Princess Diana's makeup artist convinced her to ditch this eyeliner style
Aside from being arguably the biggest style icon of her generation (hello bike shorts), it was Princess Diana’s brave and non-conforming spirit that also made her mark in history.
And while it often seemed not even the Queen could convince Diana to do something she didn’t want to do, it turns out her makeup artist Mary Greenwell had a bit more luck.
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Speaking to The Stylist, Greenwell described Diana as being “pure magic” and having “the most incredible skin”, which unfortunately for us, she credited to good genetics. The pair first met during a photoshoot and it was here that Greenwell convinced the Princess to ditch her beloved blue eyeliner.
A major advocate for exploring new things when it comes to beauty, Greenwell often says “women should be experimental and try not to get stuck in a makeup rut”, however, when it came to Diana, she explained to the Princess, “blue eyes should never wear blue pencil or shadow as it dulls your eyes”.
And although we personally were (and still are) big fans of those infamous blue liner moments, it’s this advice that Greenwell cites as the turning point in Diana’s beauty style. From then on, the Princess became more open-minded to trying out new looks and colours.
After ditching the blue, Greenwell kept the basic structure of Diana’s beauty routine consistent, “we always started with a moisturiser, a foundation to suit her skin tone exactly and then used a concealer to lift the eye area”. The look would then be completed with “mascara – which is a gift of all gifts and a light blush and lip colour to suit her mood that day”.
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