Mary Greenwell: Wedding makeup – The Bardot Bride

Mary Greenwell: Wedding makeup – The Bardot Bride

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Mary Greenwell is one of the word’s leading and most experienced makeup artists. Here she subtly combines the sultry influence of Brigitte Bardot with wedding makeup to create a thoroughly modern, long lasting, extremely pretty and seductive bridal look that can be worn all year round.


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Mary explains how Brigitte Bardot is and always has been an amazing beauty icon, especially during the 60’s and 70’s. Her dark eyes and pale lips have been a look that is copied again and again in beauty trends but Mary is creating a bridal twist for this Get The Gloss video.

Firstly Mary moisturizes model Hannah’s skin using the Chanel Hydro Beauty Micro Crème which moisturizes deeply but soaks right in creating the perfect base. Then she uses Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25 which she applies with the accompanying sponge. She dabs it on to even out Hannah’s complexion and tells us not worry about applying too much as you can then blend it in. Next Mary moves onto concealer using the Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer. Applying it about a cm below the eye she then pats it in to brighten the whole eye area.

Mary then moves on to eyeshadow using the new Chanel Ombre Premiere eyeshadow range from Chanel which are beautiful individual and long lasting eye colours. Mary dusts the colour Rose Synthetique all over Hannah’s eyelids using the new Chanel Retractable Dual tip Eyeshadow Brush. Mary explains that powders like this are now so soft that they almost look like creams but last much longer which is perfect for your wedding day. Next Mary uses the Chanel Ombre Premiere in Talpa which is a beautiful suits-everyone soft taupe – she uses a back and forth motion in the socket area to bring out the eye making sure it goes into the outer corner of the lids. Mary then uses a darker brown shade called Chocolate Brown which she applies and blends along the upper lid using a thinner brush like a soft smokey liner. Finally she uses what she calls ‘The Bardot Colour’ which is in Gris Anthracite, a dark smokey grey. Using a very fine brush she applies it right into the upper lash line and also under the eyes, right into the corners to give a lovely smokey feel. Mary then uses le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Prune Noir along the top of the lid again in the lash roots to give even more depth and ‘punch’ without it looking like a proper line.
Finishing off the eyes, Mary applies two coats of le Volume de Chanel Waterproof Mascara in Noir because it will withstand laughter, tears and a long wedding day!

Moving onto the brows Mary decides that she’s not going to darken the brows because it might look too severe, but she does use the new Chanel le Gel Sourcils Longwear Eyebrow Gel in Transparent to keep brows groomed and in place all day long.

Next she applies a very soft hint of a flush on the cheeks using Chanel’s healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush in Coral which is a warm apricot shade. Mary ‘knocks’ the blush into Hannah’s cheeks by tapping it onto the skin rather than rubbing it. To prevent shine throughout your wedding day, Mary uses Chanel’s Pinceau Fond de Teint Foundation brush in No.6 and Chanel’s Poudre Universelle Natural Finished Pressed powder to take away shine that’s not becoming in real life or in photographs. Areas she attgends to are around the nose, on the chin, the upper lip, under the eyes and in the centre of the forehead. She explains not to place powder on cheeks because you want cheeks to glow – doing so can look quite old fashioned.

Finally Mary attends to the lips which she primes with Chanel’s Nourishing Lip care to reduce dryness. She then takes Chanel’s le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Natural to bring out the edge of the lips before applying Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Amoreux for a very natural but extremely pretty mouth.

Makeup by Mary Greenwell at Premier Hair and Makeup
Directed by Susannah Taylor
Hair by Leigh Keates at Premier Hair and Makeup
Film by Mat Laroche at Chips Films
Model – Hannah Dodd at Select Models
Vintage Dress by Chanel


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Comments (27)

  • duchess eagle Reply

    you are so beautiful…. very pretty..i remember you here

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Praskovya Popchuk Reply

    Please please do a makeup tutorial on a model who has very very defined bone structure. Would love to somehow soften my facial features:)

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Emily Hewett Reply

    hanna is having a ball! • lovely to see them get on so well

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Mansi Mankame Reply

    She has such beautiful skin. Loved the makeup Mary. You made her look ethereal!!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Nathalia Tampubolon Reply


    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • firmi mirnawati Reply

    When she smile, she looks like gigi hadid

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • firmi mirnawati Reply

    Gigi hadid

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Annie Whitmore Reply

    What a genius Mary is – mesmerising to watch her at work – agree with other comments – we'd LOVE her to do her own channel. Model is stunning too – work of art after the make-up was applied.

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Nadine Zaghari Reply

    Is this coral blush number 22! Thank you

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Juunsui Reply

    What collection is the dress from? Absolutely stunning! As always, Mary is wonderful, she is my inspiration in makeup!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Tim Goodwin Reply

    Hannah is so adorable!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • WHToronto Reply

    I’ve watched this video a number of times and I love this modern Bardot-esque look! It’s also the first time I heard about Mary Greenwell. The first time I watched this, I couldn’t figure out why she looked so familiar…finally realized she looks like a younger version of Helen Mirren.

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • grey rinnon Reply

    Marys hair is dreamy!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Danny S. Reply

    Instantly you see how professional she works with the Produkts. Especially with the fingers. I can't stop watching her tutorials because I am not in to the "cakey-instagram-eyebrow-and-eyeliner-youtube-princesses" they just look "good" on a studio ringlight (and what nobody says: tons of Botox! to keep that thick build up all in place to avoiding any kind of make-up-creasing) Everyone have to watch that kind of tutorials to learn enhancing makeup but not to overdone. She is such a great artist and legend.

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Sophiah Koikas Reply

    love your videos. i wish you can do my makeup!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Georgine Verano Reply

    more more!!!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Madiha Junjua Reply

    Gorgeous people, gorgeous makeup. Love it.

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Princess Leigh-Cheri Reply

    This look is so stunnnning!!! wow, I've watched every single video with Mary and is it me or she seems to wipe off a lot of the makeup while applying other parts of the makeup? the eyeshadow on both eyes seemed noticeably more degraded after she applied mascara. But anyways, maybe its part of the process because the final look was perfection!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • bingdian dai Reply

    mary where is your Japanese toothbrush for eyebrow😍.that was so adorable

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Cherry Chen Reply

    I love this model somehow

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Daria Jabłońska Reply

    Mary Greenwell I just love you. Every look is so effortless, careless (in a good way), so different from other overdone youtube makeup tutorials

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • soalr Reply

    her model is so stunning 🙂 But it would be nice to make tutorials with more interracial models and more " girls next door" because those models are beautiful, white , young etc etc .. Maybe more normal women would be great.

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Beyhan E. Reply


    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Ian Brown Reply

    Mary is the consummate makeup artist. I adore her bonkers delivery, she is so eccentric and all the more loveable as a result. Her looks are always flawless and let's be frank, wouldn't the majority of women prefer makeup like this that isn't overdone and allows the individual's innate beauty to shine through, rather than plastering them in layer upon layer of heavy product, rendering them looking akin to something that wouldn't look out of place in a Madame Tussauds reject waxworks cupboard? Adore <3

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • Jay Charles Reply

    Very Sharon Tate……gorgeous!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • nurEINMALkind ! Reply

    amazing look!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am
  • kathleen lee Reply

    these videos basically taught me everything about makeup when i was 14. i'm 19 now and i still live for each upload <3

    May 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

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