Mary Greenwell

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Mary Greenwell is one of the world’s most sought-after make-up artists. Her influence over the fashion and beauty industries is undisputed. From creating new trends on the catwalk to winning numerous beauty awards, Mary continues to be one of the best make-up specialists in the industry.

Mary’s foray into makeup started by chance when she moved from England to Los Angeles, and worked for make-up brand Il Makiage, the legendary cosmetics line. Ilana Harkavi, the owner of Il Makiage and a widely respected make-up artist herself, soon noticed Mary’s talent and took her under her wing. Mary began assisting Ilana at the New York boutique and then accompanying her on photo shoots.

In the mid-80’s, Mary moved to Paris, where she began working with all of the most noted photographers of the time, including Patrick Demarchelier, Paolo Roversi and Peter Lindbergh. Mary travelled between New York, London and Paris regularly for editorial shoots.

Notable publications she worked for include Vogue ItaliaVogue UK and Vogue USA, in particular working with iconic editors Grace Coddington and Liz Tilberis.

Mary worked on some of the most memorable magazine covers on some of the most amazing models, including the supermodels Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour and Cindy Crawford.

A defining moment in Mary’s career came when Liz Tilberis introduced her to Diana, Princess of Wales. Mary helped to re-define her image and worked on some of the most iconic photo shoots with her.

Mary has continued to be the ‘must-have’ make-up artist for celebrities and she continues to travel the world for clients such as Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Debbicki, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Lily James, Meghan Markle and Noomi Repace.

She has continuing collaborations with Chanel and Laura Mercier.

Over the years, Mary has become involved with key charities including Breast Cancer Awareness and the NSPCC and offers her services readily.

Mary Greenwell continues to define the essence of a celebrity make-up artist and still inspires her peers and new generations in the profession with her approach and style.

In 2010 she announced her own line of fragrances.

She is represented by different agencies around the world:
– Bryan Bantry Agency for New York – portfolio HERE
– Premier Hair and Make-up for London – portfolio HERE
– The Wall Group for Special Bookings in the US – portfolio HERE