Meghan Markle‘s life as a member of the royal family is not something many, or really any, of us can relate to—what with all of that formal protocol, titles and palaces. But that doesn’t mean she’s not a real human woman who occasionally has a beauty mishap, just like the rest of us.
Earlier this week, Markle and Prince Harry attended a ceremony at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance to honor British military veterans. As they often do, the Sussexes also mingled with the crowd and gave out an occasional hug—and one such embrace caused the Duchess’s makeup to smudge. Royal reporter Rebecca English was on the scene and offered up details. “And here is D-Day veteran William Allen – a remarkable man who celebrates his 100th birthday next month,” she tweeted. “Meghan hugged and kissed him, leaving a little make-up smudge on his jacket. ‘I’m never washing that!’ he said.”
That is a perfect and totally adorable reaction to the Duchess of Sussex leaving some of her powder on your jacket. Who among us hasn’t had this exact same thing happen? The powder was probably applied by the one and only Meghan Markle herself as she reportedly likes to do her own makeup for most of her engagements. “She just likes doing her own makeup,” a source said earlier this year. “It has nothing to do with Kate. Meghan has her makeup done for some special occasions but likes to do it herself.”
If you’re looking for a little bit of that Markle Sparkle for yourself, try this tip from her friend and makeup artist, Daniel Martin. (He’s the genius behind her royal wedding makeup.) He told Glamour that the best way to get a glow is to dust a shimmery gold highlighter on your cheekbones to “brighten the complexion and add a nice radiance to the face without looking too much.”