A Thanksgiving Eye Makeup Tutorial for Those Who Aren’t Afraid to Be Extra

November 10, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Every year during this time, there’s a meme that circulates the internet poking fun at the idea that many people get super dressed up on the holidays just to sit in their living room, and honestly, I’ve never related to anything more. I am unashamed of how extra I’m willing to be when it comes to my makeup during the holidays — even if I’m not going anywhere new or fancy. This year, this look by serena__adelaide is giving me all of the fall vibes making it perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. So, if you’re like me and love getting dressed up, follow along for a step-by-step tutorial.
  • STEP 1:

    Create the Cut Crease

    Using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Freebase, I created the shape of my cut crease to act as a guide for where the gold shadow would go. I started in the inner corner of my eye, slightly above my crease and then followed the shape of my crease until I got to the outer corner. Then, I flicked the end out like a wing and connected it to my upper lash line. Finally, I filled in the inside of the cut crease space with the primer.

  • STEP 2:

    Apply Gold Eyeshadow

    Next, using a flat eyeshadow brush, I packed the shade Hot Spot from the Hipdot x Tapatio La Diabla Palette on top of the primer. While the shadows from this palette are very pigmented, I layered the eyeshadow so that the gold yellow color would appear very opaque. 

  • STEP 3:

    Outline the Gold Cut Crease

    To finish up the eyelids, I used the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner in Burgundy to outline the outer portion of my cut crease. I started by lining my upper lash line and then created a wing that followed the outside of the cut crease. Once I got to the edge, I outlined the top part of the cut crease but only focused on the outer corner. Then, using a fine-tip pencil eyeshadow brush, I blended the burgundy eyeliner to outline the remaining top part of the cut crease. Blending out the eyeliner with the eyeshadow brush helps create a softer outline.

  • STEP 4:

    Finish the Lash Line

    Finally, I finished off the look by applying the burgundy shade Rendezvous from the Urban Decay On the Run Mini Palette in Shortcut all over my lower lash line. To create the bottom wing, I used the same liquid eyeliner from before but then blended it out using a fine-tip brush so that there weren’t any harsh lines. 

Photo: Genesis Rivas, Design: Hannah Packer

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