When you try to visualize Princess Diana’s makeup, it is impossible not to remember her signature flushed cheeks and striking blue eyeliner. That combination surely became her signature look.
Mary Greenwell, the makeup artist, was the one who was responsible for Diana’s signature look. Not only she did Princess Diana’s makeup, but among her clients are also celebrities from Naomi Campbell to Victoria Beckham and who trained both Charlotte Tilbury and Lisa Eldridge.
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Not long ago, Mary had an interview with Yahoo. It was then when she revealed what was the reason Diana ditched her signature electric blue eyeliner. More precisely, she revealed that she is the one who convinced her to stop wearing it.
“I think beiges and browns are just so much prettier. Simple as that.”
Even though she persuaded her to stop wearing her favorite eyeliner, Greenwell kept the rest of Diana’s makeup pretty consistent. And there is a particular reason for it.
“She was someone who was in the public eye presenting herself all the time to the public. It isn’t particularly appropriate to go on changing your look every five seconds. She did change her makeup a bit. It’s just that it wasn’t changed dramatically. I think dramatic change is not really something for somebody who’s in the White House or in office or in a royal family, as it’s just not really appropriate.”
Even though Princess Diana gave up from the blueliner, she still wanted to play up her eyes.
“She felt no need to be showy, so she kept her makeup subtle and appropriate for the occasion. She loved to exaggerate her gorgeous eyes and wear loads of mascara.”
Here is a video showing Princess Diana’s makeup look, in case you want to recreate it: