Princess Diana’s style is legendary but it's her youthful makeup hack we'll be copying

The secret behind Princess Diana's style and flawless skin, according to her Royal makeup artist

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Princess Diana's style has long been the stuff of legend and is enjoying a renaissance thanks to Netflix drama The Crown Season 4. No more so than her most notable makeup looks. 

From THAT blue eyeliner to a sophisticated, barely-there tint to the skin, The Crown will chart 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.

Chanel Les Chaines De Chanel Limited Edition Illuminating Blush Powder, John Lewis

Princess Diana's style Chanel Les Chaines De Chanel Limited Edition Illuminating Blush Powder, £52, John Lewis

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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.

Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in Blush, John Lewis 

Princess Diana's style Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in Blush, £25, John Lewis

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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 for less this Cyber Weekend

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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 a lipstick too.View Deal

Princess Diana

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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. View Deal

Princess Diana

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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. View Deal

Princess Diana

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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. View Deal