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Christina Hendricks' work of art make-up

Christina Hendricks feels confident applying make-up blindly, except for her eyes.

The 40-year-old star has become a style icon since starring in TV drama Mad Men, which brought the style and beauty looks of 60s to the forefront of fashion.

She's mastered plenty of her own cosmetic tricks over the years, so much so that she feels almost fully confident in her application skills.

"I'm nifty with a red lippy. If I had to, I could apply my make-up without a mirror - though I might end up looking like a Picasso!" she grinned to Britain's Boots Health & Beauty magazine. "I mean, my liquid eyeliner might look a little crazy, but everything else I think I could do pretty well."

The actress boasted flame-coloured locks for her role as Joan Holloway in the award-winning series. When it wrapped earlier this year Christina was quick to switch her look up and turned to a strawberry blonde shade.

"Being blonde again has taken me back to my childhood. It flatters my skin, too, so it's made me feel younger. And I've got a renewed spring in my step because it's forced me to try new make-up. I look and feel so different," she added.

After having worked in a hair salon when she was younger Christina is familiar with how to change her looks in the right way. Despite now having more freedom to experiment, she insists she still has a standby style.

"I'm pretty low-maintenance during the day; I just stick to a tinted moisturiser and cream blush - my skin tends to be dry and they add a touch of hydration," she shared.

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