Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

I don’t know about anyone else out there, but I absolutely love the show Mad Men.  The men are so outrageously spoiled and entitled and the women…oh, the women…are so glamorous and gorgeous.  The makeup is very simple, yet, always refined and strong.  Forget the outer “v”, the shimmer and the multitude of colorful shadows, elegance was the reigning theme in women’s makeup routine.  For this Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired, I will try to recreate what I believe to be the quintessential go-to eye look and face makeup for any present day occasion.  Makeup was applied in the order listed.  I hope you enjoy.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Eye Makeup:

  1. Fill in brows with Shu Uemura Brow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
  2. Brows held in place with Milani Brow Gel (new and really makes a difference).
  3. Nars Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here).
  4. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus was mixed with Bobbi Brown Navajo eyeshadow and applied to the mobile lid and under the brow bone.
  5. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep was applied to the crease.
  6. Avon Chocolate Sensation Quad (Shade 4) was applied thickly along the lash line (reviewed here).
  7. Inglot #90 AMC Liner was applied on the upper waterline (reviewed here).
  8. Milani Black Liquid Liner was applied on top of Shade 4 to the upper lash line (new and loving it).
  9. MAC Medium Deep was mixed with Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer to the lower lash line.
  10. Rimmel Nude liner was applied to the lower waterline.
  11. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite mascara.
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired (with flash).

Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Face Makeup:

  1. Koh Gen Do Makeup Color Base in Yellow was used as my face primer (reviewed here).
  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear in EN1 mixed with Rae Cosmetics Climate Control in 25 was used for foundation.
  3. Estee Lauder Maximum Coverage Foundation 03 was used as concealer (the tiniest dot).
  4. MAC Prep +Prime Radiant Rose was used to highlight the under eye area and center of the face (reviewed here).
  5. Face was lightly powdered with MAC MSF Natural in Medium Plus.
  6. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep was used as the bronzer.
  7. MAC Play-It-Proper was used as a highlighter (discontinued).
  8. Giorgio Armani Blush #10 Beige (reviewed here).
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired Lip Combo:

  1. MUFE #2C lipliner used to line and fill-in the lips.
  2. Estee Lauder 210 Impulsive Pure Color Envy Lipstick (reviewed here).
  3. Buxom Kir Royale Lipgloss applied very lightly on top of Impulsive.
Makeup of the Week:  Mad Men Inspired.

Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired.

Brushes used for Makeup of the Week: Mad Men Inspired:

  1. Wayne Goss 01 Brush used dry to applied foundation (reviewed here).
  2. Tom Ford Bronzer Brush was used to apply bronzer (reviewed here).
  3. Tom Ford Cheek Brush was used lightly dampened to apply GA #10 Beige Blush to the cheeks (reviewed here).
  4. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush was used lightly dampened to apply Play It Proper as the highlighter (reviewed here).
  5. Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush was used for MAC MSF Natural as a setting powder.
  6. Smashbox #15 brush was used to apply the crease color.
  7. Shu Uemura #10 flat brush was used  to apply the lid color.
  8. Billy B #12 brush was used to apply and blend out Shade 4 on the upper lash line (reviewed here).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you regardless if you are a fan of Mad Men or not, this simple elegant look could be worn for any modern-day occasion.  The addition of the darkened brown shade on top of the black liquid liner makes eyes appear doe-like and awake.  A little trick I use all the time when I am pressed for time, yet, want to look put together.  The simplicity of the eye look really made my complexion stand out.  Using powder blushes and highlighters with a slightly dampened brush not only makes the color last all day, but allows the color to blend into the skin more seamlessly.   I hope you found this helpful.  As always, be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. You look so elegant, are you sure you are not an actress? Great job on your details, and I love Mad Men, too!

    • Hello Tammy,
      Wow…what a compliment!!! This made my day. No..I’m just a lowly ex-school teacher 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed the post. Thank you for the comment and support.
      -Maria

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