Fabulous Givenchy wedding dress aside, when Meghan and Harry tied the knot last May, it was Markle’s makeup that sent the internet into meltdown mode. Gorgeously glowy and strikingly simple, Meghan’s complexion was the handiwork of one man—Daniel Martin. Martin’s the go-to guy for A-listers like Jessica Alba and Elisabeth Moss, and as a long-time friend of Meghan’s, he was a natural choice.

I was lucky enough to catch up with Martin in person at the recent NET-A-PORTER 2019 Beauty Trends Presentation, where he revealed his tips for re-creating Meghan’s wedding makeup look at home, the truth about wearing SPF on your big day and the one beauty trend he wishes brides would stop wearing. Scroll down to see what he had to say…

The skincare that Daniel Martin swears by to prep skin before makeup.
Apply this to a cotton pad and sweep it over your skin to brighten, exfoliate and reduce the appearance of pores. Be sure to follow with an SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
This eye gel is a revitalising quick fix for puffy, tired eyes and genuinely feels like an ice cube when smoothed under the eyes.
Spend a few minutes massaging this lightweight cream into your skin to promote circulation and boost elasticity before you apply your makeup.
A few of Daniel Martin’s SPF favourites.
Protect skin against UV rays while adding a subtle sun-kissed glow to skin with this spray for face and body.
I have an inkling this might just be the product Martin used on Meghan for her big day. It’s a Korean cream-gel with a cellulose texture as described—and it’s SPF 50.
Martin’s new favourite SPF contains skin-adapting tints and illuminating powders to brighten the skin and even tone while protecting against UV rays.
Daniel Martin’s red carpet makeup kit at the Oscars.
Although Martin is a real advocate of using fingers to apply your makeup, a makeup sponge is a great tool for applying foundations, concealers, blushers and bronzers with a soft-focus, dewy finish.
Rather than using contouring to create definition, try a liquid highlighter like this one from Charlotte Tilbury to illuminate cheekbones and brighten your complexion.
A soft bronzer applied with a large fluffy brush can nod to contouring without the risk of harsh, streaky lines like Martin described.

Next up, Rosie HW is genuinely scared this brow trend will make a come back.

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