I promised I would give you some FOTDs (face of the days) with the two new blushes I featured on Wednesday from Illamasqua’s latest collection. I took my inspiration from Mad Men and created some looks based on January Jones character Betty Draper and Christina Hendricks character Joan Holloway. I am madly in love with the show from the plot down to the makeup and costumes. If you haven’t seen it, you are really missing out. 😉

My eye makeup is the same in both, but I switched blushes and lipsticks. I’m not wearing any bronzer either because I wanted to show the blushes on their own. I kept the eyes simple, like they do in the show. I actually read a few articles about the makeup that was used on set for the first 2 (maybe 3) seasons and it was mostly NARS. I picked up some of the products so I could try to replicate the color scheme pretty exactly.

On Eyes:




I really like how all of these products work together. It’s a face-brightening look and while it’s defined, it’s also quite subdued. Very easy for day-to-day wear. It’s exactly the kind of look that Joan or Betty would sport during the day to the office or horseback riding. 😉



My heart belongs to both Zygomatic and Red Square. Perfect alone and sublime together. I have seen both Betty and Joan sporting a neutral blush and a bright red-orange lipstick on many occasions throughout the seasons and I admire it every time. It’s bold, but classic.

Both looks are easy and timeless and I feel like they capture the styling and essence of the show quite well. Also, you may need NARS Red Square in addition to the blushes- it’s gorgeous!

11 responses to “Illamasqua Naked Strangers FOTD (Inspired by Mad Men)”

  1. Jessica says:

    I think I definitely need Zygomatic! Both look absolutely lovely on you, Danielle!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Sarah S. says:

    So pretty, what a perfect orangey-red!

  3. Arianne says:

    Gosh, you look amazing Bloomz! If I was Brinks I would be slack jawed at your beauty. 🙂

  4. Love both looks but that bright lip in the second look totally steals the show! <3

    (And how much are we loving Joan as a PARTNER now??? The way it happened was messed up but Joan! Partner!)

  5. Larie says:

    Love! Especially the second look – Illamasqua cream blushes are divine, and that NARS bright lip = amaze.

  6. Anna says:

    I love both looks, the blushes look great, and Nars red square looks stunning on you. I ordered Naked Rose and Intimacy sheer gloss a couple of days ago, and now after seeing Zygomatic on you, I am wanting that too, I am just worried how it would do on my oily skin.

  7. OMG I love the second lip colour on you! <3

  8. Kristi says:

    I really like Naked Rose even though I know Zygomatic has your heart! Both look great on you! Can we talk about Red Square for a moment?!!! That is a fabulous lip color for you!

  9. Dovey says:

    Red square is stunning; and does look very mad men!

  10. That second look is out-of-sight on you! So gorgeous!

  11. Toya says:

    You kill me with your perfect execution, Danielle – dang! Those lips! You make me want to watch the series (no, I haven’t yet – don’t kill me!) just from these FOTD alone. And I’m fairly certainly I haven’t seen anyone do the inner eye highlight as well as you do! ~runs away to go practice over and over~

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