Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll! I wanted to do a super glam look in time for all the holiday gatherings. Thanksgiving isn’t usually the most glamorous holiday but this look will be perfect for any event on to New Years where ya just wanna be glam AF.
I went with a warm glittery eye with winged liner and dramatic lashes paired with a bold metallic burgundy lip. This look is EXTRA! Just warning you now. You can obviously tone it down and skip any step you’d like or go with a softer nude lippy.
In this look, I used the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk which has this amazing glitter in it that is a mix of browns, gold, and plum which gives such cool dimension. The eyeshadow will look different in every light. Sometimes more cranberry, sometimes bronze or even rose gold or plum. I love it. This glitter just screamed glam Thanksgiving to me.
Let’s get started and I’ll show how I got the look!
By the way I have a full review of the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette here
I started this look out like usual with my brows filled in and my eyes primed with Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Primer which is a total dupe for Too Faced Shadow Insurance by the way for a fraction of the price.
Over that, I applied a little concealer to clean up my brows and cancel out any redness, freckles, and veins on my lids and set it with a touch of loose setting powder.
Next, on a large fluffy brush I went in with Eden from the Desert Dusk Palette
Eden went into the transition area and the crease. I blended this shade all the way up to my brow on the inner corner. It’s a tad washed out in the photo. Eden will give me something to blend into with the deeper shades and ensure a seamless blend.
Blending my transition shade high is a must for my eye shape as you see with my eyes relaxed and I heavy-lidded and hooded. A transition shade like Eden helps to start adding some depth and contours the eye.
To start to bring in more depth, I went in lightly with Blazing with a fluffy brush. For more on brushes check out my Brush Guide here
I went in lightly with Blazing first to softly marry in with the Eden shade first before adding too much pigment. I was very focused on blending.
Then I built up the pigmentation of Blazing as it is a quite bright orange, I didn’t want it to overwhelm the eye.
I blended around the edges of Blazing with Eden just to soften the blend with a smaller blending brush. I love blending eyeshadow. It’s just so relaxing.
Now to really start deepening the crease I went in with Amber on a small blending brush. Amber is less bright and a bit deeper than blazing.
I kept Amber a little lower and closer to the crease than Blazing (the bright orange)
I then went in on a very small blending brush with Oud just in the crease and blended softly into Amber.
Oud just gives that extra oommph to the crease. I again went back in with Eden, the first shade I used to soften any edges and make sure all the shades are blended. As John Maclean would say “Seamlessness”
On to the lid. I laid down a base shade of Royal, a deep shimmery plum.
I adore this shade of purple. I just want to swim in it.
On the inner part of the lid, I went in with Celestial which is a duo chromatic Rose Gold.
Now for the glitter. How amazingly unique is this glitter shade called Cosmo. The pictures just don’t do it justice. It’s a brown glitter with gold and plum glitters mixed in.
To apply the glitter first I took Nyx Glitter Primer on a small flat brush and patted it just in the center of the lid and then on another very small flat brush I patted the glitter over the glitter primer.
You can still see the Plum and Rose Gold shades peeking through on either side of the glitter. I did go back in with those shades just to amp them up a tad so they were still visible.
Next is cleaning up the glitter fall out. I used a bit of medical tape looped around my fingers and patted around my face to lift it up then in with a q-tip and a bit of face primer to really clean things up.
Moving on the liner. I just got my claws on the Fenty Fly Liner. Holy shit balls! Best eyeliner I have ever used. It might just beat out Trooper from KVD! But yeah, I just did a simple wing.
I went ahead and finished my face makeup for the most part, while I was baking my undereye I moved on to the lower lash line with Blazing, the blended it out with Eden. I also did some more blending on the top with Eden with was the first shade I used.
I added in some Oud, the deepest shade I used on the outer corner of the lower lash line to meet up with the upper lid. The colors look kind of harsh in this picture but I promise it wasn’t that intense and I made sure everything was soft and blended at the end after I dusted away my baking powder.
I didn’t take of a picture, but I also patted some of Celestial on the inner corner which you will see in the next shots. I also hit the brow bone with a touch of my face highlighter which is Stunner from the Tarte Tartiest Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette.
I finished the eyes with a couple coats of Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara and a set of faux mink lashes from Ardell in the style 811.
For the face I wanted, flawless skin, glowing highlight and warm blush.
I went in with my favorite complexion products that to me make for the most flawless finish.
And to add some contour, blush, bronze and glow.
For the lips, I went bold. I used Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira topped with Wet n Wild Lipgloss from the Zodiac Collection in Capricorn which in the pictures looks more berry than in person where it has a more golden warm shift.
The Finished Look
Yeah. it’s a bit much for Thanksgiving dinner with the family but for a Holiday party or NYE I think it’s perfect.
I hope ya’ll like this look. I was struggling with lighting because I forgot it gets dark at like 5 pm now. Not ideal for pictures so I am just using my minimal studio lighting that desperately needs upgrading. I’m looking into a larger ring light at least. I think that would do the trick.