New Year’s Eve Parties are great opportunities to play with fashion and show off your fun, elegant fashionista side. Whether you would like a more subtle look, a full on glam outfit or you are looking to go all out and try a completely new trend, we hope we can help inspire you to get your vogue on. From the skincare basics to makeup setting tricks and hair dye tips, we’ve got you covered.
First Things First: Get Your Skin Ready!
Hydrating Your Skin
Since you will be celebrating the New Year all night long, take a bit of time to prepare your skin. Hydrating should be the first and most important step of your routine to ensure your makeup doesn’t cake up on your skin and your skin will survive the night. As a first step, cleanse your skin and apply a hydrating mask (we recommend Origins’ Drink It Up Hydrating Mask). Besides nourishing your skin, it will make it appear more plump and glowing, which is the perfect base for your makeup.
Brighten Your Eyes
If you prepare beforehand, you won’t have to worry about getting red or tired eyes during the night. Just before getting ready, use a gel eye patch to erase dark circles and calm your eye area, and right before grabbing that mascara and eye shadow, use eye drops. Even if you don’t have sensitive eyes, we recommend choosing eye drops that were designed to dry and sensitive eyes, because they are the most gentle way of keeping your eyes hydrated. You can even take them with you in your clutch and apply it every few hours if your eyes are getting tired.
Set Your Makeup
For any all-nighter event, setting your makeup is an essential process of getting ready to make sure your smokey eye and bold lip stays on without smudging and creasing. An amazing way besides using setting spray is to mix together liquids and powders. Just like you would normally apply powder on top of your foundation, use this trick with every step of your makeup: use cream blush before applying a powder blush and set your liquid or gel eyeliner with a hint of matte black powder.
Get a Camera-Ready Smile
A confident, white smile can complement any look, not to mention a smile will look amazing on the party photos. If you have time before stepping out of the door, use quick, efficient and gentle whitening strips to ensure you have pearly, shiny teeth.
Our Favourite Outfit and Hair Combinations:
Twisted Braids x Color Block
If you are not sure which hairstyle would you prefer or if your look just don’t feel quite pulled together enough, definitely go with braids. Whether it’s a side braid, halo or fishtail braid, these hairstyles will instantly create a show-stopper look. To match these braids, we would recommend choosing a color block dress or outfit. Colors such as royal blue and green or purple and orange matched together create a fun and playful look.
Makeup Tip: For this look, try out a glitter or matte black eyeliner and nude, peach shade lips. Play with the eyeliner and create geometric lines.
Pastel Hair x Sultry Glam
What better time to experiment with pastel hair colors than the upcoming New Year’s Eve party? If you have naturally light or blonde hair, pastel blue, pink, purple or even silver hair is a perfect option for you to spice up your look a bit. Try out a temporary hair dye and add different shades to create an ombre effect. To complement the hairstyle, choose something form fitting and a bit over the top in a nude or blush shade –a faux leather pencil dress or a mesh overlay A-line dress.
Makeup Tip: Because both the hair and the dress has a light shade, go with a cut crease eye shadow look or a burgundy lipstick. Keep the lips matte, so the focus will be on the dress and the hair style.
Old Hollywood Glam x Pop Art
Mixing together two different fashion and art eras is a bold and daring choice, especially if those two are old Hollywood glam and pop art. Start off this look by creating tight curls with the help of a curling iron and some hair spray to set everything in place. Once your hair is in beautiful, symmetrical curls, it’s time to put together your outfit. The secret of a Pop Art inspired look is to incorporate vivid shades such as red, blue and yellow. A crop top with pencil skirt and patent leather heels screams pop art fantasy, but you can also go with a dress.
Makeup Tip: The pop art outfit with these glamorous curls will look amazing with cherry red, glossy lips and a set of false lashes.
There you have our top fashion tips to looking bang on trend this New Years eve, now all you need is a hot date for when the clock strikes 12!