Blue eyeliner was Diana’s signature look throughout the ‘80s, with the Princess precisely applying it to her waterline. The shade ranged from a more understated navy (for commemoration services) to bright aqua (to meet the King of Thailand) and features heavily throughout her most iconic looks.
We may have seen Kate pull out a sheer lip product at Wimbledon, but supposedly lip gloss is a royal no-no, presumably because hair can get easily stuck to it. Having a pixie cut, this wasn’t a problem for Diana, who was often seen wearing a high shine lip.
Hats and tiaras are quite typical for the royal family, but wearing a piece of royal jewellery as a hair accessory was something only Diana could do. This particular sapphire choker was a wedding present from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and was worn multiple times by the Princess, both around her neck and head.
It’s well known the Queen’s favourite nail polish shade is Essie’s Ballet Slippers; a sheer, nude-pink that’s as classic as they come. So it’s no real surprise that neutral manicures are the norm in the royal family. However, Diana was partial to a pop of red every now and then, with daughter-in-law Meghan also rebelliously wearing black during her surprise appearance at the British Council’s Fashion Awards.
Bronzed and beachy
In keeping with the ‘natural’ theme, all contouring and bronzing of the royals these days is subtle rather than ‘sunkissed’ And while skin is very in right now, Diana preferred her face post-holiday fresh.
Bold lip colour
If Kate Middleton stepped out in a bold red lip tomorrow, we’d have to be revived. Diana, however, wore this punchy reddy-pink in 1991, to match the fuschia and red lace gown she was wearing for an outing in London.