5-Minute make-up fixes for New Year's Eve - and beyond

30 December 2020 | By Helen Wallace

Want to bring a little festive fun to your New Year's Eve at home? Here are our favourite 5-minute make-up pick-me-ups that will ensure that you feel your best this NYE, and beyond


With lockdown level 3 in effect, let's just say that NYE 2020 is going to look very different from your previous celebrations, with many of us having to move online in order to do the traditional countdown with friends and family.
This doesn’t mean, however, that you have to celebrate the ringing-in of 2021 in your pyjamas. Nor does it mean that you need to spend hours creating a flawless face. Here are five products that will help you to glam-up, quickly and easily, this NYE and beyond. It's fabulous without the fuss

Foundation + concealer combo = a complexion superhero

2020 has put our skin through a lot, with maskne and flare-ups being a common side effect of constant mask-wearing. Thankfully, we can always rely on concealer to tackle the odd dark circle or blemish - but, finding the right shade can be pretty hit and miss. We love Sorbet's Cover and Go Foundation - with perfectly-matched concealer in the lid, it takes the guesswork out of shade-matching. Think of it as perfect skin in a bottle! 

Fake a holiday with body shimmer

Fake that "I've just returned from a holiday in Mauritius" look by applying a shimmery body oil that will give a gorgeous summer glow in less than five minutes. It's almost like we can pretend we haven't spent 9 months of this year at home.

Bold brows that last

Instantly framing your face, there's no denying the impact a great set of eyebrows can make - and, let's be honest, we're not going to be spending time fiddling with an eyebrow pencil right now. Enter Maybelline's Brow Tattoo Brow Gel - an easy-to-apply at-home tint that gives you bold brows that last for days. Pop on your mask before heading to the grocery store, and we'd go as far as to say that's the only make-up you'll need.

Pop those cheekbones with highlighter

Much like contouring, using highlighter strategically can really help to add shape and dimension to your face and allow you to accentuate your best features. Use a handy highlighter stick to easier apply some to your cheekbones to make them pop - think of it as having a flattering spotlight on your favourite features at all times. The best part? You're done in barely 5 seconds, let alone 5 minutes!

A bold lip for virtual hang outs

While mask-wearing perhaps means your lipstick collection has been gathering dusk for the past few months, a virtual hang out with friends is the perfect excuse to break out your favourite festive red, summery coral or "saved-it-for-festivals-only" neon pink. Whether it's a WhatsApp video call with family, a Zoom games night with friends or just a few fantastic selfies because the mood strikes - lipstick will forever be an essential part of our make-up arsenal.

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