With Christmas out of the wayand New Year's Eve fast approaching, it’s time to get your skin in check and ready for the biggest night of the year. 31 December is the one night when people come together and welcome in the New Year with a bang, with plenty of photo opportunities and selfie action. Many of us will be up late seeing in the early hours, so clever make-up must be applied to ensure that you look fresh after midnight. Here at HELLO! we have selected an abundance of must-have beauty products that will ensure your make-up is completely party-proof. From smudge-free luscious lashes to industrial strength lipsticks, handy setting sprays and handbag-friendly blotting paper, there is something for all your needs.
Phyto Loose Face Powder, £58, by Sisley Paris sets make-up and gives foundation a matte finish.
First up, it is imperative that your skin is moisturised to perfection. In the days leading up to a big event it's always a good idea to give your skin a pamper session. A sheet mask is a quick, fuss-free way to treat your skin quickly. The Hydrating Sheet Mask Set by Origins, £25, is a generous selection of six single use masks that boast essential oils. Each one includes a natural specialised ingredient - Rose, Orange, Jasmine, Raspberry Violet and Lavender that quench the skin, giving you a sumptuous base to work from.
A long-lasting foundation is exactly what you need when you are going to be up all night, and the Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, £26 is a winning formula. 2017 saw the release of the eagerly anticipated make-up line by Rhianna and this air-brush style liquid works wonders on the skin, covering blemishes and dark circles with ease without looking cakey. It’s long lasting and sets the skin without clogging your pores. Plus, there are an impressive 40 shades meaning you WILL find the perfect colour.
Luscious lashes go a long way, and the last thing you need at a party are tell-tale little black marks under your eyes. A mascara with first-rate staying power is the Eyeko Sport waterproof mascara, £18. The enhanced formula won’t budge – no matter what! It contains great conditioning ingredients too, which help treat weak lashes.
With all that quaffing of champagne one must keep their pout intact! Luxury brand Stila has an amazing range of All Day Liquid Lipsticks, £18 and come in a plethora of sugary shades. They ensure full coverage for up to 6 hours of continuous wear, and come in a weightless formula that won’t bleed or transfer onto your martini glass.
Dancing and jiving is fun while it lasts, but perspiration is not! Make sure you stock up on a pack of blotting papers before you head out, as they will absorb any greasy residue (it happens to the best of us) and make your base look matte in seconds. We love The Green Tea Blotting Paper by NYX, £5.50.
Once your make-up is applied and you are good to go, there is one last step that will make all the difference. A make-up setting spray will seal your base and ensure your make-up lasts into the night. The Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist, £16 is a fixing spray and face mist in one - meaning it gently refreshes the skin and prevents redness, as well as creating a useful, light barrier.