January Jones’ Sultry ’50s Makeup Effect: Steal The Look


Her hair left me a bit uninspired but her Grace Kelly makeup game kind of killed me softly. Let’s discuss January Jones’ Emmys makeup, for which makeup artist Rachel Goodwin “was inspired by classic 1950s beauty with a little bit of an edge. Her dress had a dramatic ’50s couture feel with very modern details, so I decided to take my direction from that.” Here, the beauty breakdown.

I wanted the skin to look very refined. We were going for that soft, ’50s glamour. I applied CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen in 10 Beige, starting at the center of the face, then blending with a Beauty Blender sponge all the way to the edges and down the neck. I didn’t use any blush so that the look wouldn’t appear overdone.

I applied CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in N°10 over the entire eyelid, then swept shade N°30 along the browbone for depth. I created an elongated black cat eye using Écriture de CHANEL Eyeliner Pen in Noir, extending far beyond her natural lashline for a dramatic effect. To get the shape exactly right, I used CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir underneath, sketching out the outer corners, then working in delicately.

I painted January’s lips a bold red, CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Coromandel, keeping to her natural shape and outlining the edges with a tiny bit of CHANEL Éclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen for longevity. This helps make sure the lip is perfect, but not harsh.

I placed CHANEL Éclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen, a few cotton tips, a lip pencil and eye cream in January’s clutch for any quick touch-ups just before she hits the carpet or during the show. Then I dabbed a tiny bit of CHANEL Natural Finish Loose Powder in 20 Clair around the edges of her nose and left.

What are your thoughts on January Jones’ beauty look — hair and makeup — for the 2014 Emmys?

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