It has now gone down as part of royal history that Daniel Martin, makeup artist and Dior Brand Ambassador, was the man responsible for Meghan Markle’s makeup on her wedding day yesterday. Though he had suggested to ABC News 20/20 that his presence at the event was not going to be a working one. ‘I was really flattered to know that I was going to be a guest at the wedding and to be able to share this incredible moment with her.’ Such is the secrecy around a royal wedding.
The pair first met in 2011 at upfronts when Suits got picked up. Upfronts are events held by network executives in the television industry and important advertising sales periods. ‘We just totally clicked and got along. So seven years later we’re still great friends,’ said Martin. He has now done Markle’s makeup for many a photo shoot and press tour.
So just how did he create that oh-so-natural and very modern make up for the new Duchess of Sussex? A look that let her natural beauty – and freckles – shine through. Ah, most of that is still being kept a secret. And though nothing is being said officially, Dior – for whom Martin works, remember – has now released the ‘how to recreate Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup’ details.
Make of that what you will… but I’d suggest it’s a pretty good bet that you’ll be on to a winner. The only snag is that you need to be a future royal or other VIP to get your hands on it as most of it doesn’t launch on counter until June 15 – though that still makes it perfect option for many a summer bride.
What you can get now
The lips. Who didn’t love Meghan’s modern approach to a lip colour? No pencil or heavy duty long-lasting lip colour, just perfectly natural lips that looked as though they had touch of gloss. Which it would appear is all it was: Dior Lip Glow (£26) – in a shade of coral – is a hydrating lip product which brings out the natural colour of the lips whilst also giving the vaguest hint of colour.
Wait unit June for…
That flawless complexion via Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation (£29) and Dior Backstage Contour Palette (£34).
And for that perfectly understated smoky eye you’ll need the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in warm neutrals (£38).
Feature by Edwina Ings-Chambers