After months of speculation, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry today in a simply stunning gown by Givenchy designer Claire Waight Keller. But for us beauty-obsessives on team Byrdie, it was the beauty look that caught our eagle eyes. Markle opted for an updo for her wedding hair—a sweeping centre part and twisted chignon done by hair icon Serge Normant. Markle's hair caused the Twitter-sphere to freak out when some of the strands at the front fell forward during the ceremony, but we kind of liked that her style was natural and not too "done." Her effortlessly beautiful hairstyle was adorned with a hefty tiara that looked modern (despite it being made in 1932) and a long, sweeping veil.
The tiara, according to Time, is the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara, on loan from Queen Elizabeth II. The site said of the heirloom, it "has sometimes been seen with a sapphire in the centre stone, but Markle opted for a diamond on her royal wedding day."
Meghan Markle arriving at St George's Chapel with her mother Doria Ragland.
Just recently, Markle's longtime makeup artist Lydia Sellers told us the products she uses on the regular. And looking at the bride's glowing complexion, signature soft smoky eye and nude lip she most likely drew on the staple products she often relies on. We recently heard that Markle was going to dow her own makeup and call on friends to help, but turns out she had long-time friend, makeup artist, Dior brand ambassador and Honest Beauty creative colour consultant Daniel Martin on hand to help with her wedding makeup today.
When Markle reached Prince Harry at the altar, he turned to her and said, "You look amazing," and we have to agree with him.
It's said that on your wedding day, you want to look like the best version of yourself and also feel at your most comfortable, so why not look to the staple products you rely on to get you through every other day?
Among Markle's go-to products are Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5 (£42), RMS Beauty Living Luminizer in Magic (£36) (which we're pretty sure gave Markle that gorgeous glow), as well as MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Teddy (£15) for that subtle smoky eye.
In fact, Markle's wedding day look isn't a million miles away from Kate Middleton's makeup back in 2011.
Kate Middleton on her wedding day.
According to Harper's Bazaar, only certain nail polish colours are allowed within the royal family. And more specifically, only barely there colours like the queen's own favourite hue, Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers (£8). (Reportedly, she's been wearing the shade for over 30 years.) For her wedding day, Markle chose an almost lilac, pastel hue.
Markle looks radiant leaving the service with her new husband Prince Harry. The couple will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry looks a little emotional here (we know how you feel).
Go behind the scenes at the royal wedding right here.
For the evening look, Meghan Markle simply refreshed her makeup. Her evening hairstyle is also quite similar to her daytime look. For the reception, Markle called on London-based stylist George Northwood (Alex Chung's go-to hair guy) to tweak her hair. Here, she opted for another simple updo; this time with loosely tonged tendrils of hair framing her face. We have to say: It goes beautifully with her chic Stella McCartney dress.
Now, see every makeup product Amal Clooney and Kitty Spencer used for the royal event.