Mary Greenwell: How to do Daytime Makeup in Your 50s

Mary Greenwell: How to do Daytime Makeup in Your 50s

You asked, and we answered…

Produced in partnership with Chanel.

This is the second in our series of videos with Mary Greenwell where she answers the questions that you asked a few months ago. Thank you so much for your responses and as so many of you asked, this video shows Mary demonstrating fresh, everyday makeup if you’re in your 50’s.


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Firstly, it’s very important to nourish and hydrate the skin, Mary uses a generous amount of the CHANEL Sublimage La Crème, £245 ( and massages it into the skin, tapping into the eye area too.

Moving onto the eye cream, to help the tissue around the eye, Mary uses the CHANEL Sublimage Eye, £125 ( leaving it to soak in if possible.

Mary explains that SPF is an incredibly important step in the makeup routine and she uses the CHANEL CC Cream Complete Correction SPF50 in 10, £44 ( to give coverage, to add radiance and protect the skin at the same time.

To add a bit more coverage, Mary uses the new CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation in 22, £60 ( and taps it into the skin to create a flawless base.

For lip nourishment, Mary uses the CHANEL Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care, £50 ( which hydrates and creates a soft and supple base.

Next, to lift the entire eye area, Mary uses the CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in 10, £27 ( and sweeps it under the eyes, tapping the product in. This fine concealer sinks well into the skin and blends into the fine lines without exaggerating them.

To add life and texture once you’ve got a uniform looking skin, Mary uses the CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 /PA++ in 10, £39 ( to get rid of the shine around Georgina’s nose. She knocks back the shine using the CHANEL Blush Brush No.4, £33 ( and blends into the skin using the CHANEL Blending Foundation Brush No.7, £34 (

To add a tiny bit more warmth and colour to the skin, Mary then uses the CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Initiale, £31 ( with a gentle touch on the cheek.

Next for a subtle eye, Mary uses the CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-effects Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vendome, £40 ( with the CHANEL Concealer Brush No.10, £21 ( She takes the pale, apricot shade under the brow and takes the taupe shade across the eyelid with the brush and blends out with her finger to add a soft hint of colour. Mary then uses the darker shade in the palette to lift the outside corner of the eye.

To finish the eye, Mary uses the Dimensions de CHANEL Mascara in Brown, £25 (, wiping off the excess off the brush to make sure there’s no clotting.

For subtly enhanced lips Mary then swipes the CHANEL Rouge Coco Stylo in Script, £26 ( across the lips, just like you would a lip balm.

Onto brows and Mary uses the CHANEL Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel, £19 ( and gently brushes then through to add slight but not obvious definition.

Finally. to set the eye area, Mary uses the CHANEL Foundation Brush No.6, £30 ( with the CHANEL Poudres Universelle Natural Finish Pressed Powder in 20, £33 ( She then takes it round the nose and across the forehead to knock back shine and perfect the look.


Makeup by Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Makeup
Hair by Leigh Keates at Premier Hair and Makeup
Film by Mat Laroche at Chips Films
Model: Georgina Bartlett at Models 1
Model wears CHANEL Cotton and cashmere cardigan, £3,010 & CHANEL ‘Comète Spirale’ earrings (J10814) 18K White Gold and Diamonds, £4,950


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Comments (32)

  • ramlinshoes Reply

    big fat product placement!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Wayne Goss Reply

    The most beautiful woman. The most beautiful makeup artist.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • CeCe Comm Reply

    How about for me? I'm 66. Does anybody care about makeup for me?

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Yo soy la princesa Reply

    I can't take my eyes off Georgina! She's just so precious and sophisticated. True beauty!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Kathy Buttermore Reply

    So pretty! I've been watching a lot of you, Sali, Hannah, Wayne, Lisa…….so refreshing. I'm so tired of watching Americans, even the more "mature" women, with all of the contouring, baking, upwards of four eyeshadows, heavy lip liner. So sick of it. And I'm American. Really appreciate your approach and tips.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Rebecca Zais Reply

    What are good colors / Products for someone who wants to conceal and cover their freckles.?
    Don’t get me wrong I love my freckles. It’s just every single time I am out in the sun they get darker and I end up getting sunspots. My age is 43 and I’m finding it harder and harder to cover them up

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • xophnuno Reply

    Is it just me (my screen, maybe) or does Mary's makeup look so yellow compared to her neck? I love her btw.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Garn Walker Reply

    Just lovely

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Daniel Domika Reply

    Model its Beautiful 💜💜

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Rowan Bowyer Reply

    All the creams in the world will NOT HELP if you don't protect your skin from the sun. I love these videos that highlight the value of sunscreen, great video

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Manuela Valente Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! The perfect look I was looking for everyday makeup. Love yours tutorials, love Chanel. And Georgina is a beautiful women, very chic, very classy.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Jacalyn Squeglia Reply

    Beautiful model. Beautiful video. I love Chanel. Thank you for this video!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Patricia Niedrich Reply

    that model is NOT in her 50's. She is at best in her early to mid 40's.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Claire Kurdelak Reply

    The pink hair has been followed by her wonderful shiny platinum. It was fun!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • rachel newport Reply

    huge hands she got… very aggressive movements she makes… lol she even "slapped" the models face a little bit at one point… eesh
    is she in a hurry or something? did too much cocaine? dont get it…
    but still, even if shes kind of… you know, acting more like a constructor then a makeup artist, i still enjoyed this clip… she was funny
    awesome hair color

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Julie Willard Reply

    Lovely makeup but Chanel too expensive to buy.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • luvtunes09 Reply

    Who questions Mary Greenwells use of “too much product “ ???
    it’s her makeup style and nobody can question that and she’s created her own technique her way and is one of the best makeup artists on the planet !! It’s her artwork !! I absolutely love her work and I love her way too -So much love for you Mary your amazing 💕💕💕💕💕💕

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Sonam Singh Reply

    i love watching ur technique…kindly share cosmetic brand which u use

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Nevermind Nevermind Reply

    I'd like to Point out that daycream or make up with SPF does not have the potential to protect your Skin from UVA or UVB rays properly!
    You need about 1 gramm of sunscreen on your face in total, which is a generous squirt, depending on the consistency of the product.
    You can use the SPF-make up on top of the sunscreen, the more protection the better 🙂

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Sheryl Linard Reply

    I think the woman getting her makeup done looks like a young version of Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy's younger sister.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Mariyah Ali Reply

    She's not shiny she's glowing. These comments below are very stupid.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Tigerflower Reply


    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Claire Plauche Reply

    Pink hair rocks, her shade on the face is a bit yellow, non?

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • adrina7 Reply

    I love watching your videos Mary but can you do makeup on TANNER women in there 50's

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Sarah Palegic Reply

    why do you guys post the questions if shes not going to answer them?

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Ruby Twilite Reply

    Bravo Mary! Whew! What a breath of fresh air you are! I DON'T want to contour or microblade my face. i just want to look fresh and beautiful. Thank you!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Doll Face Reply

    Amazing how Mary was able to blend in the cc cream, foundation and powder. Her skin looked absolutely beautiful.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Shinji Oh Reply

    that cc cream is fantastic!

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Clara Maria Garcia Reply

    Georgina's beauty is breath-taking! This is an amazing look.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Lipstickdoggie Reply

    The cc cream is a good product but way to dark for me unfortunatly.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Montana Snowflake Reply

    Your pink hair is just gorgeous on you 💞

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • parker taylor Reply

    That is an astounding amount of greasy moisturizer on her face. Often women in menopause become warm and it's uncomfortable to not have your face breathe. Ever see women fanning themselves, especially their faces? Did you ever greet a friend with a kiss on the cheek and get your own cheek full of greasy makeup? It's not pleasant. She makes women look nice but she's way too heavy handed.

    May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm

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