Of course, Lady Dee was not always pretentious about her appearance. In the early 80s, shortly before the engagement, a loud wedding and, accordingly, obtaining a new status, Diana's main beauty weapon was naturalness. No wonder, because, working now as a nanny or as a kindergarten teacher, she definitely had no time for complicated hairstyles and makeup. But by the will of fate in the life of a young person, a turning point has come true: 20-year-old Diana, exchanging oaths of loyalty, married the prince - and the whole world learned about her, without exaggeration. The status began to oblige, which, we note, the newly-made princess was not at all burdensome.
As the wife of the heir to the throne, and in the years following her failed marriage, Lady Dee definitely followed fashion and trends in general (read also: Princess Diana's Style: From Nanny to Fashion Icon). Then the 1980s were in the yard - 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 as an example, at least her make-up is invariably too bold for a representative of the royal family). Without a doubt, Lady Di created herself, only occasionally listening to the advice of recognized makeup artists and stylists (and this even though she collaborated with a beauty guru who can be trusted,- like Barbara Daly, who invented smoky eyes and “no makeup”). Definitely this is Diana's style - fashionable performances with too deep (for a future queen!) Neckline, short hair (and not the expected long curls of a princess), overly highlighted eyes - and all that sort of thing.
Of course, it is difficult to judge for sure which was more - whether Diana followed trends or the whole world was inspired by her performances … This, as they say, is a rhetorical question.
Princess Diana's care rules:
Diana has always boasted beautiful skin, but she never took it for granted. The Princess of Wales was well aware that competent skin care is 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 postponed 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 Dee's perfect skin is not only good genetics, but above all thorough care, as well as sound sleep, an almost complete restriction of alcohol and quitting smoking.
One of the indispensable attributes of her cosmetic bag was sunscreen with a high SPF factor. She never went anywhere without him, as well as without one of her favorite perfumes: according to her contemporaries, she never forgot to put on a scent.
Princess Diana makeup rules:
Pay attention: even the not the most successful makeup experiments of Diana were evaluated by the public mostly positively. It's all about the perfect skin tone (however, when the skin is in excellent condition, it is not difficult to make one). At the same time, Lady Dee also had a dense concealer on her beauty-arms, with which she masked small darkening in the area under the eyes and barely distinguishable rosacea. Also, the Princess of Wales could not do without powder: only she could give flawless matte velvet skin at the exit.
Lady Dee make-up is a healthy skin tone due to competent care and use of concealer and a weightless foundation, rich pencil eyeliner, nude lipstick with pearlescent shimmer and barely noticeable bronzer on the cheekbones.
Of the typical makeup preferences, it is worth highlighting her addiction to bronzer - blush with a bronzing effect, applied to the upper points of her cheekbones, was her favorite technique, while in the 80s and 90s it was not even a slightest trend.
As for other decorative cosmetics, Diana was disposed to products that give a pearlescent tint at the outlet (especially eye shadow, lipstick). As can be seen from the photographs, 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 lipstick, preferring to focus on her eyes.
Accordingly, one of the main trendy beauty tricks of the princess in eye makeup was a rich blue or blue eyeliner, generously applied to the mucous membrane (blue in general in the second half of the 80s was in absolute favor with fashionistas). So the eyeliner has become the # 1 beauty tool for the Princess of Wales. For them, the makeup artist outlined her eyes along the contour, not always restrainedly, but always - to make her look more expressive. 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 in her eye makeup. At the same time, the pencil was still applied with a generous layer on the upper and lower eyelids and mucous membranes. Diana did not want to deny herself this, while, however, this was no longer required: since 92, Diana no longer officially lived with Prince Charles and therefore was free to dispose of her appearance as she liked.
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