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Julyne Derrick

My Best New Year's Holiday Beauty Tips

By December 31, 2012

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Happy New Year! If you are prepping for tonight's festivities, here are some beauty tricks I swear by for festive occasions and parties:

  • To add pop to your look, paint your nails a gorgeous "New Years" color like deep blue, green or teal. Add a sparkly polish over one nail on each finger. It's all the rage here in Brooklyn. In fact, I'm sporting such a manicure myself this New Years.
  • Exfoliate your face before applying makeup so your moisturizer, foundation and blush go on more smoothly. You can make a simple scrub using olive oil and brown sugar. Exfoliate lips by applying Vaseline and using an old toothbrush to "scrub" off the dead skin in a circular motion.
  • Apply lip liner over your entire lip and top it off with gloss. This will help your color last longer than lipstick alone and the gloss is just the right look for New Years.
  • Oily skin? Instead of powdering your face all night, bring blotting papers in your purse. These blot the oils while leaving your makeup in place. Don't have blotting papers? A paper towel or napkin will work in a pinch.

Happy New Year!!!!

Image: A Slim Aarons photo. Owned by the Hulton Archive for Getty Images

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