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The IT List: The Royal Wedding

As she walks down the aisle this May, we expect Meghan Markle to look very much like she did at Christmas Day service with the royal family, sporting a natural face that lets her freckles shine through. While Duchess Kate reportedly did her own makeup on her wedding day, we predict the trends that Meghan will opt for on her big day…


It’s all in the prep

Massaging the skin with oil for a sculpted face is one technique, and also having corrective treatments three to five months before their wedding date. Anything corrective, like acid peels, intense microdermabrasion, or laser treatments, should be done between three-to-five months before the wedding, but not closer as the last two months before your wedding should be focused on getting calmer, more hydrated skin, rather than getting more aggressive with your face, since corrective treatments can require a ton of downtime and healing.
On the day,sticking to mild products is key. It is primordial to be really gentle with your skin and use only simple, nourishing products, like a hydrating mask and a soft massage. Mattifying products can help as a base to eradicate excessive shine to really make those photos airbrushed without the filter.


All about that base?

Her approach is very effortless. She just wants to look like a better version of herself. And that means no change in skin tone via editing, no airbrushing of freckles, just letting her natural beauty shine through to be an example to other women. This also goes for foundation - it was more about the amount of product that goes on her skin and keeping it really fresh and dewy, rather than caking it on. A light concealer under the eyes ensuring the skin stays glowy, but not shiny is really important. Opting for a skin brightener underneath or mixed with foundation and a translucent powder on the t-zone to avoid shine in photographs really makes your wedding makeup go the extra mile.
The Makeup
Peachy pink blush, a soft pink lip, bold brow, and curled lashes covered in mascara with a bit of eyeliner and subtle brown shadow is the top look predicted for the American actress. As for lips, perhaps she will go for a nude lip in the day but she jazz things up and add a bright lip in for the evening. The look can be achieved using a natural lip pencil and a touch of sheer gloss in the center.
A nude kohl eyeliner in the waterline to give the appearance of wider, fuller and more awake eyes, or if she used a subtle cream highlighter around the eyes this would give the appearance of opening the eyes, with a hint of soft brown shadow to define the shape. Applying a waterproof mascara on the roots of the lashes only, to avoid the spidery look, which will date quickly. A sheer cream blush is a great way to make your cheeks pop without going overboard. Finish the look with a translucent powder so as to keep the overall look lightweight and far from cakey.

Love is in the Hair

Though no one can predict exactly the gown, hairstyle, or flower arrangement you'll be seeing at the next big royal wedding, don't be surprised if Markle, well, surprises you. It could be straight or wavy or anything else, but she likes it down- as it turns out, the same minimalistic approach Markle takes with makeup applies to her hair, too. Though since it is a royal event — with thousands of people there and millions more watching on TV, a sleek, elegant chignon is what most stylists are placing their bets on. Lightweight mousse and is a great way to prep hair for styling to give it the volume it needs for the chignon but doesn’t make hair look rigid – the same applies for finishing spray.


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