Typical New Year’s Eve celebrations include Champagne, canapés and cameras. As the clock strikes midnight and fireworks fill the air, you will likely find that snap-happy revellers turn the lens on you, capturing the moment so it is forever bound to memory (and social media!).
To ensure you look your best for all New Year’s Eve photos, we’ve compiled a quick beauty check list:
1. Prime Skin
On New Year’s Eve, foundation will have to last at least six hours, so it’s more important than ever to prime skin before application. Dry mature skin will be instantly smoothed by Dior Dreamskin, or if oil is your issue, avoid shine by using Esteé Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer.
2. Forgo SPF
We’re the first to stress the importance of SPF by day, but by night suncare-enriched foundation can react with camera flashes to make your face glow ghostly pale. So it’s worth investing in an additional non-protective foundation for evening escapades. Look to Giorgio Armani’s brilliant range of SPF-free formulas; Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Treatment Foundation is another good option.
3. Add Lashes
Whether you’re an eyeliner devotee, master of eyeshadow, or prefer bare lids, a pair of false lashes will make your eyes look wide and bright, even in photographs taken from a distance. Shu Uemura Partial Soft Cross Lashes or False Lashes S271 are the perfect way to keep things chic, or go bold with Shupette Furry Fantasy Premium Lashes for a dramatic party look.
4. Stain Lips
With a party in full swing, the last thing on your mind is topping up lipstick, yet worn-away, colour-rimmed lips are not photo-friendly. Avoid colour fade by applying a long-lasting lip stain at the beginning of the night. YSL Glossy Stain or Dior Addict Fluid Stick will wear gracefully, leaving you with pretty tinted lips well past midnight.
5. Boost Hair
For locks that gleam from every angle, finish your style with a generous spritz of Show Beauty Premier Finishing Spray for hold and shine. If your hair has a tendency to fall flat then make sure to carry a mini Philip Kingsley One More Day Shampoo in your clutch; apply a few short bursts to your roots and tussle to instantly add volume and refresh your style.
Finally, don’t forget to smile. Happy New Year!
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