The tree is down, all the ornaments packed away, and the red and green gift wrap is in the closet. It’s time for your big night out on the town. New Year’s Eve is all about the glam and BITB wants to keep you gorgeous all night long. Bring out the big guns and turn up the glitz. Makeup artist and Neutrogena Cosmetics Ambassador Amy Oresman, reminds you to “make your eyes stand out” and create the ideal base for any look with “healthy, clear glowing skin.”
It’s All in the Prep
Start the night off right preparing your skin for a little sparkle and glitz. Use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99) to clean your complexion and ready the canvass. It’s a special occasion so remove all previous makeup and start anew.
Prep skin for foundation with Hourglass Cosmetics Veil ($52), a mineral primer that is a favorite of makeup artists because of its moisturizing properties. Foundation will apply smoothly and last much longer. Or perfect your skin with Per-fekt Beauty’s Skin Perfection Gel ($57.50) – a multi-tasking alternative to foundation that preps as well as finishes your complexion with buildable color that creates an air-brushed look
Puttin’ on the Glitz
Bobbi Brown has created the Ultimate Party Collection ($65), a makeup palette that contains all the eye, lip and cheek colors that a girl about town could possibly need for the big night. Metallic, shimmer and sparkle eye shadows as well as four glitter lip glosses add a special ritzy glitz for New Year’s Eve fun.
Start the New Year looking bright eyed and fresh. Neutrogena Cosmetics Ambassador Amy Oresman recommends Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner ($7.49) to define and brighten your eyes – special light diffusers help make your eyes appear whiter.
Create long and intense lashes with Lancome Definicils Mascara ($25). It’s long, thin brush elongates the lashes and allows for great definition. An award winning, best seller, this mascara is many a makeup artist’s go-to choice.
Finish your look with Laura Mercier’s limited edition Nail Lacquer in Twilight ($18). Perfect for a romantic but modern New Year’s Eve party, the polish is a deep shimmery violet that will welcome 2012 with style.
You can keep your look fresh and glamorous all night long with a few essentials tucked into your bag. Banish shininess with Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5.99) without smudging your makeup. Or toss an individually packaged Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelette ($4.99) into your clutch for on-the-go touch ups.
People will definitely notice when you pull out the iconic Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($32). Available in 10 shades, Orchid Rose is a good holiday choice.
Keep your lips ready for that midnight kiss with Neutrogena Moisture Lip Gloss ($7.99) available in 14 silky, sheer shades. You’ll be all prepared to grab that special someone when the clock strikes twelve. And when the party’s over and it’s time to head home, ward off dry, scratchy hands with a tube of Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream ($6.29).