2 Beauty Looks to Try This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the festive season. Match the mood with some gorgeous Thanksgiving makeup looks that are simple, elegant and perfect - whether you’re hitting the town post-feast or spending the afternoon watching football.
Catch the light with a look that’s all about shimmer, sparkle and gorgeously luminous skin!
Right on trend – the creamy, fresh-faced skin craze that’s taking the beauty world by storm is a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving makeup. You can go fresh-faced and simple, or take it up a notch with a bit of extra glow. Either way, you’re sure to get compliments about how youthful and radiant your skin is looking!
The creamy skin look – also called ‘expensive’ or ‘no-filter skin’ – is a return to the original reason we started wearing foundation. It’s about creating the look of a clearer and smoother complexion with the spotlight on what looks fresh and real.
With that in mind, your first step to achieving a Thanksgiving glow is to prep your skin really well before reaching for the foundation.
Begin working towards your flawless finish by applying MagiX Face Perfector to well-moisturized skin that was exfoliated the night before.
Finding a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The reason? All skin colors are unique. If you can’t find the perfect shade, opt for two shades that are a close match to your skin and mix for perfection. Keep in mind that at Thanksgiving your skin is probably paler than it would be in summer so if you have one foundation that’s a bit darker and another that’s a bit lighter, you’ll be able to blend your very own personal shade.
Your complexion is the star of this show, so start by applying foundation to even out your skin tone. Longwearing formulas like Avon True Color Flawless Cream-to-Powder Foundation are great for marathon dinners and cooking sessions.
Now it’s time to start creating a creamy complexion. Think about which areas of the face you’d like to highlight, and keep your goal in mind for achieving the Thanksgiving glow makeup look – aka velvety skin that looks beautifully moisturized.
Sweep a highlighter like Avon True Color Illuminating Stick over the areas where light would naturally hit your face: cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose and just above the Cupid’s bow of your lips.
Begin with less highlighter and slowly apply until you have the luminosity you’re comfortable with. It’s always easier to add than to undo what’s already been applied.
Apply a concealer wherever your foundation hasn’t quite managed to cover up any imperfections like dark circles, spots or small scars. To cover an inflamed spot, apply a bit of eye primer to the area first, let it dry, then dab your concealer on top.
As you get started on the contouring phase, remember that less is more. For creamy skin, choose a liquid bronzer (more taupe than orangey) to get a subtly sculpted look without losing the velvety effect.
Swirl a peachy-pink cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. Cream formulas like Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color work best with a glow-y look since they’re typically dewier than powders.
Now it’s time to emulate the fabulous colors of fall on your eyes! Choose an Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad palette with shimmery, neutral shades of shadow. Try a rich, shimmery brown on your lids with one of the lighter colors on your inner corners.
Finally, swipe on a few coats of a bold black mascara like the Avon True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara.
Finish off with Avon Crave Lip Gloss for a kiss of buildable color. The super shiny finish will give you additional glow power as you enjoy a scent as decadent as pumpkin pie.
Simple makeup gets a makeover with a flash of metallic eye liner.
All the rage on the catwalks this year is the traditional smoky eye with a daring metallic twist.
This season it’s all about adding shine and replacing harsh blacks with a blend of greys and pinks for a Thanksgiving makeup look that is sultry with a touch of softness. Pumpkin pie with a little extra spice!
Smooth on a foundation like Avon True Color Flawless Cream-to-Powder Foundation to even out skin tone.
Dust a soft, pink blush like Avon True Color Luminous Blush on the apples of your cheeks.
Begin by lining the eye up to the crease with eye pencil – keep it warm brown instead of black. An expert tip is to add a tiny bit of water to make it glisten.
Brush a shimmery light gray or taupe shadow over your lids. We love Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Satin Taupe. Don’t forget to blend well.
For extra dimension, use a combination of powder and cream eyeshadows. Start with lighter colors first, then layer and blend your darker colors. The more you blend, the less heavy this Thanksgiving makeup will look.
Grab a silver shade of liner like Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Smoky Diamond, and use it to trace a thin line along your upper lash lines, flicking it out slightly at the corners for a subtle cat eye. If the silver feels too dramatic, try smoking it out by blending well or simply using the silver in the inner corners only.
Make your lashes long and fluttery by brushing on a mascara like Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara. You can use black if you’re going for deep color or a brown mascara if prefer a lighter look.
Since the look is really all about those metallic eyes, keep the lips subtle Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in a sheer neutral-pink color.
The final step for either of these Thanksgiving makeup looks is to set your makeup so that you look glamorous and gorgeous throughout the festivities!
Try a lightweight setting powder and apply using a brush. If you’ve gone a bit overboard, just spritz your face with face mist for a luscious, lovely Thanksgiving look.