All of Meghan Markle’s best beauty looks from her royal tour of Africa

Meghan Markle’s Best Beauty Looks In Africa

The Duchess of Sussex proves yet again that she’s the ultimate beauty muse

Beauty Crew Junior Beauty Writer / October 02 2019

This week, Meghan Markle, along with her hubby Prince Harry and four-month-old baby Archie, has set off on a tour of Africa. As stated on her official @sussexroyal Instagram account, the focus of the trip is “community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment”.

👋🏻 South Africa 🇿🇦 * After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa - focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women's and girls' rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It's an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" * "And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister." - The Duchess of Sussex * @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica * Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal - video SussexRoyal
👋🏻 South Africa 🇿🇦 * After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa - focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women's and girls' rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It's an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" * "And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister." - The Duchess of Sussex * @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica * Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal - video SussexRoyal

Whew! Sounds like quite a lot is on the agenda for Megs, Harry and young Archie! 

And, although the itinerary is jam packed, the Duchess of Sussex has somehow managed to continuously look effortlessly gorgeous throughout, showing off a range of stunning beauty looks. She really is the ultimate beauty muse!

Here are Meghan’s best beauty looks from her royal Africa tour, so far:

Look 1: Smoky eyes and a swishy ponytail

Starting the tour off strong, Meghan opted to wear her long brunette hair in an elegant low ponytail with a portion of her hair wrapped around the hairband. The style was perfect for dancing, which was lucky as Meghan was invited to take part in the welcome ‘Kilo’ chant and dance - of course, she joined in wholeheartedly! As for her makeup, she did a subtle smoky eye and kept her lips nude.

Look 2: Shimmery eyeshadow and glamourous waves

Meghan was a total knockout while attending the District Six Homecoming Centre with this stunning beauty look. She went for glamourous waves teamed with one very pretty makeup look featuring a hint of shimmery silver eyeshadow and pale pink lipstick. Gorgeous!

Look 3: Pinky-nude lips and loose waves

Meghan attended a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner, looking like a total dream with her loose waves, highlighted cheeks and glossy pinky-nude lipstick.

Look 4: Glowing skin and a floral hair accessory

Building on her beauty look from the previous event, while at the Heritage Day public holiday celebrations, Meghan added one very pretty hair accessory: a fresh lilac chrysanthemum! As it turns out, there’s a rather adorable story behind the flower. Meghan was gifted a bouquet of flowers at the celebrations and decided to tuck one of the blooms behind her ear. Love it!

Look 5: Neutral makeup and a slick bun

While visiting the Woodstock Exchange to meet female entrepreneurs working in technology, Meghan swept her hair back in a slick bun at the nape of her neck. Paired with neutral makeup and a thin flick of eyeliner on her top lash line, the Duchess of Sussex looked like the definition of chic.

Look 6: Winged eyeliner and peachy cheeks

For her visit to the University of Johannesburg, Meghan whipped out this beautiful, glowing beauty look that featured peachy, highlighted cheeks, a subtle winged eyeliner and the shiniest blow-dry we've ever seen.

If you’re looking for more royal-approved beauty inspo, check out all of Meghan Markle’s best royal beauty looks.

Which beauty look has been your from Meghan Markle’s tour of Africa? Let us know in the comments.

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Isobel is BEAUTYcrew’s Junior Beauty Writer. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously an intern in the beauty department at ELLE Australia.