Beauty products worn by Princess Diana
More than 24 years after her death, Princess Diana’s appeal has only intensified. Based on Emma Corrin’s portrait of the late royal in The crown, to the portrayal of Kristen Stewart in the recent fictional story, Spencer, the late princess has as much influence on popular culture today as she ever did. She even became a popular style icon with Gen Z, with countless royal references on TikTok.
Princess Diana’s natural and seemingly effortless beauty is also an inspiration to many. Her gaze opened the conversation around royal beauty for the first time, a public infatuation with which Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Middleton and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have passed on. With the resurgence of ’90s beauty trends on track for this season and the next, it’s no surprise that Princess Diana remains a modern muse.
Find here the products that helped create the classic princess approach to beauty.
7 Beauty Products Princess Diana Loves
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HermÃ¨s 24 Faubourg
Perfume is one of the most personal beauty choices anyone can make, so it’s no wonder we’re so intrigued by the scents that celebrities wear. HermÃ¨s 24 Faubourg proved to be one of Diana’s favorite scents by her butler Paul Burrell, containing delicate notes of hyacinth and citrus for a classic, light scent.
HermÃ¨s 24 Faubourg, Â£ 130 BUY NOW
By Terry Baume De Rose
The versatile cult product is adored by beauty freaks around the world, so it’s no surprise that legendary makeup artist Mary Greenwell considers it a must-have. Sharing the beauty tips and products she’s used on Diana via Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube channel, Greenwell praised ByTerry’s Baume de Rose lip care for providing a moisturizing base.
By Terry Baume de Rose, Â£ 40 BUY NOW
Max Factor Foundation
Makeup artist Clayton Howard was responsible for creating the blurry look for Princess Diana Vogue shoot who went on to provide her engagement photo. In the array of faces that has since resurfaced, Howard chronicled his use of Max Factor for the majority of his base makeup, specifically the brand’s Sheer Genius Foundation. Although it has since been discontinued, Miracle Second Skin Hybrid Foundation gives an almost identical glowing finish to the skin.
Max Factor Miracle Touch Second Skin Foundation, Â£ 12.99 BUY NOW
Clarins Multi Active Day Cream
Said to suffer from rosacea, Princess Diana took special care in taking care of her skin and was selective with the brands she chose to use. Clarins is said to have been one of the Princess’ staple skincare brands (also the Queen’s favorite), with multi-active day cream and Alpine herbal cleansing milk (now discontinued) often being used in her everyday routine.
Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream SPF20, Â£ 43 BUY NOW
Lining Kohl Blue
Another product credited in Howard’s face painting was Elizabeth Arden’s Blue Kohl in 636. Although this particular product has since been discontinued, vibrant cobalt blue was a shade that young Princess Diana often opted for. For a modern equivalent, try the Dior Waterproof Eye Pencil in Captivating Blue.
Dior Waterproof Eyeliner in Captivating Blue, â¬ 25 BUY NOW
Rose water tonic
Another skincare product Princess Diana couldn’t live without was rose water, a product she religiously applied to her skin to keep it soothed and hydrated. While the exact rose water she used is unknown, it’s likely that due to her rosacea, she preferred simple formulas designed for sensitive skin types.
Fresh Rose Deep Moisture Facial Toner, Â£ 35 BUY NOW
Penhaligons Bluebell Eau De Toilette
As quintessentially English as Princess Diana herself, another of her favorite scents was Penhaligon’s Bluebell. With accords of green and flowers, this scent evokes a walk in the woods in spring and was a nostalgic scent that Diana wore in her youth.
Penhaligon Bluebell Eau de Toilette, Â£ 110 BUY NOW
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