Have you heard of the Meghan Markle effect? Every time that the Duchess of Sussex wears a particular fashion brand or shows off her exquisite taste in jewellery, their websites crash and the items sell out in absolutely no time.
She is one of the most famous women on the planet, and everyone wants to emulate her style, and when it comes to her make-up bag it’s no different.
So when we found out that she has a very smart way of hiding tired eyes, we needed to share it.
Firstly, the Duchess always has a gorgeous glow. Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child in Spring and she is rumoured to be around five months pregnant. In the early months she explained that it felt ‘like jet lag’, and despite the fact she was also on a pretty hectic royal tour she still looked as beautiful and fresh-faced as ever.
So is it down to this one trick?
According to celebrity make-up artist Francesca Abrahamovitch, the secret is down to her eyeliner.
She told FEMAIL: ‘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.’
That’s right – she’s swapped her former favourite chocolate brown eyeliner for a nude tone.
If there’s one kind of podcast I love to listen to, it’s a beauty one. With beauty as my day job, you’d think that by the time I leave the office I’m done with all things make-up, hair and skincare for the day.
But in a tie with a good book, beauty podcasts are my favourite thing to consume on my journey home. (They’re also great for the bath or a Sunday afternoon, FYI.)
With this in mind, I’ve rounded up a handful of the most popular beauty podcasts below for you to peruse and download. Between them, they’ve got pretty much everything you could possibly want to know about beauty covered. Happy listening!
A relative newcomer to the beauty pod game, beauty journalist and blogger Madeleine Spencer launched Beauty Full Lives earlier this year and boy, is it a good’un. Focusing on our emotional relationship with beauty and with our favourite products, Madeleine already has an amazing guest roster that includes Sam & Nic Chapman, Holly Willoughby and Millie Mackintosh, as well as upcoming guests Kylie Minogue, Zoella, Mary Greenwell and Caroline Hirons. Each guest discusses the most poignant beauty moments from their life, reminding us all that beauty is about so much more than what we put on our face or in our hair. Five stars.
Hosted by two US beauty directors, Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein, Fat Mascara discusses topical beauty news, trends, product recommendations, industry goss and more. Most episodes feature a lengthy beauty-related interview, with previous guests including the likes of Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone CBE and Aerin Lauder, to name but a few.
Expect tips and anecdotes from world class make-up artists, hair stylists and beauty brand founders to fuel your obsession, as well as a LOT of lols. Plus, Jen and Jess put links to the people, places and products mentioned in each episode on the Fat Mascara website afterwards. There are now over 130 episodes for you to download and tune into, so now’s as good as time as any to get cracking.
The Emma Guns Show by Emma Gunavardhana is a one-on-one chat with brilliant famous faces from all walks of life, but predominantly with a link to the beauty industry. Beauty journalist and presenter Emma really does cover it all: One episode she’ll be sat down with Beck Dorey-Stein, author of From the Corner of the Oval Office, the next she’ll be with world-renowned dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross talking all things skin. Other top guests from the nearly 200-episode strong pod include Nadine Baggot, Ruth Crilly, Claudia Winkleman, Lily Pebbles and more. Get plugged in.
Hosted by Harriet Hadfield and Lindsay Kelk, Full Coverage is basically everything a beauty junkie can ask for in podcast form: Brand new launches, cult products, how-tos, empties and industry interviews galore. It’s a gold mine. Great guests include the founders of top brands like Elemis and Ciaté London, and equally famous beauty faces like Sali Hughes. There’s even a crossover episode with The Emma Guns Show above. What more could you ask for, really?
‘Behind every beauty product there’s a damn good story’ – instantly you’re drawn in, right? Breaking Beauty, hosted by former magazine editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins chat to ‘icons and icons in the making’ about all things beauty. The premise is all about the best-selling beauty products and the stories that make them, so you’ll learn a lot of make-up and skincare anecdotes along the way. Top guests include the Bobbi Brown, Caroline Hirons, celeb hairstylist and Ouai founder Jen Atkin, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and so many more…
Huda Beauty – it’s quite the beauty phenomenon. There are waiting lists as long as your arm for new launches, products that can’t be kept in stock and a dedicated following that some brands can only dream of. The next step? Fragrance.
Kayali is a side brand for the two Huda Beauty brand founders and sisters, Huda and Mona Kattan, and feature four fragrances.Was this the natural next step for them? ‘I actually didn’t want to do a fragrance in the beginning,’ explains Huda. ‘I struggled to understand how you sell or market fragrance, and it was difficult to visualise how this new sub-brand would work. Mona has always been obsessed with perfume and once she got me into fragrance layering – I knew we had to turn this into a lifestyle.’
Fragrance layering is key to the brand’s ethos: ‘We want to introduce this culture of layering and experimenting with scent,’ says Mona. ‘The collection has four scents – one signature, created to be layered and combined with three variants. Each scent adds a different mood to the overall experience, and Kayali is designed to celebrate and enhance every layer of you.’
The four fragrances are Elixir | 11, Vanilla | 28, Citrus | 08 and Musk | 12 – they’re sold separately, but designed to be used together.
So what are the girls favourites? Mona likes to layer: ‘I use different combinations depending on how I’m feeling that day and where I’m going. At the moment, one of my favourite blends is to start with ELIXIR | 11, then add VANILLA | 28, and finish with MUSK | 12. It creates the most gorgeous complex, floral scent.’ Huda on the other hand prefers to keep things simple, ‘CITRUS | 08 is not like other citrusy scents you have tried before, it’s a very feminine and hypnotic scent. ELIXIR | 11 is super addictive and just really sexy! When I spray it, it makes me feel really confident – it’s my fave!”
Is this just the start of more sub-brands for Huda Beauty? It looks that way, Huda explains: ‘We are at a really exciting stage right now with the launch of Kayali, but we also have plans to launch a skincare brand in 2019 – which is also independent of Huda Beauty with its own identity.’
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The Fabled by Marie Claire Black Friday Shopping Event will include 20% off in store for one night only plus a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goodie bag. Taking place at our 5,000 sq ft flagship beauty emporium on Tottenham Court Road, London, you’ll also be able to meet the Marie Claire beauty team for 121 beauty advice and recommendations.
Fabled by Marie Claire is the one-stop-shop for beauty junkies, with an extensive range of premium and niche brands, including Benefit, ghd, Urban Decay, NARS and Perricone MD. But here’s the game changer: now you can get the products you love, exactly when you want them. As well as our huge store, Fabled by Marie Claire is online at fabled.com to provide you with next-day delivery. You can choose an allocated delivery time slot, seven days a week, so you never have to wait for that all-important parcel again.
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Martin has recently launched his own (dreamy) vanity case with fashion label Cuyana, and it’ll have you questioning everything you thought you knew about make-up storage. Spoiler alert: ‘I actually gave Meghan and Harry this bag before their trip,’ he revealed in a recent interview.
So, why do we keep wanging on about how great these bags are? We’ll let Martin explain in his own words.
‘A lot of girls I know carry bags that don’t fit their foundation. Or if it does, it’s laying on its side or it’s in a flimsy kind of case,’ he explained to Allure. ‘So I took my Dior Undercover Foundation, which is a pretty standard height for foundation, and measured it from that.
‘If the bottle could stand tall, then you could fit a lot more things into the bag. I wanted to create a bag that you could put your full face in, that’s foundation, concealer, bronzer or blush, a small eyeshadow quad, and lipsticks.’
The bags have a larger base to make sure things can stand up properly, a removable inside wallet and come in five different colours. But they’re not just great for make-up, they’re perfect for skincare and grooming products, too (hence why Harry also has one).
Welcome to Beauty Bytes: a place where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty – from their favourite products, to their biggest beauty disasters. Plus I ask about their most used emojis and their favourite cheat meal. You know, all the important and essentials things that we need to know about.
In this edition, I got the chance to grill royalty on all things beauty. I chatted with funny Lady Amelia Windsor, 38th in line to the throne and the new face of Illamasqua, about her tips and tricks. KT – Digital Beauty Editor
KT: HI AMELIA, THANK YOU FOR CHATTING WITH ME TODAY. CAN YOU TEL ME ABOUT THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE ATTEMPTED?
AW: Really, really thin eyebrows.
KT: BEST ADVICE YOUR MOTHER HAS EVER GIVEN YOU?
AW: To not pluck your eyebrows. You have to be proud of your brows!
KT: BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
AW: Toner. I never used to use a toner before, but it has totally transformed my skin. I like to use Ren’s Glow Tonic, as it has more natural ingredients, and Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex, because it is sensational and all environmentally friendly, which is so important to me.
KT: IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONE HAIR STYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD THEY ALL BE?
AW: OK, my hairstyle would be blonde beachy waves, always a smokey eye and nail colour would be ballerina pink or fuschia.
KT: WHAT INSPIRES YOUR BEAUTY LOOK? IS ILLAMASQUA THE BRAND THAT YOU MOST RELATE TO?
AW: I really admire the message that Illamasqua puts out there, which is all about experimenting and finding new dimensions of your personality. Their strap line; ‘Unlock your individuality’ is a really nice way of saying it. It is about enhancing everyone’s natural beauty, which is such a lovely part of make-up.
KT: WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY SECRET?
AW: My beauty secret is that I’m not a fan of too much foundation. Don’t cake your face, as most of the time it makes it look worse. My advice is to look after your skin and protect it.
KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BEAUTY BRANDS?
AW: Obviously Illamasqua! And I just love Ren and Tata Harper.
KT: WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG RIGHT NOW?
AW: Illamasqua of course! The Bronzing Duo, Skin Base Concealer Pen, it’s so easy to use, and also Raven mascara that’s jet black.
KT: HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TAKE US THROUGH YOU MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINES?
AW: So, I get regular LED facials. I really recommend them to people. Then at home, I always make sure I cleanse, tone, then follow with a serum and a balancing moisturiser. I am at university in Edinburgh and it’s extremely windy, so I need to protect my skin. I like moisturisers without parabens, because I want things to be as clean as possible for my body. I also use an SPF every day.
KT: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT? FAVOURITE WAY TO EXERCISE?
AW: I love working out and it’s vital for my well-being. I do everything; yoga, running and cycling. I love exercise classes; listening to loud music and a really enthusiastic instructor. I find them really fun. When I’m in London, I’m really lucky as I work out at Workshop Gymnasium at the Bulgari Hotel. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a personal trainer; they’re really fun.
KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR HAIR?
AW: I go and see the fabulous George Northwood. He is amazing and I get so many compliments on my hair. I don’t look after it enough between treatments though, I usually let my hair do its own thing. Occasionally, I think it would be good to do more treatments, like a good hair mask.
KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?
AW: Beauty is in everyone, it’s just a question of believing in your own beauty and unleashing it.
KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TOS?
AW: Alaïa Paris. Every time I spray it, it reminds me of being there.
AW: I use all of the hearts a lot; I’m always giving people a lot of love. And the dancing woman, as I love to dance.
KT: HAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
AW: Tequila! Any type! Casamigos, Patron or Mezcal.
KT: FAVOURITE BOOK?
AW: Anything by Zadie Smith or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who wrote Purple Hibiscus. I also love multitasking, so I like books that teach you about history. What else? Oh, I loved Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, which I think is a very important book, it’s very sad but very good. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is one of the best modern Italian reads, it is an incredible book that I’m going to be studying it in Italian. I can’t wait.
KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?
AW: Turmeric scrambled egg. It’s really simple; add quite a lot of oil to a pan, then a hefty dollop of turmeric and some eggs. Mix until scrambled and pop on some nice rye bread. Delicious!
KT: WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST PICKUP LINE YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
AW: I find them hilarious: ‘Are in a hurry? As you have been running through my mind all day.’ Which was very appropriate for the half marathon that I am running.
KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
AW: Black Books by Dylan Moran.
KT: FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT?
AW: Ah, that’s really hard. I love so many I can’t say just one. I think Eva Chen, the fashion director of Instagram, is really fun and also Leandra Medine from ManRepeller.
KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? TALK ME THROUGH THEM?
AW: Yes I have tattoos. I have three bear cubs on my wrists. My brother, sister and I saw three bear cubs when we were in Canada on holiday. They were just playing on the beach, whilst we were whale watching. It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. We thought it was us.
KT: DO YOU HAVE ANY PIERCINGS?
AW: Yes I have a lot in my ears!
KT: WHO WERE YOU STARSTRUCK MEETING?
AW: Dylan Moran, my favourite comedian. I met him in Edinburgh and I nearly got run over trying to speak to him.
This Beauty Bytes I caught up with businesswoman, model and all-round kick ass woman Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She’s just stepped up to be bareMinerals’ newest Power of Good Ambassador, so we picked her brains on all things beauty, skincare and more.
Find out which book she loves so much she’s bought it for six or seven people, her signature perfume and her most-used emoji below…
LA: What would you say is the worst beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
RHW: It’s funny, because I’m not really one for trends in general. Lately I would say I’ve been more into trying things and exploring colour with make-up than I’ve ever been before. But when it comes to beauty trends, I think people think of my look as being a bit more natural, more timeless, and that’s how I would think of myself with beauty. I’ve had a few beauty disasters, but I wouldn’t say I’ve had any bad trends. I mean, perhaps over-plucking my eyebrows when I was 16, everybody has that story, but that would be about it.
LA: Best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?
RHW: Best beauty advice for me would be the importance of looking after your skin, so having a really great skincare routine and being really diligent with it. I’ve been using some of the bareMinerals Skin Longevity products and have incorporated them into my skincare routine, which I find really important. The canvas of my work is my skin so I think that skin comes first and then make-up is second. And also, just really having fun with beauty, I think make-up is where you can really have fun.
LA: Best beauty product recommendation you’ve ever received? This can be anything.
RHW: Oh, best beauty product recommendation I’ve ever received? I always value recommendations for skincare products and I think it’s something I get asked about a lot by other women too. I think with beauty people feel like they’re more willing to explore, but with skincare products I ask the experts. For me one of the most important things would of course be removing make-up and cleansing and toning really well, so I’d say the Mineral Cleansing Water from bareMinerals is a really beautiful product.
LA: I’ve not tried the water but the oil is one of my favourites, it’s great. Let’s say the house is on fire and you can only save one beauty product – what would you save?
RHW: Oh, a timeless red lipstick or something. I think things would be pretty miserable after your house burning down, so you’d want to put a bit of fire back into your life – maybe through a red lip!
LA: I like what you did there. Top three beauty brands?
RHW: For me, of course Bare, Rosie for Autograph, and then I would say a brand like NARS. I think I see that on every make-up artist’s table, and all those brands have really different values and different approaches to beauty.
LA: What’s in your make-up bag right now?
RHW: Right now in my make-up bag would be the bareMinerals powder foundation, which is what the brand is most famous for – I don’t know if you’ve tried it?
LA: Yes, shade one is a perfect match for me.
RHW: Yeah, so you know how inclusive the shade range is! I’ve been using it for a while now. At first I was a bit apprehensive about using powder as a foundation. Like, how is that going to look on my skin, is it gonna look cakey? Am I gonna look dry? Is it really going to give me coverage? But I’m so pleasantly surprised by the coverage, how quick and easy it is to use and how glowy I look; surprisingly it doesn’t make you look powdered. I feel like I’ve got a really light foundation on, but I love to use it on the go so that would be in there. A lip balm, always, and then a mist; something that I can refresh my face with throughout the day.
LA: Can you talk me through your morning and evening skincare routines?
RHW: So, morning is all about cleansing, toning and moisturising, then in the evening I exfoliate, tone and moisturise. I like to exfoliate every day, that’s something I feel is really great for me. I’ve been told to exfoliate towards the end of the day because then you’re at home in a clean environment, you’re going to rest and your skin’s really going to rejuvenate overnight. It’s also a great way of really removing your make-up; I wear a lot of make-up at work but I’m also somebody that really likes to wear it on days where I’m not on set. So I double cleanse and exfoliate in the evening because I really want to remove all my make-up. The cleansing oil is such a beautiful product to use in the mornings, it smells amazing and wakes up the skin really gently. I don’t think you need to really do a huge cleanse in the morning – especially if you’ve exfoliated the night before – but of course you want something to kind of wake the skin up. Then the soft cream and the restorative rich cream. The Soft Moisturising Cream for the daytime and then the Rich Cream is great to use in the evening.
LA: How often do you work out and what’s your favourite way to exercise?
RHW: I work out as often as I can, which tends to be about three to four times a week. For me it’s part of my life, you know, I value exercise as being really important in my day-to-day routine, it’s as important as anything else I do. And I really enjoy it, I’ve found workouts that I enjoy and genuinely want to get up and go to. But if I’m travelling, I’m working and I’m jet-lagged – there have been weeks where I’ve gone to three different countries in one week – then no, I’m not going to get up at 5am and work out in the hotel gym. But when I’m home, then I make sure that I amp up the exercise. I would say on average it could be between two and four times a week that I get to the gym.
LA: And do you prefer being in the gym, or doing classes, or other stuff?
RHW: So in LA I’ve been training with a woman called Simone De La Rue; she has a workout routine called Body by Simone, which is a high intensity dance-cardio workout class, all with your body weight. I’ve been with her for about four years and I’ve seen incredible results with my body. Then in the UK, where I’ve been for the last few weeks, I’ve been working out at Third Space with this great trainer called Lucy and we’ve been doing weights, which was been really fun. Really tough though – I woke up yesterday morning and honestly felt like I’d been hit by a bus! But it’s an interesting one for me because I’ve been doing dance-cardio for such a long time, so I’ve really been switching it up by doing weights. I think everybody always thinks of weights as, ‘Oh my god, I’m gonna bulk up’, but I’ve seen great results in the last couple of weeks. Things are just moving up; I feel like everything past 30 needs to be up, so that’s cool! I try and take advantage of the places that I’m in and what’s on offer there, but yeah, exercise is something I really love.
LA: It’s really important for people’s well-being as well. Do you have a signature fragrance? If not, what would you say are your go-tos?
RHW: My signature fragrance… I love Byredo fragrances and I’ve been wearing Gypsy Water for a long time.
LA: Oh very nice. Good one. So that’s like your go-to. Three most used emojis?
RHW: Um, laughing crying face, the grinning face, and then probably the one that’s like throwing shade, it’s kind of wonky with the eyebrow raised, the smirky face.
LA: I know the one.
RHW: Oh! And the nail painting. You know when you say something sassy and then you d0 the nail painting afterwards.
LA: I was going to ask if you use that in the sassy context!
RHW: Yeah, that’s what I use. This is really quite a big giveaway on the kind of messages that I’m sending! I think the love heart gets used quite a lot too.
LA: Yeah. What colour love-heart do you like, just the red one or?
LA: What’s your favourite book?
RHW: One of my favourite books, and I would say the most impactful book I’ve ever read, is The Four Agreements. I don’t know if you’ve ever read it but it’s a really beautiful book. It’s about spirituality and a book that kind of changed my life, and it’s also something I’ll buy often and give away. I try and re-read it probably once a year. Often, if I feel in a certain place in my life or overwhelmed by a certain situation, it’ll kind of re-centre me with my values and then I find myself giving it away to a friend or someone. So it’s probably my most bought book and my most read book, and it’s definitely been really impactful on my life. I love that I can share it and keep passing it on to other people, then have a conversation with them about it afterwards.
LA: That’s really lovely.
RHW: Highly recommend it. Really, really recommend it.
LA: That’s one of my favourite questions. How many people would you say you’ve bought it for?
RHW: I’ve probably bought the book six or seven times, yeah, and I’ve passed it on to my sister, my girl who does my nails, my mum… You know, it’s one of those books that when somebody is going through something, you’re like, ‘Ah, I’ve got something you might like, that might help you get through this.’
LA: Ah, I love that. What would you say your favourite meal is? Let’s say what you’d have as your last meal.
RHW: A Sunday roast, I don’t even have to think about that. Just a good old Sunday roast for sure, 100%. Lots of roast potatoes and roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding… Always a toss-up between chicken or beef, but I probably lean into chicken. As long as I can have a Yorkshire pudding with it – I’m sort of weird about that, about the Yorkshire pudding with the chicken.
LA: You know what, I hate when people say you can only have Yorkshires with beef. I’m like… Just no.
RHW: No. Nooooo. And if it’s your last meal you can choose whatever you want.
LA: Exactly. If it’s got gravy, I’m having Yorkshires.
RHW: Yeah, and then extra gravy. Peas and carrots, sausage and bacon, I mean, I love my English roast!
LA: Favourite TV show to binge-watch?
RHW: I think to binge-watch, my favourite TV show would be… ah, that’s so hard! Recently I loved The Handmaid’s Tale, I loved The Crown, I thought they were such incredible TV shows with really empowering women and female roles. I thought they were brilliant; great acting, great storytelling. Then, if I’m really going to binge-watch something it’d be Sex and the City, Friends, you know, those kind of curl-up-on-the-sofa and have a night in on your own, a lil guilty pleasure. Sex and the City, can’t beat it. Love Carrie Bradshaw, she’s my spirit animal.
LA: Who were you most star-struck meeting?
RHW: Oh, that’s a good question. Gosh. I mean, I’m still waiting to meet – and would love to meet – Angelina Jolie. I find you tend not to be disappointed when you meet the people who you’ve always been really a big fan of. I would say the people that I’ve met where I have been most star-struck I’ve actually been a bit disappointed, so I’m not going to mention their names! But somebody I have met who I really love – Amy Adams.
LA: Oh yeah?
RHW: Yeah, I think she’s such a terrific actress and, when I’ve met her it’s been at sort of work dos and functions, but we’ve always had a good laugh together. She’s really cool and easy-going, I think she’s fiercely talented and I’ve just really enjoyed her company, and her husband’s, they’re both really lovely.
There have been some pretty boujee beauty trends over the years, but we think this one may just take the biscuit: washing your face with sparkling water.
A trend which has been bubbling under the surface for months (geddit?) on YouTube, the ‘technique’ hails from where most genius-yet-slightly-insane trends hail from: Korea and Japan.
While in our opinion tap water is perfectly sufficient, K and J beauty have declared that carbonated is the way to go. But why?!
Well, apparently rinsing with sparkling water is better for skin as it offers a more effective cleanse which results in firmer skin and tighter pores. Sure…
A dermatologist speaking to The Cut also revealed that carbonated water dilutes blood vessels which increases circulation and blood flow – both of which are great for your skin.
The main problem with this trend? Practicality. We don’t fancy stocking up on spenny bottles of sparkling water, much less wasting so much plastic. There are devices which fizz up your water for you, but TBH they don’t come cheap. You can also buy ‘carbonated face bath’ products, such as the one Australian YouTuber Tina Yong tried in her video. They claim to deliver oxygen to the skin to boost circulation for an extra glow. We can’t seem to see anywhere in the UK that sells these however, and they require you to use an, er, snorkel.
So, in short, washing your face with sparkling water seems to have its benefits, but it’s not exactly the easiest technique to try…
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With Meghan becoming the Duchess of Sussex and announcing her pregnancy just this week during the newlyweds’ royal tour, it’s safe to say that she is the woman of the moment.
Already proving to have as much influence as the Kate Middleton effect, fans and followers are modelling their look on her, crashing a Canadian fashion site to buy her engagement coat, styling their hair in the MM cut, and even having cosmetic surgery to look like her.
That’s right Ivanka Trump may have previously held the top spot as the inspiration for cosmetic surgery requests, but now she has competition with Meghan Markle’s popular facial structure.
In fact, according to New York plastic surgeon Stephen T. Greenberg, the Meghan Markle nose is now one of his most popular requests
‘Patients started coming to me about six months ago requesting Meghan Markle’s nose,’ he explained to Allure weeks after the couple announced their engagement. ‘She has a pretty great nose, but I think the beauty of it is that it isn’t perfect. From the profile you can see that she has a very slight dorsal hump of the nose that is almost undetectable when looking at her straight on.’
This of course isn’t the first time a royal or royal-by-association has inspired a cosmetic trend, with Kate Middleton’s nose prompting women across the world to change up their facial structure and Pippa Middleton’s famous derrière responsible for the ‘Pippa Butt lift’ trend.