From a few extra hours of sleep to mouth-watering comfort food, Thanksgiving is an invitation to indulge. Spending time in front of a fire or watching cranberry sauce simmer on the stove when you’re most comfortable, a casual approach to beauty just feels natural. But by the same token, surrounded by loved ones for the first time in a while, and with plenty of photo opportunities, what better opportunity to celebrate this glamorous holiday?
Believe it or not, even burlesque star Dita Von Teese packed her hooded perfection for Thanksgiving — but it wasn’t sacrificing Her signature red lips and blue-black waves. “I love being comfortable, but I [also] love the drama of makeup,” she says of her Thanksgiving makeup strategy. “Even around people I’m close to, I take the time to present myself in a way that makes me feel good.” She sets her shoulder-grazing length in hot rollers’ Lipsticks like MAC’s Ruby Woo or Maybelline’s Red Revival. “It just gives you an instant lift, and it doesn’t take more than a few minutes, really,” she says.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color
But in the spirit of carefree feasting, bold lips may not be the most beautiful of all Practical option. Makeup artist Patrick Ta (whose clientele consists of forever bombshells like Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, and Emily Ratajkowski) recommends using a creamy concealer as needed in the center of the face and using a lightweight highlighter for bright, soft-focus glossy cheekbones , temples and other naturally lit areas of the face. “It covers the skin while brightening and adding dimension to the face,” he explains. For an even more va-va-voom, he recommends embracing the season’s fall colors like Hadid did, swirls of soft bronzer on cheeks, and burnt orange or iridescent copper eyeshadow on lids.
Jessica Alba, who also worked with Ta ) was keen to use what she calls a “daytime smoky eye” in her Thanksgiving look. Layered a layer of Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara on the lashes and a universally flattering taupe gold eyeliner on the lower lashline After she makes Use an eyeshadow palette to brush rich metallic shades into the crease of your lids and layer a lighter shade on top to further open eyes. Alba also recommends keeping a sheer nude lip gloss and concealer on hand for touch-ups before family portraits. Polished but not overly polished hair is another big part of her chic but low-maintenance beauty equation. “I iron my hair into brushed waves because I can in minutes if my hair was dry,” she explained. If you’re hosting this holiday, Alba has a lot of wisdom to impart, first let yourself 16 The guests get all dressed up minutes before they arrive. If you really want to take your TLC to the next level, spend some “me time” the night before. “I love making face masks, hair masks, 64 take a shower because I know the next morning I’m going to wake up early, get up, and cook,” she said. “So I let myself have it.”
Honest Beauty Vibeliner Pencil Eyeliner
Honest Beauty Extreme Length 2- in- 1 Mascara and Primer
tower Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss
Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler
T3 Lucea ID 1” Smart Hair Straightening Iron
Bottom line what makes a woman find attractive is completely subjective. But making an outstanding effort—whatever that means to you—can go far beyond what you see in the mirror. Ta perhaps sums up the sentiment best: “No matter what the occasion, when you look and feel good, you end up wanting to stay longer, see more people, take more pictures,” he said. On Thanksgiving, isn’t that what it’s all about?