Meghan Markle, 38, married Prince Harry, 34, in May 2018, with images beamed around the world. Her wedding makeup was widely praised as being the perfect finishing touch to her regal look – and now her makeup artist has revealed how he gave her such radiance. Appearing on Lorraine today, Daniel Martin spoke about the special day as well as sharing technical details of how he created her makeup look. Reminiscing on the wedding day, he said: “To be honest, I really don’t remember. What I do remember is how much fun it was and how easy it was just to be with your friend and her mom, and get them ready on such an incredible day.
“I don’t think she was nervous because we weren’t nervous. I mean, it was very very chilled.”
Speaking about his relationship with Meghan, he said: “I’ve known Meghan for 10 years, we met when she was doing Suits and we’ve been great friends ever since.”
How to get Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup
Giving details on how to get her look at home, Daniel said: “Whether I’m working with a Hollywood actress, or doing a friend’s wedding makeup, I like to keep things natural.
“I’ve already prepped Jess’ (the model) skin with her skincare, so what I’m going to do first is your complexion.
“So I take a 5p size of foundation in the centre of my hand, and then I actually use a small brush like this – this is actually an eyeshadow brush.
“Because we tend to have a lot of our redness in the middle of our face, it’s better to start here and blend out just so that you can kind of gauge the coverage you are getting.
“So after I’ve gotten the coverage that I want I actually like to go in with the sponge and blend out.
“And now I’m taking a little bit of concealer.
“I like to use my finger for concealer because it really enables me to feel the face and where I need to cover it.
“So the next step is the fun step that everyone likes to do and that’s adding a bit of radiance to the skin.
“For Meghan’s wedding what I particularly did was I mixed a bit of illuminizer with foundation so it integrated the glow.
“I’m going to use the same brush that I used and then I’m just going to apply that here.”
“This is the perfect radiance for you because it’s not too shiny and it’s not too glowy, but what we wanna do now is just finish off with powder.
“I just really concentrated the powder right on your T-zone – forehead, around the nose and then on the chin – because I really want this radiance to come through.”
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle. Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002. She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart. She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004. But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement. They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.