It's hard to believe, but Thursday is New Year's Eve — which means you only have 24 hours to put together a glam look for your year-end bash. A celebratory outfit is key, but hair and makeup is just as important to ensure your selfies stay winning in 2016. And with that in mind, we reached out to some of the experts behind the PRIV app to get their take on how to look unforgettable when the clock strikes 12.
If you need some last-minute advice on how to look your best when you count down to midnight, here are tips to get you through the final hours of 2015.
For a playful hairstyle to wear to a NYE fete, look no further than Gigi Hadid. "I think [one of] her most recent looks where she did a faux bob for the red carpet [was] amazing," said Michael Braun, a hairstylist on the PRIV app. "Everyone loves her tousled waves, her subtle hair color." But if you're scared to fake a cut, he also had this suggestion. "A nice sleek ponytail. You can even take the ponytail and turn it into a really cool, messy top knot and that's kind of like a really cool holiday look," he said. "You can do accents with jewelry in your hair too, to dress it up or dress it down. People are utilizing all sorts of tools to decorate themselves."
No surprise here, but you might want to scroll through any of the Kardashians' Instagram timelines for some killer face. "Two major things kind of stood out in beauty this year," Brian Dean, a makeup artist on the PRIV app, shared. "One being with it being such a social media craze, the Kardashian-Jenner name is royalty in beauty. So a lot of attention has been paid to them in terms of their specific look and how to achieve that." But if their look is a little much for you, he offered this suggestion. "On the flip side of that, in more the high fashion at Fashion Weeks, you're seeing a much more stripped-down version where everything's becoming more about healthy skin, dewy skin [and] natural eyebrows and eyelashes. It's very clean, very toned down, almost the opposite of what the Kardashians are presenting. But it's kind of nice to have the polar opposites meet in a social media setting and see a the variances between the two." So if you want to know what to keep the focus on, he suggested the eyes. "I would say a good mascara, amp up the mascara, curl the lashes up," he said. "Nice, long, full lashes [and a] really, really pretty and good seasonal lip color."
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