New Year’s Eve Glow Guide

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of a new year. Along with reflecting on the year past and making resolutions to move forward, there’s also just a feeling of newness and excitement that comes along with the stroke of midnight.

Whether you’re braving the crowds downtown, hanging out with friends or just having a low-key evening at home, New Year’s Eve is a great excuse to get a little glitzy. Before you get scared – glitzy doesn’t have to mean glittering like a disco ball. Here are the 7 products I’ll be using tonight to get my glow on, ranging from subtle to extreme. Bonus: only one of these items is something I purchased exclusively for New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve Glow Guide

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Shimmer can go horribly wrong – we’re all been there. These products give you the glow you’ve been looking for on your skin & hair without making you the disco ball’s #1 competition (or a greasy mess). Use them tonight to dial things up then keep the glow going all year long by incorporating them into your regular routine.

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Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Dry Styling Oil
I’ve raved about this product before & I’ll do it again: give your hair a light spritz of this dry styling oil to make it shine without packing on the grease. After you set your style with (strong hold) hair spray, a little spritz of this will keep you glowing all night long – and tame any fly-aways.

Moroccanoil Shimmering Body Oil (~$45 at salons)
This oil will boost your radiance in a big way. Argan and sesame oils are combined with fine particles of mica to moisturize and glam-ify your skin in seconds. This oil sinks in quickly and gives a pearlescent glow. My only wish? That it smelled more like the Moroccanoil scent I’ve come to expect.

Soap & Glory Glow Lotion ($18 at Murale & Shoppers Drug Mart)
This “gorgeous glimmer lotion for the body” is becoming increasingly difficult to find and I’m worried for its safety so if you find it, stockpile it. A staple in my beauty wardrobe for years now, this lotion is like lingerie for your skin – it blurs imperfections, highlights the wonderful and makes you stand out in a great way. Have I mentioned it imparts the sexiest scent ever? I use this anytime I want to amp up my glow or feel a little sultrier.

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Deborah Lippmann polish in Cleopatra in New York ($20)
When I went in search of the perfect New Year’s Eve polish, I knew it would be Deborah Lippmann – she is the queen of glitter, after all! Cleopatra In New York is such a wicked cool formula. A sheer black jelly with hexagon and regular gold glitter interspersed, it applies like a dream and is opaque in two coats.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl ($30)
This pearly pink highlighting cream is a staple in my beauty arsenal for good reason – the shimmer is subtle but impactful. Use it to highlight your cheekbones and cupid’s bow for a come-hither look that doesn’t scream “I bathed in shiny things”.

Benefit Posietint ($30)
The best way to glow it to let your natural skin texture show through, which is why I love all of Benefit’s lip & cheek stains. If you can’t get your hands on Lollitint, the brand’s new candy orchid-coloured tint, Posietint is a good second-best option. The formula is more of a gel than the brand’s iconic Benetint, meaning you can brush it on with less worry of staining before you’re done blending. Layer it on your lips and cheeks for a believable tint that will last all night long.

Lise Watier Eye Glitter Liner in Silver Stars ($19)
I bought this last year in an attempt to duplicate Pixiwoo’s Leona Lewis Glitter eye makeup tutorial and it worked like a charm. Use this all over your lids (tutorial here) then line with black liquid for a seriously glittery and festive look.

Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope you have a fabulous night :)

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