One great things about New Year’s is that the theme for makeup is always quite the same: glitter.
Be it because we want to match the sparkle of the fireworks along the river, or the fizzle of a popped bottle of champagne, there’s a lot of comfort knowing that you’ll never go wrong with silver and gold, and that it’s a fine excuse to bring out either of those colours for at least one night a year.
Whether you’re doubling up on concealer to conceal all your prior Christmas partying (cheese-eating), or you’re looking to find the item to complete your meticulously-planned NYE outfit, here, we’ve put together the 8 New Year’s makeup essentials to covet.
Even if your plans this year are less ‘New Year’s party’ and more ‘Netflix Soiree,’ there’s no reason not to get a little sparkly with it. Here’s a bit of inspo.
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For a lip gloss that looks good and feels good, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Colour Drip Lip Cream has got us sorted this festive season. Ideal for those who like a creamy lip but not a shimmery lip, the formula is designed to be conditioning (vitamin A in the house), non-sticky, and is lightly scented with peach and vanilla. New Year’s kiss? We’re ready.
If you’ve been partying (or just eating) nonstop since 25 December (or 1 December), do not fear. Stila’s One Step Correct EYE serum is here. Helping to prepare the skin under the eyes for makeup, as well as reduce the appearance of dark circles, the multi-colour texture is perfect for those who like to colour-correct before applying concealer. If you haven’t used an eye primer before, let us tell you that 2021 is the year to do so.
Not going to lie: we really love the name of this collection. Urban Decay has long been framed in the Eyeshadow Hall of Fame, and its latest vegan palette with 12 all-new shades proves its place so worthy. There are eight creamy, prismatic shimmers and four grounded mattes, and the shades are infused with genuine tourmaline (stoned, get it?), to ward off any bad energy, too.
Safely going to a party this New Year’s? Body glitter is always a good idea. We love Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Loose Glitter that can be used for all face, body, and hair. Ultra-reflective, the metallic cosmetic glitter is the perfect way to draw attention to particular areas, and accentuate that highlight.
Everything about this limited edition lipstick screams “celebration.” Tom Ford has unveiled a sequin lipstick for the holiday season, designed to leave your lips looking like they were doused in loose glitter. Available in nude shades (‘Surge’ and ‘Thrust’), a classic ruby red (‘Stunner’), or even in sleek silver (‘Bolt’), it’s the most elegant way to pucker up and pout this December.
We really love the presentation for this one, and are kind of kicking ourselves for not including it in a few of our stocking stuffers. Part of the 2020 Christmas collection, this festive palette is a combination of one matte and two satin shades, allowing for just enough versatility between natural and daring looks. Layered or alone, it’s the classic NYE colour palette that you can never go wrong with.
Here’s one big name in the came of loose setting powders: Laura Mercier. This time dressed in a limited edition package inspired by the ballet of Paris, Laura Mercier has brought back its best-selling and most popular setting powder for the festive season. Ensuring that makeup is set and lasts for 12 hours, if you want to dance the night (or your 2020 troubles) away, here’s your trustworthy companion. Happy New Year.