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Mary Greenwell’s Make-up Masterclass: 1970s Biba Make-up

November 5th 2013

Inspired by the 1970s, Mary Greenwell used Chanel make-up to create a softer, dreamier version of the Biba make-up look, by Susannah Taylor

Created by Barbara Hulanicki, Biba was a must-have fashion label of the 60s and 70s with a very distinctive look - flares, ruffle shirts, head scarves and lashings of richly coloured velvet. Along with the fashion, there also came a distinctive make-up look that used dark, rich shades - plum or brown lips - with deeply shaded, dramatic eyes.

Here our make-up maestro Mary Greenwell has been inspired by the Biba look but instead of hard lines and dramatic eyes, has layered light, modern textures and used softer shading to create a luminous, modern and dreamily romantic version of the original 70s look.

All products by Chanel - Mary used:

Face

Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base, £31.00

Chanel Le Blush Crème De Chanel in Destiny, £27.00

Eyes

Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base, £31.00

Chanel, Pinceau Brosse Sourcils No11 Lash Brush, £17.00

Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire, £24.00

Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Ebloui, £24.00

Chanel Illusion D’ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique, £24.00

Chanel Inimitable Intense Volume Length Curl Seperation in Noir, £24.00

Eyebrows

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-lasting Eyeliner in Grenat, £19.00

Lips

Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Ambigue (no.124), £25.00

Credits:

All make-up Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Make-up

Hair Leigh Keates at Premier Hair and Make-up

Model: Hannah Dodd at Select

Editor: Susannah Taylor

Film by Pocket Motion Pictures

Jumper: Chanel

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