Makeup Tips from Meghan Markle’s Friend and Makeup Artist Daniel Martin

You ever wondered how Meghan Markle always manages to look glamorous every time. Well, the secret behind her graceful looks is a New York-based makeup artist- Daniel Martin, who began his career training at an Aveda concept salon.

 Since launching into his solo career, he has collaborated with famous designers like Chris Benz, Proenza Schouler, Cynthia Rowley, and Khaite. Daniel’s work has been featured in Interview, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, he was also lucky enough to be a part of the notable “All Black” issue of Vogue Italia, shot by photographer Steven Meisel. Currently, he works as the Brand Ambassador of Dior Beauty and the Creative Color Consultant of Honest Beauty.

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Daniel, recently shared a lot of his personal favorite pro-beauty tips and his beauty hygiene routine for all to know. To name a  few amongst many:-

1. Adjust Your Makeup To Your Destination
To this, he said, ‘For Meghan’s wedding makeup, I had to think about how she would look in the car, in the church, outside, then outside again, being televised and photographed.

2. Ditch The Long-Wear Foundation
I like to match water-based moisturizer with water-based foundation, especially when I’m doing long-wear makeup. Otherwise, when you mix oil-based products with water-based ones, your makeup will dissipate over time through hours of wear.

3. Use Eyeshadow Primer To Cover Spots
To cover a spot, I take cortisone gel and apply a fragile film of that first. Then I let that sit for a minute or two before going over it with an eyeshadow primer.

 Daniel revealed that he uses a small spray bottle of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol to disinfect his pots and palettes. In an interview, speaking to Vogue, he said, ‘Honestly, people don’t realize how much bacteria is in their brushes, let alone on their hands.’ He believes that people should wash and sanitize their hands before touching a product or face.

More than 140,000 people follow him on Instagram.

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