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A closer look at Duchess Meghan's STUNNING Royal Ascot make-up

In another instalment of #AlexApproved, our beauty influencer Alex Light reveals who gets her seal of approval. This week it's all about Meghan Markle, who looked STUNNING at Royal Ascot. Over to you, Alex...

Alex Light

I once met Duchess Meghan.

When I say 'met'… I don't mean, like, I met met her, but I kind of met her. I was at Soho Farmhouse lounging by the pool (as you do) when I realised her and Millie Mackintosh were taking snaps of each other just a couple of beds away from me.

This was before news broke that she was dating Prince Harry, and I was quite confused as to why she was on British soil, hanging out with Millie, but that's not the point.

I've been borderline obsessed with Meghan ever since I began watching Suits about four years ago – she is, in my humble opinion, one of the most stunning women I've ever laid eyes on. So I was intrigued/delighted to see her IRL.  And yes, I can confirm, she is just as beautiful – if not more.

I've been so impressed with how she's handled herself since being thrust firmly into the spotlight, and I'm also a huge fan (have I told you how much I love her yet?) of how she's chosen to present herself. Instead of opting for heavy, camera-ready make-up, she's really championed a natural look and it's so refreshing.

The royal looked sported a fresh-faced, natural glow

Check out her look from Royal Ascot yesterday – she was a true fresh-faced beauty. Rather than heavy foundation, I reckon she's used a tinted moisturiser or maybe just a BB cream to add a sheer veil of coverage. She appears to have steered clear of contour and simply warmed the complexion with bronzer (my top bronzer pick? The Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Brozning Powder, £52), and added a natural gloss to the lips.

My top bronzer pick, from Rodial

The eyes are slightly heavier – smudged lower-lash eyeliner and a lick of mascara perfectly offset the dramatic Philip Treacy hat.

Sidenote: LOVED the Givenchy dress, too. On the hunt for a good dupe – hit me up @alexlight_ldn.

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