The time has finally come: A new year is upon us, but not before a major New Year's Eve bash is thrown. This is the time to really amp up your makeup and play with metallic hues, bold colors, and all the daring trends from 2015 before the year is done (kidding, of course). All jokes aside, because you'll be ringing in the New Year well into the wee hours of the morning, you've got to plan accordingly with your look. It's all about long-lasting, durable makeup that will withstand hours of dancing, sweating, camera flashes, and copious amounts of fun. We turned to some top celebrity makeup artists and beauty industry gurus to find out their best secrets for keeping your makeup in place all night long.
Keep scrolling to read their tips!
Fiona Stiles, celebrity makeup artist, says choosing the right eyeliner is key: "If you know you’re going to be out and about until the wee hours, plan ahead by using long-wearing products. Use a gel liner or long-wear liner combined with a waterproof mascara so you don’t end up with raccoon eyes by the time you’re heading home."
Stiles also suggests using a good primer underneath a powder eyeshadow. Powder lasts longer than cream shadow, as creams tend to crease when mixed with the oil from your lids.
Take a page from Kylie Jenner's book and reach for the lip liner before your New Year's party. Stiles suggests lining your entire mouth with liner before applying your lip color to help it last longer.
For the cheeks, Stiles suggests layering up: "Try using a cream bush under your powder blush for a little extra insurance." Why hadn't we ever thought of that?
Laura Gellar, founder of Laura Gellar Beauty, is all about that base: "Primer works to smooth the surface of the skin for a professional makeup application, evens skin tone, and ensures that products applied on top of it will last all day long."
Instead of applying your normal setting powder on top of your foundation, try giving yourself that lit-from-within glow instead (it is New Year's after all, right?). Says Gellar, "To finish your look, I recommend dusting Laura Geller Baked Balance-n-Brighten all over the face. This gives a bit more coverage than a traditional setting powder while simultaneously brightening up the face for a second-skin finish, which is especially beneficial when taking photos at parties."
Rea Ann Silva, founder of the beautyblender says it's all about waking up your makeup: "Most times your look just needs a little 'refresher.' Instead of reapplying, I like to just reset the color I already have on. Simply take your beautyblender ($20) and spray 4-6 pumps of rea.activate beautyblender rea.hydrator to the sponge. This soothing formula is paraben-free and contains gentle ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate to "spread" your makeup seamlessly back into place." While the full-size product doesn't come out until January 1, 2016, you can still get its goodness in the beautyblender pretty.posse kit ($45), which we think is an even better deal than just getting the bottle alone.
Celebrity makeup artist Edward Cruz says that brows are an integral part of your New Year's Eve look, and as such, they need to be executed properly: "Gently dip the tip of a liner brush into the Vincent Longo Crème Gel between the brow arch and center of the face toward the nose, then use the thin edge to softly recreate hair follicles. Remember that less is more when working with the brows toward the center of the face. With the remaining crème gel, you don’t need to hold back: Fill in the arch as strong as you wish, and finish the tail with a sharp point," he explains.
Tag a friend below who you're going to glam it up with this New Year's Eve!