A simple girl (albeit, of course, of blue blood), Diana certainly could not have thought that one day she would become a recognized trendsetter and beauty-an example of an entire era.
Of course, Lady Di was not always pretentious in matters of her appearance. In the early 80s, shortly before the engagement, a high-profile wedding and, accordingly, obtaining a new status, Diana’s main beauty weapon was naturalness. No wonder, after all, working as a nanny or a kindergarten teacher, she definitely had no time for complicated hairstyles and makeup. But by the will of fate, a turning point happened in the life of a young person: 20-year—old Diana, exchanging vows of loyalty, married a prince – and the whole world learned about her, without exaggeration. The status began to oblige, which, we note, the newly minted princess did not bother at all.
1974, Diana is 13 years old in the photo
1981, Diana is 19 years old in the photo
As the wife of the heir to the throne, and in the years following the period of her unsuccessful marriage, Lady Di definitely followed fashion and trends in general. Then it was the 80s – with their ultimatum tendencies, the slogan of which can be briefly formulated as “more is better”. For her part, Diana tried to follow him as much as her status allowed her, or still a little more. Diana’s love of freedom was manifested, among other things, with the help of what concerned her appearance (take, for example, her invariably too bold for a representative of the royal family make-up). Without a doubt, Lady Dee created herself, only occasionally listening to the advice of recognized makeup artists and stylists (and this even though she collaborated with beauty gurus who can be trusted – like Barbara Daley, who invented smoky eyes and “makeup without makeup”). This is definitely Diana’s style – fashion performances with too deep (for the future queen!) a cleavage zone, a short haircut (and not the expected long curls of the princess), too brightly colored eyes – and everything like that.
Of course, it is difficult to judge for sure which was more – was Diana tracking trends or was the whole world inspired by her performances… This is already, as they say, a rhetorical question.
Princess Diana’s Care Rules:
Diana could always boast of beautiful skin, but at the same time she never treated it as due. The Princess of Wales was well aware that competent skin care was the basis of her blooming appearance, so Lady Dee diligently avoided everything that could negatively affect her condition: Dee did not smoke, practically did not drink alcohol, slept for at least 8 hours and did not postpone visits to her beautician. In addition, the princess never neglected the 3-step rule – cleansing, toning and moisturizing — and did not go to bed without washing, no matter how tired she was.
The secret of Lady Di’s perfect skin is not only good genetics, but first of all careful care, as well as sound sleep, almost complete restriction in alcohol and smoking cessation.
One of the indispensable attributes of her cosmetic bag was a sunscreen with a high SPF factor. Without it, she did not go anywhere, as well as without one of her favorite perfumes: according to contemporaries, she never forgot to put a fragrance on herself.
Princess Diana’s Makeup Rules
Please note: even Diana’s not-so-successful make-up experiments were mostly positively evaluated by the public. It’s all about the perfect skin tone (however, when the skin is in excellent condition, it is not difficult to do so). At the same time, Lady Dee also had a dense concealer on the beauty-armament, which masked small darkening in the area under the eyes and barely discernible rosacea. Also, the Princess of Wales could not do without powder: only she could give a flawless matte velvet skin at the exit.
Make-up in the style of Lady Di is a healthy skin tone due to competent care and the use of concealer and weightless foundation, rich pencil eyeliner, nude lipstick with a mother-of-pearl tint and barely noticeable bronzer on the cheekbones.
Of the characteristic makeup preferences, it is worth highlighting her addiction to bronzer – blush with a bronzing effect applied to the upper points of the cheekbones was her favorite technique, despite the fact that in the 80s and 90s it was not even a little bit of a trend.
As for other means of decorative cosmetics, Diana was disposed to products that give a mother-of-pearl outflow (especially eye shadow, lipstick). As can be seen from the photos, she preferred lip gloss in nude variations – more often pinkish-beige, orange-peach or even ordinary transparent products. Going out, Diana practically did not allow herself bright shades of lipsticks, preferring to focus on the eyes.
Accordingly, one of the main trending beauty techniques of the princess in eye makeup was saturated blue or blue eyeliner, generously applied to the mucous membrane (blue in general was in absolute favor with fashionistas in the second half of the 80s). So the eyeliner became the No. 1 tool on the beauty armament of the Princess of Wales. With it, the makeup artist outlined her eyes along the contour, not always restrained, but always – for greater expressiveness of the look. For the same purposes, mascara was applied to her in several layers.
However, since the 90s, Diana began to give preference to the ultimate black color in eye makeup. The pencil was still applied with a generous layer on the upper and lower eyelid and mucous membrane. Diana did not want to deny herself this, whereas, however, this was no longer required: since the 92nd year, Diana officially no longer lived with Prince Charles and therefore was free to dispose of her appearance as she pleased.
1996 (this year Diana and Charles officially divorced)
1996 (this year Diana and Charles officially divorced)
1997 (this year Diana died in a car accident at the age of 36)
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