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Princess Diana Wore Makeup Incredibly Well — Glimpse inside Her Beauty Routine

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jan 13, 2021
02:50 A.M.
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Princess Diana was an epitome of grace and elegance. Though she passed away more than a decade ago, she has remained everyone’s beauty icon.


Even after her tragic death in 1997, Princess Diana’s memory lives on. And one of the many people who have fond memories of the late Princess was makeup artist Mary Greenwell.

Greenwell, a veteran in her profession, spoke in a Vogue interview about the late royal’s love for makeup. She would put on cosmetics for anything, from red carpet events to simple lunches.

Princess Of Wales At The Serpentine Gallery In London on June 29, 1994. | Photo: Getty Images



The seasoned makeup artist has worked with several Hollywood personalities, including Cate Blanchett, Lily James, and Meghan Markle, the wife of Diana’s son, Prince Harry.

Greenwell, a dear friend of Diana's, said she enjoyed enhancing the beloved royal's natural beauty. Diana was known for her blue eyes and flawless complexion. Greenwell said:

"She wore makeup extremely well... I loved enhancing her beauty."

Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, during a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986 | Photo: Getty Images



Diana's timeless beauty is evoking another wave of obsession, thanks to the Netflix series, "The Crown." The show's session four centered on her relationship with Prince Charles.

Recalling the time she worked with the late Princess, Greenwell said she would make her feel relaxed throughout the makeup process, as she would any celebrity of Diana's caliber.

The makeup artist said one of her favorite looks of the late royal was the time she rocked an off-the-shoulder dress at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994.

A portrait of Princess Diana sitting on the steps of her home on July 18, 1986. | Photo: Getty Images


The legendary British makeup artist said that many of the products she used on Diana 20 years ago are no longer available. But she went on to reveal the process that went into each look.

According to Greenwell, Diana looked better with a muted, soft lipstick rather than hard red. She added that Diana would wear more makeup at night than during the day.

The makeup artist said one of her favorite looks of the late royal was when she rocked an off-the-shoulder dress at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994. Another was during the 1996 Met ball in New York.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana pose outside Chateau de Chambord on November 9, 1988. | Photo: Getty Images



Princess Diana, who reportedly never left the house without perfume, remains an inspiration to fashion and makeup enthusiasts. Countless women have copied her signature style.

Greenwell has advised women who want to copy Diana's look to go for pink or nude lip shades. She added that the lipstick formula should not be too glossy or matte.

Diana Princess of Wales at a fashion show at the Cologne Museum of Art in Cologne, Germany in November 1987. | Photo: Getty Images

The iconic makeup artist also revealed that she never used fake eyelashes on Princess Diana. She added that the late royal only wanted touches that brought out her beauty.

One related moment that recently went viral and melted many hearts was that of little Prince William powdering his mother's nose as she prepared for a photo shoot.