It’s no secret that the royal family doesn’t often reveal dramatic hair and makeup transformations, preferring to make small adjustments and trying different trends in a very understated way. Princess Diana had a very sneaky way of cutting her hair so that the public wouldn’t even notice: her hairstylist Richard Dalton once said, “We had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks.” It seems that old traditions still ring true for the young royals when it comes to beauty. Although Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton definitely try new hairstyles, there’s one thing the young royals don’t experiment too much with: makeup.
We recently noticed that Markle has been using the age-old trick of using lip liner to create a naturally fuller looking lip, and now she’s experimenting with eyeliner, too. Though Meghan’s no stranger to a black liner, during the duke and duchess’s tour of Morocco, she took the eyeliner right into her waterline on the upper and lower lids, most probably taking inspiration from the Moroccan tradition of wearing kohl. It’s a look we haven’t really seen before on the duchess during her royal duties but definitely one we’re going to take inspiration from.
That’s not all: Markle also experimented with very subtle pops of color during the tour. Rather than just wearing a black smoky eye, she used slight blue hues, a trend we associate with and love from Princess Diana. She also opted for a slight shimmer on the inner corners of her eyes to add a little sparkle to a daytime look. Keep reading to see photos of the Duchess of Sussex experimenting with her eye makeup during the royal tour. We can’t wait to see what she tries next.