Long-Wearing Makeup That’ll Last Through the NYE Ball Drop

...and any drama the night might throw your way.

If you’re lucky, New Year’s Eve will involve the following things: 1) A lovely bottle of bubbly. 2) Your best friend. 3) A special someone to help you welcome the new year with a romantic kiss. If you’re very unlucky, NYE will involve the following things: 1) Drinking too much of your lovely bottle of bubbly. 2) Blathering to your best friend about how she’s your very best friend. 3) Missing your new year’s kiss because you’re off somewhere blathering to your best friend. However the evening shapes up, you’ll need makeup that will withstand any drama. With that in mind, we present 9 tried-and-true products for your consideration, which have proven themselves able to withstand anything NYE might throw your way.

M.A.C. Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

 

A few too many toasts pretty much guarantee you’ll stumble to bed without bothering to wash off your face. The only upside to that bad behavior: Since this foundation lasts for a full 24 hours you’ll wake up looking brighter than you deserve.


 

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick

Daub on this 8-hour liquid lipstick before you head out for the evening. It’ll stay strong right through your NYE kiss — and leave you with a couple hours to spare.


 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

Best to greet 2018 with your eyes wide open — and blending a triangle of this concealer beneath each one will get that job done effortlessly.


 

Dior Diorskin Forever Extreme Control Powder Compact Foundation

If you absolutely, positively do not want your makeup to budge until sunrise, dampen the sponge that comes with Dior’s ultra-matte powder, and then pat it forehead to chin, and everything in between.


 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Whatever your skin tone and whatever your skin type, a dusting of this long-wearing blush will keep you looking perfectly flushed from the moment your fête kicks off until it’s time to go home.


Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow

Employ a little brush to blend this shadow over lids and prepare for it to stay put for a full day.


 

Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

A single sweep along the lash line will create micro-fine definition — or use this precise liner to pencil on the perfect high-drama cat-eye.


 

L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara

Unlike your standard mascara, this tubing formula cloaks each lash in its own little rubbery jacket that stays put until you wash it off.


 

Stila Stay All Day Bronzer

Contour your best cheekbones and jawline with a strategic dusting of this bronzer and then forget about it, confident in the knowledge it’ll be right where you left it when you look in the mirror again.

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