After months of speculation, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry today in a simply stunning gown by Givenchy designer Clare 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 styled by Serge Normant—a sweeping center part and low bun with pieces untucked around her facial frame. 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. The site says, it "has sometimes been seen with a sapphire in the center stone, but Markle opted for a diamond on her royal wedding day."
According to the royal website, Markle's long-time friend, celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin, did her makeup, featuring a soft smoky eye and a nude lip. Martin is both a Dior brand ambassador and an Honest Beauty creative color consultant, so we're curious which pieces he pulled from his bag to create Markle's subtle and classic look. Perhaps Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut Kiss ($17) for her barely there lip and Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Dream ($62) for the gradient eye color.
In fact, Markle's wedding day look isn't a far cry from Kate Middleton's makeup back in 2011.
Kate Middleton on her wedding day.
All in all, Meghan's classic hair and makeup, which kept in tradition with past royal wedding beauty looks, was a complete vision on this historic day.
Her Royal Highness really brought it post-ceremony: a fresh makeup touch-up and restyled updo by George Northwood with hanging loose waves in the front. We also can't help but be blinded by the huge bling on her finger—Princess Diana's aquamarine was lent to Markle, which was a sweet way to commemorate Harry's late mother.
This post was originally published on Byrdie UK.