Why Princess Diana Stopped Wearing Her Iconic Blue Eyeliner

Her make-up artist explains

In the wake of the 20th anniversary since Princess Diana’s tragic passing, her make-up artist Mary Greenwell has reflected on the beloved royal’s signature beauty look.

Famously adventurous with her wardrobe and her make-up bag, Princess Diana loved a swipe of vivid blue eyeliner. “She loved make-up,” Greenwell told Yahoo Beauty. “It wasn’t to the point of going from green eyeshadow to blue eyeshadow, but just experimenting with ways to bring her eyes out more.”

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“She loved to exaggerate her gorgeous eyes and wear loads of mascara,” Greenwell adds. But the blue liner phase was sadly short-lived, after Princess Diana was encouraged to adopt a more demure look.

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Refinery29 reports that Greenwell and the Princess agreed that “beiges and browns are just so much prettier.”

“She felt no need to be showy, so she kept her make-up subtle and appropriate for the occasion,” Greenwell says.

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