My Mad Men Face of the Day!

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As fans of Mad Men know, another season has come and gone! I watched the finale yesterday... I'm always a day behind with prime time TV due to my crazy work schedule & early bedtime. I don't want to give anything away to those who haven't seen it yet, so I won't discuss it in-depth. I'll simply say- Mad Men is my favorite show on television... it's set in the 1960's and not only is the acting amazing- but the hair/makeup/clothes are SO AWESOME. Here's a quick montage from this past season so you can see what I'm talking about (spoiler free)...

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From the beauty standpoint, one of my favorites on the show is Joan, played by Christina Hendricks. Her look is characterized by rosy lips and cheeks, and a classic defined eye. It's something I'd classify as "natural glam"- and it works well on TV... so I sometimes adopt this look for the news! Here's what I did today... obviously I wasn't really trying to get her look with hair & outfit (top from Cato)- but her makeup look was what I was after... hope you like it! 

What I used...

  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation
  • Dalton Conceal It Concealer
  • Bare Minerals Summer Bisque
  • NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder
  • Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer in 100 Bronzed & Chic
  • The Balm Hot Mama Blush
  • The Balm Mary Lou Manizer (cheekbone highlight)
  • Smashbox Shades of Fame Palette (See it here). Bliss (light cream) on the lid and brow bone, Nude (light brown) in the crease, Mocha (dark shimmery brown) in the outer corner. 
  • Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Black (slight wing- upper lashline)
  • Maybelline Master Drama pencil in Midnight Master (smudged- lower lashline)
  • Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Express Mascara
  • Andrea Mod Lash #53 
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic
  • Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Pomegranate

Daily Nuggets...
  • Wished I could blog yesterday but worked a strange shift (anchored morning & evening)- and in between I pretty much only had time to edit my latest video, and watch the all-important Mad Men finale. 
  • Today I interviewed a 4-year-old for an upcoming story. She had more personality than you can imagine! And she saved her mother's life. 
  • Watching an hour of "At Home Salon" on QVC. Love that concept & they're showing some pretty cool things!
  • My aqua Turbie Twist is an exact match for the tank top I'm wearing right now. I feel so cool. LOL. 
  • Here's what Cupcake is doing as I type this...


  1. This is my favorite look you've done recently! I think mad men makeup is classic. I rock a red lip and lined eye frequently.

  2. I love the look Emily! Very retro. I too am using the lip stains and I just love them. As the first point of contact at a local TV station in Minneapolis, I need to look put together. I don't have time to constantly re-apply my gloss or lipstick. The lip stains have been a life saver. They appear to hold color all morning long. After lunch, I re-apply and I'm good for the rest of the day! Brilliant product.

  3. I love this look. So pretty!

  4. Your make over is so glamorous. I've never watched Mad Men, but I hear great reviews about it. Would love to start watching it soon.
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  5. gorgeous look! I actually started watching mad men cos I loved the look of the clothes and makeup (if im honest the advertising business storyline sounded totally dull!) I'd give my right arm for christina hendricks amazing pale skin so i think i'll have to pinch your idea and recreate her look :)

    Joy xx

  6. That is a great look. I need to adopt something like this for my work day.

  7. Beautiful look, flawless!

  8. I absolutely LOVE Mad Men! My fiance and I were Roger Sterling and Joan Holloway/Harris last Halloween! Thank you SO much for this post! You did an amazing job with the makeup, as usual! We are thinking about being Done and Megan this Halloween - maybe you could do a makeup inspired look based on her?

  9. This look is gorgeous and looks great on you! I love Mad Men also!!

  10. you look beautiful! :D

    p.s. i really wanna watch mad men, i think i better start catching up. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  11. I'm into Mad Men as well. It's funny because I see myself as Joan when I was a Business Manager/Finance person. We have the same "work" attitude, lol.

    Great makeup! Love!

  12. It would be awesome if you could do a series of Mad Men tutorials and please review the new Revlon foundation.

  13. I love Mad Men, I was so sad to see the season end! I love the look, I'd love to see a Mad Men series of makeup looks. :)

  14. I love that you love QVC as much as I do. You just can't beat the values on there. Besides the beauty shows are the closest to beauty tv! Which I have been thinking about lately. And there is a network for everything else! Why not beauty?


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