Tuesday 15 October 2019

Meghan Markle's makeup artist said she gets her beauty inspiration from YouTube

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by John Sibley - WPA/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by John Sibley - WPA/Getty Images)
Royal wedding...Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
A general view of Frogmore Cottage at Frogmore Cottage on April 10, 2019 in Windsor, England
File photo dated 19/05/18 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle riding in an Ascot Landau along the Long Walk after their wedding in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Daniel Martin (L) accepts New Guard Makeup Artist award from actress Jessica Alba during Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 at Catch LA on January 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Marie Claire)
Daniel Martin lead makeup artist backstage during the NYX Cosmetics Makeup Sponsor Of CG Fall/Winter 2014 at The Standard Highline on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)
Daniel Martin backstage at the Tracy Reese fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Art Beam on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

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Meghan Markles's makeup artist said she gets beauty inspiration from YouTube.

Britain's Duchess of Sussex has worked with makeup artist Daniel Martin for several years but he said she urges him to look online at trends she's spotted and wants to try out.

Daniel told Grazia magazine: "She makes me go on YouTube to learn about things. She'll be like, 'Oh I follow this person and they did it this way' - and I'm like, 'Oh OK'."

Daniel is based in the US and was so busy ahead of Meghan's May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, he couldn't meet with her face-to-face to test her make-up look for the big day.

Daniel Martin backstage at the Tracy Reese fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Art Beam on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
Daniel Martin backstage at the Tracy Reese fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Art Beam on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

He admitted: "We did her make-up trial over text - I didn't have time to see her."

But the beauty guru insisted that didn't matter because Meghan - who is expecting her first child this month - is so easy to work with.

He said: "I've known Meghan for 10 years and I know what she's comfortable and not comfortable in. It's all about being comfortable in your own skin because it's such an iconic moment in anyone's life.

"All I knew that day was I wanted Harry to see her...I love her freckles. She has incredible skin so it was easy."

And it took until they arrived at Windsor Castle for Daniel to fully realise what a big occasion he was a part of.

He said: "I just wanted her to look and feel the best she could. It didn't even hit us until we got to Windsor and saw the people lined up that this was actually happening."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand

The make-up artist was delighted with the response he received afterwards.

He said: "A lot of moms reached out to me after the wedding and thanked me for inspiring their daughters."

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