Meghan Markle, with her messy buns and affinity for affordable beauty products, has just cemented her status as the princess of the people: Apparently the Duchess of Sussex has been doing her own makeup throughout her recent international trip. (Your fave could never!)
Markle, who has spent the past few days in Ireland alongside hubby Prince Harry on official visits, has been lauded for her several looks (five in 24 hours to be exact) throughout the week. Her longtime makeup artist Daniel Martin (and the person who did her wedding makeup) shared a shot to Instagram of one of her best looks, writing, "Can we say my love #Meghanmarkle looking #chic AF in @dior today! #slay👑," he wrote alongside a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex staring lovingly into each other's eyes, per usual.
Commenters assumed that this meant that he was responsible for the duchess's elegant makeup, but he quickly corrected them — revealing that the natural look was a Meghan Markle original.
"I guess you're here in London," someone wrote beneath the photo, to which Martin responded, "I'm not. She beat that mug herself! 😜," per Elle. When another fan asked him to reveal the products behind the look, he revealed, "She did her makeup herself for this 👍🏼☺️."
The point was only further confirmed when Hello magazine reported on the 11-person entourage that the couple brought with them to Ireland and a makeup artist didn't make the list. (Markle did however bring along a hairstylist, the same one who did her hair for her evening wedding reception.)
For her self-made face beat, Markle stuck with her usual neutral look. She dusted her cheeks in a rosy blush, accented her eyes with brown liner, and glossed her lips with a subtle nude shine. This, it's worth noting, has been Markle's go-to makeup vibe since long before she was a royal. "My routine is very simple — I call it the five-minute face," she told Allure back in December. "It's just Touche Éclat, curled lashes, mascara, Chap Stick, and a little bit of blush. That is my favorite kind of look. If I'm going to amp it up for night, then I use M.A.C. Teddy eyeliner, which is a really beautiful brown that has some gold in it."