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The Ultimate Guide to New Year's Eve Beauty

Dec 31 2013 - 6:30am

We're on the cusp of a New Year, and there are plenty of things to look forward to in 2013. But first you'll need a stellar beauty plan to ring in the coming year tonight. This guide has all the essentials from hair and makeup tutorials to last-minute fixes for the night of the party. Plus, since everyone will be piling on the sparkle, there's a guide for glitter use [1], too. And so the countdown begins . . .

2013 Trend Report

What better place to get makeup inspiration than the fashionable runway scene. Pick one of these designer-approved hair and makeup looks [2], and your NYE style will already be on-trend for 2013.

Confetti Explosion

Although glitter should be worn in moderation, one place to go wild is your manicure. These sparkling nail polishes [3] will rival the luminosity of the New Year's Eve ball.

Source: Flickr user love Maegan [4]

A Fun, Flirty Faux Bob

Flirty and feminine, a faux bob provides an unexpectedly stylish way to wear an updo for the holidays. It's also a great technique for faking a new look — hairdresser's shears not required. This curly faux bob [5] is ideal for a fancy holiday fete.

Countdown, Not Meltdown

Counting down the seconds until 2013 is only the beginning of the celebration. Make sure your makeup lasts well into the New Year with these long-lasting makeup tips [6].

A Head-Turning Makeup Idea

Fizz. Pop. Clink. That's the sound of 2013 approaching — time to put on your sparkliest dress, let your hair down, and get ready for the ball to drop. MAC's Director of Creative Artistry Gregory Arlt showed us how you can pair glittery eyes with a red lip and not look over-the-top.

Party Girl Problems

No one wants wine-stained lips in their NYE photos. Remedy the worst beauty blunders while still enjoying the soiree with these quick party fixes [7].

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