Meghan Markle's make-up artist reveals the £8 beauty buy he relies on

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Meghan Markle's skin and make up always looks so impeccable - and now, we know why.

Meghan's make up artist, Daniel Martin, who was responsible for her fresh and natural look at the royal wedding in May, has revealed a product he regularly relies on. And it's one we can safely assume he has used on the Duchess before.

And the hero product isn't something fancy which will leave you out of pocket - but an £8 high street cream called Aquaphor.

Speaking to E! News, Daniel said, "A lot of my highlighting is done with skin-care. Before highlighters, you would do highlighting with Aquaphor.

"Aquaphor will give you that same texture, especially in a photo [when applied] on the high points of the face."

He went on to say, "People with freckles tend to have a really balanced palette. If they have any redness, it's in the T-zone, around the nose, maybe some discolouration the eyes.

"It's about evening out those specific areas to blend in with the rest of the face. I tend to use a blending brush and I'll go in and buff out the undertone that I don't want."

The cream, which can be bought on Amazon, costs just £8 - and you can buy it here. It's also available in Boots stores. Said to be used for sensitive skin too, it helps with skin irritations, with many mums using it on their babies.

Daniel, who has other famous clients, including Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Moss, also revealed earlier this year that Prince Harry personally thanked him for making Meghan look so natural on their wedding day.

Daniel told InStyle: "I know exactly what [Meghan] does and doesn’t like. After the ceremony Harry kept saying thank you. He was thanking me for making her look like herself."

He also added, "The last thing you want [is] to look at your wedding pictures and go, 'Remember when highlighting was the rage?'"

"At the end of the day, you want to look like your best self."

Words by: Sarah Finley

Sarah Finley

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