You were looking for ways to channel your inner Duchess? This post put together several interviews from the Duchess of Success™ where she mentions her favorite beauty and fashion picks so you can get her look and feel royal!
Her former hairstylist and makeup artist Lydia F. Sellers said to Refinery29: "Every time I'd do her makeup, she'd say, 'Can we just make sure my freckles are peeking through? I don't want a ton of foundation." Sellers answered "It was more about the amount of product that went on her skin and keeping it really fresh and dewy, rather than caking it on. So I'd use the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($60) with a Beautyblender because it's really easy to sheer out."
She said to Allure: "My favorite mascara is Diorshow Iconic ($29,5), and then I love the Make Up For Ever HD Powder (€34)."
Other products, from her BeautyBanter interview:
Meghan said to Express: "I love Nivea Q10 Plus Skin Firming Body Lotion ($16.99). I’ve been using it since school. I also like The Renewal Oil by La Mer ($245), Oribe hair products and Tatcha sun creams ($65)."
She mentioned her favorite moisturizer to BeautyBanter: "Kate Somerville Quench ($75). I’ve been going to Kate’s clinic in LA for facials for years, and now that I live in Toronto for work, I still use the products to maintain that glow that her products give."
Another fave pick of hers, she told Beauty Banter, is Laura Mercier's Illuminating Primer ($38): "I don’t wear foundation unless I’m filming so this is what I put on everyday after moisturizer to give my skin a dewy glow. It’s not sparkly, it’s true to its name ... 'illuminating,'"
Skin Care Routine
She told Allure: "I play around. I love Jan Marini skin-care products. I've been using their serum lately (NB: Jan Marini C-Esta Serum costs $108). It's a nice glycolic one that makes your skin really glow-y. And I really love the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder ($65). It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation. I also use Revitalash (from $70 to $100+) on my eyelashes, and I swear they are as long as they could ever be."
She told BeautyBanter: "There are two lines I use religiously: Kerastase (masquintense & the oleo relax line) (from €20 to €40) Wella (from $10 to $30), which has a hair oil that I am obsessed with. It smells like vacation and makes your hair slippery and touchable. I love this stuff! It also doubles as a pretty amazing body oil post bath."
"Fragrance is my favourite thing – so much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home. I alternate between a few scents. I love Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum ($105) and both the Wild Bluebell (€53 to €106) and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Colognes by Jo Malone (€53 to €106)."
She said to BeautyBanter: "Drink lots of water, as we all know. But I also learned to add the smallest touch of shimmer to the inner corner of the eye after they’re lined. I use Chanel Cassis Eyeliner ($28) on my upper lash line and water line, and the touch of shimmer powder adds a brightness and sparkle. Even if I have no makeup on, I am likely to apply concealer and a bit of shimmer in the corners of my eye."
She said to Express: "The first is to drink a lot of water – it changes how you look. But I often forget to do it because I prefer wine! The second is to smile, because everyone looks prettier when they’re smiling. "
She said to Allure: "The one thing that I cannot live without when I'm traveling is a small container of tea tree oil (between $5 and $15). It's not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it's my little cure-all. It's inexpensive, it's small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time."
From her Express interview: "Gwyneth Paltrow and I love how Claire Danes dresses, too – she makes clean choices with her silhouettes and doesn’t wear a lot of prints."
From her BeautyBanter interview: "Gwyneth Paltrow. I love how she has timeless style and looks chic and polished, but also embraces the effortless “rolled out of bed” look that all of us do on a daily basis. She just happens to do it better. Her makeup and style are spot on the direction that I want to go in."
She described her style in her Express interview: "It’s really classic. I don’t take a lot of fashion risks – I know what works for my body and I stick with that, and I like a really neutral colour palette."
On her favorite designers: "Ralph Lauren and Burberry are great for the clothes I wear on Suits. And I love Isabel Marant, as she has a more bohemian quality."
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
ONTD, what are your personal fave picks?