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Thanksgiving Day Glam: Easy Makeup Looks for Hosting the Perfect Gathering

November 20 2023 – Paula Hayes

Celebrating family and giving thanks

Celebrating family and giving thanks


Thanksgiving Day is a time for family, food, and gratitude. As we gather with our loved ones to celebrate this special holiday, it's only natural to want to look and feel our best. However, with all the cooking, hosting, and socializing involved, finding the time and energy for a full glam makeup routine can be daunting. That's why we've rounded up some easy fall makeup looks that will have you looking effortlessly beautiful as you host the perfect Thanksgiving gathering. So put on your apron, preheat the oven, and let's get started on creating stunning Thanksgiving Day makeup looks that will last all day.


Embracing Your Unique Beauty: Choosing the Right Foundation

When it comes to choosing the right foundation, it's important to embrace your unique beauty and find a shade that complements your skin tone. For women of color, this can often be challenging, due to the lack of inclusivity in the beauty industry. However, there are now more options available than ever before. Start by determining your undertone - whether it's warm, cool, or neutral. For an in-depth discussion of how to determine your undertone, check out our story Unlocking the Mystery: Tips on How to Find Your Skin Undertones.

Skin tone chart from fair to deep

Once you determine your undertone, choose foundation shades in your skin tone range (light, medium, or deep) with that undertone. To determine the best shade for you, swatch a few shades on your jawline to find the perfect match. Remember, your foundation should enhance your natural beauty, not mask it. Embrace your uniqueness and choose a foundation that allows your skin to shine through. An excellent option is our True Hues Flawless Finish Foundation.

 Hue Noir Foundations in multiple different shades


Create an Effortless Glow: Highlighting and Contouring for Deeper Skin Tones

Enhancing your natural beauty with highlighting and contouring can create an effortless glow that will make you shine on Thanksgiving Day. For deeper skin tones, it's important to choose the right shades to complement your complexion. Opt for highlighters with warm undertones like gold or bronze, as these shades will beautifully illuminate your skin. When it comes to contouring, look for foundation shades that are slightly darker than your skin tone to create depth and definition. Focus on areas like the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and jawline. By incorporating highlighting and contouring into your makeup routine, you can achieve a radiant and flawless look that will have everyone talking at your Thanksgiving gathering.

 Contour and highlight illustration on different face shapes


Thanksgiving Eyes That Pop: Selecting Eyeshadow Colors to Complement Your Skin Tone

Enhance your Thanksgiving makeup look by selecting eyeshadow colors that complement your skin tone. For women of color, it's essential to choose shades that bring out the natural beauty of your eyes. Consider warm tones like rich browns, copper, or bronze for a stunning and eye-catching effect. Jewel tones like emerald green or deep purple can also add a pop of color and make your eyes stand out. Don't be afraid to experiment and play with different shades to find what works best for you. With the right eyeshadow colors, your eyes will be the star of the show this Thanksgiving.

 Deeper skin tone model wearing bronze and gold shade of makeup


Get Through the Gathering: Tips for a Long-lasting Makeup Look

When it comes to hosting a Thanksgiving gathering, you want your makeup to last all day without any touch-ups. Here are some tips to help you achieve a long-lasting look that will withstand the cooking, socializing, and family fun. First, start with a good primer to create a smooth canvas for your makeup. Then, use a setting spray to lock everything in place. Opt for long-wearing formulas for your foundation, eyeshadow, and lipstick. Lastly, remember to blot away any excess oil throughout the day to keep your makeup looking fresh.


The Finishing Touches: Picking a Lipstick Shade to Complete Your Look

Choosing the perfect lipstick shade is the finishing touch to complete your Thanksgiving Day makeup look. For women of color, it's important to find shades that enhance your natural beauty and complement your skin tone. For a classic and timeless look, opt for a bold red lipstick. This shade is universally flattering and adds a touch of elegance to any makeup look. If you're looking for something more subtle, go for a nude or mauve shade that matches your natural lip color. These shades will give your lips a hint of color while still looking effortless. Remember, the key is to feel confident and comfortable in your chosen shade. Whether you choose a bold or subtle lip, the right lipstick shade will bring your Thanksgiving Day makeup look together and leave you feeling beautiful.

 Effortlessly looking fantastic at Thanksgiving Day Dinner

With these tips, you can confidently enjoy your Thanksgiving gathering while looking fabulous from start to finish.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Beautiful!