With the excitement from the Royal wedding of Meghan and Harry still present, thoughts from the big day turn to the bride herself, from the beautifully sleek dress, to the carefully crafted but relaxed up-do, and her effortlessly natural make-up, Meghan’s look epitomised the perfect bride.
So, how can you replicate Meghan’s look on your big day? Here are some hints and tips to help you achieve the perfect bridal glow.
Prepare your skin with facials
It is rumoured that Meghan herself enlisted the help of celebrity go-to facilist, Sarah Chapman. With a salon based in Chelsea, Meghan has been reportedly visiting Sarah on her visits to England after meeting Harry.
For those that don’t receive regular facials, there are many things that you can do to ensure your skin is at its best on your big day:
Exfoliate: Exfoliation, one of the most frequently forgotten about steps, is the best start to creating your perfect canvas for products and make-up. Before you head for the expensive facial products, stop, if you don’t exfoliate beforehand those ingredients won’t make a difference.
Diet: When it comes to the skin, beauty starts from within. A selection of mixed peppers and green fruits and vegetables contain anti-oxidants which are known for being good for the face and body. Increase your water intake to at least 3 litres a day while avoiding drinks such as tea or coffee.
Get the natural glow
Meghan’s makeup, much like her dress, was simple yet flawless. Opting for a natural look, Meghan’s sun-kissed glow was matched with a nude lip and subtle blusher. To get this look you need:
Foundation: Stay away from heavy foundation and opt for a medium coverage, apply with a Beautyblender to keep your complexion looking fresh, if like Meghan, you want to show off your freckles, then only apply foundation where needed, with minimal powder to allow your freckles to shine through.
Blusher: Meghan opted for a peachy flush on her cheeks; this was complimented by her defined brows and soft smoky eye along with natural-looking false lashes. Try a cream blush applied to cheeks for a healthy finish.
Try an up-do to show off your natural look.
When choosing a hairstyle to go with your new natural look, don’t over complicate it. Opt for a classic up-do as seen on the Royal bride herself.
This look, with her subtle middle parting allowed her natural look make-up to take centre stage, all-in-all creating the magnificent look that transformed Meghan into the effortlessly beautiful bride.