This is why Princess Diana never used this beauty product, according to her makeup artist

Princess Diana's makeup artist has revealed why she stayed clear of one makeup product in particular

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Princess Diana's make-up artist has revealed the one product she would never use on her - false lashes. 

With the release of The Crown season 5 on the horizon, with its release set for 9 November 2022, the memory of Princess Diana's beauty is set to be at the forefront of royal fans' minds as her iconic looks are recreated on actress Elizabeth Debicki. 

While Princess Diana famously dabbled with blue eyeliner on occasion - but stopped as beige and brown is "so much prettier" according to makeup artist Mary Greenwell - the late Princess of Wales' overall make-up look was classic and understated. 

The late Princess of Wales reportedly steered clear of anything that was too "flashy", according to Greenwell, such as fake eyelashes or a bold and bright lip. 

Princess Diana never use beauty product

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"She always wanted to look gorgeous of course, but there wasn't a signature makeup look,’ her make-up artist Mary Greenwell told HELLO! (opens in new tab)

"She never wore anything too flashy and was always very stylish. When I did her makeup, 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."

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

Get Princess Diana's natural look

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick: $34/£26 | Charlotte Tilbury (opens in new tab)

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick: $34/£26 | Charlotte Tilbury (opens in new tab)
This natural shade is the perfect nude lip color for those who favor the natural look, like Diana. Pillow Talk is Charlotte Tilbury's classic nude shade, and a bestseller year after year.

MAC Eye Kohl Pencil Liner in brown: $19.75/£17 | Look Fantastic (opens in new tab)

MAC Eye Kohl Pencil Liner in brown: $19.75/£17 | Look Fantastic (opens in new tab)
This classic brown eyeliner will create a natural smokey eye for a classic and natural makeup look. Brown is a lot softer than black, or Diana's original choice of blue.

"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 modern royals are no strangers to false eyelashes – Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who is also a fan of this best-selling lash serum to enhance her natural lashes, wore an understated, elegant pair by Velour Lashes when she married Prince Harry in 2018.

Velous Lashes Magnetic Effortless Kit: $35/£30 (opens in new tab)

Velous Lashes Magnetic Effortless Kit: $35/£30 $26.25/£22.63 | Velour Lashes (opens in new tab)
This handy set contains one pair of lashes Velour Lashes and the 3-in-1 Magnetic Lash & Go Eyeliner.

Lucy Abbersteen

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.