Throughout her relatively brief time as a member of the royal family, Princess Diana created a legacy that existed beyond her public role. Her humanitarian efforts and compassionate demeanor helped to ban landmines in Angola and shrink the public stigma of HIV/AIDS. And while these social changes are certainly no small feats, it would be an untrue telling of possibly the world’s favorite princess if her elegant style wasn’t mentioned, at least just once.
The steady stream of photos snapped of Lady Di revealed her self-expression of said elegant style in the form of blue eyeliner, worn along her upper and lower waterlines, giving the princess’ blue eyes a noticeable pop.
In an interview with Yahoo! Life back in 2017, Diana’s former makeup artist Mary Greenwell intimated that electric blue eyeliner might not have been subtle enough for the likes of British royalty. She helped Diana transition into more neutral shades.
“I think beiges and browns are just so much prettier. Simple as that,” Greenwell said. “Diana felt no need to be showy, so she kept her makeup subtle and appropriate for the occasion.”
But the blue eyeliner trend refuses to be replaced by “beiges and browns.” Dua Lipa, Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra have all recently embraced the eye-enhancing qualities of a majestically blue liner.
Give a nod to Princess Diana and her signature look and grab an eyeliner from the list below. Shop metallics and mattes in shades of navy, cobalt and cerulean hues perfect for accentuating your eyes.
A double-ended eyeliner with two different finishes
A self-sharpening eyeliner to make a perfect point
An all-day gel liner made cleanly and sustainably
A blue-green liner perfect for brown and green eyes
A retractable matte eyeliner with a built-in sharpener
A waterproof pencil in a universally flattering shade of blue
An aqua-colored eyeliner with a precision tip
A pretty periwinkle pencil with a creamy texture
A shimmery glide-on pencil with long wearing results
A skip-proof liquid eyeliner the color of midnight
A navy run-proof pencil safe sensitive eyes
A pigmented gel liner that goes on in one stroke
A high-impact liquid eyeliner