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Since becoming Duchess of Sussex (and even after retiring from royal duties), Meghan Markle doesn’t talk about her hair and makeup routine or her favorite beauty products, instead focusing her energies on philanthropic work that does Attending special appearances and being a mother 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 see. And though her hair became more polished and sophisticated after her marriage to Prince Harry, she made sure to make the transition in her own way. Through the continuous and effortless combination of royal traditions and her own style, Markle has redefined the modern updo and what it means to be an “event appropriate hairstyle”.
When it comes to makeup, Markle has always gravitated towards a natural look. Even prior to the last few years in the public spotlight, she had one non-negotiable request: her freckles must be displayed. The same was true when she was guest editor for British Vogue’s September issue; The Duchess’ main wish for the cover shoots was: “I want to see freckles.”
It’s safe to say that Markle has her own path when it comes to royal beauty. We imagine she picked up a few tips from her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, and may even have found inspiration from the late Princess Diana. But she certainly created her own rules, and luckily for us, she also gave us plenty of tips to try at home.
Read on to see some of the best beauty tricks we’ve learned from Markle so far.