Whether your New Year’s Eve is going to be low-key at home or you’re planning on dancing the night away at a club downtown, there’s nothing wrong with dressing a little festive and adding some glamour to your usual makeup routine. Take a note from fashion blogger Lesley of Fresh Lengths, who recommends green as the color of the season. She keeps her emerald eye shadow simple over the lid and adds some (holiday-appropriate) glitter. The lip is then muted to let her colorful eyes shine. New Year’s Eve done right!
It’s true. Olive is basically a neutral in my book. It looks great on all skin types and matches with just about any color. Plus, emerald is one of my favorite go-to holiday colors to wear. But when it comes to what shade might work for you, take a page out of these celebs’ stylebooks from this past year.
Hopefully you’ve already got a dazzling dress picked out for tonight, so match your makeup to your outfit to make everything look cohesive and eye-popping. From rich golden eye shadow to blushing crimson lipstick, 2014 had its share of stunning fashion moments. You may not be attending a red carpet affair, but why not act like you are?
The glittering sequins on your dress, the confetti scattered across the carpet, the sound of champagne bottles uncorking. There’s so much to take in on New Year’s Eve. So why not let us be the DJ? If you’re throwing an NYE bash of your own, we’ve compiled the perfect party mix made up of (mostly) current jams that everyone can dance to or at least slowly groove along to. These are the songs you’re going to remember as 2014 fades away and 2015 sparkles into view. From Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez to Charli XCX and Ed Sheeran, this hour-long playlist is chock-full of songs from last year’s biggest breakout stars. So, go ahead, press play and let the sounds billow through your household. And when your music guru friend asks if you chose the songs, you can pretend you made the playlist yourself. We won’t tell anyone.
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Ah, New Year’s Eve. The twinkling lights of the city in your eyes, screaming the end-of-year countdown at the top of your lungs, and endless picture taking. We recommend dressing comfy-casual for the occasion. Slip into your favorite dark jeans and a loose-fitting top, like this navy tank by Dex that shows just the right amount of skin in geometric cutouts near the neckline. But, don’t forget to bundle up if you’ll be walking around in the late night cold. This stylish puffer jacket by K-Way is reversible and convertible. So, you can check your coat at the door or simply fold it up into a pouch and tuck it away somewhere safe. Accents of red are especially important on New Year’s Eve when, according to ancient cultures, wearing the color encourages an overall improvement of lifestyle and love. Not the superstitious type? Well, a little red lipstick and fiery nail polish never put a damper on a girl’s style. Top off your outfit with a pair of trusty heels and you’ll be sure to feel festively glamorous. Ready to hit the town right!
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