No matter what type of gathering you’re going to this year, these Thanksgiving makeup looks will come in clutch. Some are more formal and glam while others are simple. But they’re all inspired by Fall colors and Thanksgiving dishes. Makeup that reflects pie? Sign us up.
Some trends to try include graphic liner, latte and espresso shades, a pop of purple, smokey grunge, or no-fuss lips. Read: slurping gravy will be easier.
Sporting intense eyes can make up for keeping the lips mostly color-free, or you can try a less precise lip stain or oil. But whichever Thanksgiving makeup look you rock this year, remember that a little sparkle is always appropriate for holidays. Because we said so.
32 Thanksgiving Makeup Looks
1. Brown Cat-Eye
We always default to a strong cat-eye, but black liner can be a little too goth sometimes. This heavy dark-brown wing is perfect for Fall festivities without looking like an Amy Winehouse costume.
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2. Smokey Grunge
Everyone is looking to the ’90s for inspo right now. A heavy smokey eye will let your fam know how angsty you’re feeling about having to show up for the holiday meal. Having other people cook for us is so hard.
3. Dark Espresso Brown
Espresso makeup is similar to the latte looks, but darker and moodier. Like the sky now that it’s daylight saving time.
4. Deep Purple
Monochromatic purple hues are stunning on all complexions, especially with pops of metallic shimmer. Be the purple people-eater you’ve always wanted to be, without resorting to cannibalism.
5. Soft Berry
Cranberries, red wine, apple cider—so many of our favorite holiday flavors are red. Don’t save it for Christmas, lean into those deep jewel tones now. They’ve been working out, they’ll catch you.
6. Gold Accents
This shadow gives a full Fall shade spectrum, jazzed up with twinkly gold elements. We love the gems, but if that’s too fierce for your dinner, try just the metallic liner. And then tell your dinner to become more open-minded.
7. Pumpkin Spice Makeup
What’s not to love about pumpkin pie? A deep orange shadow will communicate that yes, you’d love a second slice.
8. Lip Stain
If you can’t give up a little color on your lips but want to eat un-self-consciously, a lip stain is the way to go. This isn’t the Hunger Games. We’re here to eat.
9. Glittery Eyes
This Autumn ombré look brings all the Thanksgiving colors, and the glitter keeps it from being too heavy. Unlike our treat-laden plate.
10. Falling Leaves Makeup
Why should the trees have all the fun? Your eyes can make leaves fall too. Ooh, the power of your mind. Eleven could never.
11. Pop of Pink Makeup
Not everyone enjoys wearing seasonal browns and neutrals. If you like to showcase bright colors wherever you go, a swipe of Barbie pink is very now. Or in ten minutes. She’s a busy gal, sometimes she’s late.
12. Turkey Day Eyeshadow
What is cuter than this turkey makeup look? Just try not to think about how he now has to sit there and watch you eat his family before his eyes.
13. Natural Neutrals
You can use the full spectrum of bronze, browns, and neutrals and still have a grandparent-friendly natural makeup look. You’ll be the only one who knows how many products you actually layered on to achieve that no-makeup look.
14. Bronzey Latte
This whole latte makeup trend is only intensifying our coffee addiction. Eating foundation is bad, right?
15. Latte Under Eye Makeup
This coffee-inspired look uses two variations of a brown under eye liner. Plus it’s great because thanks to the intentional smearing effect, no one will be able to tell that you fell asleep on the couch after dinner.
16. Winged Latte
Latte makeup can trend toward the natural side, but don’t be afraid to build a dramatic eye into your look. This creator showcases a gorgeous brown wing with a fun tape trick. Drama? Us?
17. Creamy Latte Makeup
This one goes out to the girls who use full-fat milk in their latte. One of the best things about this trend is that it works for every complexion.
18. Cinnamon Latte
Pretty freckles are so popular now, and look like a playful sprinkle of cinnamon on top of a latte makeup look. We’ve been talking a lot about coffee. Can you tell we haven’t had our first cup yet?
19. Burnt Orange
An orange glow is pretty, low-maintenance, and makes us think of delicious Fall foods like squash, sweet potatoes, and Creamsicles. Your family doesn’t eat Creamsicles on Thanksgiving? Huh.
20. Creamy Espresso Makeup
The dark espresso shade lives mostly in the eyelid crease with the rest of the face glowing like a just-baked peach cobbler. That’s the only compliment we’ll accept from now on, thanks.
21. Cinnamon Dolce
Be the dinner guest with the head-turning graphic liner. It’s better than being the dinner guest who forgot to bring dessert. This look is all high drama, but still safely within a seasonal color scheme.
22. 90s Smoke
We can’t stop staring at these luminous chrome eyes, which will take you from the dinner table to a late night rave. If you can do all that on a full stomach, more power to ya.
23. Cherries and Apples Makeup
Just imagine sipping on a flute of champagne that has cranberries floating in it while admiring the jiggling can-shaped mass of store-bought cranberry sauce on the table. That’s what this gorgeous face makes us think of. Oddly specific, sure.
24. Indie Sleaze
Let your goth ‘n’ roll side shine through while still being dinner-appropriate. The amber glaze on the lid saves this from being a monochromatic Hot Topic lewk. Ah, who are we kidding.
25. Bitten Apple Makeup
Try putting apple-red shadow all around your eyes to match a juicy red pout. The shimmery under eye paired with bright highlighter ensures you’ll appear more festive than exhausted. But being both is hot too.
26. Warming Firepit Eyeshadow
This bright eye takes the range from lemon to pumpkin and is punctuated with a bold black cat-eye. We’ll only be using food to describe makeup colors from now on, thanks.
27. Warm Cocoa
If a hot toddy isn’t your speed, maybe a warming mug of cocoa will do. Deep chocolate browns with a pop of bronzed patina are so gorgeous for Fall. A whipped cream mustache can only elevate the look.
28. Bold Eyes, Nude Lips
We’ve been at the mirror trying to replicate this eye look for hours now. The graphic liner and raspberry shadow steal the show, allowing for a food-friendly bare lip. Our lips never met a stuffing it didn’t like, to be fair.
29. Coral Lips
We used to associate a coral lip with a granny vibe, but it’s looking fresh again. Coastal grandmas are in, anyway. Sorry, Mid-Westerners.
30. Brown Wings, Neutral Lips
Winged brown liner with thick mascara creates so much drama that you can skip a lip color. Have enough cranberry sauce and they might pick up a little tint anyway.
31. Glowing Cut Crease
The bright and cheery hue for the cut crease is unexpected, and we love it. We don’t love it when our turkey burns and we have to order Chinese food, but we love this.
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