Turkey Day might not seem like the most obvious time for a beauty moment, but think about it: You’re going to be spending lots of face-to-face time with family and friends you may not have seen in a long while, you’re likely going to be getting a little more dressed up, and above all, Thanksgiving is a celebration. So, do it up! These two holiday makeup looks are simple, elegant, and perfect whether you’re hitting the town post-dinner or relaxing with an afternoon of football and food.
Catch the candlelight with a look that’s all about shimmer, sparkle, and gorgeously luminous skin.
Your complexion is the star of this show, so start by applying foundation to even out your skin tone. Longwearing formulas like Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation are great for marathon dinners and marathon cooking sessions.
Swirl a peachy-pink cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. Cream formulas, like Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color in Powder Pink, look best with a glow-y look since they’re typically dewier than powders.
Apply shimmery, neutral shades of shadow—like those found in the Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette—to your lids. Try the rich, shimmery brown on your lids with one of the lighter colors on your inner corners.
Sweep highlighter over the areas where light would naturally hit your face: your cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose, and just above the cupid’s bow of your lips. Try mark. By Avon Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette in Pearly Glow.
Swipe on a few coats of a black mascara like Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara.
Finish off with a pink lip stain like mark By. Avon Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stain. The super shiny finish will give you additional glow power, plus the longwearing formula will last all the way from appetizers to pumpkin pie.
Simple makeup gets a special occasion update thanks to a flash of metallic eyeliner.
Smooth on a foundation like Avon True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation to even out skin tone.
Dust a soft, pink blush on the apples of your cheeks. Try mark. By Avon Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blush in Rose Without Saying.
Brush a shimmery light gray or taupe shadow over your lids. We love Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Satin Taupe. Blend well.
Grab a silver-y 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 lashlines, 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 use 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.
Since the look is really all about those metallic eyes, keep the lips subtle with a sheer neutral-pink color like Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick.