Meghan Markle swapped her usual low key look for a ‘red carpet style makeup’ for her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, an expert has revealed.
The mother-to-be, 39, proudly cradled her baby bump in a teaser trailer for her tell-all with the media mogul, which is her most high-profile appearance since she and Prince Harry, 36, revealed they are expecting their second child later this year.
The royal stepped away from her usual signature ‘natural’ style of makeup, and instead opted for a gorgeous glamorous look, adding lash extensions, heavy eyeliner and a pale pink lipstick.
Make-up artist Lisa Little told FEMAIL the Duchess had ‘settled back into LA girl glam’ with the look for the explosive discussion, saying: ‘Megan has really stepped it up when it came to her makeup look for the Oprah Winfrey interview.
Meghan Markle, 39, swapped her usual low key look for a ‘red carpet style makeup’ for her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, an expert has revealed
The Duchess showed off her growing stomach in the £3,300 dress for the interview, which was belted above her stomach and featured floral embroidery over one shoulder.
The mother-of-one could be seen wearing a dazzling diamond tennis Cartier bracelet from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection, which retails for an eye-watering £17,700.
But it was her make-up look which has stunned many, with Meghan opting for a more glamorous look, with a sweep of highlighter, added lash extensions and rimming her eyes in dark liner.
It was a step away from the mother-of-one’s usual subtle, nude style of make-up which she is renowned for.
Meghan is renowned for her love of subtle and minimal makeup, often opting for a brush of bronzer and pop of pale lip colour
However make-up artist Lisa Little suggested that Meghan had ‘stepped it up’ for the bombshell interview, and gone ‘LA girl glam’ with her look (left, and right, her more usual makeup during an interview with GMA)
Make-up artist Lisa revealed: ‘Megan had opted for the more demure soft makeup application for the last couple of years, but for the show she gave us full glam.
‘Showing us true la red carpet style makeup, the Duchess chose a heavy smokey eye which made her eyes really pop with the eyeliner application on both the lid and the water line.’
‘These were a real focal point for me teamed with a set of false lashes, which were fuller on the outer part of the eye to give that cat lifting eye effect we are seeing everywhere at the moment.’
The expert continued: ‘Although Megan was wearing foundation, it was sheer coverage which allowed her freckles to remain poignant and giving her that sun kissed glow.
The makeup artist pointed to the Duchess’ bold eyeliner and heavy false lashes as part of her ‘red carpet style’ look
‘Teamed with perfectly placed contour and a pop of heavy blush Megan truly looked like she had settled back into her previous la girl glam!
‘With a heavy eye and popping blush Megan balanced her look with a soft buttery lip giving them just enough colour to tie the whole look together.’
In the clips released last night, Meghan placed a hand on her bump while fielding questions from 67-year-old TV mogul Oprah – who asked her about her brief time as a royal, and her decision to quit palace life with her husband last year.
Meghan says nothing in either of the short teaser clips that have been released, however Oprah’s line of questioning makes clear the sensitive topics that will be covered – some, if not all of which will likely send fears through the palace over what potentially-uncomfortable revelations may come to light during the primetime sit-down.
In the clips released last night, Meghan placed a hand on her bump while fielding questions from 67-year-old TV mogul Oprah
In what could be seen as a warning to the royal family, Oprah reminds viewers that ‘there is no subject that is off limits’ while sitting opposite the former Suits star, who simply nods her head in agreement with the bold statement.
Oprah then asks a somber-looking Meghan: ‘Were you silent or were you silenced?’ in what appears to be another jab at the royal family – this time over the palace’s treatment of the Duchess.
Later in the interview, Oprah refers to comments Meghan appears to have made about life in the royal family being ‘almost un-survivable.’
Although Meghan says nothing during the two teaser clips that have been released, the videos are likely to prompt fresh fears within Buckingham Palace about what revelations she may bring to light during the interview, particularly when it comes to her experiences of life within the royal family.