Save the light show for the New Year's Eve Ball. These beauty hacks keep your shimmer both eye-catching and classy
The most glamorous accessory for a winter party happens to be gold, and these glittery beauty hacks can help spruce up any look this season.
Add Accessories That Shimmer
The quickest way to transition your outfit from day to night is with a sparkly cosmetics case. Make sure it's big enough to carry all of your essentials (like your cell phone and cash) but take out any makeup that you won't need for the night, so it's not as bulky. Keeping the case slim will help make it look less like a cosmetics bag and more like a sophisticated evening clutch.
Brighten Up Your Bobby Pins
Nail polish isn't just meant for your fingers; you can also use it to spruce up a hair look. Choose a gold, glittery hue—Butter London The 444 Nail Lacquer ($15, butterlondon.com)—and paint two even coats on a handful of bobby pins. To ensure the gold is as opaque as possible—and you won't see any of the remaining bobby pin—wait 10 minutes in between the first and second coat. Once the polish has fully dried (which takes about 20-30 minutes) you can slip the glittery pins into your hair, creating any design you want.
Highlight Your Eyes
You can instantly draw attention to your eyes (yes, even if you plan on wearing that deep V-neck dress) with a gold eyeliner pencil. To use it, gently pull down your lower lid and trace the creamy eyeliner along your waterline at the base of your lashes. Draw on a second layer to amp up the intensity, and check out 10 more pro eyeliner to tricks to upgrade your look.