Even though she was only a part of the royal family for a short time, Princess Diana left a lasting legacy. Through her humanitarian efforts and caring demeanour, Princess Diana helped ban landmines from Angola and reduce the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. These social changes are no small feats. However, it would be a lie to say that she is the world’s favourite princess if she wasn’t mentioned at least once.
Lady Di’s steady stream of photos revealed her elegant style through blue eyeliner. This was worn along her upper as well as lower waterlines giving her blue eyes an obvious 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 assisted Diana in transitioning to more neutral colors.
“I find browns and beiges so much more beautiful.” Greenwell stated that it was as simple as that. “Diana didn’t feel the need to show off her makeup, so she kept it subtle and appropriate for this 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.
Take a bow to Princess Diana’s signature look by choosing an eyeliner from this list. You can accentuate your eyes with metallics and mattes in shades such as cobalt, cerulean and navy.
Double-ended eyeliner that can be used in two different finishes
Charlotte Tilbury offers two eyeliners for one: a deep navy matte and a radiant shade. These can be used separately or combined to create depth. This liner glides on delicate eyes like butter thanks to natural waxes and emollient oil.
It’s $30 at Sephora.
Make a perfect point with a self-sharpening liner
Covergirl’s midnight blue eyeliner pencil will ensure that you always have a sharpened liner. This formula is blendable thanks to softening castor oil and carnauba wax. It might even make your lashes look longer.
Amazon has it for only $4.86
A gel liner that lasts all day, made with clean and sustainable ingredients
This Almay navy pencil has a gel texture with bold payoff for a liquid eyeliner. This long-wearing pencil is free of parabens and phthalates, so it can be used around sensitive eyes, including the waterline.
Amazon has it for only $4.25
Perfect for green and brown eyes
This cream pencil eyeliner in Gypsy Blue from NYX can be easily twisted up to provide intense pigmentation. It can last all day even under humid conditions. This blue-green eyeliner is cruelty-free, so you can feel confident about applying it to your eyes.
Amazon has it for just $5.50
Retractable matte eyeliner that has a built-in sharpener
The Sephora waterproof eyeliner collection is set and stays so you can achieve a bold look, whether it’s a sharp wing, smoky eyes, or just a waterline like Princess Diana. The smudge tool can be used on one side to create a perfect smokey eye, while the sharpener is available on the other.
Sephora sells it for $13.
A universally flattering shade blue waterproof pencil
L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-liner is a rich, cobalt blue shade that looks almost identical to Diana’s favorite shade. It can also help highlight any eye color. The waterproof formula is water-resistant and can be used for up to 24 hours. It also glides on easily, so there’s no tugging.
It’s only $8.99 at Ulta
A precision tip for aqua-colored eyeliner
Lime Crime’s Venus eyeliner is a pigmented liner that captures Diana’s unique aqua color. It was used on an official trip to Munich, 1987. You can get solid lines in one stroke, and it won’t smudge.
Lime Crime has it for $18
Pretty periwinkle pencil in a creamy texture
Although Periwinkle may not be your first thought when you think about eyeliner colors, the Princess of Wales did. Gucci’s baby blue eyeliner can create an opening effect by being applied to the waterline and inner corners. This eyeliner is made from soft polymers and carnauba wax, and it can be blended and smoothened with silicon resins. It is waterproof and durable.
Sephora has it for only $36
This shimmery, glide-on pencil has long-lasting results
Urban Decay’s metallic, glimmering blue eyeliner has tiny reflective particles that catch the light. It is also made with 50% moisturizing agents to protect the delicate eye area from drying out and ensure smooth application.
Amazon has it for only $22.
Skip-proof liquid eyeliner in midnight color
Stila’s midnight-blue waterproof liquid liner is a great way to try out blue eyeliner if you are a fan of black eyeliner. You can line above and below your eyes with the marker-like tip and quick drying formula without worrying about feathering or patchiness.
Sephora sells it for $22.
Sensitive eyes can be protected with a navy-colored pencil
Makeup Forever’s Aqua Resist eyeliner in navy may be a good option if your eyes are irritated by the idea of applying eyeliner. Opthalmialgists tested the formula, which makes this waterproof matte liner suitable for sensitive eyes. It can be used in both the upper and lower waterlines.
Sephora sells it for $22.
One stroke pigmented gel liners
Morphe’s ultra-marine gel eyeliner is opaque and smooth. It comes in a small pot so you can adjust the size of your liner to match the ocean. Although it might seem daunting at first, the Morphe one-stroke promise means that you don’t need to apply the same line over and over again to achieve a bold and solid result.
Morphe has it for only $9
A high-impact liquid eyeliner
A cornflower color was a popular choice for Princess Di, such as this Dior liquid eyeliner. The hybrid applicator combines the safety of a felt tip with the softness of a toothbrush, making it possible to apply product to areas that are more difficult to reach, such as the inner corners or under the lashes.
Sephora sells it for $31.