Whether you are celebrating New Years Eve in the Hamptons or some other fabulous destination, this is the time to experiment with hair and make-up. So take advantage of the holiday and try a new look using these top ten beauty products.
1. They're Real! Mascara:
With a name like that how could you not want to try it out. This mascara from Benefit Cosmetics ($23, www.benefitcosmetics.com
) creates dramatized lashes perfect for any New Years Eve bash.
2. SuperStay 14HR Lipstick:
Constantly reapplying lipstick gets annoying but with Maybelline's SuperStay 14HR Lipstick available at CVS Pharmacy ($8.99, 111 Main Street, Southampton, 516-283-4250, www.maybelline.com
) you will be set all night long. For a memorable lip color try eternal rose.
3. Mineral Eye Shadow Collection or Smokey Eyes Pallet
The Koh Gen Do Cosmetics ($59, www.kohgendocosmetics.com
) eyeshadow collection includes an ivory white, light pink, champagne gold and mauve brown perfect if you want to go more natural with your eyes and play up your lips, but if you want a smokey eye then try the pallet from Academy of Color available at Sears ($3.20, www.sears.com
Jouer lip gloss, take me out eyeliner, hair (un)dressing texture creme, self tanning lotion, straight blow dry creme, cheek tint and uruku bronzer. (Courtesy Photo)
4. Aveda Uruku Bronzer and Australian Gold Instant Bronze Self Tanning Lotion:
If you weren't able to get away for the holidays, Aveda's Uruku Bronzer ($24, www.aveda.com
) gives your face a natural sun-kissed look and for an all over glow try Australian Gold Instant Bronze Self Tanning Lotion ($8.99, www.australiangold.com
5. Take Me Out Eye Liner:
Hard Candy's Take Me Out Eye Liner available at Walmart ($5, 765 Old Country Road, Riverhead, 631-369-1041, www.walmart.com
) comes in a multitude of colors and is available with or without glitter, although it is New Years Eve so why not add some sparkle.
6. Moisturizing Lip Gloss:
If you are more of a gloss girl try Jouer Cosmetics ($20, www.jouercosmetics.com
) in mirage for drama or pink sand for a more natural look.
Academy of Color Smokey Eye Kit. (Courtesy Photo)
7. Touche Eclat - Radiant Touch:
This cult favorite luminizing pen from Yves Saint Laurent available at White's Pharmacy ($40, 81 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-324-0082, www.whiteseasthampton.com
) brings light and radiance to your skin, erases signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. How could you not love it?
8. Chloé Solid Perfume Necklace or Luxe Solid Parfum Compact:
It's going to be a long night so make sure your scent lasts. The Chloé Bianca Signature Solid Perfume Necklace ($65, bloomingdales.com
) which contains Chloé's signature scent featuring a blend of rose notes and doubles as an accessory. For a spicy scent, the Bottega Veneta Luxe Solid Parfum Compact ($165, bloomingdales.com
) offers a leathery floral chypre fragrance.
9. Texture and Straight Blow Dry Creme:
For a soft, sleek blow dried look for your hair add Bumble & Bumble's Straight Blow Dry straight-as-you-like styling creme ($28, www.bumbleandbumble.com
). If you plan on wearing your hair up make sure it stays in place with Bumble & Bumble's Texture hair (un)dressing creme ($27, www.bumbleandbumble.com
) which gives hair that sexy undone-yet-done look.
Mineral Eye Shadow Collection and Luxe Solid Parfum Compact. (Courtesy Photo)
10. Sheer Color Cheek Tint:
Bobbi Brown's cheek tint available at Macy's ($26, 190 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 631-728-5500, www.macys.com
) has an easy twist-up application and it's sheer, tinted formula blends in creating a natural looking color.