Wow! It’s already the end of the year! Where did it even go?I hope you had a fabulous holiday if you celebrated anything, and if you didn’t, I hope you still have had a fabulous time doing whatever you do wherever you are!
This year was full of ups and downs, but I’m excited for what 2020 has to offer (and I’ll be even more excited if it turns out to be another “roaring twenties” kind of decade where we all get dressed up and party more often!).
And speaking of getting dressed up and partying…
It’s about that time to think about what you’re wearing tomorrow night when that big, sparkly ball drops.Personally, even if I’m having a nice, quiet New Year’s Eve, I still love the excuse to get all dolled up. It just feels good to ring in the new year looking and feeling my best!
I wanted to share a few of my favorite things with you since NYE is usually that one time of year when we really want to pile on the glitter and shimmer…
except that glitter and shimmer you get from the drugstore or department store is full of all kinds of nasties, like microplastics that end up in our oceans and ecosystems and hurt our planet.
Fortunately, we have you covered!
Here’s your New Year’s Eve Glam Guide… Southern Magnolia Minerals style!
If you plan on staying up and out til midnight, primer is a MUST… especially if you’re out dancing, drinking, and partying! But even if you’re spending a night in and want to make it til midnight without cakey, flakey makeup, primer is your friend.
The Velvet Veil Primer in particular is made WITHOUT silicone and not only keeps your makeup in place, it also hydrates your skin to create a nice, smooth canvas before you apply your foundation.
If you’re not one to wear foundation every day and want something that you barely notice when you do choose to wear it, the Organic Nourishing Mineral Sheer Matte Liquid Foundation is for you. I know what you’re thinking - how can it be matte AND sheer? This foundation’s formula allows it to be lightweight and moisturizing without a dewy effect, which can actually accentuate things like wrinkles or breakouts. So just because it’s matte doesn’t mean it needs to be HEAVY! It’s also great for those nights like NYE when you know there will be photos and you don’t want to look too shiny in that darn flash.
NYE is basically a big excuse to be sparkly (let’s be honest…), and our Holiday Glow line helps you do just that without the scary additives you find in other glowy cosmetics. Just a dab on your cheekbones, tip of your nose, under your brows, and in the corners of your eyes can light up your whole face!
Add a little drama to your look with a little extra blush! I am personally LOVING the Mineral Blush Cheek Flush in Peony because the color has a little more oomph than your everyday blush. It looks especially nice on deeper skin tones, but is really an exciting “going out” color for just about anyone.
This is my ultimate secret weapon! This nifty concoction keeps your eyeshadow and liner put all night… and doesn’t have any of the crazy, nasty chemicals you find in most eyeshadow primers. You just dip a Q-tip into the gel, dip it into your favorite eyeshadow color, and voila! You’ve got a pop of color that isn’t going anywhere, even if you’re dancing the night away…
New Year’s Eve… Smokey eye… need I say more? You can use this color as your shadow or your liner! Or dry for shadow and wet for liner if you want to get really creative!
Is there anything worse than stinging, dry eyes from icky-quality mascara? This formula is incredibly gentle, gluten-free, and makes your eyes look wide awake… even when you’re getting close to midnight.
No look is complete without perfect brows! This waxy wonder will keep your brows looking full, neat, and beautiful as you enter the next decade!
And there you have it! A completely natural, cruelty-free face for New Year's Eve!
I hope you have a happy, safe, fun, and FABULOUS New Year! See y'all in 2020!