August 16th 2021
Bridal makeup tutorial with Mary Greenwell
May 20th 2014 / 1 comment
Mary Greenwell is the godmother of all makeup artists and what she doesn’t know isn’t worth a look in. Here she gives us a step-by-step guide to wedding makeup
All makeup by Chanel
Mary’s advice is to have any facial treatments at least three days before the big day and to test the makeup you plan to use on your face first to avoid any nasty surprises.
Using a slightly darker concealer (Estompe Éclat Corrective Concealer Stick in No.20 - no longer available however try this as a great alternative: Correcteur Perfection Long-Lasting Concealer in No.20 Beige Ivoire, £27), Mary covered any spots and blemishes on the face using her fingers to apply the product.
Next, she applied Illusion D’Ombre in Utopia (launches nationwide on June 6th as a limited edition), £25, to the eyelids and using Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Marron Glace, £19, drew an eye line through the roots and lashes.
In order to set the makeup, Mary used Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse Rivoli, £40, on the eyes to define the socket, adding a darker brown around the edges to make the look more intense. Using a smaller brush for more control and contour, she brushed a lighter brown under the eyes and curled the lashes for a doe-eyed look.
To contour the face, she added Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 in No.50, £39, brushing down from the inside corner of the ear until level with the eye and then blending up. To add more shape she blended the bronzer up onto the forehead and shaded it.
Using Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-colour SPF 15 in No.1, £39, she lifted the cheeks, then applied Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 in No.10, £39, with a large brush to the forehead, nose and chin to prevent shine.
Finally, Mary applied Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in No.61 (due to be discontinued soon but try this as a great alternative; Rouge Coco Shine in No.92, £25).
Makeup by Mary Greenwell at premier Hair and Makeup
Hair by Leigh Keates at Premier Hair and Makeup
Model: Elissa at Premier
Director: Susannah Taylor
Beauty Assistant: Katie Robertson
Production and filming by Pocket Motion Pictures