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.”
“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.
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.