How Daniel Martin, Meghan Markle’s Makeup Artist, Spends His Sundays


Daniel Martin frequently travels to work with clients like Jessica Biel, Elisabeth Moss, and the Duchess of Sussex, whose natural glow during the royal wedding remaining yr garnered him loads of attention. “When I’m operating, I’m capable of visiting those remarkable locations — I’m in London or Paris or L.A., on the Four Seasons or the Ritz — my paintings are fancy,” he stated. “So when it’s my time, I attempt to maintain it as real as viable.” Mr. Martin, forty-five, lives in a duplex apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which he stocks together with his husband, Randall Stattler, 47, a domestic automation engineer (he syncs people’s gadgets to carry out excessive-tech tasks of their homes), and their black cat, Weezy, who is missing a fang. “She’s our Goth kitty,” he stated.

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POLITICS AND DRAG We typically arise approximately 8. We always have the TV set to MSNBC, so it’s “Meet the Press” on Sundays. Because of the political climate right now, we need to realize what’s up, so we’re continually watching Bill Maher or MSNBC. Or “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” If I’m visiting and I don’t trap it, we’ll DVR and watch it. Politics and drag! I suggest, come on, the high-quality aggregate!

TRUE GROUNDS There’s truely espresso within the morning. I’m from Seattle, so it’s the primary aspect that’s in the veins. It’s Café Bustelo. I’m not a espresso snob: I’m not one of these, like, ‘I’ll best drink Blue Bottle and all that.’ I want robust, darkish coffee. I simply use Mr. Coffee every day. I’m no longer into it being so treasured.

PREP I have a workplace upstairs that I’ll take a seat in and do my work. I hold plenty of make-up up there. On Sundays, it’s normally approximately getting my kit together for the week: getting stuff collectively and seeing what I want to top off. I’ll go through any programs that I’ve obtained that week. It is my organizing day.

BASIC BRUNCH Just transferring to this community, we’re still attempting to find our spots. My excellent buddy, Summer Walker, when she’s now not in school, works at this Korean eating place called Dokebi, which is two blocks faraway from us, so we’ll normally meet her there. We’ll have brunch and hold out together with her. I’m actually simple, so I’ll get whatever she recommends: I don’t have a fave.

NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Then there’s this fantastic region known as Brooklyn Standard that does these vegan pumpkin whoopie pies, so I’ll get that as a treat to eat that night. And there’s a Polish vicinity that’s right by way of our condominium — Jaslowiczanka Bakery — actually, the whole thing’s in Polish, and they make those top-notch desserts. I have sweet teeth: I end smoking 10 years ago, after which the sweet tooth came on board. It’s crazy.

SELF-CARE Then, if I can coordinate with my pal Joanna Vargas, I’ll go and have a facial. I constantly do the Triple Crown Facial because that’s a form of like her signature. Because my activity is to attend to different humans, it’s great to be looked after in that equal way through someone you accept as true with. It understands that you’re secure in a person else’s hands, and you’re going to be sorted.

K-BEAUTY FINDS By 3 p.M.; I’m make-up buying. I’ll visit Chinatown, to a Korean location known as the Saem, a okay-splendor save. It’s a laugh for me to form of determine out what the goods are, due to the fact they’re no longer in English. I usually purchase a variety of liquid eyeliners, and the manner they mill powders I surely like, as it doesn’t appear like powder on the face, particularly once I shoot tv or film. Their make-up is so excellent — their eyeliners don’t pass. This one precise basis becomes glowy and radiant — it pics amazingly in an editorial.