Party hairstyles and make-up to inspire your NYE look
These sophisticated beauty trends straight from the shows are guaranteed to inspire your Christmas party season and New Year's Eve 2019 hair and make-up
1. Spiky lashes
The foolproof way to up your party make-up game and make eyes look bigger is to load up the lashes with two to three coats of mascara. Apply by wiggling the colour into the lash line and then with the wand in vertical position, coat individual lashes to make them spike.
Estée Lauder’s new Sumptuous Rebel Length + Lift Mascara, £26
This defines lashes with a glossy, deep black shade that separates and lengthens in one. Plus the long-wear, sweat- and humidity-resistant formula means it won’t smudge or budge for 24 hours.
2. Monochromatic glitter
The modern way to wear glitter is keeping it very monochromatic. It even appears understated when teamed with little more than a bare face.
In Your Dreams Golden Mirage Biodegradable Glitter at Selfridges, £6
This can be used head-to-toe and looks pretty when dabbed over balm on the eyes or sprinkled into your hairline too.
3. The easy smoky eye
Undoubtedly the easiest way to create a smoky eye is to invest in a palette, where the colours, tones, glitters and satin powders usually come with a step-by-step instruction manual and fail-safe techniques. Whatever your skin tone or colour palette required, the following are are all brilliantly hardworking, yet easy-to-use.
Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick Eye Kit, £80
The best grey shadow palette that also comes with co-ordinating liner and mascara.
Code8 Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Lustrous Corduroy, £45
These shadows can be used wet or dry and are highly pigmented to last the entire night.
Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palette, £24
This new palette comes in three colourways: light, medium and rich, and each enables you to create a neutral eye that packs a punch.
4. Effortless hair accessories
From blingy bobby pins to rows of Swarovski strands – crystals and pearls transform hair instantly without sitting for hours for a blow-dry or colour. Ranging from elegant art deco to street-style barrettes, they beg the question: are you even fully dressed without a hair accessory?
1. Orelia London Crystal Hair Slide Duo, £18
Play matchy-matchy and layer up these slides to keep hair slicked down and sleek.
2. Jennifer Behr Silver-Tone Crystal Star Bobby Pin at Liberty, £110
Handmade in New York, their Swarovski crystals give a celestial touch to any hair texture, type or length.
3. Valet Bead Hair Clip at Net-a-Porter, £25
Delicate faceted clear beads, formed into flowers that don’t look too cutesy.
4. Asos Crystal Strand Hair Clips, £20
Pack of five crystal strands gives a mega-watt shine to hair.