Meghan Markle looked truly glorious on her wedding day, from her elegant boat-neck wedding gown to the chic messy bun she sported. Markle’s makeup was much praised on the day too, from her subtle smokey eye and natural false lashes to her peachy-nude lip colour and lightweight foundation now a go-to combination for modern brides everywhere.
And while details of the Duchess’ look were quickly revealed by her makeup artist Daniel Martin, we’ve had to wait a lot longer to find out details about the nail polish worn by Meghan Markle, and how we can recreate it ourselves at home.
Luckily, Vogue has just revealed the exact manicure Markle sported on her big day, right down to the nail polish brand and shades.
The publication announced that the nail bar that was entrusted with creating Meghan’s all-important nail look was actually a London institution for beauty fans. Her manicure was done by artists at Dryby London, and the combination of shades was designed specifically for her.
Unsurprisingly, she chose to wear a CND Shellac manicure for her big day, which is a favourite for nail artists thanks to its long-wearing appeal and hi-shine, glossy finish.
On her fingers, the Duchess wore one layer of CND Shellac Unmasked, topped with two layers of CND Shellac Negligee, to create a gorgeously subtle milky pink hue. Then on her toes, Meghan wore two coats of CND Shellac Cashmere Wrap.
Royal brides are known for turning to sheer, stripped-back shades for their wedding day and beyond, but Meghan added a pop of colour by layering her nail shades to create a pale pink effect.
If you can’t get enough of the Duchess’ pretty wedding day look, you’re in luck. While you can ask for the shade combination at any nail salon that uses CND Shellac, you can also buy the shades online to use for yourself, provided you have a gel lamp to cure the products.
Each will set you back £13.95, and it’s worth picking up a good base coat and top coat for a more professional finish.