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Mary Greenwell shows us how to recreate the fabulous fifties with our make-up while adding a modern twist
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.
Words: Susannah Taylor
Make-up: Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Make-up
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