Expert-Approved New Year's Eve Makeup That Won't Budge All Night
So you've scored an invite to some type of epic New Year's Eve soiree and you've found the perfect sparkly-but-not-tacky dress you can get away with wearing without tights — your plans are looking good. Now, you just need to worry about your beauty look. With all the pressure that comes with perfecting your New Year's Eve plans, let us take this one off your plate, OK?
Since you know you're going to need a look that will last all night long, with minimal opportunities for touchups (have you seen the bathroom lines on New Year's Eve?! Shivers.), we asked celeb makeup artist Melissa Hernandez which longwear products won't pull a Cinderella on us. Because we all know the party doesn't end at midnight.
Keep reading for her recommendations, and let the countdown begin.
Milk Hydro Grip Primer
On a big night like New Year's Eve, try ditching your normal moisturizer. Instead, opt for a primer that doubles as hydration, like the Milk Hydro Grip Primer ($30). "It smooths texture, seals in moisture, and grips makeup like no other," Hernandez said.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Lightweight Foundation
While it's OK to skip the moisturizer on New Year's Eve, one product you definitely can't skimp on is foundation. According to Hernandez, Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Lightweight Foundation ($47) only looks better as the night goes on. "This foundation has great coverage, feels completely weightless, and looks better and better as the night progresses."
Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Every beauty enthusiast knows that concealer is the gift that keeps on giving. It hides undereye circles, makes pimples disappear, and evens out splotchy red zones we just can't seem to get rid of. On a big night like New Year's Eve, Hernandez recommends a concealer that looks natural and won't settle into fine lines, like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30).
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
If you do manage to squeeze yourself in front of the mirror in the restroom, this Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($45) will come in clutch. "This powder is ultrafine, making it perfect for touchups throughout the night as it visibly reduces shine without adding cakiness," Hernandez said.