August 15th 2016
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:
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
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