signature tendrils hanging loose around her face. Her makeup was still kept very simple. The light foundation enhanced her complexion and gave her a soft glow. She had light brown smoky eyes with a few coats of mascara. Her cheeks had a light tinge of colour and she wore nude lipstick again.

What was your favourite part of the royal wedding? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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Image Credits: eonlineHarpers Bazaar, ABC


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