Is Meghan Markle Wearing Body Shimmer?

Pictures from her black tie event reveal the royal looking very glowy.

The Royal Variety Performance 2018
(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the Royal Variety Performance in London, wearing their black tie finest (Meghan chose a Safiyaa gown for the occasion), and, it appears, the Duchess of Sussex added a little extra sparkle for the event. One eagle-eyed royal fan noticed Meghan was sporting a glittery glow that night—the kind of glittery glow that is brought to you by body shimmer.

Meghan, like her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, famously does her own makeup for most appearances (except, of course, her big, royal, wedding day, where Daniel Martin had the honor of doing the former actress's face beat), and usually keeps things rather simple (some of Meghan's favorite beauty products include a classic lip balm, drug store moisturizer, and cult-favorite concealer), sticking to royal-approved nail polish colors and lip hues since being inducted into the royal family. But body sparkle feels more Old Meghan than New Meghan, and I'm totally here for it.

As one fan of Elizabeth Holmes' 'So Many Thoughts' pointed out to her (PS. If you're not following Elizabeth Holmes on Instagram yet, I highly recommend doing so right this very second. Consider it a pre-Thanksgiving gift.), in photos from Monday's event, Meghan's shoulders and chest appear to have a little extra glimmer:

Smile, Muscle, Photo caption, Black hair,

(Image credit: Instagram)

The Royal Variety Performance 2018

(Image credit: Max Mumby/Indigo)

And while I can't imagine the Queen handed Meghan a bottle of royal-approved body glow before she walked out of the house, I don't hate it...I actually rather like it (sorry, Queen E!). I usually associate body shimmer with the summer, but I love the idea of giving my skin a little boost of healthy glow as it gets colder.

Here, some fave shimmery body glow products if you want to get that Markle Sparkle:

Giving thanks to Meghan and this body glimmer PSA today!

Sally Holmes

Sally is the Editor in Chief of Marie Claire where she oversees coverage of all the things the Marie Claire reader wants to know about, including politics, beauty, fashion, and celebs. Holmes has been with Marie Claire for five years, overseeing all content for the brand’s website and social platforms. She joined Marie Claire from, where she worked for four years, first as Senior Editor running all news content and finally as Executive Editor. Before that, Sally was at's the Cut and graduated with an English major from Boston College.