Meghan Markle enviably beautiful skin. She is always clear, dewy and gorgeous. So obviously, we went straight to the woman who holds all her beauty secrets: her facialist, Sarah Chapman.
First, we wanted her advice on what to do in a pimple-related emergency. What happens if you get a zit the night before an important day? What should you do, other than panic?
"If one of my clients comes to me in my clinic with problem skin and spots before a big event, I’ll treat it with high doses of salicylic acid which reduces inflammation and declogs pores," she said.
"To recreate this treatment at home, are infused with pimple-purging scientific actives, including salicylic acid, that release over time to help calm redness, soothe and decongest the affected area. These were especially designed to prevent picking and accelerate healing, and since the patches are small and almost invisible, you can usually get away with wearing them under your make-up."
Like most sensible beauty experts, Sarah says to try and resist the urge to squeeze. "Avoid squeezing!" she says. "This can cause permanent damage to the outer dermal layer."
But sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. When you've got a whopping great zin on your chin or your nose, you want to do something, anything. Take Sarah's careful advice here: "If you are going to attempt extraction at home, you need to be very gentle to avoid damaging the skin," she says. "Apply a warm, wet muslin to the spot and use circular motions to loosen the blockage. If the spot is ready to pop then it will. DON’T pick it! It’s much harder to cover up a mess created by damage to the skin that it is to cover a spot."
If you want to look especially glorious in time for a big event, Sarah says you should try a specially tailored skincare routine - and you should see a difference if you do this for just two weeks. If you want to see a glowy change faster than that, here's what you can do: "Follow your usual skincare routine with my sheet mask to infuse the skin with lashings of hyaluronic acid to restore the skin to full radiance. Bio-cellulose science ensures optimal absorption of our high-performance serum to transform and restore dull, dehydrated skin to a radiant, luminous glow."
Next: Get some proper sleep, stay calm and have a gorgeous time.
Meanwhile, if you need more tips from Meghan Markle's beauty team, keep reading...
With her perennially polished look, impeccable sense of style and lit-from-within glow, Meghan Markle is our ultimate beauty crush.
Luckily for anyone hoping to emulate her royal glow, we've delved into her beauty bag to find out every single product and treatment she swears by.
Here are the products, facials and hair hacks Meghan couldn't live without...
The DIY face mask she swears by for smooth skin
When it comes to skincare, Meghan calls on Nichola Joss for advice. In a recent interview with , the A-list facialist explained: "At-home face masks are amazing, and I fully endorse them. They're easy, free, and you have full control of the ingredients you're putting on your skin — which is why most of my clients love them."
The winning recipe? Coconut oil "to create a soothing paste-like consistency" mixed with turmeric for a skin-boosting, brightening and hydrating mask or rolled oats and honey for an exfoliating treatment.
We'll definitely be trying this one out.
The oil she takes everywhere with here
She told : "It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all. It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time."
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Meghan's budget highlighting hack
Meghan is renowned for her, dewy gorgeous skin - and she actually swears by a budget beauty hero rather than an expensive highlighter.
Meghan’s makeup artist, Daniel Martin, told E! Online that the secret behind her glowing skin is Eucerin’s Aquaphor, which costs under £10!
“Before highlighters, you would do highlighting with Aquaphor, it will give you that same texture, especially in a photo [when applied] on the high points of the face," he said. What a hack!
The miracle lash growth serum she swears by for fluttery lashes
The secret behind those fluttery, defined lashes? A genius wonder growth serum, it seems.
Meghan told GLAMOUR US that she swears by RevitaLash - a conditioning treatment that helps strengthen lashes and enhance their growth.
"I am beyond obsessed. We don't use fake lashes anymore for me at work…they are SO long!," she said.
The growth serum, which you apply daily, is packed with scientifically-advanced technology and natural botanicals, which help fight breakage and brittleness and improve flexibility, moisture, and shine for more dramatic-looking eyelashes. However, lashes like Meghan's don't come cheap; the serum sets her back £74 a pop.
Meghan's genius hair hack
The insight into her skincare regime comes after we discovered a clever hairstyling hack she swears by.
Eagle-eyed fans of Meghan Markle's hair may well have noticed that the new royal has a penchant for a low chignon hairstyle - and for very good reason.
According to , Meghan favours a low bun look due its versatility. The website reports: "With a full schedule of day and night events, there can't be much time for Meghan to perform a full hair wash and restyle in between. So, unlike a hair-denting ponytail or root-ruffling topknot, a low bun is like a form of damage control. Markle can wear one all day and then quickly unwind it — letting her loose waves fall beyond her shoulders, ready for the evening's function."
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Meghan the makeup artist
We also recently discovered that Meghan has been doing her makeup herself.
Despite having the world's best makeup artists on speed dial, Meghan has been opting to beautify herself... and this is why she's quickly become our new favourite royal.
Speaking about her beauty look on her recent royal tour, her go-to makeup artist, Daniel Martin, said: "I didn’t [do the makeup] but she’s so good herself, right?” He also added: “She did her makeup herself for this.”
We couldn't agree more.
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Meghan's facialist spills her skincare secrets
We already know how she gets her pre-wedding skin glow thanks to her facialist, Sarah Chapman, and now we've got an insight into how banishes her blackheads.
Sarah, founder of Sarah Chapman Skinesis, is the woman behind Meghan's glowing skin - and she's shared an insight into the skincare regime that keeps Megan looking glowy and youthful.
Speaking to , she shared the simple regime that she follows when treating her client's skin.
She said: "First wash your hands. Then begin by using a facial steamer to open the pores and prepare the skin – or have a bath or shower. Apply a balm cleanser like my Ultimate Cleanse to the whole face, using massage techniques to work it deeper into the skin, and then circle the blemish with the pads of your fingers to soften the blockage further.
"Apply a warm flannel to the affected area and start to apply gentle pressure with a wiggle to either side of the blemish, stopping immediately if you see any blood. It is important to always use your fingers and to avoid using your nails, as this can cause trauma to the skin."
We will definitely be trying this at-home spa treatment to get rid of blackheads, beat large pores and give our skin that lit-from-within glow.
What's in Meghan's makeup bag?
As well as discovering her skincare secrets, we were also given an insight into her makeup regime. For anyone hoping to get the glow, we have good news. According to fan site, Meghansfashion.com, Meghan used the £30 Becca Cosmetics' Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter to get the look.
According to , this creamy powder luminiser is like 'crushed gemstones in a compact' – ultra fine and virtually weightless, to blur imperfections and grant skin an enviable, lit-from-within glow.
You can use it to highlight the high points of your face, or as a ‘setting’ powder – dusted lightly on top of foundation to fix things in place and grant your complexion a subtle, ‘your skin but better’ effect.
If it's good enough for Meghan...
former makeup artist revealed a few tidbits about her regime - and it's shockingly simple.
Lydia F. Sellers, who was responsible for beautifying the royal for two years before she moved to the UK, divulged that the Suits star swears by one crucial beauty ritual.
The secret behind Meghan's flawless look? The Armani Luminous Silk Foundation applied with a beauty blender.
Speaking to Refinery 29 about working with Prince Harry's future wife, Lydia said: "Every time I'd do her makeup, she'd say, 'Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don't want a ton of foundation'.
"It was more about the amount of product that went on her skin and keeping it really fresh and dewy, rather than caking it on."
As well as the cult foundation, which has an army of celebrity fans, Meghan swears by Touche Eclat by Yves St Laurent, which she claims makes her look "alive", Diorshow Iconic mascara and Nars Orgasm blusher.
We all know that Kate, 36, is a fan of the £42 B and now is reporting that Meghan's been slathering it on her skin, too.
With its 14 precious plant oils, the Beauty Sleep Elixir apparently supports the skin's barrier function.
The miracle oil, which is made with Caribbean coral, can be worn under makeup to even skin tone, on top of spots to reduce swelling or simply on its own to brighten the complexion for no makeup days.
*Adds ten bottles to cart*
The secrets behind Meghan's perfect brows
We also recently discovered how Meghan keeps her brows in check, according to her brow stylist.
Sherrille Riley, of Nails & Brows Mayfair, has been looking after Meghan's brows since last year, according to . Luckily for us, she's shared her top tips for on fleek eyebrows; the same tips she swears by for keeping Meghan's brows looking fly.
First off, stop obsessing over symmetry. "It’s completely normal to have one arch higher than the other," says Sherrille. "They’re not supposed to be the same; they’re sisters, not twins."
Instead of trying to aim for something Mother Nature didn't give you, Sherrille instead recommends following your natural shape and just adding a bit more colour and depth.
She then revealed Meghan's preferred celebrity eyebrow inspired look - the Audrey brow, named after Audrey Hepburn.
"With the Audrey, I try to reduce the arch and create a straight look but make sure the ends are quite lifted and gradual all the way through, rather than a tick," says Sherrille.
We can definitely see the resemblance!
Furthermore, about shapes, Sherrille believes that a high arch can make women look 'angry', so she encourages them to grow their brows in as they're actually less high maintenance.
Lastly, a piece of advice we can all use - don't overpluck them.
"Sometimes with over-plucking, the follicle gets disturbed or the hair doesn’t grow back as well. When I was 13 years old, I shaved my brows because I wanted them shaped but I didn’t know what I was doing. Eventually, I ended up with two half brows and they didn’t grow back properly also the hairs created shadow. That’s really where my obsession with brows came from because my own ones were a mess. Now, my mission is to educate women on what can be achieved and how."
Meghan's brows are definitely #goals, so it looks like Sherrille's advice and treatment have paid off.