Smoked Cranberry: Thanksgiving Makeup, Hair, & Outfit (Video!)

I celebrate Thanksgiving with my immediate family and then with my Grandmother's family. One is more casual and the other is a little more formal. I like having hair and makeup that will work for both, so that way I can change my outfit and go. Today I'm sharing a tutorial, using mostly drugstore products, that is really fast and easy for a casual look. I did my hair and makeup for this video in under 15 minutes! My eye makeup might be a little dark for you, hence the "smoked cranberries" but I wanted to make sure it showed on camera (lights wash me out) and I was doing this without a mirror. These are only suggestions--do and use what you'd like. What is your Thanksgiving like? Is it formal? Casual? Enjoy the video below.

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Makeup (watch video for tutorial):
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo: Pomegranate Punk
  • The Balm Nude 'Tude Palette
    • Seductive, Sultry, Sexy, Sassy, Sleek
    • I chose this cranberry-plum shade since it would be complementary to most skin tones. Red cranberry is hard to wear. If you can't find this palette, try a similar color from a Maybelline Eye Studio quad (like Mad for Mauve) or a cranberry-plum blush.
  • Em Cosmetics Liner: Brown
  • L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara
  • Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush: Plum Wine
  • Revlon Matte Balm: Elusive
  • Revlon Parfumerie Polish: Bordeaux 
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Hair (watch video for tutorial):
  • Divide hair into 2 sections.
  • Twist away from face.
  • Run flat iron over twists. I used one with wide plates.
  • Shake loose waves.
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  • Plaid flannel shirt--Old Navy
  • Cranberry sweater, jeggings, booties--American Eagle
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thanksgiving casual outfit

What are you wearing this Thanksgiving? (Or today?)

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  1. Fabulous video and as always I adore your make-up babe <3
    So pretty!



  2. Love the cranberry! Very pretty, Elle! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  3. Yesyesyes! This is such a gorgeous look for Thanksgiving! I usually go more towards pumpkin tones for the holiday; but this cranberry take is even more gorgeous - love it!!


  4. You look so nice in cranberry-like colors! I haven't decided what I am going to do for Thanksgiving if anything. We keep it suuuuuuper casual, it will just be me and my parents and my brother and his fiancée. I usually wind up eating dinner alone in my room which sounds way sadder than it is. I see my family all the time so we don't really need the time to catch up on anything, lol. I use the time to watch whatever movie my little heart desires while having delish fake turkey.

  5. You look very pretty! We don't have Thanksgiving here so I'm already in the Christmas mood!

  6. I like the darker shade on you dear! The shade perfectly complements your sweater!

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  7. i love it all. i need to try doing my hair like that...it turned out so nicely!

  8. You look so pretty Elle!!! <3 cranberry!!!!

  9. I love how you matched your cranberry outfit to the cranberry products, cute!

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  10. Great job! The clothes and makeup all fit together and compliment each other so well. And I adore the cranberry sweater over the plaid, too cute!

  11. So lovely, and I'm digging the plaid button-up!


  12. I love the colour, it's so yammy, rich but not screamy and I think it suits everybody. I use it mostely in make-up and accessories. But your sweater inspired me to buy something of this hue;)




  13. Love this eye makeup on you, Elle:) That Pomegranate Punk is all kinds of awesome.

  14. I like this post, the makeup, the look with burgundy sweater.
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  15. Love the colors - can't wait to watch.


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  17. Your eye makeup is so pretty and I like the chic trendiness of your lovely outfit! You are always so sweet to stop by...Aren't you glad it's Friday already :)

  18. I will wearing something extremely stretchy on Thanksgiving. :)

  19. You look so pretty! And you make applying this look and styling hair look so easy.
    I'll be wearing red pants and my new "believe" black-tee from Target.

  20. The color of that sweater is gorgeous! I love your make-up too!

  21. Awesome tutorial, love the eye makeup!
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  22. you look so lovely :) the shade of cheery red suits you the best <3


  23. Loads of kisses my honey!



  24. I like your flannel shirt. This year I am spending Thanksgiving at a friend's house and it will most likely be a very casual afternoon so I think a dress will do.

  25. I really like the darker hair and cranberry colored things are awesome!

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  26. Perfect for Thanksgiving Elle, the Cranberry tones really suit you, xoxo.

  27. Thanks for sharing the cute products!
    The casual look is simple and pretty.
    I guess they'll be useful for many people.


  28. Your eyes look SO pretty. And I love your outfit! You look fantastic in red. :)

  29. You look beautiful! Our gathering, when we do it as a WHOLE family thing, it's semi-formal. When we just do it here at home with our kids and grandbabies, it's not formal in the least. Usually, I've cooked all morning, so getting all dressed up and ready is just not something I'm interested in doing, lol.


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