March 11, 2020
A Polished Look Designed by
Celebrity makeup artist Mary Greenwell shares her love of a beautifully balanced makeup look that enhances the features. Having worked with some of the most lauded women in the world—including Princess Diana, Cate Blanchett, Amanda Seyfriend, and many more—her work has been seen across the pages of top publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, among countless others. In the Spring-Summer professional makeup tutorial below, Greenwell takes us through the steps to create an effortlessly polished look that's suitable for any occasion.
Step 1: As the very first step in this professional makeup tutorial, Mary Greenwell uses the Day to Night Foundation as it "lasts all day and into the night". This innovative liquid foundation contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and an anti-wrinkle agent that gently refreshes and hydrates the skin with a cooling effect for up to 12 hours continuous fresh-wear.
For a natural-looking result: As this is a Spring/Summer friendly makeup tutorial, we know you may not want to be wearing a full face all day. We suggest applying a small amount in the centre of the face using the applicator wand and blend outwards with fingers or a sponge for a more natural finish. For more tips on how to apply this foundation, read here.
If you need help finding your perfect shade, read our guide here.
Step 2: Now, we turn our attention to the eye section of this professional makeup tutorial. Mary uses the award-winning neutral-toned Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Lustrous Corduroy to beautifully enhance the eyes. Apply a matte light brown shade all over the lids, add a light highlight shimmer in the inner eyes area to bring in light and make the eyes appear bigger. The palette is created using revolutionary Knead Technology, which provides a super blendable texture and intense long-wearing colour.
Step 3: Apply the Contour Eye Pencil in Mocha in the root of your lashes to add an illusion of thicker eyelashes. This ultra-soft Kajal eyeliner pencil glides smoothly to give a long-lasting intense colour on the lash line. The formula contains an antioxidant blend with neutralising effect of free radicals, to help slow down the skin's ageing process
Going back to the Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette, blend the dark brown shade onto the roots of the lashes and on the outer corner of the lower lid for a seamless, summer eye makeup look.
Step 5: Finish the eyes look with a coat of the Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara, this step "really opens up the eyes and give a bit of drama, you wouldn't normally get otherwise" says Mary Greenwell. Our mascara contains film-forming agents to give the mascara formula its persistent, long-wearing quality, ensuring excellent staying power. The formula includes Vitamins E and A restructure the lashes and build their defence against environmental damage.
Step 6: Now we move our focus to creating a flawless, sunkissed, Spring/Summer glow. Use a touch of the finely milled Bronze Summer Glow Powder to "define" and add a little "glow" to your features. Customise your result with this buildable formula to achieve your desired look with exceptional spreadability and long-lasting results.
Step 7: Add a little bit of colour to your complexion with the Blush Palette, the perfect addition to a Spring/Summer makeup tutorial, which Mary Greenwell describes as "neutral and gorgeous colours that will work on everyone's skin". This palette was created with revolutionary Knead Technology to give this silky and weightless colour palette to deliver blendable and adjustable colour intensity depending on the season and your mood. Create your perfect blush shade and apply them onto your cheeks with a fluffy brush.
Step 8: To contrast with the quite strong eye makeup, Mary Greenwell loves the "incredible cream formula" of this Colour Brilliance Lipstick in La Piscine, which balances out the makeup look. Simply swipe the lipstick on the lips and you're ready to go.
Et voilà! In just eight steps, you should be able to create this simple yet stunning polished look designed by Mary Greenwell.