There are a few nights every year when a less-is-more beauty edict is unacceptable. On an evening rife with nostalgia and anticipation, and set against a trifecta of Champagne toasts, slinky cocktail dresses, and glitter-flecked decor, December 31 demands no less than the boldest of looks. When surveyed for their suggestions,all community of artists shared a surprisingly uniform sentiment: shimmery shadow, vibrant lipstick, modern nail color and sleek, shiny hair all top their list. Translation? Take their advice and don’t be stuck in the shadows on the most glamorous night of the year. The products and expert tricks to pull it off, below.
THE FOOLPROOF SHIMMERY EYE
This color [Hypnotique] is perfect for a festive night, with just the right amount of shimmer to brighten your eyes. The texture makes it easy to apply a perfect smoky eye in one step. Plus, it’s smudge-proof and will last all night.
For the perfect New Year’s manicure I would use Jin Soon Mica to create a metallic French tip! Leave the base of your nails clear, and apply this sparkly, holographic color along the smile line of your nail freehand. [Edit note: Try a guide if you prefer.] This will make your nails catch the light and complement the rest of your New Year’s attire without being a distraction.
THE SLEEK PONY
You can’t go wrong with a super-sleek ponytail for a chic New Year’s Eve look. Give yourself a nice, clean blowout and pull your hair back in either a high or low pony. Then spray Serge Normant Meta Sheer Finishing Oil at the hairline, on the top of the head and throughout the pony for incredibly beautiful, dry shine. It’s simple but still festive.