There are many reasons to want to get your makeup perfect for Thanksgiving: maybe you’re meeting the man’s family for the first time and you want to look your best. Maybe you treat this as the yearly family reunion and you want to show the Judgment Gallery how far you’ve come. Maybe you just wanna look hot for Turkey Day. Nothin’ wrong with that!
Ready for some Old Hollywood makeup? I’ve been into the style ever since I dressed as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween (admittedly I did not pull it off as well as Debby Ryan did Marilyn).
This year, I went as Dottie Hinson (the spitfire girl ballplayer played by Geena Davis from A League of Their Own) since I was determined to stay a redhead for Halloween. Dottie’s makeup is Old Hollywood, but a little rougher and dirtier since she likes to play in the clay. I kicked her simpler look up a notch cause, well, I’m not playing baseball outside.
Here’s the video with my usual touch of humor and complete lack of class:
Celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip, whose illustrious client list includes Denise Richards, Ellen Pompeo, Christina Applegate and Laura Linney, shares her top beauty picks for this fall’s trends and how to pull them off:
TREND: A ROMANTIC, FLUSHED FACE
This season it’s all about a matte eggshell finish, contoured cheeks, and subtle shiny elements on the eyes or lips. Blush is back – add a pinch of color to the apple of the cheeks for a super feminine and classic look.
Tip: Try mixing and matching shades to find the perfect palette. Shimmery rose hues are a great touch for color and a taupe or tan contour are perfect for a winter glow. Only use bronzers without shimmer as a contouring tool to emphasize the bone structure – it is more subtle and won’t be obvious.
Ever heard the term “learn to walk before you can run”? There are many ladies out there (myself included) who could apply this lesson to makeup. We see some beautiful makeup, get starry-eyed (pun intended) and start painting on our own faces before we know what’s what. Then we end up looking less Botticelli and more Picasso, and tissue half of it away while we cry off the other half, bemoaning the extra thirty minutes we’ve just added to prep time before going out.
When it comes to eye shadow, everyone has to start somewhere. There are some foundations (again, pun intended) that non-makeup artists would do well to learn the same way that their professional counterparts do. For my fellow makeup laypersons, here’s a list of commonly used terms and some helpful tips on eyeshadow application.
With the current state of the economy, it seems like everyone’s scrambling to make ends meet. If you’re on a budget these days and can’t spare the extra dough to buy some snazzy eyeshadow primer, here’s an easy alternative that works just fine.
Apply a little liquid foundation to eyelids with your fingertips before putting on eye shadow. I tried this with MAC Studio Fix Foundation (which I can’t use for my face anymore anyway) and my shadow stayed perfect until I washed my face. No fading, no creasing – just flawless eye shadow all day long. Give it a try!
Beauty with an attitude
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