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Celebrity Beauty:

There are few famous faces left in Hollywood on which Mary Greenwell has not graced with her beauty expertise. The make-up artist is regularly booked by stars such as Cate Blanchett, Amanda Seyfried and Lily James. Her most monumental career highlight is arguably working with Princess Diana. The pair first met in 1991, during a Vogue cover shoot and Greenwell continued to be her beauty right-hand-woman throughout her life. 

Though her career has had a 30 life span thus far, her approach to make-up is somewhat refreshing. In a time which strongly focuses on picture perfection, be it for a cover of a magazine or an Instagram post, Greenwell focuses her attention on highlighting her client’s beauty, not masking their flaws.  

For Mary, Christmas 2019 will be a non-traditional one. “I will be in Lamu, in Kenya and we’ll be eating traditional Swahili food. This year, it will be a great big gorgeous red snapper.” 

For advice on what to buy the beauty lover in your life, look no further than the Christmas beauty gift roundup by the Celebrity make-up artist herself. 

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Mary Greenwell Christmas beauty picks

1. Chanel No. 5 eau de parfum gift box 

£130, Chanel 

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2. Hourglass lipstick collection 

£309, Space NK 

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4. Clarisonic cleansing brush

£185, Currentbody

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6. Sensai volumising mascara

£31, Harrods

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7. Gingerlily silk pillowcase

£59, Amara

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8. Sam McKnight texture spray

£25, Sam McKnight 

Buy now 

For more inspiration, read our guides on the best beauty gifts to buy your wife and our round-up of the best fashion Christmas gifts this year.

You can also find plenty of festive features and gift guides, including our round-up of best stocking fillershere.

All the products mentioned in this article are selected independently by our journalists. The Telegraph makes money by adding affiliate links to some of the products.

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