Immaculately groomed, defined and uber-polished, nothing beats 1950s hair and make-up for pure, ladylike elegance.
Here, in the second of our iconic look videos , make-up legend Mary Greenwell shows us how to recreate 1950s sophistication but with a modern 2013 twist using Chanel make-up.
The key to the look is to create fresh, super-luminous skin (instead of the thick pan-stick foundations women would have worn in the fifties), which adds a modern lightness and youthfulness that would not have been possible with make-up textures back in the mid 20th century. Mary also uses slightly unconventional eye shades and layers two red lipsticks to give the look an edge.
All products by Chanel - Mary used:
Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen in 20 Beige Clair , £27.00
Vitalumiere Eclat Comfort Radiance Compact Makeup SPF 10 in Beige , £45.00
Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Candy Blush , £31.00
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in No.8 Vanites , £38.00
Pinceau Brosse Sourcils No. 11 Brow / Lash Brush , £17.00
Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil in 62 Ambre , £17.00
Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil in 69 Clair, £17.00
Sublime de Chanel Infinite Length and Curl Mascara in 10 Deep Black , £24.00
Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in 30 Brun Nature , £19.00
Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in 57 Rouge Profond , £17.50
Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Lipstick in 97 Incandescente , £25.00
Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in 96 Excentrique , £25.00
Words: Susannah Taylor
Make-up: Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Make-up