Get Christina Hendricks’ Emmy makeup look

The stunning Christina Hendricks made quite a splash on the red carpet at last night’s Emmys. Her hit show Mad Men took home the prize for Outstanding Drama Series…shocking, right? If you could take your eyes off her rather impressive dress, you’d see that she had some stunning makeup. We’ll tell you how to steal her look for yourself. In the cleavage department, you’re on your own.

Christina Hendricks Emmy 2011 makeup look

Christina Hendricks always stands out. Her acting, her stunning curves and her gorgeous makeup are one of a kind. At the Emmys, she did a classic Hollywood look. Pale, lined eyes and bright red lips. Here’s how you get her look.


For this look, keep the shadow to a bare minimum. One of our favorite palettes for this is Nars Duo Eyeshadow in All About Eve. Put the lighter shade on the lids and the brow bone and the (slightly) darker shade in the crease. Use a black liquid liner and line a bit beyond the eyes. Go straight out here. Don’t try to turn them up unless you’re used to it. If you’re trying a liquid liner for the first time, be patient with yourself and practice. It’s not a tattoo and it can always be wiped off if you mess up! Use tons of mascara or even some false lashes. We love EnvyDerm’s Eyeliner and Mascara. They help condition your lashes and help them grow! Bonus!

Nars Duo Eyeshadow is available at and retails for $33.

EnvyDerm Eyeliner and Mascara are available at and retail for $36 each.


Everyone kept the cheeks soft this year. To get Hendricks’ look, try Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Amused. It’s a soft pink and won’t overpower your face with those cherry red lips. Keep the blush towards the top of the cheekbones. This product is free of pretty much anything that can hurt your skin.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is available at and retails for $25.


Now, here is the showpiece. To find the perfect red for you, you have to determine the undertone of your skin. For lighter skinned girls, look at the veins in your arm. If they appear blue, you have a pink undertone. If they’re green, you have gold. You want a warmer red. For darker skinned girls, you’re either going to have a red undertone (purple veins) or a yellow (darker green). There are a zillion reds out there, but a pretty universally flattering red shade is the Cherry Red from Besame Cosmetics. They specialize in vintage colors and this little tube goes a long way! You can also go to your local makeup counter and test them on your arm. Don’t be shy! Wear your red with pride.

Besame Lipstick is available from and retails for $20.

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