Meghan Markle uses this make-up trick to brighten tired eyes (and you can do it too)

Since tying the knot with Prince Harry back in May, Meghan Markle’s official royal schedule has become busier than ever – and as she’s also in the midst of her first pregnancy, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Duchess of Sussex was experiencing a little tiredness of late.

However, when she’s pictured at public engagements, Meghan looks just as fresh and flawless and ever – and it’s not necessarily because she’s getting plenty of sleep, but because she’s using a clever make-up technique that gives exactly that illusion. The good news? It’s an affordable trick that we can steal too.

Meghan Markle nude eyeliner
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Speaking to told FEMAIL, A-list make-up artist Francesca Abrahamovitch explained: ‘Meghan appears to be wearing a nude eyeliner in her lower waterline. I love this look and use it a lot on my clients, especially when they have super-early starts’.

‘It’s a really effective way of making your eyes appear bigger and brighter. It also hides any redness or tiredness making it look as though you’ve had a full eight hours sleep – even when the reality is very different.’

According to Francesca, the tip is simple enough for even the most novice beauty fans to master – all you need to do is trace a while or nude pencil along the area just above your lower lashes, and top off with a slick of mascara (Meghan has said in the past that she loves Maybelline’s £8.99 Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara, FYI) for the ultimate fluttery, wide-eyed finish.

Meghan Markle nude eyeliner
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Eye Liner, £3.98, Feelunique

‘If you still want smoulder, smudge your dark pencil below it,’ Francesca adds. ‘As long as you steer clear of that all-important waterline, you’ll maintain the eye-brightening illusion.’

Nude and white eye pencils start from under £5 if you turn to reliable brands like Rimmel and GOSH – so it is possible to look royally good on a budget. Now we just need Meghan’s enviable wardrobe at our disposal too, and we’ll be ready for anything…