Meghan Markle's makeup artist appears to be ditching the Duchess for bigger Hollywood stars

Meghan Markle's makeup artist apparently ditched the Duchess of Sussex for bigger Hollywood stars.

Once described as “Guncle” to Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, Daniel Martin has been by the Duchess of Sussex’s side throughout her royal career.

The celebrity makeup artist made royal history when he did Meghan's makeup for her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.

He also worked with the mother of two at various events during her two-year stint as a working member of the royal family.

Daniel Martin did Meghan Markle's wedding makeup

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But Martin, 51, may now distance himself from Meghan, who did her own hair and makeup during her recent quasi-royal trip to Nigeria.

The New York-based beautician has been working with major Hollywood stars in recent months.

His latest Instagram posts show collaborations with Rachel McAdams, Nicola Coughlan, Olivia Munn, Ali Wong and Maya Rudolph, among others.

Although Martin claims to be “in constant contact with her,” he does not appear to have worked with Meghan for two years.

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin at Meghan Markle's baby shower in 2019


The last time the two worked together was probably in May 2022, when Meghan and Harry visited the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

Speaking to US Weekly earlier this month, Daniel said Meghan had “more leeway.”

He added: “She is in Nigeria right now. She is all alone. There is no stylist, no hairdresser.”

“She does everything herself and she is so good at it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan wore minimal makeup at her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018


Daniel Martin and Meghan Markle

Daniel Martin posted this photo of Meghan Markle on Instagram in 2021

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“I mean, she loves blush. She loves cheeks. She loves big eyebrows.”

Martin has known Meghan for over a decade; he met her when the former actress was working on Suits.

The two stayed in touch and while she was working on her previous blog, The Tig, Meghan asked Daniel for help.

He stayed in touch with the Duchess throughout her time in the royal family and did her makeup for her wedding in 2018.