Whether you’re drawn to the retro-themed show for the witty dialogue, scandalous affairs, or unscrupulous dealings, one thing's for sure -- you can’t help but be mad for the sensational style.
From head-to-toe, the styling reflects the zeitgeist of the ‘60s; coiffed ‘dos, psychedelic prints, and standout beauty. The beauty of the era was all about a done-up face from brow to lip... and everything in between.
In honor of the show’s final season, here are a few essential items for your beauty arsenal to achieve a look reminiscent of the “Mad Men” ladies; Betty, Joan, Peggy, Megan and Sally.
For the face, look for a powder or foundation that creates a smooth finish. Betty Francis (January Jones) may look like an unhappy housewife, but when it comes to her face, she’s flawless. She keeps it simple and classic from head to toe.
Product to try: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, $9.79
For the lips, look for a natural lip color to achieve a subdued look. For a more dramatic effect, go for a bold lip hue. Most people think red when they think of Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks), but for her lips, do a pink or peach matte lipstick versus a gloss.
Product to try: Jane Iredale Lip Fixation Duo, $30
[Credit: AMC/Jane Iredale]
For the cheeks, look for a gel blush or cheek stain to achieve a just pinched look. Peggy Olson’s (Elisabeth Moss) still a young and fresh-faced businesswoman and keeps her look natural with minimal makeup… just a hint of pink to the cheeks.
Product to try: Tarte Cheek Stain, $30
For the eyes, look for a liquid liner to create a winged line similar to what Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) wears. She’s a tad more high-fashion when it comes to her makeup, compared to the other ladies. She lived in Hollywood! A dramatic look comes easy to this star.
Product to try: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20
For the brows, look for a compact that makes sculpting your brows easy as ABC. Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka) has grown up from schoolgirl to stylish young lady right before our eyes. Not to mention that she rocks the best bold brows in the business, and is often seen trying out the brushed-up brow trend.
Product to try: Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit, $32
Watch the final episodes on Sundays at 10|9c on AMC.
By Mignon A. Gould, The Chic Spy