We couldn’t wait to see who would be the lucky one chosen as the makeup artist for the biggest wedding (and most buzzed about bride) of the year, and the answer was clear: Daniel Martin. As Dior’s Brand Ambassador and Honest Beauty’s Creative Color Consultant Director, Martin is a pretty big (and mega talented) deal. He also works on celebs like Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Jessica Biel, Nina Dobrev and Olivia Culpo, in addition to Duchess Markle, so clearly we want to know what’s inside his beauty bag of tricks. Luckily he was gracious enough to spill it for us. Here’s everything the legendary makeup artist uses to work his natural makeup skills on his famous clientele.
The eyeshadow essential:
Honest Beauty Get It Together Palette Eye Shadow, $20: “The best investment for $20.00! These shadows are the most versatile easy shades for any makeup novice.” With a collection of 10 matte, shimmer, and satin textures, these richly-pigmented shades are easy to use, blend, and build for sultry and natural makeup looks with.
The lash tool:
Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler, $30: “Can’t live without it! The size catches every lash and curls effortlessly.” This Japanese-made eyelash curler gently bends and lifts the lashes; it’s so good it’s won awards!
The lip must-haves:
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask, $30: “Do this treatment right before bed to wake up to plump, hydrated bouncy lips!” We swear this richly hydrating Japanese peach seed jelly mask, plumps, hydrates and majorly smooths lips in just one night.
Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Demi-Matte Lip Crayon in Strawberry, $13: “A great swipe of comfortable color for any skin tone. Not too matte with loads of pigment!” This easy to use lip crayon comes in eight saturated shades, and we love that it also contains hydrating jojoba oil, murumuru butter, and shea butter, so it goes on super smoothly and softens lips while you wear it.
Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick, $37: “Long-wear lipstick in so many great color options.” 25 shades of supersaturated, long-lasting color, and we love how richly hydrating the balm-like formula feels.
The cheek go-to:
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek Blush in Peony Pink, $15: “For a beautiful flush of color, use your fingers for sheer coverage or swirl with a brush for more payoff.” This natural pink-toned flush looks divine on all skin tones and the smooth cream formula gives both sheer and buildable color payoff depending on your mood.
Let us know in the comments if you’re going to try out any of these products.