New Year’s Eye is a great holiday for branching out of your beauty comfort zone and trying out glam makeup looks and chic hairstyles. Whether you’re attending a virtual NYE party or hosting a small get-together, you’ll surely want to keep your New Year’s Eve makeup looking great all night long. Keep a few essentials on hand, so you’ll be prepared for any touch-ups needed throughout the night—you’re essentially creating your own New Year’s Eve survival kit. Here are the six must-have items to ensure you—and your makeup look—survive ringing in the new year.
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #1: BOLD LIP COLOR
In our opinion, it’s not really New Year’s Eve without a bold lip color. Reach for a lipstick that will actually last until midnight, like the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain. This formula feels ultra-lightweight and lasts for hours. There are also plenty of shades for finding your perfect look.
For a sultry look…pair a brown smoky eyeshadow, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bottomless Java, with a wine-tinted lip color, like Prepared.
For a romantic makeup look…pair two purple eyeshadows, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum and Perpetual Purple, with a sweet pink lip. I Savor is the perfect shade.
For a lighter look…pair a nude eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Endless Pearl, with the shade I Empower.
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #2: FACE POWDER
New Year’s Eve can be a long night, and you might notice your skin starting to look shiny or your makeup starting to blur. You don’t even need to hit the dancefloor for this to happen; turning on all your lights for a Zoom event can be enough. But it’s no problem—just pull out your L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder. With the power to absorb excess oil and reduce shine, this lightweight face powder is a must for a big night.
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #3: HIGHLIGHTER
This really is the perfect holiday to amp up the shimmer, and what better way to ensure that you’ll be sparkling all night long than with a highlighter stick, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks. The formula is buildable, so you can customize your level of shimmer. To touch-up your look, swipe it onto high points of your face, like your brow bone and cheekbones, then blend out with your fingers for a diffused glow.
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #4: CONCEALER
When it comes to concealer, whether you’re just touching up your makeup throughout the night or looking for a formula that will help mask any skin imperfections or discolorations, you want a product that really works—not to mention one that won’t wipe or wear off within just a couple of hours. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage. Throw it into your bag for the night and pull it out whenever you need to make any quick fixes. To use, apply directly onto any of your complexion concerns and blend with your finger. It’s that easy!
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #5: BROW GEL
For your New Year’s Eve look, any old eyebrow makeup won’t do. Especially in a year like this, when your eyes are really the star of the show. Just like the rest of your makeup, you’ll want to find a brow product that will last throughout the evening and is easy to touch up if need be. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, which will thicken your brows and last all day (and night) without smudging. It’s also sweat-resistant, in case you're lucky enough not to spend your NYE somewhere completely chilly. If you notice your brows need a touch-up, just swipe a bit of product onto sparse areas.
MUST-HAVE MAKEUP ITEM #6: MAKEUP-REMOVING WIPES
At the end of a long night, after lots of champagne and a midnight kiss, you’ll hardly want to perform your regular nighttime skin care routine, and we can't blame you. It’s a holiday, after all! But, you still won’t want to fall asleep with your makeup on. After the ball drops and you’re headed for bed, wipe off your makeup look with a few swipes of a makeup remover wipe, like the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes. They’ll remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, so you can wake up in the new year with clean skin.