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Meghan Markle's 1 Makeup Request Is to Make Sure Her "Freckles Are Peeking Through"

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Meghan Markle Doesn't Cover Up Her Freckles © Getty / Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty / Chris Jackson Meghan Markle Doesn't Cover Up Her Freckles

It's safe to say that Meghan Markle is our 2018 beauty icon. Her effortless natural makeup and messy-but-chic hair is something we aspire to. Who better to learn the secrets from than Meghan's former makeup artist and hair stylist, Lydia Sellers

In an interview with Refinery29, Lydia praised the royal bride-to-be for maintaining her "sense of self" despite the spotlight following her engagement to Prince Harry. It's no secret that Meghan likes to keep her beauty routine minimal, aiming to enhance her features rather than covering them up.

Lydia says that Meghan is "so confident with herself and her look, and she sticks with that." She recalls one specific beauty request: "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.'" Lydia says she'd reach for Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64), which gives sheer coverage with lots of hydration and all day wear. With Meghan's royal influence and makeup artists like Sir John preaching about his love of freckles, we're definitely convinced to opt for a more natural look. 

Related: Here Are the Exact Beauty Products Meghan Markle Uses - Including a $14 Perfume! Here Are the Exact Beauty Products Meghan Markle Uses - Including a $14 Perfume!: <p>We've now spent over a decade admiring Kate Middleton's effortless approach to makeup and <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Kate-Middleton-Beauty-Products-39241639">hoarding the products she reportedly loves</a> (feel old yet?). Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/935086035989655553">officially engaged</a>, we're just as interested in learning what lives in the <strong>Suits</strong> actress's beauty bag. </p><p>Fact: it's impossible for Meghan to look anything less than perfect. From her positively glowing skin to her trademark long, wavy hair, the perhaps future duchess certainly looks the part of a royal. And, <a href="https://www.today.com/style/meghan-markle-s-favorite-beauty-products-skin-makeup-hair-t119013">as <strong>Today</strong> reported</a>, that Markle approach to makeup is actually pretty affordable. In fact, you may already have a pack of her go-to cleansing wipes at home. </p><p>And if you want to smell like her (hey, do you), you won't have to shell out nearly $200 as you would to <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/What-Perfume-Did-Kate-Middleton-Wear-Her-Wedding-Day-44081336">replicate Princess Diana's signature scent</a>. No, it costs a mere $14 to emulate eau de Meghan. Ahead, find out exactly how you can do that, along with other makeup, hair, and skincare products that she's put her royal seal of approval on.</p> Here Are the Exact Beauty Products Meghan Markle Uses - Including a $14 Perfume!

Lydia also noted that Meghan tries to be as natural in her approach to beauty as possible, too. She favors eco-friendly brand such as Tatcha and RMS. The research Meghan conducted for her (now defunct) blog The Tig meant she was aware of the environmental issues surrounding beauty, and choose her favorite brands accordingly.

Lydia also gave her royal wedding hair predictions, saying that Meghan always gravitates toward having her hair down, whether that be sleek or wavy. However, because it's a royal wedding, Lydia predicts something a little more chic, like an elegant chignon. We second this educated guess after seeing Meghan out and about with her signature messy bun during her recent royal engagements. Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: she'll be an effortless, natural beauty!

Related Video: New Details on Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Wedding Plans [Provided by CBS News]

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