My husband likes to joke that New Year’s is my favorite holiday. I get so excited during the countdown that you’d think I was counting down to my birthday! I think I love New Year’s so much because it’s a chance to reset the button on all the things that didn’t work out so well and, by the same token, a motivation to continue working hard on the things that are. I also LOVE getting dolled up for the night. I don’t think any rules apply when choosing an outfit but I do think there are products that can help your night run smoothly.
This year we plan on actually heading out and going to a friend’s party so you know I’m already planning my head-to-toe look (check out my last post for inspo) and gathering my clutch essentials. I don’t like to take too many products but these I can’t go without!
A good eyeshadow primer is a must especially if you’re going for a bold look. Even a good face primer is essential if you want your makeup to last through the dancing and good times. The night will be long, and if you’re going out you’ll probably need something that helps your makeup stay on all night. I’ve gotta give it up to Urban Decay’s Primer Potion for still holding strong as my fave primer. I tested tons this year and none have compared.
Speaking of eyes, glitter eyeliner adds just the right amount of twinkle to any makeup look. I have Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal liner in “Midnight Cowboy” and love applying a little on top of already sparkly eyeshadows for that little extra something. It doesn’t irritate my eyes and stays on all day!
If you’re going to be dancing all night the last thing you want to do is touch-up with powder! Just think of how cakey your makeup will look?! Use blotting sheets instead. Plus they’re more compact and light.
No New Year’s Eve look is complete without some lashes! The bolder the better and I gotta say Huda Beauty’s “Samantha” lashes are a current favorite! They work for so many eye shapes and take any look to the next level. Sephora Collection’s “Fusion” are also beautiful and are a bit more edgy than the “Samantha.”
Long-lasting is the name of the game for New Year’s and liquid lipsticks are going to be your best bet when it comes to lip options. Anastasia’s liquid lipstick in “Crush” is one of the most versatile nudey colors that transforms according to the lip liner you use so I highly recommend that shade. If you want lasting power but prefer a gloss finish, try YSL’s Vinyl Creams. They’re comfortable on the lips and will last through all the champagne kisses.
Clubs are dark and sometimes smoky and if you’re anything like me, that irritates your eyes. Keep eye drops handy for a quick refresher in case your eyes get red or dry.
I don’t care what your plans are for New Year’s, taking a portable charger should be at the top of your essentials list. Anything can happen and you have to be ready to make a phone call. I love this one from theAnkit.com. It’s helped me out in a pinch so many times! (You can use code “livelearnluxeit20” for 20% off your entire order!)
Have you set your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let me know if you’re planning on staying in or going out? And what products are your must-have clutch essentials!