Christmas was a hit and you survived. Now you have just a couple of days to get prepped for the biggest sendoff to 2011. New Year’s Eve is that one holiday where glamour is the main goal. Below is a compilation of how to achieve and keep that look going strong past midnight in 2012.
Eyes: Eyes are the window to your soul, so why not entice that special person with a beautiful eye this New Year’s Eve. Start by lining your eyes with a luxury liquid liner by Iman ($11) in Onyx which is a black pigment enhanced with flex of shimmer for a dramatic glimmer. If black or liquid liner seems too intimidating Beauty Addicts eye pencils ($16) in either Motivate, a deep eggplant, or Glow, a smoky navy, help to achieve a smoky eye which is not as severe as most because of the color. Beauty Addicts products are available at fine beauty salons throughout New York. The Anastasia Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette #3 ($40) has New Year’s Eve written all over the shadow options. There is a chrome silver, rich teal, and a silver flecked black shade to light up eyes. If snow princess is the look you are after try out the Sue Devitt E-Z Eye Shadow ($18) in Leo. It is a shimmery white that easily will fit into your purse for those midnight touch ups. Sue Devitt items are available for sale at Macy locations. Whichever look you choose to go with finish eyes off with a mascara like Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Care Mascara ($15) will do the trick. As the night gets longer and the drinks increase keep eyes looking awake with Visine Maximum Redness Relief ($6) to relieve eyes of irritation and freshen tired peepers.
Lips: Everyone knows what happens when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve, so it is best to be prepped and ready to kiss 2011 good bye. Start the year off golden with Rimmel’s Stay Glossy ($5) in either Everlasting Crush, a shimmery bronze, or Unlimited Gold, a subtle shimmery taupey shade. If you go with a bold eye it is best to balance out your look with a simple, non-descript lip like Elizabeth Arden’s High Shine gloss ($15) in Tropicoral. It is a soft pink with just the right amount of shimmer. If the vixen look is more your style Elizabeth Arden also has her Cermide Ultra lipstick ($23) in Rouge which is the classic red every beauty girl is constantly searching for.
Face: Even before having fun with color or style skin needs to be prepped for the evening. If that pesky little zit popped up an hour before you need to leave give it a little punch with Neutrogena’s Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer ($10). Empowered with salicylic acid, it will fight that blemish off while covering. Stick it in your purse for touch ups throughout the night. Highlight cheek bones with weightless Vapour Aura Multi-use Blush ($28), available through their website. The pigmented stick blush has a shimmer that when hit by the moonlight will light up your whole face. Come prepapred for a night of dancing and celebration with every woman’s greatest defense, Clean and Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5). Just pat your face with the sheets and the wrong kind of shine, aka oil will be absorbed and leave behind that beautiful make up to make all the men swoon. Body: So it maybe freezing in New York, but it does you do not need to look as if you just emerged from your igloo. Try out Per-fekt’s Body Perfection Gel ($48) available at Sephora, which will give you that St. Bart’s bronze without the hefty price of a plane ticket. While moisturizing this gel helps skin’s natural radiance to shine through. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend which is why Vincent Longo wants to spray his lovely ladies down with Diamond Body Spray ($44). In a vintage perfume bottle spray exposed skin with the fine powder for a hint of shimmer. Have fun with your nails by painting them with Zoya lacquers ($8) in either Trixie, an intense foily silver, or Goldie, a rich marigold. Both shades are the perfect metallics that are required by all divas celebrating New Year’s Eve. If metallic is not what you are after paint over your favorite shade with Finger Paints ($5) glitter in Fun-Fetti found at Sally Beauty Supply stores. The glitter is multicolored, various sizes, multifaceted and a whole lot of fun to jazz up boring nails. Just paint the tips of your nails for a fun variation on the French Mani.
If picking and choosing what is best for New Year’s Eve Tarte cosmetics has taken the guess work out of getting ready for New Year’s Eve with their Puttin’ on the Glitz Limited-edition Color Collection & Clutch ($48). They even have your bag for the night picked out. This incredible value has 3 changeable pallets that snap into the clutch that have 6 eye shadows each and a complimenting blush. The bag is an oh so chic silver snake skin that is the perfect size for an evening of fun. It even has a chain so you can be hands free for an evening of dancing.
This New Year’s go all out glam. Pick and choose some of these products for a shimmery, all out good evening of fun.