It’s Thanksgiving week! Woo-Hoo! That means a 4 day weekend for the hubs and I. 🙂 I am so excited. We are planning on visiting our sweet friends since we can’t go home to see our families this year. It will be nice to be able to have a low-key holiday! I hope you have amazing plans and remember what you are thankful for this season. I know that I am grateful for my sweet husband, darling kitty cat and our wonderful families. To prepare you for this coming holiday, I have swatched one of my new favorite palettes for you and put together my thanksgiving MUST HAVES to take your makeup from boring to drool-worthy.
Thanksgiving Makeup Must Haves
Up In Smoke Palette:
This palette is from the company Melaleuca (my husband works for them). I have been wondering if their makeup was any good namely since we get some products for free — perks of A’s job. So, when Adam brought home the holiday palette, I just knew I needed to test it out for you guys!
First off — I highly doubted their ability to stand up against my favorite brands but I tried to go in with an opened mind. The colors are swatched below:
So, I don’t think the pigment is QUITE as good as Urban Decay or Tarte, but it is actually not bad at all. In terms of blendability, it gets an A. I was really impressed. I like these colors because they have two sides of a spectrum here which is PERFECT for the holiday season. The top side is reddish-brown with slight gold shimmer and the bottom side is grey and black with slight silver shimmer. I imagine some killer smokey eyes being created here. You can add my favorite Urban Decay Heavy Metal eyeliners in gold or silver to complete a stunning look.
For thanksgiving, I recommend using the top shadows and doing a combination of reds/browns with a sick gold liner. Here is an example of a finished look using this palette:
To finish the look off, don’t forget to add Eyelure false lashes and NYX Liquid Suede Lippie in Brooklyn Thorn. 🙂 This is super neutral but don’t forget that you can totally glam it up (and I HIGHLY recommend doing so 😉 )
I hope you learned something new today and that you find the perfect inspiration for your holiday look! 🙂
I would LOVE to hear about your thanksgiving plans! Drop them in the comments below and let me know what you FAVORITE thing about thanksgiving is. I know I’m pretty excited for the food, the laughter and counting my many, many blessings.
PS here is another example of the kind of thanksgiving look you can try out on Thursday:
I only have two eyes so I painted it out on my hand for you to see! Super simple: light all over on the lid, red-brown in the crease, bold winged liner and gold liquid liner to finish the look 🙂 This is what I will be rocking!!!
Also — if you have any killer thanksgiving recipes…drop those in the comments as well. 😉 I am sure my husband would love if I learned to cook one day. hah SOS
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