he Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle’s Bridal Hair & Makeup

OK, hands up who cried watching Meghan Markle walk herself down the aisle? Or was it that incredible Gospel rendition of Stand By Me that had you tearing up? Whatever got you, there’s no denying that Harry and Meghan’s wedding has almost certainly just broken some kind of record for being the most romantic royal wedding EVER. But as we’re all bridal hair stylists and makeup artists here, lets not pretend that Meghan’s look wasn’t the most important part of the day!

Pam totally nailed it in her predictions for Meghan’s royal wedding hair and makeup (as you can read in our blog here), saying that she would love to style her in a messy low bun and fresh, dewy makeup. Let’s look at a run-down of the royal wedding hair and makeup, as it appeared on the day…

The Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle’s Hair

The gorgeous Meghan is breaking tradition left right and centre! From the now forever famous first kiss on the steps outside the chapel to ensuring a star-studded guestlist and as it turns out, even her hairstyle went against the grain.

Many royal brides before Meghan, including Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth, have worn soft, flowing waves beneath a diamond tiara but Meghan went for a more polished version of a look we’ve seen her wearing a lot recently: a loose, low bun.

Famed hairstylist Serge Normant had exactly that same idea as Pam for Meghan’s hair (great minds think alike!) and the result was a fabulous yet surprisingly natural ‘girl-next-door’ style. There’s been an awful lot of fuss about those stray fly-aways at the front though – a little more hairspray next time, Serge!

But fly-aways or not, this laissez-faire bun looked stunning to us (in fact, the loose, face-framing front kind of added to the charm of the day) and we’re sure to see a lot of brides in 2018 and for many years to come wanting something similar – so get practicing.

Learn how to create Meghan’s royal wedding hairstyle on our online bridal hair course…

Makeup

Staying right on trend, Meghan’s royal wedding makeup including the super-hot grey smoky eye – the perfect way to add a little bit of sex appeal to a bride without being too obvious. Her makeup artist and friend Daniel Martin did this perfectly, keeping the eye-shadow relatively light to be able to get away with some seriously fluttery lashes and ‘face-anchoring’ brows.

Meghan’s skin was kept just as she likes it: fresh and natural enough to see her amazingly cute freckles showing through. Just like Pam said, that pop of pink on the cheeks was present and a peachy, pale pink lip finished the look.

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Nails

We had to give a mention to the nails, purely because of the story behind them. Did you know that royals are only allowed to wear certain shades of polish chosen by the queen? And guess what, it’s a steal at £7.99!

Meghan wore the same pink Essie Ballet Slipper nail varnish that has been worn by royal brides for decades and that the queen has worn every day for 30 years.