A lush, luxe lash look is inarguably the easiest and most glamorous way to dress up your face, and for New Year's Eve, a must-have. From a full, fluttery fringe to a more dramatic set of falsies, here are the best picks to create your lash look to send off 2016 in style.
Lashes hugely benefit from a primer, much like skin does. Strengthen, condition and prep with Urban Decay's Subversion Lash Primer. Instantly thickening and lengthening, this primer adds a little heft to lashes, making mascara have something to grab on to. The result: insanely thick, full and long lashes.
If it's a thick, full and soft set you're after, swipe on Shiseido's Full Lash Volume Mascara. With its unique curved brush that features 360 degree of bristles, every lash get grabbed from the root and evenly coated with the volume-building formula. Never clumpy, lashes maintain a softness and natural look for a stunning, fanned out effect.
For a more dramatic look, reach for Rodial's Smokey Eye Kit. Start by rimming the upper waterline and right underneath lashes with the creamy yet budge-proof Smokey Eye Pen in Black. The soft kohl formula creates a gel-like effect, and its super inky pigment instantly fills in gaps, making your lashline appear fuller.
Next, starting at the roots and wiggling the brush side to side and out, apply several coats of the Glamolash XXL Mascara. Extra thick, extra dark and extra glamorous, this flake-free formula creates a beautiful set from day-to-night. Highlight inner corners and right above the brow bone with the Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow for a luminous, bright-eyed pop.
Two is better than one with M.A.C's Haute & Naughty Lash: this innovative and unique tube features two wands -- the brush can either be pulled through a slimmer cap for a more defined, natural look, or through a wider cap for a more dramatic effect. The lightweight, creamy formula easily and beautifully coats lashes and lets you customize your lashes with every swipe.
To further luxuriate your New Year's party lash look, reach for Givenchy's Mr. Black Top Coat Mascara. This ingenious topcoat is applied to lashes after a few lashings of mascara, and creates a gorgeously glossy, bright and defined look. The doe-footed applicator makes for an easy and quick slick that instantly enhances and sexifies lashes.
For when you really want a show-stopping lash look, indulge in Sephora Collection's House of Lashes x Sephora Collection Lash Story Deluxe Set. This limited-edition set boasts 10 beautiful pairs of lashes to suit your preference; bat away with the subtle Timeless set, or go all out with the dramatic Seductress pair. Housed in a beautiful rose-gold case, two adhesive (white and dark, respectively) spoils you for choice, and really, what more could a girl ask for?
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Planning on bar hopping with your squad this New Year's Eve? You'll need to keep cozy (and stylish). Pair your shimmering jumpsuit with a teddy bear coat (bear hug, anyone?) and break one last fashion rule in 2015 by pairing your sandal wedges with some frilly socks. Zara Shimmer Thread Jumpsuit, $39.99; Zara Short Jacket, $69.99; Michael Kors Trish Suede Platform, $168; New look Black Frill Trim Cable Knit Socks, $6.
Lets be real — New Year's Eve is all about that glitter and shimmer. Keep things classic with a standout sequin dress and strappy heels, and accessorize the look with a chic ear cuff. And while you're Snapchatting the night away, make sure your iPhone dresses the part too with an adorable phone case. Sweet Nothings Sequin Dress, $108; Baublebar Phoenix Wing Ear Cuffs-Gray, $36; Raye Brielle Heel, $388. Chiara Ferragni Flirting Phone Case, $68.
Keep things effortless at your family party with a perfectly draped dress that can be paired with nylons and a high heeled boot. To play up the outfit, add an eye-catching hair accessory to your NYE 'do. And don't forget to bring that little purse that is perfectly designed to fit your phone, because you never know when you have to Instagram your dad's dance moves. Babaton Amias Dress, $85; Nicolette Jewel Headband, $48; Steve Madden Women's Kaiser Boots, $75; H&M Mobile Phone Bag With Strap, $17.99.
Going to ring in the New Year with your best pals at home? Keep it simple. A pair of ripped black jeans and a white T-shirt will do. To glam things up, accessorize. Layer midi rings and gold chains and don't be afraid to rock a chunky ankle boot instead of a stiletto. J.Brand Alana Cropped Pant in Demented Black, $218; TOPSHOP Jersey Tank Top, $21. Forever 21 Rhinestone Midi Ring Set, $11; Call It Spring Kasama Ankle Boot, $38; Jenny Bird Neith Necklace, $125.
For the fanciest of New Year's Eve parties, steal the show in a floor-length gown, because girl, this is the one night where you can channel your inner Hollywood screen siren. Pair your frock with a simple clutch and bracelet. And don't forget those diamond earrings, because as the saying goes, they're your best friend. Warehouse Off the Shoulder Lace Maxi Dress, $171; Sergio Rossi Cutout Suede Pumps, $422; Elizabeth And James Edo Rhodium-Plated Bracelet, $48; Michael Kors Cubic Zirconia Silver-Tone Stud Earrings, $75; Mansur Gavriel Flat Clutch, $695.
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