Make-up artist favourite products to create Meghan Markle’s big day beauty

The Royal Wedding may have been last year, but the Duchess of Sussex’s big day look is set to inspire beauty looks for the year ahead.

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With experts predicting a continued increase in a more natural big day make-up trend thanks to Ms Markle, we ask Scottish hair and make-up artists their favourite products and treatments to fully embrace the Meghan effect.

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Make up by Sharon Cuthbert

“The perfect make up application starts with a really good skincare routine followed by some pro treatments. Something like the Frances Turner Traill hydrofacial helps to help deep cleanse the skin in a non-abrasive way.

Many of my brides have followed my advice and its really great to see a visible difference in the skin texture and complexion upon make up application.

Radiant soft focus make-up is certainly on the rise. The focus for 2019 is all about ‘subtle perfection’.”


Makeup by Leigh Blaney

“Meghan Markle still seems to be all the craze: that soft, authentic, ‘real me’ look with just enough coverage to see you throughout the day/night.

Perfect glowing skin, soft blended out eyes and dabbed natural, nudes on the lips. My perfect go-to nude lip for Meghan’s look is MAC Lipstick in Faux (£17.50).”



Leslie Sneddon Makeup Artistry

“The ‘no make-up make-up’ emphasises on the skin having a gorgeous glow that looks more radiant than beaming.

Products to achieve this are Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder foundation (£32) and Iconic London’s Illuminator Drops (£30).

Colours are peach and dusky roses for the lips with more sheen to them. Fresh faced, dewey and luminous all the way!”


Lesley McCormick at Pamper and Polish

“As well as the usual pre-wedding nail care, tanning and lash treatments, brides are becoming more knowledgeable about their skincare thankfully and not everyone wants to have injectables so there is a greater interest into more natural ways of enhancing your face or neck. I offer the Natural Lift face massage and have had an increased interest about this.

For hair, natural and loose ‘undone’ styles will be very popular this year, with soft sections of trailing hair around the face (not curls) – think Meghan Markle!