Meghan Markle is Keeping Her SA Makeup Looks Nice and Natural

Nailing that no-makeup makeup look.

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Just in case you missed the memo, Prince Harry and his even-more-famous wife Meghan Markle are currently on tour in South Africa. They have been spending time in the Mother City and Jozi seeing the sights as well as having their share of cultural experiences and getting involved in philanthropic projects. Meghan has also been wowing the crowds with her impressive collection of outfits (which she changes a few times a day), but her makeup look has remained more-or-less the same since landing on SA shores (and it happens to be bang on trend): The no-makeup makeup look. It might be minimal, but it still packs a flawless punch.

Meghan Markle’s Makeup

Ever since they arrived in SA last Monday, all eyes have been on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this being their first Royal tour to Africa since tying the knot last year. While Meghan has already had numerous outfit changes during their stay, her makeup look has remained more-or-less the same. She is clearly a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, and it happens to pair well with her laid-back style and flawless features.

Last week the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in Cape Town, and her look was polished yet natural:

And yesterday she visited the University of Johannesburg, where she debuted an equally natural look, but paired it with a hint of shimmery green eyeshadow.

Read: This is What Harry and Meghan Will Be Doing While They Are in South Africa

Her foundation is sheer enough that her freckles are still visible, which is something that she looks for in a base. She has also revealed in the past that she loves the universally-flattering NARS Orgasm shade range, which she uses to give her cheeks a healthy flush. Her favourite lipstick, as well as her ride-or-die mascara, are also available in SA, so if you have ever aspired to look like royalty, now’s your chance.

Want your makeup to look like Meghan’s? Here are the beauty buys to elevate your look to royal status:


Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation


This foundation offers buildable coverage, so you can go sheer like Meghan or build it up. It’s versatile like that


NARS Blush – Orgasm


This shade is popular the world over, and this is because it is so universal, and suits almost every skin tone, including Meghan Markle’s


Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara


This budget buy is a fave of the Duchess of Sussex, meaning that you too can have royal-worthy lashes without breaking the bank


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution – Very Victoria

R650Muse Beauty

This is the exact lipstick and shade that Meghan Markle wears on the regular. One swipe of it and you’ll have the pout of a princess


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