Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week? It is coming up so fast. Hopefully you all are getting ready, and planning on seeing loved ones. And if you are hosting, that you have put the turkey in the refrigerator this morning to thaw. Don’t want to serve still frozen turkey. That never goes over to well.
Have you guys seen the movie from a few years ago, Four Christmases with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn? They have to run around and see both sets of divorced parents. Anyway, that is our Thanksgiving. We will be having four Thanksgiving dinners. (With three kiddos in tow, this will be no easy feat) We won’t need to eat again for a month.
Today, I thought that I would walk through a great simple Thanksgiving makeup look. Something to make you look all put together, yet festive. And the best part, it will look great on everyone; no matter your skin tone.
- Start by cleansing and moisturizing your face. A clean fresh canvas always looks better.
- You are going to want to waterline your upper lip before getting started. I like to use a black BUT.. it will make your eyes look smaller, so a dark brown is a great alternative.
- Using an eyelid primer, prime both lids. I personally like Smashbox Photo Ready Lid Primer; while I am not in love with all of their makeup line they have amazing primers. This is peachy nude color and will cover any little veins you have on your lids, while providing a great uniform canvas to work with. Plus this primer has major staying power, your shadow won’t be going anywhere all day.
- Tarte has amazing makeup, I am in love with their eyeshadows. They are completely matte, yet buttery and blend wonderfully. Plus they don’t crease or budge. Starting with “Super Mom”, a light pinky skin tone. Apply from eyelids to eyebrows, in an even application.
- Next apply “Wanderer “, a milk chocolate color, in the crease and slightly above. Starting on the outside corner of your eye, blend into crease moving towards the inner eye, in a windshield motion. Bring color in about two-thirds of the way to the inner eye.
- Using “Dreamer” to line that top lashes. It is up to you if you want a thin liner or something a little thicker.
- Then apply two coats of Tarte’s “Lights Camera Action” mascara. If you are looking for one to add volume and length, then this one is for you.
- Apply SmashBox Photo ready primer under your eyes, around your nose, and on your forehead. Since we are not covering our face in a foundation (cause after four dinners that could turn into a hot mess), you don’t need to cover your face in a primer.
- I found a wonderful under eye concealer, No7 Radiant Glow. Not only does this cover amazingly (without any fear of settling into any little lines around your eyes), it has light reflecting properties to brighten up the whole area. The trick with concealing dark circles and bags is to actually apply this in a big triangle. Think of the outside corner of your eye, your nose and the inner corner as the three angles of the triangle. Everything inside that area needs to be covered. Trust me on this, it is a game changer.
- For a fresh awake look, go easy on the blush. Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Blush in Antigua is just the ticket. It has a little shimmer to it, making you look awake and glowing; but is a very soft light ballet pink. Perfect to add just a little bit of winter kiss to your cheeks. (If you want some tips on applying blush click here)
- All that is left is a little color to your lips. With the day filled with eating and drinking (and maybe some kissing), you will want to use a stain. It will be able to withstand the lip action. They tend to be a little drying, so I would always advise wearing some Chapstick on top. Try J.cat Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter, it is a festive cranberry color. Now be careful, you only need a little bit of this; it will go along way. With your eyes being so light, it is wonderful to pair them with a slightly bolder lip.
And that is it. Super easy, yet festive; and you won’t be wasting time in the little girls room touching it up through out the day.