One thing is for certain
You shouldn’t be worrying about smeared eye makeup, shiny skin, and parched lips while at a party or on a date.
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil
Those looking to fill in sparse brows should steer clear of pencils that are overly creamy or greasy “because they’ll rub off,” says Molly Stern, who tends to the arches of Reese Witherspoon and Leighton Meester. “I like Cle de Peau’s version because it’s a hard formula—you can stroke on hairlike wisps and they’ll stay on really well."
CoverGirl Natural Lash Clear Mascara
Stern, a celebrity makeup artist for CoverGirl, says the brand’s clear mascara is her go-to for taming a full brow. “To keep the look natural and clump-free, wipe the wand with a tissue before touching it to your brow.” “It’s like a hair gel for the eyebrows, and it’s easy to use and affordable,” she says.
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil
For his part, Kristofer Buckle—whose clients include Blake Lively and Christina Aguilera—is a fan of Anastasia brow-filler. “It has a wide color range, so finding a shade to match your natural one is easy,” he says. A light dusting of translucent powder and your brows will be set for the night.” “There’s also a spiky brush on the end of the pencil so you can gently soften the product after it’s applied.
TreSemme Tres Two Extra-Hold Hairspray
“Spraying a strong hairspray on an out-of-service toothbrush and brushing brows up and out will lock them in place,” says Buckle.
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector
Whether full or sparse, brows will remain neatly defined with this formula. In fact, Rachel Goodwin says she prefers it over a shadow or pencil when working with clients like January Jones and Emma Stone. “Using an angled brush, I apply the tiniest bit behind the hairs so that it fills in the brow perfectly without looking as though it’s sitting on top.”“It’s phenomenal—it really doesn’t move,” she says.
By Terry Ligne Blackstar
“A liquid liner is a great choice for New Year’s because once it’s set, it won’t move—it’s also good for parties because it really accentuates the eye,” says Stern. “By Terry’s product is incredible because of its easy-to-use pen applicator and ability to stay on like nobody’s business.” Then you can go in and finish the other half of your eye, staying as close to the lash line as possible. Because liquid liner is so budge-proof once it dries, Stern suggests starting in the middle of your upper eyelid and sweeping out toward the ends.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes
“It’s waterproof and has great staying power,” says Stern.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
“This is one of my favorite pens,” says Goodwin. You can also bury it into your lash line and use a vibrantly hued pencil over the top to create intensity.” “You can do a classic cat-eye with it, or if you want something festive for New Year’s, you can cover it with a loose shimmer powder.
“It can be used as a liner or shadow, and it won’t come off until you want it off,” says Buckle. It literally doesn’t budge!” “I’ve used it for underwater scenes in music videos and, most recently, in Burlesque for sweat-drenched dance sequences.
La Mer The Radiant Concealer SPF 25
“It’s an incredible concealer for both undereye circles and blemishes,” says Stern about La Mer’s formulation, adding, “The best way to cover a blemish is to get a really tiny brush—like a liquid eyeliner one—dip it into the concealer, and dab it onto the redness. A targeted brush application is better than using your finger because when you do that, you end up highlighting the area around the blemish, too, which makes it appear more intense.”
LipSense Long-Lasting Liquid Lip Color
“I’ve put this product to the test, and its ability not to budge is impressive,” says Buckle. They have tons of colors to choose from, but if you opt for nude lips, their clear topcoat gives a glasslike shine.” “After the second coat dries, you can eat, drink, and kiss without leaving your stamp anywhere!