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Make-up Muse: January Jones

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 20/04/2011 | 17:16

January Jones. Photo: Getty Images
January Jones. Photo: Getty Images
Moisture Extreme Liner by Maybeline (red glamour shown also comes in delicate pink)

Mad Men's January Jones prefers to ditch Betty's petticoats and perfection, opting for contemporary figure hugging gowns with simple make-up and sexy up do's for the red carpet.

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The key to her make-up look is her porcelain skin. For that blemish free base, begin with a foundation primer like Velvet Touch by Gosh before gently working a sheer foundation into the skin using a foundation brush.

As pristine as fair skin can be, it's often difficult to hide dark circles around the eyes so in a quest for glowing skin hide those circles by gently dabbing a liquid concealer like Rimmel's Match Perfection under the eye area with your finger. Blemishes can then be given their final marching orders using the same technique and with a final dab of powder corrections can be kept in place.

January likes to keep her look bold and blonde, so eye make-up is kept to a minimum. To get those eyes, wash a nude shadow like Bobbi Brown's Banana across the socket and up to the brow bone before gently working a gold shadow like Mac's Gold Digger along the inner corner of the eye framing the tear duct. January's fair hair colouring means she needs a bit more help in the lash department and for this she prefers larger than life false lashes. Make Up Forever's Nude Lashes will give a similar effect and the upper and lower lids should be lined gently with a pencil like Mac's Eye Kohl in Smoulder.

When it comes to pout January is almost always in pursuit of pink. It works for her skin, it works for her age and it also happens to show off those pristine pearly whites. Nude liner is a must for this look as it works well to prevent bleeds and gives lipstick a good base. Try Moisture Extreme Liner by Maybeline in Delicate Pink before gently brushing on a light pink lipstick like Mac's lipstick in Angle.

January's hair couldn't be more different then her on screen character Betty Draper. Gone are the soft and cute curls in favour of bold but not brassy up do's and for styling the bold floral prints and 60's chiffon have been replaced by figure hugging designer gowns.

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