Hot Polish: Paul & Joe no 16

Why is this my new favourite hue? I’ve had it for awhile and I pulled it out to use it yesterday, only to discover the most perfect scarlet polish ever. It’s just the right balance between blue and orange and makes me instantly think of Betty Draper in Mad Men. (And I think we all know how I like to think about her).

Since red is one of the hot colours for European Autumn/Winter I’ll be wearing this frequently, and coming over all 1950’s housewife – except for the stifling girdles, obsession with what the neighbours think, and cripping bouts of depression to be medicated by cocktails, cigarettes and Valium. You know, just the good bits.

January Jones Mad Men

Beauty Breakdown – January Jones at the 2010 Emmys

January Jones at the 2010 EmmysMakeup by Rachel Goodwin for Chanel Beaute

I might have mentioned somewhere before that I am slightly obsessed with January Jones’s cool, blonde beauty, and I thought she looked the most radiant of all the stars on the red carpet at yesterday’s Emmy Awards. She looked like a modern day Hitchcock heroine in her extraordinary Versace gown, and I’m quite the fan of her makeup artist, LA-based Rachel Goodwin.

Rachel was inspired by Irving Penn’s iconic photos of his wife, 50’s supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives, whose signature extended eyeliner symbolised the epitome of elegance.

Here’s what she used:

Foundation – Make Up for Ever Face and Body foundation

Blush – NARS Penny Lane cream blush


  • Chanel Liquid Liner in Noir extended out past the edge of her eye with extra false lashes on the outer corners
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara in Noir on top lashes
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara in Purple on lower lashes

Lips – Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Confidence