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Monday 22 January 2018

How to get the Mad Men sixties look

January Jones who plays Betty Draper in Mad Men
January Jones who plays Betty Draper in Mad Men
We are seeing them experimenting with things like frosted lipsticks

If you are obsessed with the styling on this slick ‘60s TV series then you'll be keen to find out how to get the same beauty look the stars Christina Hendricks and January Jones sport.

With the sixth season of the show currently airing, you'll see how the Mad Men make-up has evolved to keep up with the changing times.

Now the ladies are living in the late sixties, and as a result we are seeing them experimenting with things like frosted lipsticks. One constant has been the heavy eyeliner that was prominent throughout the era. In Mad Men, the characters who wear a lot of eye make-up are generally the ones who take a lot of pride in their appearance. Here's how to re-create a similar beauty look.

Eyes: Dust your lids with a light bronze powder; look for one with a peachy or golden tone to it. If it has a metallic sheen, all the better for evening! A metallic eye shadow from L'Oreal is a good starting point. To achieve an authentic ‘60s flick use liquid eyeliner as it has the right texture for the period, and stay away from Kohl pencils. The make-up artists on Mad Men use Nars Eyeliner Stylos if you want a specific one. Start by placing the liner tip on the outer corner of the eye, this way you'll get the right lift and shape, then drag it all the way into the inside corner.

Cheeks: You want to create a subtle peach flush so try working a sparkling golden-peach powder blush over your cheeks, and bring it up around your hairline. Benefit offer a lovely peachy shade blusher as do GOSH.

Lips: Go for a sheer, babydoll-pink gloss; it'll allow your natural lip colour to show through it. You don't need an expensive one as the focus should be on the eyes.



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