Meghan Markle Has Nailed the Art of the Beauty Uniform

Updated 04/30/19
Meghan Markle makeup looks
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Meghan Markle is the poster girl for the signature beauty look; she's found the makeup combination that works for her (balmy lips, soft brown liner and a touch of blush), and has more or less run with it ever since. We do enjoy our fair share of makeup experimentation—like these new-season trends, for starters—but just like choosing outfits from a capsule wardrobe every morning, having a uniform makeup look can drastically speed up the getting-ready process in the morning. But that's not to say the Duchess of Sussex doesn't mix things up every now and then—in fact, she often makes minor but clever tweaks to her usual makeup look to amp up a different feature.

Let's take a look at Meghan Markle's makeup looks in closer detail.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan with bold lashes
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As well as a smudge of brown kohl on the upper lash line, here Markle has added a flush of peachy-hued blusher that gives her a healthy-looking glow.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan with wind-pinched blusher
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For this day out, Markle instead opted for a deeper-toned blush that gave the impression of wind-pinched cheeks.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle wearing highlighter
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We very much enjoyed the extra-glowy highlighter Markle employed when she attended the RAF centenary celebration at Westminster Abbey earlier this year.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle wearing bronzer
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And for this occasion, she amped things up in the bronzer department, opting for a slight sheeny, illuminated finish. Laura Geller's Bronze-n-Brighten (£26) gives a similar effect.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle wearing blusher
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Here, Markle's blusher gave her entire complexion a warm flush, just like the well-rested glow you get after a week's holiday.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle on wedding day
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We couldn't round up Markle's biggest makeup moments without touching on her wedding-day look—a super-classic brown shadow–and–peachy lip combo. We have the lowdown on her bridal beauty regimen here.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle with shimmering eye shadow
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Here, Markle amped things up by adding a smoky, shimmery shadow to the eyelids and the lower lash line. Try Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick in Cocoa (£23).

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle with glossy lipstick
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Rather than her usual creamy lipstick, Markle looked divine with a glossier finish lip. To replicate, you could always just add a clear gloss like Glossier's Lip Gloss (£11) to your usual lipstick.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle with red lipstick
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Back in the day, Markle was a fan of a bold red lip—here's the evidence.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle with dark red lipstick
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And she even branched out to burgundy tones, like you'll see above. Chantecaille's Lip Chic in Ceylon (£32) is a good dupe for this.

Meghan Markle makeup looks: Meghan Markle with smokey eye
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And finally, one from deep within the Meghan Markle archives is this softly tapered smoky cat eye. So chic.

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