With New Year’s Eve being just around the corner, the chances are you’re looking for the best ways to get gorgeous for the big night. Whether you’ll be kissing someone at the stroke of midnight, or dancing the night away — here are a few ideas that may make getting ready (and staying glam all night long) much easier!
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If makeup and hair aren’t exactly your forte, or you’re in need of a little pampering after the hectic holiday season, try Glamsquad. When you book on their app or website — they deliver a vetted beauty pro to your own house! (Major metro service areas — Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.) You can get blowouts, updo’s, makeup application, manicures, and pedicures — even nail art and gels in the comfort and privacy of your own home. This is especially great if you can’t get into a salon because they’re booked — or you just don’t have the time. Get $25 off your first appointment by using code WELCOME25.
If you’d like to DIY, but don’t know where to start with your makeup for the night, try YouCam Makeup. You just break out your phone, take a selfie — and in the app, you can see exactly how you would look with just about any makeup look! You’ll be able to give yourself a virtual makeover, check out tutorials, get great ideas, and you can also edit your photos to perfection. Choose from hundreds of makeup looks and hairstyles, or create your own. This real-time makeover and selfie cam is a lot of fun, I’ve used it several times for inspiration and photo editing. (Available for both iPhone and Android.)
Of all nights, this is the night you need your makeup to hold up the most. Blotchy foundation and smeared mascara may be evidence of a fun time had the night before, but you can avoid the Cinderella effect after midnight if you use the right products! Here are a few I highly recommend…
A foundation that really goes the distance! This full-coverage, long-lasting foundation is waterproof and made for long nights like NYE. Set it with the All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (an excellent partner to any foundation, really), and you’ve got added insurance. sephora.com
I haven’t been impressed with the staying power of a liquid lipstick like this, until Beauty Bakerie entered my life. Available in both matte and metallic finishes and gorgeous shades, I can’t get it to budge unless I either eat something with oil in it, or remove it with cleansing oil at the end of the day. It seriously lasts at least 8 hours (sometimes more) on my lips, and does not transfer or smudge. Get a code for 10% off when you sign up for their newsletter. beautybakerie.com
I’ve been using this for almost 10 years, and it hasn’t failed me yet. Apply underneath any eyeshadow for lasting power! sephora.com
Another product I can’t get to budge! This gel eyeliner is available in five shades and comes with a brush for easy application. ulta.com
Whether you’re skipping false lashes or not, you’re going to need a waterproof mascara to get you through the night. (Mascara helps blend your false lashes with your real ones after application.) I like this one because it holds my lashes and gives them dramatic volume and definition without making them too crunchy or flaky. ulta.com
How will you be getting glam for New Years Eve?