Meghan Markle Does All Her Own Makeup — & We're Impressed

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Meghan Markle has only been rubbing elbows with royals since she and Prince Harry started dating in 2016, but with all the fashion and beauty looks she's served over the past few years, the former actress has managed to nail down her signature style as if she'd been born into it. From the moment she walked down the aisle in soft, natural bridal makeup, the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex would go on to not just give us all kinds of inspiration, but also to break her own beauty rules in the process.
Of course, the Duchess is a royal, and it's easy to be a beauty icon with a glam squad at your beck and call — right? If recent reports are to believed, it's Markle, not a dedicated makeup artist, who crafts all of her looks, from putting on her eyeshadow to painting her nails. (Alexa, play "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child.) “Except for her wedding, she does all her own makeup," a close confidante of Markle's told People. "She’s very self-service.”
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Now that we know her looks are truly her own personal signature, we have one question: Can she please teach us her contour-draping ways? While we wait for the Duchess to break more beauty protocol and start a YouTube channel (wishful thinking), we've rounded up her best makeup looks — which are all the more inspiring now that we know you don't a pro on hand to achieve them.
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The mum-to-be stepped out for an awards ceremony this week with a smokey eye, voluminous lashes, and bronzed cheeks, which took front and centre with her hair pulled back from her face.
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A major departure from her signature style and go-to glossy lip colour, Markle wore a dark, berry-hued lipstick to a showing of Cirque du Soleil.
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While on her first royal tour in Oceania, Markle went for an elegant look that featured her go-to beauty trick of draping, a.k.a contouring with blush, but kicked it up a notch for a sun-kissed effect.
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We already know about Markle's love of bronzer, so it definitely caught our attention when she added some highlight to her look for a picture-perfect glow.
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For an appearance at the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park late last year, Markle added a bit more colour to her lips and layered on the eyeliner, like a more saturated version of her signature pared-down look.
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