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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Shopping Ideas

Been invited to a New Year’s Eve party and have no outfit ideas? Don’t panic, we have all the festive styling suggestions and makeup advice you need

December 31st is nearly here, but you’ll be forgiven for not having your New Year’s look sorted (your mind has probably been a whirlwind of Christmas presents, festive food planning and preparing for family fun.) No matter where you’re headed to celebrate, we’ve created three fashion and beauty looks that are easy to achieve, party-appropriate but most importantly always glamorous.

1. The Glitzy New Year’s Ball Look

For formal winter events, a velvet gown is a failsafe option. It’s an elegant and classic (without feeling dated) and the thick fabric is flattering on all figures. Paired with some strappy metallic heels and a crystal-embellished clutch, it’s the perfect choice for those that want to feel like a Bond girl.

When it comes to makeup for a formal New Year’s bash, our Party Essentials Kit in Lost in Translation is the only thing you need to create multiple looks in a matter of minutes. There are endless ways to the products in the box, which features our buildable Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Velvet Chrome, long-lasting Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara and highly pigmented Precision Liquid Eyeliner 

and the winner of Longwearing Eyeliner by Grazia Beauty Awards 2019 (recently seen on Alexa Chung and actress Gwendoline Christie). 


It also comes with our award-winning Highlight DH Palette in Between Two Women. Winner of the Glow-Getter award by Get the Gloss (Beauty and Wellness Awards 2019), it’s an easy way to add a healthy glow to your complexion without looking cakey. The set is completed by our Matte Velour Lipstick in Lost in Translation, a universally flattering dark berry shade ideal for pairing with jewel tones and velvet textures. 

2. The New Year's House Party Look

If you love being the centre of attention and can’t wait to hit the dance floor (or kitchen floor) at a house party, opt for a sequin jumpsuit. It’s high shine and definitely not for minimalists, but December 31st only comes around once a year, so why not make the most of it? Pair it with a wedge heel and tassel bag and you’re ready to channel ‘70s disco.

Matching your lips to your sequins is very on-trend this season, but if you haven’t found your jumpsuit yet our 9-5 Lip Trio has all the bases covered. Gold sequins match with the set’s warm-toned Glazé Lip Lacquer in Petra while coloured sequins look chic worn with the set’s AM/PM Lip Balm in At The Barre. Silver sequins shine best with the trio’s 5secs Express Lips & Cheek Colour in Miss Saigon, our bestseller loved by editors and bloggers such as @sorayabakhtiar, @leivankash and @busybeewell.

3. The Family Affair

Perhaps you’re staying with extended family this New Year, or just popping over for dinner at the in-laws. This calls for an outfit that’s chic but also comfortable. Enter the little black dress. A fashion saviour, there’s no scenario where a little black dress won’t work.

Indoor events are usually very warm in winter (everyone loves to crank that heater), so make sure to apply our Matte Velour Powder in Fair to keep your New Year’s Eve makeup in place. You need to stay fresh for any photo opportunities, and the all-important countdown! Complete your look with one of our Matte Velour Lipsticks (the ultimate in velvety soft, highly pigmented lip colour). Regardless of whether you’ll be puckering up when the clock strikes midnight, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t complete your look with an ultra moisturised pout.

If you are after some more in depth last minute New Year’s Eve makeup ideas, then why not head over and view our New Year’s Makeup Tips.