1. RED LIPS

Seen at: Zac Posen

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MAKE Lip Primer / LIPSTICK QUEEN Lip Liner Red / SERGE LUTENS BEAUTÉ Matte Lipstick

Channel minimal ‘90s glamour with a strong, red lip and little other makeup à la Zac Posen. Start by using a primer for long lasting color, and then line the lips to ensure bold shape. Finish with a matte lipstick in a classic red hue, and you’ll be more than ready when the clock strikes midnight.

2. WINGED LINER

Seen at: Dolce & Gabbana

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ARMANI Maestro Liquid Eye Liner / YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY Art Palette Eye Shadow – 01 / NARS Blending Eyeshadow Brush #42

Winged liner conveys confidence, whether adding a retro spin to a ladylike dress or delicate touch to an edgy ensemble. Use a liner pen to create the exact shape desired, and blend with dark eye shadow for added drama. A palette like this one from Yves Saint Laurent offers a mix of matte, satin, and shimmer for subtle variations to suit your desired look. Finish off with mascara for eyes that are destined to be caught across the room.

3. EXAGGERATED LASHES

Seen at: Marni

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GIVENCHY BEAUTY Noir Couture Volume Mascara / SHISEIDO Eyelash Curler / BEAUTY IS LIFE Mixed Single Lashes

There’s not many nights of the year where erring toward over doing it is encouraged as much as New Year’s Eve. For playful lashes, reach for singles instead of strips and mix loosely with your natural lashes for the exaggerated featherlike effect as seen at Marni. If fakes aren’t your thing, a lash curler and liberally applied volumizing mascara will work too.

4. STRONG BROW

Seen at: Balmain

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YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY Touche Eclat / CHANTECAILLE Waterproof Brow Definer Oak Brown / CHANTECAILLE Full Brow Perfecting Gel

Compliment your New Year’s outfit with fierce, face-framing brows that give max impact for little effort. Start by using a brow definer in little upward movements (not straight lines), and then use tinted brow gel, like Chantecaille’s Full Brow Perfecting Gel that actually stimulates hair growth. Finish off by highlighting the arches and corners of the eyes with an illuminating éclat.

5. COLORED LINER

Seen at: Monique Lhuillier

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YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY Longwear Waterproof Eye Pencil / CLAUDIO RIAZ Eye & Face Primer / BOBBI BROWN Eye Opening Mascara – Black

A boldly lined eye in an electric hue feels youthful and modern—perfect for an edgy New Year’s Eve party. After priming the eye, use an eye pencil in your color of choice to thickly line the top lids creating a an unexpected twist on the cat eye.

 

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