I’m happy to have Elizabeth of Spike the Punch as a guest blogger to share some of her New Year’s Eve beauty must-haves. Visit Spike the Punch to check out my NYE guest post as well. It’s been fun working with Elizabeth and I look forward to future collaborations like this!
New Years Eve is quickly approaching and who doesn’t want to ring in the first hours of 2012 looking fabulous? Here’s a look at a few of the products I’ll be relying on come December 31.
1. Violent Lips
NYE is the best night of the year to give a new, dramatic style a try and these temporary lip tattoos by Violent Lips are the perfect anecdote to an otherwise downplayed look. The added bonus is that since they adhere to your lips, there’s no need for reapplication and no funky lipstick marks on your champagne glass!
If the glitter lip tattoos are a bit too much for you (no judgment here), Exude lip cremes are a great option. They have a range of flattering, dramatic shades and each is subtly scented in mint, just in case you happen to snag a kiss at midnight!
Nobody wants to spend half the night in the bathroom reapplying powder, or worse, looking shiny-faced and these face blotting sheets by Tatcha are the perfect solution. They’re absorbent and won’t leave any residue or alter your make-up. The sheets themselves are also super chic (black with flecks of gold foil) so there’s no shame in pulling these out of your clutch for a quick pat or two.
No New Years Eve look is complete without a festive manicure. I recommend Crown Me Already for fun, ultra-shimmery nails but if you want something a little more subtle, you can also opt for a vibrant opaque hue (I like OPI’s Pink Flamenco) with just the ring finger nail painted with a glitter lacquer.
Eyes are a great feature to play up on New Year’s Eve with some shimmer and if you don’t already own a good glitter palette, NYX recently came out with these highly pigmented 5-shade eyeshadow cremes sets that are so inexpensive (around $6 at Ulta) you can afford to use them only once (not that you should!).
6. Juicy Couture
Finally, don’t forget some perfume before you run out the door! Juicy Couture makes some really fun, sparkly baubles that double as solid perfumes.