The beauty product Princess Diana never used, according to her make-up artist

Meghan Markle is a fan, however...

Princess Diana
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According to Mary Greenwell, the late royal's make-up artist, she would not use this specific product on Princess Diana

Thanks to the return of Netflix’s The Crown over the weekend, attention is very much back on Princess Diana and her iconic outfits.

The late Princess of Wales is portrayed by Emma Corrin in The Crown season 4, which focuses on the 1980s and her relationship with Prince Charles.

Beauty-wise, while she famously dabbled with blue eyeliner on occasion, Diana's overall make-up look was classic and understated – but she didn't have a single trademark look.

"She always wanted to look gorgeous of course, but there wasn't a signature make-up look,’ her make-up artist Mary Greenwell told HELLO! in an interview last year. "She never wore anything too flashy and was always very stylish.

“When I did her make-up, she only wanted touches that brought out and enhanced her beauty. You would never do something so bold on someone of her beauty and calibre.”

Princess Diana

Princess Diana in 1986

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On that note, there was at least one product that would definitely have been a no-no on the people’s princess.

"You would never have tried something so bold such as false lashes, for example. Why would you risk making her feel bad by doing something she wouldn’t like?" Greenwell added.

Of course, some of the modern royals are no stranger to false eyelashes – Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wore an understated, elegant pair by Velour Lashes when she married Prince Harry in 2018.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Duchess of Sussex on her wedding day in 2018

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The duchess is also a fan of this best-selling lash serum to enhance her natural lashes.

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Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.