1960’s Makeup Inspired by Mad Men’s Joan Holloway

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Don’t you just love 1960’s style? The clothing, makeup, home decor etc… it all seems to be a delicate balance of SO GOOD and SO BAD!! It really epitomizes my blog’s name: Vintageortacky, a term I came up with when I worked at a secondhand store. I was am fully obsessed with retro/vintage fashions, but so aware of that delicate line between fabulous vintage, and outdated tacky-ness.

So just in case you don’t know, there’s this fantastic television series called MAD MEN about a Manhattan advertising agency in the sometimes placid, sometimes turbulent 1960’s. In the series (season 5) we’re currently in 1966 in the heat of the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, and things are getting interesting! Sadly, no one in my personal life watches the show and it’s the type of show that needs discussing!

Here’s a tutorial inspired by one of the sexiest ladies on Television, Joan Holloway/Harris played by Christina Hendricks. Joan is the Director of Agency Operations at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency. I don’t want to give away any plot points if you’ve never watched the show, so we’ll leave it at that.

Joan Harris

My Inspiration

Here’s a list of everything I used:

Skin Care

Illuminating Moisturizer-MAC Strobe Cream

Face Makeup

Primer-Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer

Foundation-MUFE HD Foundation #115 & MAC Mineralize Concealer NW15

Under-Eye Concealer-MAC Select Cover-up NW15 & 20

Powder-Revlon Colorstay Aqua Translucent (this powder feels wet!)

Contour- MAC Strada

Blush- Elf Tickle Me Pink and MAC Fleur Power


Primer-Urban Decay Primer Potion

Slightly deeper than skin tone shadow-Inglot 116

Deep Crease Shadow-Urban Decay Tease

Lid Shadow- Urban Decay Foxy & Bootycall

Liquid Eyeliner-Milani Eye Tech Extreme

Lash-line Liner- Milani Liquif’eye Pencil Brown

Inner-Rim Liner- MUFE 23L

Mascara-Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara

False Lashes-Red Cherry 747m


Primer-MAC Prep & Prime Lip

Lip Liner- MAC Lasting Sensation

Shiny Lipstick- Revlon Cherry Tart Lip butter

Matte Lipstick- Wet ‘n’ Wild 905 Smokin’ Hot Pink

Thank you so much for stopping by, please let me know if you’d be interested in makeup tutorial for any of the other characters from Mad Men.

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