Over the course of her life, Princess Diana inspired countless women to copy her signature hairstyle, elegant clothes and effortless style. While an entire glam squad helped shape her look, Lady Di’s former makeup artist and hairstylist have since revealed their expert tricks. Follow their advice, and even an average commoner can look decidedly regal.
FOLLOW A CONSISTENT SKINCARE ROUTINE.
While DNA can influence your complexion, a few small habits can go a long way. “Diana was very aware of her beauty regime, cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice a day,” her former makeup artist Mary Greenwell told Stylist. To keep your skin looking fresh, stock up on face wash — and then use it every, single day.
LATHER ON MOISTURIZER BEFORE ANY MAKEUP.
“We always started with a moisturizer, a foundation to suit her skin tone exactly, and then used a concealer to lift the eye area,” Greenwell said. Not sure where to begin? Find out how to choose the best moisturizer for your skin.
TRY A NATURAL-LOOKING CREAM BLUSH.
For her engagement photo shoot, makeup artist Clayton Howard used a Max Factor blusher stick called “Blushing Frost” on the bride-to-be. According to beauty guru Laramie, cream blush works on almost everyone and creates a youthful, dewy look.
EVERYONE CAN HAVE GLOWING SKIN.
While many people envied Diana’s complexion, the Princess reportedly suffered from rosacea. Several blogsclaim she used both rose oil and avocado masks to soothe her cheeks. Not into mixing up your own concoctions? Try this rose sheet mask from Sephora, recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Beauty Lab.
BRUSH MASCARA FROM THE ROOTS UP.
A strong makeup look requires the right technique, according to Greenwell. “I always taught her to make sure — when applying mascara by herself — that she covered the roots of the lashes too,” she told Stylist. Try starting in the corner of the eye and then working across before brushing it through the lashes, Greenwell recommends.
HAVE A SIGNATURE SCENT.
“She always, always, always wore fragrance,” says Greenwell. “It’s kind of the final touch of beauty, walking out smelling divine and chic and individual.” For her wedding day, Diana misted on Quelques Fleurs, a floral scent with notes of rose and jasmine.
LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS.
When hairstylist Sam McKnight first met his future client, he faked shorter hair by tucking it under a tiara. “As she was leaving Diana asked, if I had free rein what would I do to her hair,” he wrote. “I suggested cutting it short and she, to my surprise, agreed, and we did it there and then.”
NEVER WEAR EYELINER THAT MATCHES YOUR EYES.
The young royal initially loved to wear blue liner — that is, until she met Greenwell. “Blue eyes should never wear blue pencil or shadow — it dulls your eyes,” she says. For a flawless application, Greenwell recommendsblending the color into the lashes with a Q tip.
SWITCH UP YOUR MASCARA.
While Greenwell laid down the law on blue eyeliner, the hue of your mascara is fair game, she says. Cameras caught Diana wearing black, brown and even navy on many occasions.
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