Face The New Year Our New Year's Eve beauty tips

Tonight, don’t let the fireworks be the only thing that glitters and shines; face the New Year with makeup worthy of your New Year’s outfit and give those sparkles in the sky a run for their money.


The Lip


Here we must quote our favourite fictional fashionista, Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip girl, “Lipstick lasts longer but gloss is more fun”. It’s true, a good matt lipstick will last the night with only one or two touch ups depending on how much you are sipping, kissing or swimming.

On an otherwise fresh face a bold bright lipstick will have your fave the new year with a kick and the best part? It will draw attention to your mouth. Hello the New Year’s kiss!

Get the look: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Red Carpet, Bloom Super Gloss in Outshine




The Lid

This may be the only night of the year you can channel 70’s disco so DO IT because the results are incredible. A glittering lid is not so passé it can’t be done but there are rules to make this look work.

Like any bold piece of jewellery on an outfit, it has to be the only accessory on your face. The only addition allowed to the glittered lid is lashings of mascara, so keep the rest of your face neutral. Fill your lid up to the crease and dot some into the corner of the eye and boom. Fireworks? What fireworks?

Get the look: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Glitter Rock, M.A.C. Stroke Of Midnight in Reflects Gold



The Lashes


These are important on any day of the year but tonight, you can really go to town on your peepers. Unfortunately not all of us were blessed with the lashes of Cara Delevingne (we won’t even start on the brows) but that’s doesn’t mean you can’t face the New Year with the finest lashes around.

If you are short of lash, fake it with Napoleon Perdis false lashes. Go the full Monty with a full thick set of falsies or just add a few long lashes here and there to enhance you natural lashes. Finish it off with an on-trend thick dark wing of liner or smokey shadow to make those eyes pop even more and boom!

Get the look: Napoleon Perdis lashes is Hoya, Napoleon Perdis lashes in Peony




The Luminescence

No matter which of the above looks you choose it is imperative your skin looks great. A fresh face not only gives you a great canvas to dress up but will allow you to face the New Year with confidence that you are looking great.

Leave the heavy foundation in the drawer, in fact throw it in the bin, and use a BB Cream or mineral powder to give your face a fresh, natural look that is luminescent. These provide coverage but are still light enough to not cake your face and contain light reflecting pigments that make your skin glow.

Get the look: Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Now for the rest or your New Year’s Eve look! See our ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES, our ULTIMATE JEWELLERY DRAWER and our NEW YEAR STYLE GUIDE

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