8 Fall Makeup Tutorials to Try This Thanksgiving

November 17, 2023
By: Makeup.com | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Thanksgiving is about spending time with loved ones and eating an excessive amount of pumpkin pie, but it’s also the kickoff to the holiday season — aka our favorite time of the year to get glam with sparkly eye looks and red lipstick. We’ve already started gathering inspiration for our Thanksgiving dinner look and are sharing some of our favorites. Whether you’re spending the holiday with friends or family this year, you’re sure to find the perfect look among the makeup tutorials below.

Fall Makeup Tutorials for Thanksgiving

10-Minute Tutorial

This simple fall makeup look, courtesy of editor Ariel Wodarcyk, takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will complement any skin tone, eye color and Thanksgiving plan. The key to making this glowy look last is to layer cream and liquid products under powders — here, our editor gave her skin a hint of shimmer by brushing the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Blush in Euphoric on top of the Valentino Beauty Liquirosso 2 in 1 Lip & Blush Soft Matte Color in See You Later.

Bronzed Glow

It can be difficult to fake a dewy glow when the weather is so dry, but with help from YouTuber iamShelly, anyone can master the look. In this tutorial not only does she showcase how to create a flawless dewy base, she also adds a touch of glam with bronze eyeshadow and a glossy lip.

A Honey Eye Look

In this tutorial, Stephanie Ledda creates a cozy Thanksgiving look with the Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette. The warm caramel tones and the matte nude lip are perfect for fall.

Full Thanksgiving Glam

Don’t be afraid to go full glam this Thanksgiving and try this look by Jocey Reyes. The burnt orange cut crease look is totally on-trend and can be worn all holiday season long. With fall tones and golden glitter liner, you can bet we're trying this ASAP.

Cool-Toned Tutorial

Warm-toned neutrals are super popular in the autumn, but to switch it up, try this cool-toned look from Brianna Fox. Instead of playing up the eyes with gold and brown hues, opt for silver and gray shades. The end result is gorgeous and still super wearable.

The Perfect Natural Makeup

For something a little more natural and subdued, try this tutorial by Tea Renee. Her effortless makeup can be done in just a few minutes so you can spend more time cooking than applying makeup on Thanksgiving.

Drugstore Fall Makeup Tutorial

Would you believe us if we told you that Christen Dominique achieved this gorgeous natural makeup entirely using products that can be found in a drugstore beauty aisle? She combines shades from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Edit Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Neutrals and the Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette to create a rosy brown eyeshadow look that exudes coziness. 

Olive Green Siren Eyes

When you think of fall makeup, you typically picture oranges, reds and browns. But in this tutorial, YouTuber Julia Adams makes a strong case for olive green eyeshadow as an outside-the-box autumn shade. 

Photographer: Ariel Wodarcyk Visual Designer: Juliana Campisi

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