15 Ways Meghan Keeps That "Markle Sparkle"
The bride-to-be's best beauty and fitness secrets revealed.
Meghan Markle spent a decade in Hollywood before giving it up to marry Prince Harry, so she's no stranger to the harsh glare of the spotlight. The former actress uses a combination of cult-favorite products, intense fitness routines, and common sense always to be camera-ready. Once she becomes an official member of "The Firm" after her wedding later this month, her no-fail beauty and fitness tips and tricks should keep the blushing bride looking royally beautiful. So read on to learn more—and for more on Meghan Markle and the royal wedding, check out these 10 Quotes That Prove Meghan Markle Will Be Running the Show After the Wedding.
She prefers a fresh-faced look.
Meghan loves her freckles and never tries to cover them with heavy foundation. When she does wear make-up, she uses Chanel Sublimage which she was introduced to on the set of Suits. For every day, she prefers Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer or Tinted Moisturizer for a just hint of coverage. And for more on our favorite bride-to-be, check out these 15 Ways Meghan's Wedding Will Be Different From Kate's.
She does "facial yoga."
In Los Angeles, Meghan visited Hollywood favorite Kate Somerville at her Melrose Place spa for facials. Now that she's living in London, Nichola Joss is her go to skincare guru calling her "one of her favorite aestheticians." Joss uses pressure points and massage to manipulate the facial muscles to lift and reshape as a natural facelift." Meghan even follows Joss' facial yoga regimen and has said that her cheekbones and jawline are more sculpted after doing the exercises. An hour-long Sculpting Inner Facial at Joss' Covent Garden location is £250, and stateside, the facialist sees clients at Serge Normant at John Frieda in New York City.
She'll cover-up when she needs to.
If she's lost any sleep worrying about her wedding, she doesn't let it show. To keep her bright-eyed look, she uses YSL Touche Eclat applying the cult favorite to the inner corners of the eyes to cover any hint of dark circles. She lines her lids in a plummy purple shade Chanel Long Lasting Eyeliner in Cassis, then adds a small touch of shimmer to the inner corners of the eyes to add—wait for it—sparkle.
She likes the flush of orgasm.
Get your mind out of the gutter. Meghan has been a long time fan of NARS Blush in Orgasm and has said its "perfect rosy flush tone" is great because it "brightens the face."
She brushes off imperfections.
The duchess-to-be picked up countless tips on the set of Suits that help her look camera-ready at all times. One her go-to products for the red carpet is Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder, which blurs imperfections and minimizes shine. For more on Meghan Markle's big wedding day, check out Serena Williams' Best Wedding Day Advice for Meghan Markle.
She prefers naturally pretty lips.
Meghan used to wear dark red lipstick back in the day, but now that she's dressing more like a royal, she usually just swipes a hydrating balm on her lips for natural, glossy finish most days. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment with SPF 15 does the trick.
Her eyelashes are iconic.
The former actress is a big fan of Shu Uemura's lash curler "because it makes you look instantly awake." She and her BFF Priyanka Chopra both love Diorshow Iconic mascara.
She loves drug store bargains.
Just because she's getting an HRH title, doesn't mean she'll spend a king's ransom on beauty products. Among her drugstore favorites: Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion, which she "uses religiously," and Biore Daily Cleansing Cloths, for "lazy nights."
She is royally fit.
There were plenty of paparazzi shots of Meghan toting her yoga mat to and from classes which she sometimes attended with her mother, Doria Ragland, who is an instructor. The women have gone to the Y7 studio in Los Angeles. "It's in my blood," said Meghan to Canada's Women's Health magazine in 2015. "Yoga is my thing!" She's still a daily devotee and has reportedly even gotten Prince Harry to try it. Meghan has also done a lot of strength training at Megaformer studios, a "brutal workout" 50-minute workout that's a cross between Soul Cycle and Pilates. She's also a fan of Tracey Anderson's workouts to trim her back into shape. "I do little 15 minute increments. Just find those little bits of time that help, and at the end of the day, you've had a full workout!"
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That hair takes work.
Going from red carpet to royal a lot has changed for Meghan, but one thing has remained the same – keeping her locks look luxe takes work. To train her naturally curly hair into soft waves, she uses a texturing spray, then flips her hair back give it a little extra bounce." Kerastase Oleo Relax line, the Nutritive Masquintense hair mask and Wella's hair oil are all part of her haircare regimen. For more on the royal family, check out these 15 Ways the Young Royals Are Changing the British Monarchy.
She's got an A-list glam squad.
Miguel Perez of Salon Sloane in London is doing Meghan's wedding day hair and has also been styling it for her recent royal appearances. The bride-to-be was introduced to him by another best- tressed celebrity, Amal Clooney. Perez has said they have a plan for Meghan's hair for the wedding, but he's not dishing any details.
She enjoys her red wine.
Meghan loves a good glass of red wine. She even named her now-shuttered website, The Tig, after her favorite, Tignanello explaining, "In wine circles, it is nicknamed 'Tig.' It was my first moment of getting it—I finally understood what people meant by the body, structure, finish, legs of wine. The TIG is my nickname for me getting it. Not just wine, but everything."
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She loves bringing the outdoors inside.
A stunning bouquet of flowers always bring a smile to Meghan's face, and she's always had them all over her home. Prince Harry wooed her with special deliveries of her favorite flower—peonies—as soon as they started dating. She captioned one of the first photos of the beautiful blooms on Instagram, "Swooning over these," with the hashtag, #spoiledrotten.
She treasures the little things.
Meghan has said her idea of a "perfect" day would involve waking up late, taking her dog for a walk before doing some yoga and then enjoying a sashimi lunch. We're thinking life at Nottingham Cottage will be a little grander than that, but we're pretty sure adjusting to a life of luxury won't be a problem.
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She drinks it all in.
Regardless of whatever miracle product may be in her beauty arsenal, Meghan's lovely glow comes from two simple things "drinking plenty of water"–and being in love. To catch the royal wedding in real-time, Here's How You Can Live Stream the Royal Wedding for Free.
Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.
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