On Weds., Baby Sussex made his official royal debut — but the momentous occasion also marked Meghan Markle's first public appearance in weeks. As such, you can bet all eyes were on the new mother, too. The beaming duchess looked stunning for the brief photo session, wearing a white trench-inspired dress and classic nude pumps, opting for simple and understated makeup — something that's quickly become her signature. In fact, the pink lipstick Meghan Markle reached for before stepping in front of the cameras on May 8 has been key in many of her royal beauty looks.
Though Markle is known to take risks with her fashion choices — she’s quite keen to bending protocol with shorter hemlines and bold, out-there prints — she’s kept it fairly low-key in the beauty department. Soft smoky eyes, flushed cheeks, and the perfect soft-pink lip have become the duchess' go-to since joining the royal family.
As it turns out, there's a reason Markle — who's actually known to do her own makeup — has stuck with this soft, more subtle beauty approach, particularly when it comes to her pout. In an interview with People last Sept., Daniel Martin, the duchess' friend and wedding makeup artist, explained why you'll rarely (if ever) see her straying away from a muted lip color.
“The one time she did a red lip, she just didn’t feel comfortable in it," Martin explained. "She likes to talk and she’s not a fussy person, so she doesn’t want to have to worry about anything."
After weeks out of the spotlight, it's only natural Markle reached for makeup products she feels 100 percent comfortable wearing — and though the exact shade she swiped on her pout pre photo call has not been confirmed, it looks very similar to the nude, mauve-y hue she's sported time and again.
Last March, People reported that a particular lipstick that was rumored to be Markle's favorite of all. According to sources, one of the duchess' go-to beauty products is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in the shade Very Victoria — a nude, rosy-brown hue — which boasts a long-lasting, super-hydrating formula. Maybe that's why the duchess' pout always has that perfect shine to it, too.
Markle's classic pink lip is perfect for every occasion, whether casual or more formal-leaning. Better yet, it's so easy to pull off and pairs well with everything in your wardrobe. So really, what's not to love?
Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the prettiest pink lipsticks on the market, including the exact Charlotte Tilbury pick Markle is rumored to love.