1960’s Mod: Megan Draper Mad Men Makeup

Hey Guys & Dolls!

Today I’m concluding my MAD MEN Makeup Series with Megan Draper, née Calvet.  Megan is an interesting character- SPOILER ALERT Skip to the 3rd paragraph if you don’t want to read important spoilers!-Last year I didn’t like her- A 20 something receptionist who married her wealthy boss after a short time of dating, if you could call it that, Boring and predictable.  Also she seemed to replace Faye rather quickly and I really liked Dr. Miller. I was all ready to just hate her, but this season she’s proven herself as a very likable character: she’s a natural at advertising, calls Don on his shit not to mention difficulties of being a much hated and beloved stepmother. Just the fact that Don has told her all about his past proves that this could be the real deal. So far he’s been faithful, will it last?

Megan represents the newer generation on the show, she casually has black friends, gay friends, and (tries) to keep her older husband into what’s new (the Beatles, their oh-so-60’s apartment). I seriously love her character, and I was sad to see her leave the agency- she was brilliant!

For this tutorial I took inspiration from the makeup Megan wore in the season 5 premiere- a sort of Cleopatra/Mod hybrid. That whole scene is so iconic and will likely be forever one of the great “Mad Men” moments. The main elements of this makeup are the blue eyeshadow with the heavy winged liner, the winged out cut-crease, and nude lips accented with fresh but polished looking skin and barely there blush. Pardon my cheesy singing in the beginning but I had the song stuck in my head while filming!

Speaking of the filming process- it’s worth mentioning that I’m back to filming on my Canon 550d/Rebel t2i. I tested the living daylights out to the Sony pj580v I’d recently bought and in the end I’m not happy with the video quality, it always seemed grainy or washed out. My Canon has it’s fair share of issues as well- it can film too warm/yellow, it over heats, it doesn’t re-focus itself while filming etc… but I wasn’t about to waste $900 on a camcorder that wasn’t a huge quality improvement over my existing camera. I’m going to look into new lighting options (I filmed in a different part of my room, did you notice?) and in a few months I’ll start looking for a new camera again- I need mental break from doing quality/video tests! Thank goodness Amazon has a great return policy!

Who else is super excited/sad about the finale this Sunday? Oh and the last two episodes? I can’t even…


What I used to Create this Tutorial:


CeraVe AM Spf 30 Moisturizer

MAC Matchmaster Foundation “1.0”

(I skipped Concealer & Primer)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural “Light”

MAC Strada Blush


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Milani Winter White Shadow Eyez Pencil

Sugarpill Tako Eyeshadow

Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadows- 105R(Blue) 120R (Black & Grey) 102R & 107R (Darkest Orange & Brown shades for Eyebrows)

Milani Eye Tech Extreme

Red Cherry #82 Lash & Duo Glue

Milani Total Lash Cover


MAC “Pale” Lip Erase

Milani Barely There Lipstick

Wet ‘n’ Wild ” Just Peachy” Mega Last Lipstick


Thank you for stopping by!

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24 Responses to 1960’s Mod: Megan Draper Mad Men Makeup

  1. whitneydonna says:

    Wow, how stunning! It’s so different how you defined your crease – I’m really digging it!

  2. Phyrra says:

    I LOVE this look on you! It’s so great! Your hair looks great for this too.

  3. chloehops says:

    Awesome! Very retro chic. You look gorgeous darling 🙂

  4. jess says:

    Love it!!!

  5. femputer says:

    O_O i can’t get over how fantastic you look here! your hair, the makeup, everything, you look amazing! you always look great but this is just UNF!

  6. Sara says:

    The blue is sooooo pretty!! This is a great look for you. 😉

  7. Sally Wood says:

    Very boss! 😉 Now I’m going out to purchase a miniskirt and the latest Sam Cooke record *feeling pseudo-nostalgic*

  8. Ana Baxtah says:

    I <3<3<3 this look, and particularly love your nail polish! I'm a polish hoarder and I'm pretty sure I don't have anything even close to that blue… what is it?! I'm just dying to know…

  9. Melody says:

    Hey Cora! Love this look. I was wondering, do you have any issues with the CeraVe spf 30 moisturizer pilling? Whenever I use it it seems to bunch up and roll off and it makes my makeup look awful.

  10. Zozolina says:

    You look gorgeous, I mean absolutely gorgeous! This might be your best look ever, you look so feminine and beautiful.

  11. Lady & Olga says:

    Wish I had your patience… and your talent^^ it’s BEAUTIFUL ! 🙂

  12. toriland79 says:

    Love the look…do you think it would work on darker skin tones? And that top/dress where did you get it?

  13. Anna says:

    Awesome look & I’m really loving the hair. Well done.

  14. mina says:

    Groovy eye makeup. Question. What brand of hair dye and shade is the red you are currently rocking? I’m naturally a ginger but with natural fading, I like switching up the shades and I really like yours. =)

  15. Maria says:

    U are such an inspiration for everybody out there, love your tutorials, been watching them all day long now 😀 Haven’t got much to say just keep up your good work ! hugs from sweden !

  16. drush76 says:

    Megan Draper isn’t likeable to me. She’s an overexposed character who was nearly put on a pedestal, this past season, by Matthew Weiner. Give me a break!

  17. u r soo freakiking goregous ! u r an arttists at makeup ! i want to be just like you when i grow up ! im 12 now ! ❤

  18. person99 says:

    oh my god i love you vintage or tackey and i saw ur t-shirt vid i love it and your sister is pretty ill be on youtube

  19. karsyn_keith says:

    love your work

  20. Amanda (Mae) says:

    love this look, your hair looks so cute too perfect!

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