Five Makeup and Beauty Tips To Look Your Best On Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year when you’re basting, roasting and stuffing a bird that you wish behaved itself. For all the plucking and preening you perform on a turkey, surely you deserve some prep time of your own to get ready before the big dinner.

Here are a few tips to look your best (preferably, not like the plucked bird) on Thanksgiving:

Go easy on the shades that are too bright (although a red lipstick is a general fail safe). Play with the tones that suit your face

Go Easy On the Frosty and Pink Shades: Sure, we are excited about M.A.C.’s latest frosty eye shadows and the lip color in Fuschia by Giorgio Armani, but err on the side of caution when it comes to going wild on both eyes and lips. After all, who wants to look like a drag queen during Thanksgiving, and surely Halloween is over?

Emphasize the Lip or the Eyes, not Both: If you’re aiming for one accent, then deck the eyes OR the lips with some heavy armory, just not both. It’s a bit overwhelming to serve turkey to someone who looks as though she should have looked in the mirror, but didn’t.

Wear Eyeliner and Mascara: It’s definitely all about accenting the eyes, but not in a heavy artillery way. A smokey eye looks glamorous for any occasion, and we recommend topping off your makeup with eye liner and mascara. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.

Bring Extra Blotting Papers or Use a Mattifyer: Unless you have tried and true melt-proof makeup, bring extra blotting papers to avoid looking to dewey, especially if you’ve been cooking all day. Wearing a mattifying primer helps.

Skin Perfect: Do use primer and get your foundation perfect. Great skin is SO in, and Thanksgiving Day is not the time to let your pores and imperfections show, especially at the dinner table or photos.

For some beauty items we gave thanks for, last year, click here.

Have a Thanksgiving Makeup to share? Leave it in the comments section below. Happy Thanksgiving, beauties!

Charu Suri

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