New Year’s Eve makeup bag essentials

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I swear it only feels like yesterday I was counting down the seconds until 2013, but the new year is approaching again and with NYE just one sleep away, I thought I’d do a little round-up of my New Year’s Eve makeup bag essentials.

The skin:

Concealer – Let’s face it, if you’re heading out this NYE you’re guaranteed to be partying way into the early hours and those pesky under-eye circles may start to make an appearance. I’ll be carrying Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer in my makeup bag, which is the quick-fix product to add instant brightness to the eyes.

Compact powder
– Dancing all night long can lead to a shiny T-zone, so a translucent powder is a staple. I picked up this compact from HEMA beauty store in Amsterdam. It features a built-in mirror and a powder puff to provide a matte finish.

Blotting tissues
– If you don’t want to add any more base products to your skin, blotting tissues are a good alternative to powder. The Mary Kay beauty blotters comprise a handbag-friendly pack of 75 tissues which absorb excess oil when gently dabbed on the face.

The nails
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Nail file
– I’m sure every girl has their talons pampered and preened before they head out on NYE, but it’s always handy to carry a nail file just in case.

Hand cream – If like me, the cold weather causes your hands to become dry, a mini tube of hand cream in your makeup bag is an easy on-the-go solution. I have the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense hand cream, which is a lightweight, fresh fragranced formula that puts an end to dry skin woes.

The lips:

Lip balm
– Whether you’ll be sporting lipstick or not, a moisturising lip balm is essential. Palmer’s Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter is a sweet smelling balm which adds a subtle gloss to the lip. I apply this before lipstick to create a nourishing base.

Lipstick – I’ll be wearing a dark red lip tomorrow evening in the form of MAC’s New York Apple. It provides a frosty, shimmery finish that is perfect for the winter party season.

What will you be carrying in your makeup bag?

Hope you all have a fabulous start to the New Year!

Post to you soon xoxo

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