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Ever since becoming the Duchess of Sussex (and even after stepping away from royal duties), Meghan Markle doesn’t talk about her hair and makeup routine or her favorite beauty products, instead focusing her energy on philanthropic work, attending special appearances, and being a mom to Archie and Lilibet. But if you look closely, there are some pretty genius hair and makeup tips you can learn from Markle that you can 100 percent apply to your own life.
For example, her first power beauty move — and one we instantly loved her for — was when she wore a messy bun to an event with Prince Harry before they were engaged, something we rarely see from the rest of the royal family. And although her hair became more polished and refined after her wedding to Prince Harry, she made sure she did the transition in her own way. By continuously and effortlessly combining royal traditions and her own style, Markle’s redefined the modern updo and what it means to be an “event-appropriate hairstyle.”
When it comes to makeup, Markle has always leaned toward a natural look. Even before the last few years in the public spotlight, she has had one nonnegotiable request: her freckles must be on show. The same was true when she guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue; the duchess’s main request for the cover shoots was, “I want to see freckles.”
It’s safe to say Markle is creating her own path when it comes to royal beauty. We imagine she’s picked up a fair few tips from her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, and possibly even found inspiration from the late Princess Diana. But she’s certainly created rules of her own, and luckily for us, she has provided us with plenty of tips to try out at home, too.
Read on to see some of the best beauty tricks we’ve learned from Markle so far.