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TV’s Hottest Cast Likes the Cheap Stuff


If you weren’t already a believer—everyone who created an avatar moments after the option was posted on AMC qualifies, as does Frank Rich—last night’s much-hyped premiere of season three likely made you mad about Mad Men. And though the characters may look like a million bucks—sigh, Don Draper—according to the show’s makeup department head, Lana Horochowski, beauty comes cheap on set. Here, the five drugstore finds that she keeps in regular rotation.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: Quick body makeup to make all exposed limbs look flawless.

Revlon lipstick: An oldie but a goody. The original Super Lustrous variety offers shades like Cherries in the Snow that have been around since the Mad Men era, and the new Matte lipsticks have a very retro and long-lasting finish.

Clubman Shave Cream and After Shave Lotion: Stubble was an office no-no in the sixties. In keeping with the times, Mad Men‘s men shave a few times a day to stay smooth.

Andrea Modlash: Horochowski goes through countless strips of false lashes every episode.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Every female character’s false fringe is covered with a few coats of Great Lash.

Photo: Everett Collection



  1. MakUpDivaNYC says:

    I hate Maybelline Great Lash makes lashes too hard and crunchy but use Sally Hansen Airbrush legs to give quick and easy coverage for bodies when doing makeup for tv. And Revlon lipstick is a classic and the colors are still the same from the 50′s & 60′s so its a good choice.

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