Beauty

Why Princess Diana Stopped Wearing Her Signature Blue Eyeliner

Her makeup artist Mary Greenwell has revealed all.
IMAGE GETTY
Comments

When you think of Princess Diana's makeup, it's hard not to think of her signature flushed cheeks and striking blue eyeliner, which became her signature look.

The makeup artist responsible for Diana's signature look was the legendary Mary Greenwell, whose clients include everyone from Naomi Campbell to Victoria Beckham and who trained both Charlotte Tilbury and Lisa Eldridge.

And in a recent interview with Yahoo, Mary revealed that she was the one who convinced Diana to ditch her favorite electric blue eyeliner.

“I think beiges and browns are just so much prettier. Simple as that.”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

But despite persuading her to ditch her signature blue, Mary kept the rest of Diana's makeup pretty consistent for one particular reason.

“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.”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

And even without her blue liner, Diana still loved 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.”

FromCosmopolitan UK

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Laura Capon
View Other Articles From Laura Capon
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Don't know where to start when shopping at Real Food? Bea Lhuillier, Katrina Mañosa, Honey Almedral, and Nicole Fandiño make your decisions easier with their list of top picks.
 
Share
"Stuff happens," Harry said. "But look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers."
 
Share
It underwent a serious restoration project to bring it back to its Victorian splendor.
 
Share
The bride and more than one entourage member wore Rosa Clará gowns.
 
Share
Emma Stone, Kris Jenner, Adele, Amy Schumer, and more celebrities came out to celebrate the newlyweds.
 
Share
It’s never a dull moment with your family, but that doesn’t mean you should succumb to becoming the entertainment.
 
Share
She's part of a rare breed of dedicated restaurant pastry chefs in the metro, and her future's looking pretty sweet.
 
Share
Queen Victoria was the first monarch to purchase Patek Philippe watches and started a trend among royals shortly after.
 
Share
Two luxury hotels in Athens and Crete offer the perfect late summer vacation-and surprising life lessons.
 
Share
The new HBO miniseries starring Helen Mirren recreates some of the Empress's famous jewels, which she used to cement her authority as an enlightened despot.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US