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3 Ways To New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to reminisce on the past year with friends and family — and no matter how you plan to do that, we have the beauty recommendations to get the most out of your look. Whether you’re sitting on the couch with a mask on (and a bathrobe to boot), sitting down for a casual dinner, or not sitting at all (dance party, anyone?), follow the make-up, hair, and skin routines below to prep for your night of celebration.

When You’re Staying In

New Year’s Eve not your thing, or just feel tired out from all of its grand expectations? A night in is the perfect time to forego FOMO, watch Jools Holland on TV, and perform a bit of self-care. After all, you’ve accomplished great things this year — so sit back, settle in, and get ready to pamper yourself.

Wash off the day (and all of 2018) in the shower, where you’ll apply amika’s Soulfood Nourishing Mask to your hair after shampooing. It fights split ends and dryness with sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil, so during the 5-10 minutes it soaks in you’ll be both repairing damage and intensely hydrating.

Next, draw yourself a bath (we’re going for full-on relaxation mode here, so really soak in this step). Add some Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil to the water just before you get in and breathe in its intoxicating scent to help you unwind. After hopping out and lightly drying off, apply a generous layer of Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream. Its decadent texture will soften your skin and lock in the moisture from the bath soak even further.

You have the whole night ahead of you, so take some time for the Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight mask — it’ll be worth it. Infused with botanical oils, the super-rich formula spends the night repairing and hydrating skin (and it smells amazing!). Even better? You can go to bed with it on so there’s no rinsing required before you hit the sheets.

When You’re Heading Out

You’re trying to find the perfect balance between a quiet night in and a night on the town. Maybe you planned drinks with friends, or an intimate dinner with someone special. We have a low-key routine that will make you feel put together but not over the top.

Start by styling some loose curls into your hair with a curling. Then, flip your hair over and mist Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray all over or just wherever you want more body. Don’t skip this part — it’s where the magic really happens, and you’ll be getting compliments on your hair all night.

Go for a no-makeup makeup look with just the tiniest bit of oomph. Start by blending Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator all over. Next, dab colour onto your cheeks, eyes, and the high points of your face with the all-in-one ModelCo Highlighting Trio, which has three highlighter shades that double as eyeshadows. Fill in your brows with the tiny, hair-like strokes of the BBB London Ultra Slim Brow Definer for extra fullness. Finish by curling your lashes and swiping on a few coats of Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara so you look wide awake, even if you don’t feel it.

Finish with a spritz of Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream, which blend notes of lemon, peach, and florals for an intoxicating scent that your companions will remember.

When You’re Going All Out

It’s New Year’s Eve, and you’re not letting it get away from you without going full-on glam: done-up hair, glittery eyes, and your best dress included. Whatever going all out means for you, you need a look (ahem: this one) to match so you can feel your most confident throughout the night.

Dampen a beautyblender® and dab it onto your face to seamlessly blend in your foundation of choice. You want your skin dewy tonight so it looks dimensional (and can catch the reflection of the disco ball). Lightly dust BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder all over to hide any stubborn blemishes and set your foundation. Next, apply your shadows of choice from the Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette to your lids using your fingers or an eyeshadow brush, then use the lightest shade as a highlighter on the high points of your face and the inner corners of your eyes. Here’s where it gets fun. Pick a Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and swipe it over your eyeshadow. This not only adds drama, but you’ll stand out in the crowd of other revellers. To make your eyes pop even more, define your brows with Benefit Cosmetics’ Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel and amplify your lashes with their BADgal BANG! Bigger, Badder, Volumizing Mascara. Choose a lip coluor that makes you feel confident, and top it with one of the shades from the LOC Luminous Lip Shine Trio so it shines. Voilà!

This is your night, so style your hair however you fancy (or go for a dramatic updo). You want your creation to last the whole night through, so whatever you do, set it with Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray, which delivers hold without the crunch.

There’s no better fragrance to top off your look before you head out than the handbag-friendly Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid EDP. The floral scent balances notes of creamy vanilla with fruity cassis, which is rich and noticeable without being too overbearing. Spritz, go out, and prosper!