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Wish you had full, fluffy eyelashes like the Duchess of Sussex? Well, now you can

The secret: Magnetic lashes…

Leanne Bayley

As someone who has looked at approximately 34,667 photos of the Duchess of Sussex, I know every millimetre of her face. Honestly, you can challenge me on her distinguishing features - and I think it's fair to say her lashes are instantly recognisable because they're full and fluffy. A lover of Maybelline mascara, the Duchess's eyelashes aren’t super long but what they lack in length, make up for in body. While an £8.99 mascara might be her secret, you can now copy Meghan's look by buying false lashes that have been created to look EXACTLY like hers. Yes, really. What's more? They’re magnetic.

What exactly are magnetic lashes? Well, say goodbye to fiddly glue because the Lash FX Meghan magnetic lashes doesn't need any of it. For them to work, you place the strip with the magnetic on the underside on top of your lashes (like usual) and then the strip that the has the magnet on the top needs to be put under your lashes (near to the water line). And then BOOM! The magnetic has done all the hard work, so you don't have to.

Also, if you're thinking of applying a pair of £15 Meghan lashes, you’ll be pleased to know they're reusable. Thankfully they come in a nifty little case that keeps them protected and perfect if you're going away and want to pack them in your case.

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After the royal wedding, Meghan's former makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, revealed the 36-year-old's beauty secrets. "Meghan is the type of girl with many talents," she told HELLO! "She is someone that is 'in the know' when it comes to products, tips, tricks, and trends. Working with her was always a collaborative effort." 

She continued: "Meghan is very self-assured when it comes to what she likes in a beauty routine and our time together very rarely ventured too far from her classic makeup look."

Luckily Lydia knows what Meghan's favourite mascara is because Meghan even raved about it to her!

"Meghan actually introduced me to a drugstore mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. I keep it stocked in my kit now at all times thanks to her! This mascara really helps to amplify your lashes and polish off the entire look. It's great for full volume and lengthening, the formula is super hydrating. I love how it builds, and that the price point is accessible for all budgets."

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In terms of Meghan's favourite look, Lydia tells HELLO!: "Meghan favours a less-is-more approach to beauty; fresh, dewy skin to show off her natural tone and freckles; thick, lush lashes; a hint of colour on the lips. At night we'd amp it up with a sultry, slightly darker smoky eye or sometimes a bold pop of colour on her lips. She is a very classic, subdued glam kind of gal, which I truly admire."

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