If you’re planning to gather for New Year’s Eve, please be safe! Get tested (if you can find one), pick an outdoor venue and find the best way to revel responsibly. Then, once you’ve navigated through the acrobatic coordination of that, find a killer outfit and corresponding makeup look. No need to travel to the big box stores this season, there are quite a few well-equipped vendors around town carrying clean and high-performance makeup.
To start, snag some accessories to prep your skin. Experts recommend using Gau Sha techniques, skin hydrators and exfoliants the prior evening to ensure you begin with the optimal palette.
If sparkly drama is your goal, Miette and Blue Mercury carry a variety of daring and fun makeup and accessories that will have you covered through Mardi Gras. Locally made paper lashes and sustainable glitter are highlights at Miette. Blue Mercury carries department store brands such as Nars as well as smaller cult favorites like Chantecaille. The in-house experts at Blue Mercury recommend “date night” by Lune+Aster for a look at me lip and Hourglass eyeshadows for a fierce finish.
To achieve a clean, toned-down version of a shimmery eye, Caroline Milling of Beauty Counter recommends the Good Glitz Duo. The shadows are talc free and give a sultry sheen when paired with the accompanying gloss. For even more clean beauty options, both Vibrant Market and Pied Nu purvey luxurious, mineral filled beauty products. The lipstick and brow products by Kosas and pink blushes by Kjaer Weiss are all party favorites!
Lindsey Benoit, Owner of makeup and skin care shop About Face, recommends trying a bold winged eyeliner for New Year’s Eve. She champions the Glo Skin Liquid Liner for a foolproof application. To define and complete your look, she suggests the Sigma Glow highlighter palette for an all over glow.
Awash in local retail options, you can quickly find a new product to try this year! Even if it’s just a hint of glitz for dinner at home, it will make ringing in the new year a dash more fun! Happy New Year!
Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush, Vibrant Market
Clarins Glitter Eye Shadow, Saks
Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, Blue Mercury
Pink and White Diamond Earrings, MS Rau
Crystal Lip Hydrator, Glass Skin
Color Science Eye & Brow Kit, About Face
Rose Quartz Gau Sha Tool, Vibrant Market
Star Glitter, Pixie Dust
Glitz Duo, Beauty Counter
Handmade paper lashes, Miette
Bow Stockings, Trashy Diva
Lune+Aster Quick Stick, Blue Mercury
Hourglass Caution Mascara, Blue Mercury
Byredo Eyeshadow, Saks
Kosas Thrillist Lipstick, Pied Nu