Meghan Markle Always Wears These 5 Beauty Trends & No One Has Noticed

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Meghan Markle set the beauty world on fire when she walked down the aisle during her royal wedding.
On the big day, she wore a barely-there foundation that let her freckles shine through, and it was only a matter of days until sheer foundations started trending. Then everything freckles spiked, too (as weird as that sounds), with freckle tattoos now all the buzz.
Then there was her perfectly undone bun, which she wore pre-wedding and continues to favor in her days as the Duchess of Sussex. "Even now, her look has stayed the same," Lydia F. Sellers, her former hairstylist and makeup artist, says. "She'll throw her hair back in a low bun and it actually looks like she's done it herself, and it's beautiful and chic because she's so confident. That's the great thing about Meghan — she's so confident with herself and her look, and she sticks with that."
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In her first few months as a duchess, it's clear that Markle's got a bit of a makeup and hair uniform. So in honor of her birthday on August 4, we've rounded up the five most essential parts of her beauty look, from that smudged eyeliner to that everlasting glow.
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1. A Low, Messy Bun

Though she's recently opted for a sleeker, tidier bun for formal occasions and appearances, Markle whipped that messy bun back out in July, when she attended Wimbledon alongside Kate Middleton.

Markle once credited the Kerastasé Oleo Relax line for her shiny, healthy head of hair. Sellers used the product (along with a few other heavy hitters) to get her signature tousled bun. "I start with Oribe's volumizing spray to prep her hair, just to give it that boost," she says. "The Kerestasé relax treatment helps keep everything smooth, but Kevin Murphy also has a great smoothing cream I'll use... She always came [to the appointment] with dry hair, so we would just mist it with water and restyle it."
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2. Shimmer Draping

Markle's never not glowing. And no, it's not because she's pregnant.

That glow is achieved because 1) Meghan has great skin and 2) a little trick called draping. It's basically contouring with blush, in which you spread blush from the temples to the cheek bones. We've noticed that Markle uses a shimmery blush to achieve this effect, which we're guessing is NARS blush in Orgasm since she's said she's a fan.

Wonder what the Queen thinks of that...
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3. Brown — not black — eyeliner

Turns out that iconic smoky eye has got a hidden bit of shimmer in there, too.

Rather than go for classic black eyeliner, Markle has said she's a fan of MAC's Teddy eyeliner, which is a brown liner with a hint of gold. She smudges it across her upper lid and on the outer corners of her lower lashline to make her eyes pop.
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4. Inner-Eye Highlight

To help bring out her deep-set eyes, Markle almost always wears a bit of highlighter in the inner corner of her eye, which is actually a trick from her days as an actress.

"A touch of shimmer powder adds a brightness and sparkle," Markle told The Lady Loves Couture last year. "Even if I have no makeup on, I am likely to apply concealer and a bit of shimmer to the corners of my eye." In that same interview, she revealed that she loves YSL's Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen because "if you’ve worked a 17-hour day and have nothing else on, you will still look relatively alive. Relatively." Good to know!
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5. Pink Glossy Lips

Markle's been a pink lip stan for ages. Even before her time as royalty, she favored more natural-looking lipsticks in light brown or pink at press and red carpet appearances.

According to People, she loves Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, a rosy nude. Sometimes she adds a little bit of shine atop her lips... and manages to keep her hair from sticking to them. Royalty, indeed.
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