Photography by Meg Urbani; Makeup by Samantha Lennon
Beautiful statement lips for New Year’s Eve can be festive or simple. Just make sure they’re pretty and soft for all the midnight kissing. Focusing on your lips, using cheerful colors such as reds, pinks, berries and plums in vibrant gloss formulas can be a great way to show the spirit. If bright lips aren’t your thing, pair a neutral shade with defined, smoky eyes.
There are so many gorgeous shades available, there’s no excuse for having lack luster lips on the party night of the year. And of course, you do want to rock a perfect pout in all those champagne selfies!
Paula’s Choice Berry & Bright Lip Collection: The best skincare brand in the world —in my humble opinion— also has wonderful makeup offerings. The brand has recently released a limited lip collection. The Berry & Bright Lip Collection includes three twist-up lip colors and one opalescent shimmer shade that can be worn alone or over the other shades. If rich lip color is your preference, you’ll love the saturated pigments as well as the long-lasting wear that this collection offers. The formula also adds a dose of moisture while prettifying your pout.
Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon: What divine texture! This is another perfect option for cold weather because of the nourishing and hydrating ingredients. These chubby lip crayons give a wonderfully pigmented wash of color that you can build, while allowing you to control the intensity. I put one of these babies on my dry lips, and within seconds, they were dewy, pouty, and incredibly soft with color. Check out all the shades — which are so flattering and wearable.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive: I love these nude shades, which are crafted for every skin tone. They are luxuriously creamy, with intense hydration, which makes them perfect for the cold, dry season and for any makeup look. A nude lip pairs especially well with a smoky, defined eye. These shades are well thought out and will add polish to that New Years Eve outfit whether it’s formal or casual.
e.l.f. Mix and Mingle Lip Set: Get this Limited Edition lip set from e.l.f. while you still can. It is such a beauty bargain at $10, with five incredible shades of decadent lip gloss from a brand that brings you the highest quality at the most affordable price. You don’t have to pay a lot to get a lot, is my new motto.
Flower Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer: Drew Barrymore’s makeup line delivers a full-coverage lip color with the shine of a lacquer and staying power of a stain. Mango and shea butters, along with Jojoba oil, work in concert to hydrate and soften lips, while pomegranate extract provides anti-oxidant properties. The products don’t contain, parabens, talc, phthalates, GMOs or sulfates. I love the colors and the longevity; your lips will too.
Glo: This brand is newly introduced to me and I immediately fell in love with these lip products from Glo. The Cream Glaze Crayon is available in six shades and is a convenient pencil, gloss, and lipstick combo that glides on effortlessly, providing a smooth rich color, with a high gloss finish. The Suede Matte Crayon is also available in six shades and is a crayon lipstick combo that glides on effortlessly to provide smooth velvety color with a matte finish. These are just two decadent lip options from Glo Minerals that will immediately blow you away in an instant.
PÜR Cosmetics Chateau Kisses Lip-Plumping Lip Gloss: PÜR Minerals lip products protect, nourish, and intensely hydrate. These anti-aging glosses, featuring Volulip for visibly plumper lips, also target signs of free radical damage with powerful antioxidants. This one-of-a-kind lip-plumping lip gloss packs a pout-perfecting punch with age-defying ingredients that hydrate dry lips and helps reverse visible signs of early aging, including lip lines and wrinkles. Never sticky or tacky, this luscious, lip-plumping lip gloss formula provides hours of dewy color along with visibly softer, smoother lips… even after the gloss comes off.
These lipsticks won’t let you down when the ball drops at midnight, and you’ll enjoy wearing them throughout the year. I wish you all the very best in 2016 and thank you for reading Beauty News NYC.
Happy New Year!