6 beauty products to recreate Meghan Markle's smokey eye

Bianca Soldani
·3-min read

A lot has been said about Meghan Markle's statement beauty look during her bombshell interview with Oprah this week.

Much like her Little Mermaid-who-found-her-voice analogy, commentators have speculated that the former actress' heavy smokey eye was a demonstration of her newfound freedom after leaving The Firm, as she was always going for fresh-faced, minimal makeup looks as a working royal.

a close up of Meghan Markle's makeup during her Oprah interview
Meghan Markle's bold smokey eye was a marked departure from the more understated and natural beauty looks we were used to seeing when she was a working royal. Photo: Getty

Others have compared the look to a modern take on the dark eyeliner Princess Diana wore when she sat down for her equally ground-breaking interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 - the one where she famously said "there were three of us in this marriage".


With lashings of mascara and bold eyeliner, Meghan's eyes really were the focal point of her beauty look, and she kept the rest of her makeup understated and natural to highlight that, with just a pop of colour brightening her cheeks and subtle nude lip colour.

To recreate the magic at home, Sephora has shared these 6 products with Yahoo Lifestyle.

Princess Diana in her Martin Bashir interview
Meghan's look has been compared to the heavy eyeliner Diana wore during her own bombshell interview after leaving the royal family. Photo: BBC


three Sephora beauty products to recreate meghan markle's makeup
The experts at Sephora recommend these three products to nail that Meghan Markle smokey eye. Photo: Sephora

Opting for waterproof eye products is a no brainer to make sure your makeup stays on point when things are going to get emotional.

To mimic Meghan's look, Sephora recommends their Size Up Waterproof mascara with its long-lasting and ultra-black formula, teamed with their Intense Ink Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, that glides on for easy application and high impact colour.

Of course, to get that extra volume, false lashes are a must and Velour Lashes' Effortless Silk Lash Kit are perfect for that ultra-natural finish, and are a great option for first time lash users.


A swipe of TARTE’s Frameworker Brow Pomade cream
TARTE’s Frameworker Brow Pomade cream is smudge-proof and nourishing for your brows. Photo: Sephora

For Meghan's perfect brows, try TARTE’s Frameworker Brow Pomade cream, it’s a waterproof and smudge-proof formula that glides on to instantly build and condition brows.

Apply it with a brow brush and be sure to comb it through with a spoolie to set.


Make Up For Ever’s Artist Rouge Lipstick
You need a lipstick that'll go the distance when you're sitting down for a long interview. Photo: Sephora

For a nude lip colour with an ultra matte finish, Make Up For Ever’s Artist Rouge Lipstick is a great choice that’s long-lasting and smudge-proof, plus it comes in lots of different shades so you can find the perfect nude for you.


NUDESTIX’s cult classic Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze
Use a a cream blush and bronzer to get that flush of colour across your cheeks. Photo: Sephora

Meghan’s naturally flushed complexion is best mimicked with a cream blush and bronzer, according to our expert at Sephora, as “it will give you a pop of colour whilst simulating the appearance of defined cheeks”.

NUDESTIX’s cult classic Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze in Naught N’ Spice can be swiped over your eyes and lips as well as your cheeks.`

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