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So you’ve decided against cozying up in your pajamas and a bowl of ice cream to take on the town with friends this New Year’s Eve. As you prepare to head into an evening full of photos, beverages, and late night snackin’, the evening calls for the obvious: a solid makeup tutorial to copy (and make your own in the process, too). Before you leave the house to hop in your Uber, check out the list ahead to ensure you have everything you need for a successful night out.

Our beauty must-haves, ahead.

A Long-Lasting Lippie

This one seems obvious, but consider this a friendly reminder just in case. A solid last-minute option you can’t go wrong with is Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. Not only will it survive the drinks, but it will also make it through your late night pizza sesh and even sleep if you forget to take off your makeup (we don’t encourage this). For emergencies: add a second stop to CVS via your Uber app to pick up this bad boy (you won’t regret it).

A Hair Tie (Or Seven)

After a few hours of dancing, your hair might not be looking as good as it did before you entered a bar full of sweaty people. Pack a few hair ties into the bottom of your bag because there will surely be other people that need ‘em, too.

Blotting Sheets

Know that your skin’s going to turn into an oil slick halfway through the night? Stick a trusty pack of blotting papers into your bag like these trusty ones from NYX Professional Makeup. And if things get really desperate (say, in the bathroom with a group of friends), fold a piece of toilet paper and dab your skin to absorb excess oil.

A Travel-Size Version Of Your Fave Face Mist

Refresh your skin with a hydrating face mist or setting spray throughout your evening. Your skin will instantly look dewier and your makeup will look like it was just-applied. Our picks? Urban Decay Travel Size All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and Lancôme Fix It Forget It Travel Size Setting Spray.

A Rollerball (Or Travel-Size!) Perfume

Planning on running from bar to bar all night? In between locations, dab on a rollerball fragrance and prepare to bring in all of the compliments.


Still looking for a makeup tutorial to recreate? See below for one of our faves:


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