Our Best Makeup Tips To Take You From Dusk To Dawn

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It’s time. New Year’s Eve — that rare evening of the year when we give ourselves complete clearance to stay up late, rock the night away, and party like there’s no tomorrow.

Live it up from dusk ’til dawn with our Beauty Editor’s sure-fire tips for keeping your makeup in check from the first toast to the last!

IF YOU’RE ON AN ISLAND –

Keep it simple. Choose a mascara that can withstand the humidity. We’re really into Bobbi Brown’s long wear formulas. For budge proof eyes, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (212 872 2681) is superb. Rim the upper and lower lash line, amp up the volume with Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascarapop a little blush onto cheeks, pucker up to a soothing tinted balm, and you’re ready for the night!

IF YOU’RE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BRAVE TIMES SQUARE –

Firstly, you go girl! May the force and a fiery red lip be with you. Since you’re clearly the adventurous type, be fearless – sport a bold red lip, preferably a long wear formula like Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon (212 872 2813) . Paint those lips and forget about it. Your power pout is certain to last all night long! [PsstThis step-by-step tutorial shares great tips on red lips. This video, too.]

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF ON A MOUNTAIN –

Embrace the chill-filled air and rock a look that compliments the elements. Flushed cheeks and stained lips are your best bet. We like Tom Ford Lip and Cheek Stain (212 872 2813). It’s a one-stick-wonder for cheery cheeks and just-bitten lips…looks so natural, too.

IF YOU FANCY A LAVISH GALA –

Really, it’s all about lush lashes and candlelit skin. Go all the way with Dior Grand Bal faux lashes. These babies were made for nights like this! Pssthere’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to apply. For radiant skin that glows in dim lighting, highlight face with Chantecaille Limited Edition Les Petales De Roses (212 872 2725) — it’s like your own personal lighting crew in a shiny little compact.

IF YOU’RE VENUE HOPPING – 

Let’s face it, you’re going to be jetting from one high-energy venue to the next. Maintaining a perfect face of makeup it going to be nearly impossible. So, go with the flow and opt for moody, super smudgy, khol rimmed eyes that only get better as the evening progresses. [Psst: this step-by-step tutorial shows you how] Add a slick, nude lip like Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Satin (212 872 8826), and you’re all set!

See Our Best Looks for New Year’s Eve

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