We all want to ring in 2017 looking our most beautiful while counting down to the New Year (and that special midnight kiss). By now, you've made your plans, picked out your party frock or pantsuit, and have your New Year's Eve beauty look on lock. But have you considered how you'll keep your makeup radiant and fresh between your first cocktail and the final countdown?
We've rounded up five important beauty hacks to keep in mind for the big night, as well as the supplies you'll need to execute them and ensure your epic NYE beauty look lasts into 2017. Kick off the night—and the New Year—prepared with all the tricks and products required for every possible touch-up or beauty emergency the night might bring. When the time comes for the ball to drop, you'll be looking as beautiful as ever and ringing in the New Year feeling your very best.
Keep scrolling to study up on the five beauty hacks that will keep you looking gorgeous as you count down to the New Year!
Prevent Lipstick Bleeding with a Brow Pencil
Nothing's worse than rocking a dramatic lip only to realize, once you see your reflection in the restroom mirror, that it looks like you don't know how to color within the lines. Lipstick bleeding is a total beauty blunder that's especially common when you've chosen to sport a daring shade or when cocktails are in the mix. If you're playing with a fun lipstick color on the big night, be sure your pout is party ready by prepping it for long-lasting wear. Simply tracing your lip line with a clear wax brow pencil, as you would when applying lip liner, will keep color locked in on your lips exclusively (that is, until that midnight kiss).
Tame Flyaways with Hand Cream
You want your New Year's Eve 'do to last well past midnight, so in addition to fixing your look with hair spray and bobby pins, tame flyaways with an easy trick. Applying a small amount of hand cream to problem areas and the tips of strands will help keep your tresses in place without looking like you used an excess of product. Carry the cream with you for touch-ups while you're partying and to keep hands moisturized and soft despite the winter weather.
Set Brows in Place with Lip Balm
Want your bold brow look to have staying power (and be able to touch it up without bringing your makeup bag)? Carry some lip balm in your clutch or purse. You'll be fully equipped to lock in moisture for the perfect midnight pout and prepared to reshape and reset your brows if they're in need of a little repair after a serious session on the dance floor.
Oil Up to Stop Skin Flaking
Winter weather has wreaked havoc on our skin, and it seems as though no matter how much lotion we apply, our skin remains dry and flaky. Amp up your skin's hydration with an oil moisturizer versus a lotion. Let your skin absorb a layer before you apply your makeup, or mix in a little with your foundation for an added boost of moisture. Carry the oil with you at night in case any dry patches pop up, and watch the look of troubled skin disappear with just a drop.
Fix Dry Lips with a Wipe
One of the most important parts of your beauty look New Year's Eve night is your pout. Before you count down to midnight, anticipating that first kiss of 2017, make sure your lips are ready by ridding them of dryness and keeping them from getting chapped. One swipe with a baby wipe—a plant-based version is best—will clear your lips of dry skin and reset your smile for a fresh coat of lipstick. Give it a go if you feel your lips beginning to dry out or starting to chap, and keep your lips picture-perfect and kissable well into the New Year.
Head to the comments to share how you'll be counting down to 2017!