Looking for a foolproof way to keep your family members from asking questions about your personal life? The ultimate solution: Distract them with a maximalist Thanksgiving-inspired makeup look that’ll leave ‘em speechless. When they see your full face-beat or halo eyeshadow look, they’ll be too caught up wondering how long the look took you or how in the world you brought it to life than to ask you about your love life or job prospects. Don’t believe us? Give it a shot.
Below, find five maximalist Thanksgiving makeup tutorials that are so much more distracting than your holiday feast — you can thank us later.
This Pumpkin Spice Makeup Tutorial
Beauty influencer Taylor Bee created this pumpkin space makeup look for Halloween, but if you’re looking to distract everyone in your presence, we encourage you to go for it this Thanksgiving. The look calls for a ton of glitter, your boldest falsies and your most statement-making orange lip.
This Grunge Halo Eyeshadow Look
If grungy makeup looks are more your scene, you need to watch Tina Halada bring a fall-inspired, smoky burgundy eye look to life. As Halada puts it, “You could wear this for Thanksgiving if you want to intimidate your family or something” — touché.
This Warm n’ Glittery Look
Consider glam your middle name? Here, Karen Sarahi Gonzalez creates a warm and glittery full-coverage statement makeup look. She uses a few of our all-time faves in her tutorial, like Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara and Dermablend Translucent Powder.
This Anime Dream Girl Makeup Look
If you didn’t get a chance to debut the Anime Dream Girl makeup look from Snitchery this Halloween, Thanksgiving is your next best bet. It’s the perfect combination of wearable and mesmerizing that will leave family and friends wondering how your eyes look so damn big.
This Cranberry Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial
Show your love of Thanksgiving with this cranberry smoky eye from Daisy Marquez. The picture-perfect look will serve as a healthy distraction from cringey conversations born over actual cranberry sauce.