How many times have you found yourself looking in the mirror only to wish you appeared more glamorous, like the women you see on TV? The fact of the matter is that actors receive plenty of professional makeup work behind the scenes! However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t look as chic and flawless as the stars seen on shows like “Mad Men” right in your own home. With the right cosmetics, anything is possible!

If you’re a culture buff or you simply love diving into new television series, chances are you’ve taken a liking to “Mad Men.” This AMC series, which is in its sixth season, takes place in the 1960s, when times were simpler. That being said, it seems that women still paid careful attention to their hair and makeup back then, as seen by some of the cosmetics worn by actresses Elisabeth Moss and January Jones. The show is renowned for artfully portraying the time period, which now has viewers taking on some of the looks of the 1960s here in the 21st century.

While it may seem strange, the truth is that some of the makeup trends from the show are fitting seamlessly into our era. Here are some tips on how to get the looks from popular characters on “Mad Men!”

Joan Harris
If you want to look as glamorous as Harris on the show, opt for a simple pressed foundation to eliminate any existing blemishes. Then, use a moisturizer to create a dewy complexion. Top it off with a bold red lipstick on your pout, and you’re good to go!

Megan Draper
Luckily, you can get away with winged eyeliner in the 21st century and look modern, which is what Ms. Draper tends to wear on the show. Natural blush and subtle eyeshadow can help you round off the look.

Betty Francis
Big lashes and curls are the name of the game if you want Betty Francis’ luxurious appearance! Get ready to whip out the lash curler and volumizing mousse for your hair to achieve a true “Mad Men” feel.

Don Draper
Want your man to look more like Don? Suggest a sweet aftershave and prep him with a product such as a badger hair brush to lather up before getting rid of stubble. If he’s a fan of the show, he’ll love that you picked up these tips!

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Shayna Murphy is a beauty blogger from Amherst, Massachusetts, who can trace her love of beauty products back to the one afternoon when she convinced her grandmother to buy her lime green nail polish. She enjoys cooking (Indian-style dishes are a specialty!), is a bit of a history buff and collects antique milk vases. Shayna reports on the latest makeup, skincare and fashion trends and will try to convince you on a regular basis that yes, you really should wear sunscreen daily. My favorite beauty product is... - Anything containing sea salt. It's probably the most amazing exfoliant I've ever used and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smoother than ever. Can't leave the house without my... - Lip gloss. The rest of the day can be a total bust, but if I have a great gloss on I feel like at least I've done one thing right! I would describe my style as... - Definitely au naturale. While I love exploring new shades of eyeshadow and liner on special occasions, for me the most important part of any beauty regimen is keeping my skin clear and blemish-free.


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