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The Only New Year’s Eve Beauty Look You Need

The Only New Year’s Eve Beauty Look You Need


By Dale Arden Chong

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner which means 2017 is only days away. Whether you’re celebrating new beginnings or marking the year of 2016 a thing of the past and bidding adieu, sure enough you have a party to go to, or two, or three. Even if you’re spending the night in with a few of your closest friends and family, there’s no reason you shouldn’t shimmer and shine.

We talked with Smith & Cult beauty ambassador Sarah Maxwell, who gave us the latest in winter makeup trends, a quick go-to look for when you’re on the run from party to party, and more! In just the nick of time, your beauty look will be on point for the epic annual countdown.

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What is a great makeup look for when you’re in a time crunch this holiday season?

My favorite on-the-go holiday look is a bright red lip with Smith & Cult’s The Tainted Lip Stained Flatte in Mad Heat, winged eye liner (I love Smith & Cult’s B-Line Eye Pen) and loads of Lash Dance Mascara for some added drama!



Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stained Flatte ($24) in Mad Heat


Smith & Cult B-Line Eye Pen ($26) in Still Riot

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Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara ($28) Radio Silence

What are the biggest makeup trends we’re seeing this season for the holidays?

The holidays are an ideal, fun time to experiment with all over glamour. This season, we will be seeing looks that include classic red lips, winged eyes, smokey eyes in slate grays and gold shimmers – Smith & Cult’s Book of Eyes Eye Quads are perfect to get this look. I also like highlighting the cheeks, brow bone and just a touch down the nose for the holidays.

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Smith & Cult Book of Eyes Eye Quad ($44) in Soft Shock

How can we incorporate some of the more festive trends (i.e. glitter, gold, silver, etc) into our everyday makeup look?

A bit of glitter on the center of the eyelid in gold, silver or slate grey is a beautiful way to incorporate festive trends into your everyday look.

What is the best way to assure our makeup lasts throughout the hours when we’re out and about?

For long lasting, kissable lips, begin with Smith & Cult’s The Tainted Lip Stained Flatte and touch it up with The Tainted Lip Stained. For the face, translucent powder with bronzer is essential to keeping your look fresh throughout the day.

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Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stained ($24) in Linger Sigh

How can we coordinate our makeup and nails this season?

There are no rules when it comes to choosing nail lacquers to complete your desired beauty look. At Smith & Cult, we love to experiment with contrasting combinations and try not to match the lips to nails, but again there are no rules in beauty!

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Ready to get your glam up your holiday look? Be sure to check out Smith & Cult’s nail polish line as well to add some sparkle and shine to your mani.

—Dale Arden Chong

[Images: Courtesy of Smith & Cult]