Don’t drop the beauty ball this New Year’s Eve. Whether you plan on going super glam or more natural, here’s what you’ll need to get all dolled up.
Nothing is worse than waking up and looking in the mirror and realizing it looks like you haven’t slept in a month. If the holiday season has left you a little run down, get nearly instant relief with G.M. Collin Anti-Aging Instant Radiance Eye Patches ($50, www.skin1.com), which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue around your eyes.
Kissable lips are an obvious must. Make sure your pout is properly hydrated with the Vaseline Lip Therapy® Cocoa Butter Tin, available at Rite Aid ($2.69, 82 Nugent Street, Southampton, www.vaseline.us).
If you plan on focusing on a bold eye, keep your lip color simple, yet chic with Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Angel Kisses ($22, www.toofaced.com). The pretty pale pink shade will make your pout look super kissable, especially since the gloss contains Too Faced’s bestselling lip plumping formula.
Having to reapply your lipstick after every bite or sip just isn’t going to cut it on New Year’s Eve. If you’re looking for a statement shade, Lorac PRO Liquid Lip in Berry Red ($19, www.loraccosmetics.com) is a standout red with long lasting power that will last well beyond your midnight kiss.
Not born with brows like Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins? Fake ’em and create the perfect brow with Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel ($5.49, www.ulta.com), which along with filling any areas that have been over plucked or under grown, thickens and defines brows.
For understated nail glam, turn to Dermelect ME’ Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquers in Halo ($14, dermelect.com), a beautiful metallic rose gold. Not only is the formula resistant against chipping and splitting, but it also strengthens weak, brittle nails – a win, win.
Prone to dry skin? Make sure your complexion stays hydrated throughout the evening by spritzing the Decleor Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist ($42, www.decleorusa.com). When 12 o’clock strikes, it’ll still look like you just applied your makeup.
If holiday sweets and cocktails have taken a toll on your complexion, Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Luminizing Drops in Champagne ($38, www.algenist.com) is a NYE must. The Luminizing Drops highlight and brighten and can be used alone or you can mix a few drops in with your go to foundation or moisturizer for a subtle glow.
It’s not New Year’s Eve without some sparkle, and Inglot The Star in You Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in Olive Green-Gold ($16, www.inglotusa.com) has you covered. The universally flattering shade can be used on its own or to add some instant drama to a subdued shadow.
Merle Norman Lasting Cream Eyeshadow in Ivory (www.merlenorman.com) does double duty as both a base and a shadow. The pigmented cream can be enhanced with another shadow, but its complimentary color is pretty enough that you might be tempted to just leave it as is.
Beauty Pie Precision Eyeliner Marker’s ($22, www.beautypie.com) fast drying formula will last you all night long. Its flexible tip makes it incredibly easy to create either a thin, barely there look or bold, thick lines.
Want the drama of falsies without the hassle of gluing on lash after lash? Westmore Red Carpet Lashes Mascara ($26, www.westmorebeauty.com) features the brand’s LCV Complex, which has been shown to improve curl by 150 percent, volume by 131 percent and length by 1.23 times. The state-of-the-art, special effects lash solution will have them wondering are they real or fake?
Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer in Ghost Light ($29, ritueldefille.com) is the ultimate multitasker. It subtly highlights anywhere applied with a pale beige glow that has a hint of peachy-blush shift. It can be used on cheekbones, below your brow bone, as a shadow or on lips.
The chances of you being photographed at some point during the night are pretty good. Make sure your skin’s not oily by blotting away shine with Palladio Rice Paper in Translucent ($4, www.palladiobeauty.com), and the double sided sheets also have a powdered side for when you’re in need of a touch-up.
Dealing with dry, unruly hair? Tame it with the Matrix Total Results Sleek to Go Travel Kit ($9.99, www.ulta.com), which contains a mini Total Results Mega Sleek Shampoo (1.7 oz.), Total Results Mega Sleek Conditioner (1.7 oz.) and Total Results Miracle Creator – a combo that will leave you with undeniably shiny, sleek locks.
Does your New Year’s resolutions include taking better care of your skin? Get a head start with Nassif MD Bio-Clock Dermaceuticals Detox Pads ($45, www.hsn.com). Created by Beverly Hills celebrity doctor and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif’s, of E!’s Botched, the complexion perfecting pads, which contain alpha/beta hydroxy, exfoliate, cleanse, refresh and leave you with a noticeable glow.
If you plan on giving yourself a faux glow, dry skin is a big no-no. Make sure you have a streak free “tan” by exfoliating with Kristals Cosmetics’ Rock Crystal – Performing Body Polish – Free Magic ($79.95, www.kristals.com), which reveals younger, firmer and healthier-looking skin.