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Makeup Inspiration For A Thanksgiving Celebration

Makeup Inspiration For A Thanksgiving Celebration
Team LF
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Get ready for Thanksgiving with us

Celebrate in style with a new makeup routine created by our in-house MUA

Hi ladies,

Today’s blog is all about perfecting your makeup look for Thanksgiving. No matter how you plan to celebrate the Holiday, this gorgeous makeup look is perfect and you can find all of the products and tips below.

In true thanksgiving spirit this makeup is based around Fall shades so get ready to see a lot of purples and oranges. These earthy colors are so flattering and in-keeping with the season - just what you need to complete your look.


Stila Perfect Me Perfect Huge Eye & Cheek Palette

The colors in this palette perfectly reflect those of a gorgeous fall day. Just looking at the shades you can envisage the crispy fallen leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, I just love the array of colors you see around you. I took my inspiration from this blog from the fabulous makeup artist Jose Corella.

You can have a play around with the cheek and eye colors in this palette. It houses 5 eye shadows and 2 blushers and every one is gorgeous and super-pigmented.

How to use each of the eye shadows for Thanksgiving makeup:

Matte hue shade- Focus this color as your transitional shade, perfect for creating depth on the eye and blending colors together.

Pearly cream shade- Use this color both on the inner corners of the eye and underneath the brow bone. The pearly finish works perfectly to highlight those areas.

Matte deep brown shade- Apply the most part of this color in your eye socket and on the outer corners of the eye.

Matte aubergine shade- work this shade onto the lids starting from the outside working in. Depending on how dark you want your eyes to look, the more color you concentrate on the inner eye the deeper and more intense the smoke.

Shimmery copper shade – pack this color onto the center of your eyelid with a flat brush. The pigment is just incredible so get ready for a pop of intense color.

The best thing about all of these eye shadows is that you can use them wet or dry. If you fancy a magnetic look, simply wet your brush and apply the color.

Colorescience Gel Eyeliner & Sigma B12 Bent Eyeliner Brush

You may decide once you have applied the eyeshadows that you don’t really want any eyeliner. For me, it just finishes the eyes and makes them pop that bit more.

With the colorescience gel eyeliner, I like to use my Sigma B12 bent liner brush. It looks a little bit strange but this brush is the best for creating smooth line. Have a play around and see what works best for your eye shape. You can either, rock a wing or round it off. I’m sure either will work wonderfully with your Thanksgiving makeover.

TheBalm What’s Your Type Tall Dark And Handsome Mascara

You’ve got to finish your eyes with mascara, right?

Not only do I love this mascara I really appreciate the clever branding and all of the names and titles really tickle me. This mascara is great for creating volume in your lashes, whilst enhancing and lengthening every lash from the root. And don’t worry about getting emotional over your turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, this mascara is totally smudge proof.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Achieve a flawless complexion when you use this foundation. The formula offers a smooth creamy finish, that’s blendable and breathable.

For a natural finish, apply one thin layer or foundation and for a heavier finish build up with foundation with a second layer. The color range is brilliant and you can find over 18 shades  to flatter all skin tones. Add some color using the blusher from the Stila palette to the apples of your cheeks.

Sigma Loose Shimmer

Get your glow on this Thanksgiving with the most amazing highlighter. The Sigma Loose Shimmer Highlight makes you want to roll around it. Expertly enhance your favorite features with this loose powder.

Cast your eyes over Jose Corellas favourite looks, his makeup looks are always gorgeously illuminated. When I was playing with this product, the best brush I found to use with it was the Inikia Vegan fan brush. Brush the majority of highlight on the top of your cheek-bones, a little on the forehead and down the bridge of the nose.

To finish of this makeover, I searched for a lipstick would team well with the eye makeup. At first I did consider doing a deep berry for Thanksgiving but I had a change of mind when I swatched the Elizabeth Arden Moisturizing Lipstick in two shades, 'Fig' and 'IcedGrape'.

It’s hard to describe the shade, as they’re still on the purple/berry scale but they’re almost a muted version. I can’t choose between either shade so I mixed them as a little experiment and it looked amazing. Before that, I also used Elizabeth Arden Smoothing Lip Pencil to give my lips that bit more definition.

There you have my makeup inspiration for all of your Thanksgiving celebrations. When you’re experimenting you could always try a different colored lipstick, or swap the lipstick for a gloss. When you’re playing with makeup the best thing to do is just to practice on yourself and see what will suit you best. Remember, if there is something you need help with or any advice drop us a line on Facebook and we’ll we happy to help you find the answer.

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