Looking to up your New Year’s Eve beauty game? Here’s a few essentials to mix in with your go-tos.
If you’ve indulged in a little too much champagne at holiday parties, your complexion might need a reset. Fit in a quick detox – under ten minutes – with June Jacobs On-The-Go Masque Pouches ($18, www.junejacobs.com), a clarifying enzyme masque that exfoliates and leaves your skin super soft, and it comes in cute re-sealable and travel-friendly pouch packaging.
If you’re in need of some serious nourishing, try the Vichy Quenching Mineral Face Mask ($20, www.vichyusa.co). The hydrating face mask, which is Vichy’s first mineral hydrating face mask, is a winter skincare savior, and you only have to wait five minutes before you see a difference. But, for those looking for major results, leave it on the night before and you’ll be wowed in the morning.
And while you wait for your glow, you can’t forget about your locks. Tame unruly hair with Garnier Whole Blends Restoring Leave-in Conditioner Maple Remedy, available at Rite Aid ($6.99, www.garnierusa.com), which provides shiny, silky locks.
Can’t get enough coffee? Add Primal Life Organics Coffee Bean Face Serum ($79.97, www.primallifeorganics.com) to your skincare regimen. The hydrating serum not only smells divine, but it deeply moisturizes dry skin and keeps it nourished.
Planning on bringing a smaller bag? Make sure you pack h.honeycup Orange Sunflower Lotion Stick ($32, www.hhoneycup.com), a convenient concentrated stick that will soften without any of the mess of lotion.
NYE festivities can last a long, long time, so when you need a little skincare boost, mist on the Coco Ensolielle Face Aperitif ($32, cocoensoleille.com), which offers an immediate pick me up thanks to hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and glycerin.
If lack of sleep has resulted in some major under eye baggage, fake eight hours of sleep with Babor Cooling 3D Hydro-Gel Eye Pads ($29, babor.com). The set comes with four, so you’ll have enough for New Year’s Day… and the day after that… and the day after that.
Since it’s all about radiance on New Year’s, those that adore skincare sets can turn to Goldfaden MD’s The Glow Kit ($98, goldfadenmd.com), which contains Goldfaden MD’s Fresh A Peel, Bright Eyes, and Skin Balancing Mask. You’ll prep with the peel, then address any under eye concerns with Bright Eyes, and really bring out that glow with the mask.
Cap off your mask and serums with Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Cream ($68, www.sephora.com), another source of major moisture that also addresses tone, texture, and firmness.
For a seriously glam makeup look, try the The Alima Pure Evening Bag Edit Essentials ($50, www.alimapure.com), which comes with Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow in Luxe (a beautiful shimmery golden copper), Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink (carbon black), and the brand’s new Velvet Lipstick in Stella (a gorgeous deep, vampy red).
If the weather’s not cooperating, don’t risk runny mascara. Stick with Skone Luxe Waterproof Mascara ($22, skonecosmetics.com), which offers long-lasting major lash envy.