Admit it: You tune in to Mad Men as much for the makeup and fashion as you do for the plot. And who could blame you? We’ve all been transfixed by the siren red lips and bold, drama-filled liner.
Here’s how to wear them to your office (and beyond).
Start out by using a soft black pencil to line from the outer corners of the eyes inward, using a thicker line. This technique ensures that you get most of the pigment towards the outer wing. Looking straight in the mirror with your chin tilted upward a bit, draw a short wing on the end of each eye. “Breaking it up like this is a less difficult way to achieve symmetry,” explains celeb makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. For long-lasting hold, finish by tracing a liquid or cream formula over your original line (this will also give you a chance to mask any imperfections).
Bright red lips
“Orangey red lips in a matte or creamy formula were very popular in the 60s, and the bright statement lip has resurfaced in even brighter shades of red, pink and orange,” says Dedivanovic. To create a pop of color with a less textured finish, apply a lip stain first, then follow that with a light layer of lipstick. Try The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink topped with Lancome Rouge in Love in Rouge Valentine. For added dimension or to highlight your lips, apply a touch of metallic shadow or highlighter in a sheer golden shade (like Eye M Glam highlighter) to the center of lips and on the cupid’s bow.
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