Getting the Markle Sparkle

Now dubbed the ‘Markle sparkle’, women all over the world are trying to recreate Meghan Markle’s signature perfectly polished everyday look.  Hang with us as we talk through her essential products and find out how they stack up to Larisa’s clean makeup rules.  Featured image courtesy of Vanity Fair.

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

  • Drink Recipe: Strawberry Berryoska
  • The ingredients to look for first:
    • Silicones
    • Fragrance
    • Parabens
    • Phthalates (often hidden within ‘fragrance’)
    • Retinyl Palmitate
Meghan’s Product

* Larisa approved products

Our Thoughts

* Larisa approved products

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara What are we using:

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria
Nars Orgasm Blush

What are we using:

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Cassis (top lid)

Mac Eye Kohl Eyeliner in Teddy (bottom lid)

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance What are we using:

Wella Smoothing Oil
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner *
Dr. Bronner’s Body Wash in Lavender *
Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion  What are we using:

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Anti-Frizz Masque
Make Up For Ever HD Powder What are we using:

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder *
Chanel Sublimage Le Teint Cream Foundation
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment What are we using:

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  1. Hi Alison and Larisa,
    I have so enjoyed listening to you! I love podcasts, but there are few and far between where the hosts Are so complementary to one another. It’s easy to tell that the 2 of you are good friends. I have a questionabout Ulta and Sephora. I am a busy mom and had some time to shop by myself in Sephora today. It’s overwhelming. I was looking for some of the Markle Sparkle comparables you listed and ended up really happy with a few and purchasing them.

    I found myself standing in front of the Fresh cleansing products wondering if Larisa would approve of them…specifically the Rose toner and moisturizer. Can you recommend lines of products at Sephora and Ulta that are generally less toxic and questionable than others?

    Thank you so much for all you do!

    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for your kind words. It literally makes our day! To answer your question I would tell you right off the bat that I think Ulta (especially in store) has very few clean options. Sephora would be my pick and they have done a great job continuing to bring green and clean brands into their stores and even consolidating them together a bit in store and categorizing them as such online. Online each SHOP category, you’ll now see “clean skincare,” “clean makeup,” “clean haircare,” etc. This is where you want to go! While I have not seen anything they have released on what warrants products in this category, at first sight, they appear to be some of my favorite brands. You should still read the ingredients because I would bet some of these brands choose to be there and there are many out there that claim to be clean and are not and I see a few of those mixed in! I would also say Sephora carries much more ingredient clean skincare than makeup. Here are my top 3 favorite makeup and skincare brands you can find at Sephora (but maybe not all in-store). Skincare: Drunk Elephant, Youth to the People, Tata Harper Makeup: RMS Beauty, Ilia, Josie Maran. As far as the Fresh brand you asked about, they are spotty. Some products are great in terms of ingredients and some are not. There are several products with those names under the Fresh line. If you give me links to the exact ones you’re looking at I would be happy to look at the ingredients for you. Have an amazing day!

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