It’s been dubbed the ‘Markle sparkle’, with women across the globe desperate to emulate Meghan’s perfectly polished everyday look.
Now FEMAIL can reveal what it costs to achieve the Duchess of Sussex’s artfully applied natural make-up – and her essentials add up to an eye-watering amount.
After totting up the cost of the contents of Meghan’s make-up bag, a team of experts at E Fundamentals said replicating Ms Markle’s must have kit would set you back a whopping £490.50.
While Prince Harry’s bride does rely on supermarket buys from brands like Nivea, she also has a penchant for high end products that significantly bump up the total spend – including a £100 foundation by Chanel.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is known for her radiant complexion, minimal make-up, and glossy hair, may be the princess of understated, but her look comes at a cost of almost £500
Meghan Markle’s make-up must-haves
- Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara £27
- Yves Saint Laurent touche eclat concealer £25.50
- Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in Very Victoria £24
- Nars orgasm blush £24
- Mac teddy eyeliner £15
- Laura Mercier radiance primer £30
- Wella oil reflections luminous smoothing oil 30ml £15
- Chanel stylo yeux waterproof long-lasting eye liner in cassis £22
- Revitalash – advanced eyelash conditioner 2m £74
- Chanel Sublimage Le Teint cream foundation £100
- Fresh sugar advanced therapy lip treatment with spf 15 £20
- Dr Bronner’s body wash in lavender £16
- Nivea skin firming hydration £9
- Kerastase nutritive oleo-relax anti-frizz masque 200ml £30
- Make up for ever HD powder £26
- Tatcha rice enzyme powder £33
TOTAL: £490.50 *based on RRP
Meghan’s radiant complexion is down to minimal make-up and a touch of Laura Mercier’s £30 radiance primer, which comes in bronze and pearl, and is applied after moisturiser.
She previously told Beauty Banter: ‘I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming, so this is what I put on every day after moisturiser to give my skin a dewy glow. It’s not sparkly, it’s true to its name – “illuminating”.
When she does wear base, Meghan uses Chanel Sublimage Le Teint cream foundation, which retails at an eye-watering £100.
‘I never want to cover my freckles, so we just do a ‘wash’ of foundation in certain sections instead of over the entire face,’ she previously told Birchbox.
Meghan’s radiant complexion is down to minimal make-up and a touch of Laura Mercier’s £30 radiance primer, and Chanel’s £100 Sublimage Le Teint cream foundation (left)
While Meghan is never anything less than fresh-faced, her gruelling schedule of international engagements as a full-time working royal may leave her in need of the odd helping hand.
Meghan previously revealed she uses cult classic Touch Eclat by YSL, which retails at £25.50, to cover up traces of any late nights.
‘If you’ve worked a 17-hour day and have nothing else on, you will still look relatively alive. Relatively,’ she said.
The Duchess adds a flush of colour to her face with NARS blush in Orgasm, £24, and which she has previously said brings the ‘perfect rosy flush tone that brightens the face.’
Meghan previously revealed she uses cult classic Touch Eclat by YSL, which retails at £25.50 and she adds a flush of colour to her face with NARS orgasm blush, £24 (right)
To accentuate her eyes the former Suits star favours Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, which costs £27.
Telling Allure in 2014 that she discovered the mascara on set of Suits, she revealed it had become her favourite mascara.
The Hollywood starlet is a huge fan of eyelash conditioner RevitaLash, which retails at an eyewatering £74 for 2ml
And Meghan previously told Beauty Banter that even if she has no other make-up she tries to accentuate her eyes as much as she can.
‘I use Chanel Cassis Eyeliner on my upper lash line and water line, and the touch of shimmer powder adds a brightness and sparkle,’ she said of the £22 purple pencil.
‘Even if I have no make-up on, I am likely to apply concealer and a bit of shimmer in the corners of my eye.’
However Meghan’s lashes aren’t all down to a good mascara, with the Hollywood starlet a huge fan of eyelash conditioner RevitaLash, which retails at an eyewatering £74 for 2ml.
‘I swear they are as long as they could ever be,’ she previously told Allure.
Her make-up artist Kayleen McAdams recommended Mac teddy eyeliner, £15, to Meghan and it has since become a favourite, a brown shade with a hint of gold that makes her dark eyes pop.
And continuing her subtle look, most of which revolves around skincare, rather than coverage, the former actress is a fan of Fresh sugar advanced therapy lip treatment with spf 15 £20, to keep her lips supple.
Once her lips are prepped she uses Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, £24, a favourite due to its nude colour suiting a range of skin tones.
The former actress is a fan of Fresh sugar advanced therapy lip treatment with spf 15 £20, to keep her lips supple (left) and Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in Very Victoria, £24
To finish her look, Meghan uses Make up for ever HD powder which sells for £26.
‘It lets your skin look shiny and fresh, but not greasy-shiny,’ she told Allure previously.
And with skin maintenance just as important to Meghan as what she puts on her face, she previously revealed she uses Tatcha rice enzyme powder £33 to exfoliate her skin.
‘It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation,’ she added.
To finish her look, Meghan uses Make up for ever HD powder which sells for £26, and to wash it all off she likes Tatcha rice enzyme powder £33 to exfoliate her skin
Meghan’s famously blow-dried tresses also come at a cost, with the Duchess never seen with a hair out of place.
The Duchess reportedly swears by Kerastase nutritive oleo-relax anti-frizz masque, which costs £30 for 200ml, and is also a huge fan of Wella oil reflections luminous smoothing oil, costing £15 for 30ml.
It smells like vacation and makes your hair slippery and touchable,’ she told Beauty Banter.
‘I love this stuff! It also doubles as a pretty amazing body oil post bath.’
The Duchess reportedly swears by Kerastase nutritive oleo-relax anti-frizz masque, which costs £30 for 200ml, and is also a huge fan of Wella oil reflections luminous smoothing oil, costing £15 for 30ml
In the bath Meghan uses Dr Bronner’s body wash in lavender £16.
The Duchess previously revealed: ‘I love the smell and it lasts for such a long time,’
‘The almond scent is quite nice too if your prefer something warm and sweet. I alternate between the two.’
And to keep her skin in tip top condition she moisturises using an affordable high street favourite – Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration cream, which costs £9.
‘I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it,’ she previously said.
And her bath routine is another thing that keeps Meghan’s skin flawless, using Dr Bronner’s body wash in lavender £16 and Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration cream which costs a kind £9
E Fundamentals, an eCommerce insights service, analysed the top ten health and beauty sites to find the most purse-friendly way to get her look.
Jonathan Maltman, CEO at E Fundamentals said: ‘The team at E Fundamentals wanted to calculate the true value of the “Meghan effect” by looking at her favourite beauty products.
‘Ecommerce giant Amazon comes out on top for the variety of products on offer.’