Meghan Markle nails the royal beauty protocol in her first official outing

Meghan Markle's royal beauty look

She looks more royal than ever

In her first post-wedding appearance, Meghan Markle has gone full Duchess mode, looking every bit the royal - and she seems to be right at home.

Attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace to honour Prince Charles’ (early) 70th birthday, the new Duchess of Sussex showcased a remarkably polished beauty look - and we are so ready to debrief *everything*.

Meghan Markle

A departure from her usual pre-royalty messy low bun, she wore her long brunette locks in a structured side chignon (oh, hello there hat!). Slicked back and sophisticated, the look was everything you’d expect from a royal (there seriously wasn’t a hair out of place). Nailed. It. 

Meghan Markle

While still showing off those to-die-for freckles under a natural-coverage foundation, for the rest of her makeup Meghan opted for a darker smoky eye and more contoured features than she did on her wedding day, teamed with a flush of rosy blush on the apples of her cheeks. And can we just take a minute to talk about that highlighter? Because it is absolute goals. Her skin is positively newlywed GLOWING.

We think she was made for this whole royal thing.

Want to see how Meghan’s beauty look has evolved from pre-Suits to Prince Harry? Check out her full transformation here. Hint: She’s always had great hair!

What do you think of Meghan’s beauty look? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Erin Docherty is a Contributing Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.