By Fiona Embleton published
Princess Diana's style has long been the stuff of legend and is enjoying a renaissance thanks to Netflix drama The Crown. Unsurprisingly, fans are eager to learn how to recreate her most notable makeup looks.
- Princess Diana's style is among the most famous in the annals of time.
- Of late, actors Emma Corrin and Elizabeth Debicki have played her in The Crown.
- In other Royal News, What is Kate Middleton's perfume and where can you buy it?
From THAT blue eyeliner to a sophisticated, barely-there tint to the skin, The Crown certainly charts Diana's make-up transformation.
There are plenty of looks to recreate but it's this blush trick, as revealed by Lady Di's former make-up artist Mary Greenwell, that has us gripped.
There's nothing quite like a pop of pink or warm peach on the cheeks to make you look more energized and youthful. Something Greenwell knows only too well.
‘I never did Princess Diana’s make-up without adding a bit of blush to her face. It instantly made her look fresher,' she recounts.
While there isn't one singular place to wear it, the most age-defying placement, according to Greenwell, is slightly above your cheekbones.
'‘Placing it there looks like it’s part of your skin. It also lifts your cheekbones. I wouldn’t put blush on the apples of your cheeks as it draws the cheekbones down."
The finishing touches would then be rose or nude lipstick.
A bit of concealer was added where needed and to disguise any dark shadows under the eyes. Then a blend of brown and taupe eyeshadow created a soft smoky effect.
In other words, looking effortlessly beautiful as Princess Diana always did.
Emulate Princess Diana's most iconic beauty looks with these products...
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
Mimic Princess Diana's just-pinched cheeks with a little of this easy-to-blend blush. Apply with fingers for a natural flush, or with a brush for a more polished look. It doubles as lipstick too.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
A true natural beauty, Princess Diana always favored a lightweight, barely-there base. This one from Nars ticks all the boxes, offering sheer, buildable coverage to blur any imperfections.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Pencil Eyeliner in Fervent Blue
Princess Diana may have favored a pared-back look, but she was never far from her (now iconic) blue eyeliner. This electric blue from Chanel is water, heat, and sweat proof for impressive staying power.
Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Poncho
Carefully blend together this pretty palette of perfect neutrals to create a soft yet smoky eye fit for a royal.
Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.
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