"I love my freckles": Queer Eyes' Jonathan Van Ness reveals how Meghan Markle inspired him to embrace his natural skin

The Queer Eye star talks about how the Royal Family offers him a lot of style inspirations that he incorporates into his daily life.


                            "I love my freckles": Queer Eyes' Jonathan Van Ness reveals how Meghan Markle inspired him to embrace his natural skin

Jonathan Van Ness, 'Queer Eyes' grooming expert has revealed that he has found some interesting style inspiration from none other than the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Daily Mail reports that Van Ness revealed that he was a big fan of Meghan, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton. He enthusiastically said, "What kind of American do you think I am? I love the British royals!" He went on to add that "Meghan Markle has inspired me to always use a colour correcting BB cream and not a full foundation because I love my freckles too."

Jonathan Van Ness attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys Day 2 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Jonathan Van Ness attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys Day 2 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Markle had previously revealed how a major "pet peeve" of hers was when makeup artists used heavy makeup to cover up her freckles and her natural skin. Jonathan said he wants to embrace his natural skin and show off his freckles, just the way Markle does.

He is also taking style inspiration from Meghan's sister-in-law Kate who is known to frequently recycle her outfits. Van Ness says, ''Kate has inspired me to wear the same thing more than once. You know if she can do it, I can do it." He considers it remarkable that Kate chooses to recycle her wardrobe. "It really just means you're developing your sense of style and you're a practical modern woman," he adds.

Jonathan has a new series, 'Hotels.comedy Presents: 10 Nights with Jonathan Van Ness' that premieres on Monday. The series sees the star dabble in stand-up comedy while touring across America.

The 31-year-old also revealed that one can stay groomed on tour if they keep some essential tools with them. His travel essentials include a detangling brush and a travel-size dry shampoo. He believes in the liberal use of dry shampoo saying, "I'm a big proponent of not overwashing anyway. You should not wash your hair more than twice a week anyhow. "

Jonathon favours skincare over carrying or applying too much make-up, especially when one is on the road. He says, "I'm all about skincare versus make-up. If you treat the skin with skincare rather than covering up any issues with make-up you're setting yourself up for success better. He continues, "A serum and then a colour correcting moisturiser and sunscreen over that. Those three essential products, and bring your floss."

The third series of 'Queer Eye' is in production and Van Ness seems confident that though the show may evolve over time, it will still have a 'human connection' at its heart.