Going out the night before Thanksgiving? Here’s a makeup guide so you can look fab all throughout the night!
Ola, ladies! Are you busy prepping for Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales? What exactly are your plans? For me, my family’s coming over instead of us going to them which is awesome because I get to host my own dinner. It’s gonna be pretty stressful but I’m totally excited to prepare everything!
I also need to make sure I am ready for shopping the next day. If you don’t have your wishlist ready yet, then keep your tabs on where the sales are happening right here. But we all know the festivities don’t start on Thanksgiving, right? Before that, we have Blackout Wednesday AKA Drinksgiving. While this is a truly fun time, it can also give us a rather bad skin hangover. Back in my days, Blackout Wednesday was a huge deal–well, it still is. We had a lot of fun going to different bars, unwinding, drinking, relaxing, talking, and doing a few pranks on random people when we had too much to drink.
The Night Before Thanksgiving Makeup Guide You Need Now
A hardcore night before thanksgiving like that needs a makeup look that stays put all night long. It should be able to resist sweat, chronic laughing, a steamy environment, and the blushing of your cheeks from too much alcohol. So without further adieu, here’s your night before thanksgiving makeup guide to help you out!
1. Moisturize your face
One of the first products you should prepare the night before Thanksgiving is a moisturizer. Beer, smoke, and staying up ’til the wee hours of the night will dehydrate your skin. Since you won’t be drinking too much water, prep your skin by giving it the moisture it needs for the whole night.
There are a lot of great moisturizers in the market and Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion is one of them. I have a couple of Olay products and I can attest to their non-greasiness. They work in many different types of skin, including sensitive. Plus, it has a drugstore price! You can get this for only $16.58 for a pack of 2.
2. Use a hydrating primer
A skin hangover primer for a night of drinking? GENIUS! Look fresh and ready for the night with this hydrating primer from Too Faced. It’s composed of healthy skin ingredients including probiotics for a quick skin hangover cure. It’s a cult favorite.
It also keeps your makeup put together more beautifully! There’s very little chance someone will know you’ve been out and about one bar after the other. This plus your go-to foundation, a bit of baking, and you’re good for the night!
3. Go bold
The night before thanksgiving is a busy night of drinking full of new people to meet. *winks* Thus, I would recommend keeping your look bold and glam. How do you do it? Two ways– go all out or focus on one area of your face.
If you want to highlight your lips, add a pop red or its similar shades. Go for the shades that are the best this season.
A glam hairstyle can also work on its own as a statement. Keep your skin plain with a few touches of lashes, liner, and lips, and you’re done!
4. Make waterproof mascara and eyeliner your best friends
I have to say that my waterproof mascaras and eyeliners are my best friends both for the night before Thanksgiving AND during Thanksgiving–because going through bars and cooking turkey after Drinksgiving are hard tasks my makeup needs to come through from.
One of the best recommendations I have for you is the Stila Liquid Eyeliner, which is an all-day wear product that won’t budge! It looks polished and creates a sexy winged look. It’s also easy to use and remove.
For your mascara, I suggest the waterproof Maybelline Great Lash. An oldie but a goodie. It creates a beautiful, long and full lash effect and promises not to smudge while you sweat through the bars the night before thanksgiving. It’s also been around for more than 35 years, which means it’s a trustworthy product. Not only that, it’s cheap – like, really, really cheap. It sells for less than $4, so you don’t have any excuse not to buy one today.
5. Wear your festive makeup
The night before thanksgiving is the perfect time to show off your makeup skills and to try those makeup tutorials on youtube. You can have any look you want. You can make it smoky, shimmery, highlighted to the gods, and colorful. I prefer something festive, which is like a combination of all that I mentioned, it’s bright, bold, and colorful! To achieve the look, you need a couple of things.
First, you need a great eyeshadow palette. The KyShadow Bronze Palette is a good choice, particularly if you can’t get your hands on her burgundy palette yet. It’s smooth, there are many shades you can mix, and it’s buildable.
Then you line your upper lids with glitter! Urban Decay has a fantastic selection of glitter eyeliners to choose from.
Of course, any makeup look wouldn’t be complete without a lipstick. Keep it bold and festive by wearing either brighter or deeper shades. I suggest wearing matte formulas so you only need minimal retouching for the night. With that said, I prefer the classic choice of makeup junkies– MAC lippies. They have a wide range of lipsticks in bold red shades. My favorite is Chestnut, the perfect brown-based vampy lip shade for a night out.
If you’re not feeling the matte vibe, other finishes of the Mac lipstick glides smoothly on the lips and creates a nice sheen, so you may forego a lipgloss. (PS: Find Mac expensive? Here are equally great choices.)
Would you like to try a unique combination of cranberry and gold? Then make sure you get to watch this video for your night before Thanksgiving look:
Would you like to look festive and glam on the night before Thanksgiving? Of course, who doesn’t, right? We know your girlfriends won’t judge because they’re prolly doing the same thing. Great minds think alike indeed. With this guide, you don’t have to worry about your makeup for the night before Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
Do you have makeup and skin care tips for Thanksgiving? Share them with us in the Comments section! We’d like to add them on our list. For more tips on how to prep for the holiday, read this.