Princess Diana was once famous for her love of blue eyeliner – so why did she stop wearing it?
- The Princess of Wales was famous for stepping out with blue liner on the regular
- However, she was convinced to stop wearing it in the 1990s by make-up artist Mary Greenwell
- In other royal news, this is the beauty product Princess Diana never wore according to her make-up artist
Princess Diana is well and truly back on our TV screens thanks to The Crown Season 4 landing on Netflix just over a week ago.
The show has reminded us of all of her iconic looks, including her love of blue eyeliner. But have you ever wondered why the late royal stopped wearing it?
Turns out it was actually her make-up artist, Mary Greenwell, who convinced Diana to ditch the blue liner when they started working together in the early 1990s.
Speaking to Stylist, Greenwell revealed that her first shoot with Diana was “the first time we got her out of blue eyeliner and she loved the change! It made such a difference.
“Blue eyes should never wear blue pencil or shadow – it dulls your eyes!" she added. "From that moment on, she was open minded about trying new looks and colours,” she added.
She has since elaborated on her decision, telling Yahoo! in 2017, "I think beiges and browns are just so much prettier. Simple as that."
Well, we can't argue with Mary Greenwell.
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. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.
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