Inspired Look: Princess Diana Makeup Look by Mary Greenwell

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Today I have a makeup look is inspired by the video on Lisa Eldridge's YouTube channel, THE Princess Diana Makeup Look - with Guest Artist Mary Greenwell. Mary Greenwell has appeared on Lisa's channel before, and I enjoy her light and easy approach to doing makeup. Her looks are wearable, effortless, and extremely practical. In the video, she was recreating a look that she used on Princess Diana for a shoot with British Vogue. She used the Bourjois Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Over Rose, and the shades she used reminded me of my Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Truth. I absolutely love this eyeshadow quad, and it's my favorite for taking with me when I travel and need to pack light. You don't need this eyeshadow quad or the Bourjois. It's likely that you already have similar shades. 


I wasn't planning on photographing this look or blogging about, but I liked how it turned out and ended up with good lighting to photograph it on my face. I kept the makeup on my face light and easy and went with a more pink shade of lipstick than what was used in the video. Here's everything I used for my interpretation of Mary Greenwell's look. 

Face:
Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 - By far the best daily moisturizer with spf that I can find. I have been searching for a cruelty free one that matches this, and I cannot find one.  
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer spf 20 - Fair - I'm bummed that Stila's discontinuing it because it's a really nice tinted moisturizer. It gives the perfect amount of coverage to even out the skin. Currently on sale at the Stila site, if you're in the market for a tinted moisturizer.
Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer - Meringue - Currently, my favorite undereye concealer. It has good coverage and blends easily. It has been compared to the NARS concealer. I don't have that one right now, but I plan to get it and see how similar the two really are.
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch Concealer - 1 - I still had a little bit of darkness showing through under the inner corners of my eyes, so I blended a tiny dot of this over the Sephora concealer to cover it.
Jurlique Lavender Silk Finishing Powder - This transluscent loose powder does a nice job of getting rid of shine without making my skin look dry.
Bare Minerals Blush - Vintage Peach - Blends out easily and looks beautiful over almost bare skin. I love that it has a shimmer to it, so I don't need highlighter.
Tarte Park Avenue Princess Mineral Bronzer - One of my favorite bronzers. I've been working on this sample for quite a while, and I still haven't hit pan on it.

Bare Minerals Blush in Vintage Peach (peach poppy)
Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer - Nearing the end of this tube, and it keeps on going! I don't think I'm ever going to run out of this. This is a great eyeshadow primer, so that's a good thing.

Top L-R: Serendipitous & Magnetism
Bottom L-R: Fate & Apropos
Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 - The Truth - I started by applying Serendipitous under the brows for a subtle highlight. Then, I applied Magnetism over the lid and blended it out into the crease. After smudging a bit of liner (see below) into the lashes, I used Apropos to blend it out and applied a bit to the lower lash line.
*Pacifica Natural Eye Pencil - Jet - Mary Greenwell used a brown gel liner, but I opted for a soft black. I thought this one would work for the look because it smudges out like a kohl pencil.
The Balm What's Your Type Mascara - I haven't tried many products from The Balm, but this volumizing mascara is pretty good.
Revlon Brow Fantasy - Dark Blonde - I used the gel of this duo to keep my crazy brows in place.

Lips:
Milani Easy Liner for Lips - Most Natural - My lips are so thin that liner is a must for me. I like this nude pink to cheat my lip line a little bit.
Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color - Blushing - I'm such a fan of this natural pink color. It feels comfortable and doesn't wear off too quickly.


Here's the finished look. I like this look because it's done without being too much and nice for everyday. You don't need a lot of crazy colors, and you definitely don't need to run out and buy certain products. It's an easy look you can recreate using what you already have.


This type of look works with using colorful eyeshadows too. I used the same steps with purple shades, and I liked the result. You can use any color. While I love the heavy and complex makeup looks of Instagram, I find this to be an easy and refreshing break from that.

What do you think? Have you seen Lisa Eldridge's video?

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