Get Great Beauty Tips for that Upcoming New Year's Eve Party!
The New Year is a great time to give yourself a makeover, and the various makeup trends this season give you plenty of choices to try out a fresh new look. The hottest makeup trends include smoky and dramatic, natural and pretty, and glamorous. Start the new year with a band and go all out for New Year's Eve with these great beauty tips! If you’re looking for something that will match your stylish ensemble for that upcoming party, here are a few choices:
New Year's Look: Dramatic & Smoky
Add a little drama to capture that sultry, mysterious look this New Year’s with dark hues and smoky eyes. The best way to achieve this look is to use a combination of colors (not just black) and layer different eye shadows on top of one another. Use eyeliner, from which you can choose from several shades like jet black, gray, bronze, and even silver to create some unique contrasts.
Eye Class' Smokey Eyes Palette gives you everything you need to get started. The kit is a palette of dark and light hues that can easily turn your subtle look into something bold and dramatic. The kit also comes with easy-to-follow examples for applying the colors successfully.
Tarte’s Peep Show Smokey Eye Palette is another great set that can add some drama to a night out. It includes an eye primer to keep everything in place, and the blending brush will help you to achieve that smoky effect with ease.
For a touch of blush, the Tarte Cheek Stain Cheek Color can give you a natural-looking splash of color. You get a long-lasting dewy look that can also be made into something more dramatic with a few more layers of product. It’s not your ordinary powder or cream blush; this blush is a gel that stays on for hours.
New Year's Look: Natural and Pretty
Enhance your natural features with shimmering and glossy products; great for that New Year’s Eve party! The best way to pull off the natural look for party season is to use colors that complement your natural skin tone and features. If you’ve got dark hair, plump up those eyelashes with dark black mascara and dark eyeliner. If you’re a natural blonde, use a nude eye shadows and lipgloss.
Natural foundation is great for all skin types, and you can get a flawless look with Bare Escentuals BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. This foundation can be applied quickly and easily, is great for traveling, and perfect for bringing along to the party for touchups.
To really make your eyes pop, pick up lash-plumping mascara. The Dr. Hauschka Skin Care collection features a full range of volumizing mascaras that can help you achieve the look you want.
New Year's Look: Glamorous
To make a statement this party season, go glamorous with glitter sprays, intense eye shadows, and shimmering eyeliner.
The Sugar Cosmetics Glitterama Liquid Glitter Eyeliner is great for getting that glittery effect, and also comes in a variety of fun colors. The superfine applicator brush ensures controlled application so that anyone can achieve a sophisticated sparkle!
When you’re looking for an all-over touch of glitter, try the Too Faced Kitty Glitter. It’s a simple way to add a touch of shimmer and shine to your cheeks, eyes, or even your lips! The mini-bowl of glitter is easy to pack along with you for the night’s events.
Add some shimmer to your hair with Sephora’s Silver Glitter Spray! This amazing product lets you deck yourself out in silver and gold sparkles. If you choose a minidress or skirt to wear for the festivities, spray this on your bare legs and arms for a completely ‘frosty’ look!
Turn yourself into a natural beauty or glamorous maven this New Year’s Eve with an assortment of beauty products that will make you shine – literally! Practice with a few different looks to create something truly spectacular!
Sabah Karimi writes on beauty, style, and fashion for DivaVillage. When she’s not busy sampling the latest beauty products at the makeup counter, you’ll probably find her relaxing at a spa to catch up on some beauty sleep.