Ready to WOW in 2013? Here's a simple two-step plan to help recover from the hectic holiday and look instantly gorgeous before stepping out the door for your New Year's Eve fete!
Step 1 - Start with a skin-loving mask
Whether you're fighting fatigue, dryness or looking to regain that glow, nothing gives your skin the love it needs (and you some instant grat) faster than a mask!
If you're short on sleep or need an instant eye pick-me-up, reach for the Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Eye Mask. With three forms of oxygen, vitamin C, & cucumber extract, it brightens and sends puffiness packing in 15 minutes flat.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is like a dream come true for anyone who fights the complexion woes of dry skin. Apply it before bed and let the Avocado, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Japanese Seaweed work their magic while you sleep. What could be easier, right?! And if think overnight is 'overkill' for you, then opt for the 10 Minute Mask instead.
Philosophy Keep The Peace Instant Calming Mask is my go-to taskmaster for fighting redness and upset skin. So, if you know you'll have post-champagne flushing, save this beauty for New Year's Day.
And just in case cardio makes your resolution list, you might want to pack this mask in your gym bag too! I've been told it tackles workout redness in no time.
For anyone interested in a little anti-aging boost before the ball drops, reach for Shiseido Benefiance Intensive Revitalizing Mask. This Beauty Award Winner targets fine lines and wrinkles with Shiseido's Pure Liquid Retinol to help restore your skin's radiance with the first application.
Step 2 - Love your lips in red
New Year's Eve is no time to be coy. Instead, step out in style with a crimson pout that perfectly complements your confidence! Here are a few of my favorite shades of red...
If you've been searching for the perfect matte lipstick, look no further! Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color delivers full-coverage color that lasts up to 8 hours without the shine.
For NYE try:
- Red Carpet or Jenna
- Take a peek at Heart and Hot from the new It Pinks & Hot Reds Collection too!
For the girl that considers crimson her every day lip color, try a brilliantly bright red that stands out in the most gorgeous way - Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Deco Rouge .
Always a classic, Dior Rouge in Ara Red is a must-have for any red lip list!
My other NYE shade selects:
- Zinnia Red
- And for anyone who loves a rich berry (almost aubergine) instead of a true red, I'm addicted to Dior Addict Extreme in Black Tie! It would look amazing on darker skin tones, and for myself, I press it on my lips with my finger for a lighter wine-stained look.
Just in case you want more than a glowing complexion and amazing red lips to kick-off 2013, check out my Holiday Makeup How-tos:
Happy New Year! xx