Earlier this week, I asked you all to answer one simple question: would you rather see a makeup tutorial for Betty Draper or Megan Draper? Two Draper wives go in, one Draper wife comes out. But who will it be?
The winner of the first Makeup Face-Off is…
So, in order to achieve her dewy, lovely look that’s fit for just about any occasion ever, we’re going to start with a very clean face that’s just been moisturized. Since Betty is practically bioluminescent, it’s even more important than usual to have zero makeup on before you start. Today, I moisturized using an oil by Tarte to get my skin even dewier (plus, it’s been hella dry lately so I’m hoping it helps with that, as well).
Apply a makeup primer, such as Sephora‘s Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer, on the nose, forehead and chin. Then use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer (I used Smashbox‘s in Fair) all over the face and down your neck, as well, then blend into skin using fingertips or a makeup sponge. Use concealer as desired. Here, I used it on a few blemishes and my undereyes, as well atop my lids to get rid of any veins or redness before applying shadow. Using a large fluffy brush, swirl on some very, very fine face powder like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder (it makes my skin feel like velvet). Normally, I’m not particular about the type of facial powder, but since Betty’s look is so dependent on the skin, it’s important to use a high-quality product.
Shimmery primer (smashbox), peach smashbox blush, highlighter. After the base makeup, use a shimmery primer to get Betty’s beautiful cheek glow. I used Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer, which helps other makeup go on smoothly while adding a little bit of brightness to the face (not sparkle…never sparkle).
Then, I added a bit of Peachy Dream blush.
Highlighter on parts, lip liner (rimmel), smoothing balm (sugar rose by fresh), peach-tinted balm (stila in holly), aqualillies for tarte in timeless.
For my lips, I put on a thin layer of Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, as it’s basically the only thing that’s ever helped my unsmooth lips look supple. Then, I applied a little highlighter in the Cupid’s bow as well as on the fullest part of the bottom lip to add fullness, as well as to let me shape my lips more like Betty’s with nude lip liner (the highlighter reflects light and allows lip liner lines to look more crisp).
I brushed on a layer of pale peach shadow, then put a bone-colored one underneath my brow (both matte). Then, I did a thin layer of liquid liner (Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion) that gradually thickened toward the outer corner of my eye, but did not do a wing.
Curl lashes, creepily.
…And voila! Betty Draper. With Rogue hair.
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Photos: Mad Men, me.