April 5, 2013 Makeup.com Looks

Retro Chic: How to Recreate the Most Iconic Mad Men Beauty Looks!

Ready your hot rollers, the glamour of Mad Men is officially back for season six this Sunday, April 7th. We have a feeling we’ll be craving retro rouge and ladylike dresses once the season airs, so in preparation we found inspiration in three of the most iconic beauty looks to grace the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce along with expert tips on how to recreate each one from one of our resident makeup artists, Ashley Rebecca


Perfectly shaped brows, porcelain skin, delicate eyeliner and deep pink lips take bombshell Joan to another level of gorgeous. The fact that our attention is diverted away from her famously curvaceous figure speaks volumes about her flawless face.
Get the Look: Voluptuous lashes and winged eyeliner are the staple look of this doe-eyed beauty. When recreating this look, choosing a shadow palette that is light and simple is best. After applying shadow, apply a liquid liner such as Maybelline EyeStudio Master Duo Liquid Eyeliner along the lash line and slightly wing out the tip at the end. You can make the line as thin or thick as you like. After all, you're Joan, and you're in charge. Finish with three coats of volumizing mascara. Both Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara and Benefit They’re Real Mascara are great options.


No one does despondent grace better than Mrs. Betty Francis (formerly Draper). And while it’s hard to pinpoint just one example of her icy glamour, the ensemble above is a standout thanks to her perfectly coiffed updo, bold brows, and coral lips.
Get the Look: With perfect manners and a wardrobe any girl would dream to have, it's safe to say her eyebrows are the must-have makeup trait. When choosing the best eyebrow products, I recommend to always opt for a soft pencil that has a powdery finish. Using a pencil gives you more control in shaping the brows and that is key. Frame the brows with a highlighting concealer and blend with a foundation brush. The result is instant lift and highlight in all the right places. To get her immaculate brows, try L'Oréal Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil or for a softer look go for Anastasia Brow Powder Duo.


Megan Draper’s flirty birthday look rounds out our list of favorites. Her voluminous crop and dramatic cat eye are the perfect accompaniments to her bell-sleeved party dress. Don’t fret if you see us wearing a nearly identical ensemble next weekend, we promise not to serenade you in French.
Get the Look: With a pout so prominent, it's no surprise Don hangs on to every word that comes out of her mouth. Megan is the unexpected wild card of the female cast, and gives us the green light to experiment with lip color. Depending on your level of comfort with pigment, you can either choose a sheer lipstick or a more bold lip stain. Try L'Oréal Colour Caresse by Colour Riche lipstick in Pink Cashmere or Pink Plush for a more understated look, or opt for Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #503 Red Fuchsia.

And, just to add to your excitement, here are some season six promotional images we love…

We have a sneaking suspicion that not-so-little Sally Draper may top our inspiration list after this season…
Who gets your vote for best beauty inspiration? Let us know below, or tweet us @makeupdotcom.
Photos: AMC

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