We don’t know about you, but when we think of Meghan Markle’s beauty look, we immediately think freckles, a healthy doze of bronzer and a chic, messy bun. But upon closer inspection, we’ve noticed another sneaky little makeup trick that Meghan pulls of on the regular – and we really like it!

Turns out, the Duchess of Sussex has a signature lip liner look that you probably haven’t noticed… until now, that is! Look a little closer, and you’ll see that Meghan often overlines her lips to create a fuller pout, but in a beautifully natural way. Sure, overlining the lips is nothing new (and it often gets a bad rap), but Meghan does it in such a subtle way that it’s barely noticeable, but still packs a punch.

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The trick to overlining your lips, without looking like a clown? Stick to a lip pencil that’s a shade or two darker than your natural lip colour, and focus on the centre of your lips. Make sure that your lip pencil is sharp, then draw slightly over your natural lip line along your cupid’s bow, tapering off and sticking to you natural lip line at the corner of your mouth.

For extra staying power, use liner on bare lips, and avoid using a glossy lip colour over the top of your liner. Matte or satin lip finishes will last longer on the lips.

When it comes to find the right nude shade for your complexion, we find that rosy-beige shades work best on fair complexions, while warmer shades of nude suit olive complexions. If you have a darker skin tone, look out for a bronze liner or a slightly shimmery nude shade.

What do you think of this look? Are you likely to try creating a fuller pout using lip liner?