Meghan Markle's longtime friend and personal makeup artist, Daniel Martin, has revealed his secret to achieving the perfect brows. During a recent appearance on ITV's Lorraine, he shared his beauty hacks for getting brows just like the royal's and even showed viewers the most important dos and don'ts for maintaining the best shape.
"Eyebrows frame our faces and can enhance our entire makeup look," Martin explained during his tutorial, according to the Daily Mail. The key to looking naturally blessed with good brow game? Treat your eyebrows "as sisters not twins," he said. In other words, they shouldn't be perfectly symmetrical.
"As we age we tend to loose our eyebrows a bit," he continued. "So what we want to do is we want to enhance her brow and really figure out that structure, really figure out those holes and spots that we lost."
Martin then suggests using brow gel to brush against the hair growth, as well as applying a slightly lighter shade of powder below the brow to make them appear "fuller."
Finally, Martin recommends using a little bit of hairspray to keep your brows in place. He said the simplest way is to spray some on a mascara spoolie and then brush them into your eyebrows.
Martin also addressed some common brow mistakes. "So one mistake a lot of people make is overtweezing or overplucking your brows," he said. "When that happens, you want to find something that you can easily go in to apply but you don’t want to reshape or restructure your brow."
Markle's iconic brows are reportedly inspired by Audrey Hepburn's arches. The shape consists of a "straight, archless brow that tapers out toward your temple," according to the salon Nails & Brows, where the duchess has had her own royal brows sculpted. "The sculpt instantly lifts your face and creates a fresh and youthful appearance."
So there you have it: In order to achieve the Duchess of Sussex's perfect brow, we need to focus on fullness, use brow gel and some eyeshadow, add a little hairspray, and make sure not to overpluck.
Martin also famously did Markle's makeup for her royal wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018—and he later shared every detail of her look with Glamour. He revealed that even though her makeup wasn't inspired by a specific person (sorry, Audrey), his goal was to make her look "timeless, effortless, and chic" because "she wanted to look like her best self."
Originally Appeared on Glamour