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How to do a blue smokey eye with Mary Greenwell

June 1st 2020 / Hanna Ibraheem / 3 comments

Makeup artist Mary Greenwell shows us how to ace this somewhat tricky makeup look - and makes it look easy

Mary Greenwell is famed for convincing Princess Diana to step away from the blue eyeliner (it clashed with her already sky bright peepers) but that's not to say the makeup icon isn't a fan of blue eye makeup. Mary talks us through how to achieve a modern take on a beauty classic – the blue smokey eye. And no, it's not '80s at all...

Some of the products Mary uses in this 2015 video are no longer available - here are the Chanel alternatives we recommend.

Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Blurry Blue, £44

Chanel Pinceau Duo Sourcils, £30

Contour Shadow Brush, £23

Le Liner De Chanel in Bleu Colbalt, £28

Le Volume de Chanel, £28

Crayons Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, £21

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in N°21, £35

Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Noir Petrole, £26

Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colour in Legende, £31


Hair by Leigh Keates at Premier Hair and Makeup
Model: Louisa Facchino-Stack at Select Model Management
Director: Susannah Taylor
Beauty Assistant: Hanna Ibraheem
Production and filming by Pocket Motion Pictures
Louise wears Chanel Cruise 15 collection dress.

Disclaimer: Produced in partnership with Chanel.

Join the conversation

  • jane
  • January 3rd 2016

Fantastic look, but what if you are much older and you have very uneven and sun damaged skin?

Your comments would be appreciated.

  • charlotte
  • June 25th 2015

Love this look so much I went the same day to Chanel to buy the eye palette....sadly they don't stock the Tisse Jazz in Asia! Totally gutted but will have to hope it's still available on my next trip to the UK!

  • Fiona
  • June 14th 2015

Such a beautiful look. For older skin what products would you use to prep the skin so that the shadow doesn't crease? When I layer shadows I find they have a tendency to clog together along the eyelid crease within a couple of hours. Not such a beautiful look!

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