The Duchess of Sussex, 37, had a visit from her wedding make-up artist and fellow American pal Daniel Martin at her new residence on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Mr Martin, who was in London to give a make-up talk before making his way to Windsor, shared an idyllic snap of the historic town where Meghan and Harry tied the knot less than a year ago. Mr Martin captioned the picture of the historic high street building, which is now jewellers Jersey Pearl, simply with: “Hmm???” With no public work commitments in the city, Mr Martin would not have missed the opportunity to catch up with her friend Meghan.
He was one of a select few invited to the Duchess’ extravagant baby shower in New York, which was held in the £66,000-a-night Mark hotel penthouse suite.
While in London, Mr Martin revealed intimate details about the former Suits actress’ make-up on her wedding day, which took place on May 19.
Mr Martin, the man behind her look, has previously spoken about how privileged he felt to do her make-up, but until yesterday only officially shared more details about it.
He said: “Meg actually saw (facialist) Sarah Chapman the day before, so she had this incredible facial.
“A lot of my work is actually dependent on the esthetician, whether that’s backstage at fashion week or in real life, so knowing that she was having this time with Sarah made me think, ‘OK, great – I don’t have to worry about anything’.”
He said up to that point he had not actually seen the royal-to-be or even trialled the look on her.
He said: “I didn’t have time to see her, so knowing she would be in good hands and have her skin taken care of meant my work was pretty much done.
“But I did have to think about her face in the car, in the church, outside the church and outside again, along with the fact the wedding was being televised and that she’d be photographed.
“So I knew I couldn’t put too much on her skin because in that time you’d see a transition – and you do see it in the photographs – when she’s in the car with her mother it looks darker and heavier, but in the church it’s much brighter.”
He added: “She does have incredible skin though so I knew it would be easy, but thinking about the light, where you’re going and how it’s going to hit your make-up is really important. If you keep your skin looking like skin, people won’t notice it and instead they’ll notice you – and that’s what everybody wants.”
Mr Martin last visited the duchess in January when he shared an image to his Instagram account of some avocado on toast and black tea she was said to have made for him.
He referred to her as an “avocado toast whisperer”.