2016 has been a wild year, and many of us are glad to see it go. If you plan to be out celebrating with joy, make sure that you make the night memorable and look your very best to mark the occasion.
From preparing your skin to putting on the perfect makeup and matching it with the perfect outfit, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips for how to look your very best when ringing in the New Year:
Preparing Your Skin for New Year’s Eve
You may look tired and dehydrated after partying the night away on New Year’s, but you should look fresh as a peach when you start the celebration. The best way to do that is to get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water in the couple of weeks leading up to the big night.
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, and if you don’t get enough of it, your skin will look pale, uneven, tired and saggy. Pair that with not drinking enough water and you’ll look more tired and older than you are — and you won’t be able to fix it with makeup.
Make your skin seem to glow from the inside by eating a good diet, drinking plenty of water each day, and getting eight to nine hours of sleep each night. Enhance your efforts with a daily skincare regime that includes washing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Get deep moisturizing with a mask or serum each night.
Perfecting Your Makeup
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try something new and bold with your makeup. The easiest way to go bold without doing much is to put on a bright, glossy red lip. You’ll need to wear neutral makeup so that you don’t look overdone, so you won’t have to spend all night putting on your face. You can wear the bright red lip with everything from the little black dress to your glitziest cocktail dress.
If red isn’t your style, try out metallic for a dramatic eye. Use shades of bronze, copper, pewter and gold to create a look that has all the glitz of disco combined with all the sophistication of modern design.
Whatever look you choose, make sure you start with a good primer and a flawless foundation so that your skin looks smooth and beautiful and your makeup stays in place throughout the night, no matter how much you boogie down.
Putting Together Your Ensemble
Your New Year’s Eve outfit should be both glamorous and celebratory. Now is the time to wear that dress that’s just a little too “loud” for your other events throughout the year. We’re talking about that sequined number, the metallic mini, and the tight little black dress you love but never have occasion to wear.
If you are feeling concerned about modesty, just add a sweater or shrug, or put some tights on with your dress.
Don’t forget to accessorize with some strappy heels and some great earrings. If your dress is very flashy, choose more modest accessories. If you have a simple black dress, for example, go bit with silver shoes and glitzy earrings.
Finishing with Hair
Beachy waves are the perfect complement to just about any dress you might wear for New Year’s Eve, and the style works for most hair types. It’s a relaxed and sexy look.
Style an up do if you feel like a more elegant look. Let down some curly tendrils to soften it, or keep it slicked back for more sophistication. Accessorize with some glittery hairpins that complement your dress.
Start your New Year right by looking your very best. You’ll feel great, and you’ll feel ready to start the year with confidence and enthusiasm. Use these tips to get the perfect, picture-worthy look that will have heads turning and have you feeling like the beautiful goddess you are.