Meghan Markle’s Makeup Artist Uses $5 Body Lotion For This Genius Reason
As the genius behind Meghan Markle’s wedding day beauty look, it’s no secret why we’re looking to makeup artist Daniel Martin for Duchess-approved beauty tips. Markle has mastered the art of radiant skin without looking overdone or too shimmery, and it turns out that her longtime pal and go-to makeup guru gives his clients a natural glow using one overlooked product you most certainly have in your medicine cabinet already.
Martin told E! News that while highlighting products have been all the rage in recent years, back in the day, it was all about improvising. “A lot of my highlighting is done with skincare,” he says, adding, “Before highlighters, you would do highlighting with Aquaphor.”
Not only is it affordable (a tube rings in at less than $5!), he says that Aquaphor will give you that same texture, especially in a photo, when applied on the high points of the face. And since it’s intensely hydrating, it nourishes skin without the addition of sulfates, phthalates, fluoride or fragrances, so it’s perfect for even sensitive skin types.
Aside from using Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($5), the Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant loves the brand’s Honest Magic Balm ($13) applied over highlighter for a hit of added sheen. “It intensifies the highlight, but because of the texture of the Magic Balm it gives you that luminosity like you just applied moisturizer,” he says. We’re into it!
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