The "Meghan Effect" is the unofficial term given to the influence Meghan Markle has on fashion and beauty. Just like Kate Middleton before her, people from all over the world strive to emulate her style. We get it—it's honestly hard not too. After all, she is a real-life princess (technically a duchess, but they're basically the same thing in our book). Recently, it looks like her influence has struck again. As the European publication Hello reports, companies are seeing huge boosts in sales of one particular type of lipstick, all thanks to Meghan Markle and her personal makeup choices.
You guessed it—we're talking about nude lipstick. It's not surprising that she goes for nude shades, as that's customary for members of the royal family. But what is surprising is how much sales have jumped since her engagement announcement to Prince Harry in November. One cosmetics brand, MEMI, says nude lipstick sales are up 65%.
Keep scrolling to see which shade of nude lipstick she prefers.
This taupe nude shade from Charlotte Tilbury's matte lipstick collection is Markle's all-time favorite. The rosy pink color does indeed look super similar to the lipstick she's photographed wearing in her and Prince Harry's engagement photos.
MAC's Velvet Teddy is amongst the most iconic colors for the brand and for good reason. If you haven't swiped this on yet, let us share why it's such a beloved hue. It's beige with rosy undertones so it blends perfectly with your natural lip color and it flatters all skin tones.
Even though this lip color looks dark and almost a little purple in the packaging, it goes on like a muted pink beige. It's also infused with primer, so it lasts through a whole day of eating and drinking.
For a budget-friendly option, try this neutral shade of satin lipstick from Maybelline. The neutral brown shade is called "Raw Chocolate" and smoothly glides onto the lips.
This luxurious lip crayon is soft and silky and a true nude petal pink. It's also a full-coverage option, so you don't need to use concealer or powder on your lips before application.
Fans of a less-pinky nude color will like this inexpensive pick from drugstore brand Milani. The pure beige color will complement a standout eye look or a bronzed complexion. If you haven't tried a Milani lipstick, we recommend doing so. They're super pigmented and comfortable to wear. Plus, they're only $4 each.