The Reason Princess Diana Stopped Wearing Blue Eyeliner

Decades after her death, Princess Diana remains a fashion icon. The royal is remembered for her classy and timeless style, although many people today have forgotten that, in her younger years, some of her makeup choices were a bit bold for a member of the royal family. For example, she was occasionally seen wearing blue eyeliner, which highlighted her blue eyes.

Princess Diana eventually stopped wearing blue eyeliner, though. While it would be reasonable to assume that this was at the request of the royal family, which is known to stick to a strict dress code, the royal actually made the decision not to wear blue eyeliner herself — although she had some prompting.

"She was someone who was in the public eye presenting herself all the time to the public," Princess Diana's makeup artist, Mary Greenwell, told Yahoo, going on to elaborate, "It isn't particularly appropriate to go on changing your look every five seconds. She did change her makeup a bit. It's just that it wasn't changed dramatically. I think dramatic change is not really something for somebody who's in the White House or in office or in a royal family, as it's just not really appropriate."

Princess Diana's makeup artist said the royal loved experimenting with makeup

Greenwell said that under her influence, Princess Diana adopted a more subdued signature makeup look that she stuck to for the rest of her tragically short life. "I think beiges and browns are just so much prettier," said Greenwell. "Simple as that." 

Greenwell did, however, think it appropriate for Princess Diana to still make her eyes pop with makeup. "She loved to exaggerate her gorgeous eyes and wear loads of mascara," she said. "She felt no need to be showy, so she kept her makeup subtle and appropriate for the occasion." 

Greenwell added, "She loved makeup and loved experimenting." The makeup artist also said, "It wasn't to the point of going from green eyeshadow to blue eyeshadow, but just experimenting with ways to bring her eyes out more. It was just much more about really getting her to look absolutely beautiful all the time." 

Well, that must not have been difficult!