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10 Drugstore beauty products to amplify your New Year’s Eve look

Don’t spend that hard-earned Chrismukkah money on a look you’ll never recreate again. Unless you know that you’re going to use that luxe eyeshadow palette all through 2016, head to your nearest drugstore. The ever-growing beauty aisle means you can save your cash and still treat yourself to statement makeup.

Here are our favorite glitters, statement lips and holiday pops of color to keep you glowing whether or not you have someone to kiss at midnight.

1. Bronzer/blush duo

Sonia Kashuk
Image: Target

If you’re new to the drugstore beauty world, feel free to spoil yourself with Sonia Kashuk’s line for Target. From formulation to packaging, these products don’t feel anything but luxe. Treat your cheekbones to a shimmery start to 2016 with the Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo. (Target, $13)

2. Glitter mascara

Hard Candy Tinsel Mascara
Image: Walmart

For a dash of New Year’s Eve glitter that won’t overcomplicate your look, spend less than $10 on Hard Candy Lash Tinsel. It comes in party-friendly colors from pixie pink to disco ball silver, but we love this classic black with glitter that will be your little secret — until the light catches your lashes. (Walmart, $6) 

More: 5 Ways to tastefully rock glitter makeup as an adult

3. Strong shadow

Maybelline Color Tattoo
Image: Target

You know the drill: “new year, new you,” so you might as well wear whatever color shadow you feel like. Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow will last you long past midnight and comes in every bold shade you can imagine. Go with traditionally festive gold, resolve to finally make it out of the house in teal, or wear them both at once. (Target, $6)

4. Statement liner

Physician's Formula
Image: Walmart

What’s better than a product that does the work for you? Just choose your eye color to find the perfect eyeliner match in Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio. Even better, it comes with three glitter-infused pencils in shades from “kiss me before midnight” to “maybe I’ll just stay in.” (Walmart, $10)

5. Dramatic lashes

Sonia Kashuk
Image: Target

New Year’s Eve makes for a great excuse to go full Marilyn with your lash game. Sonia Kashuk’s one-and-done Full Drama Eyelashes kit — glue included, thank you Sonia — will take your look to the next level, no glitter necessary. (Target, $5)

More: Create glam party makeup in 5 minutes or less

6. Winter white liner


Top off your shadow look with a finishing touch of this crisp white Rimmel Soft Kohl eye pencil. Your eyes will glow like you’re ready to jumpstart 2016. Bonus: No matter how much sleep you got, dab a little in the corner of your eyes on Jan. 1 and you’ll look wide awake. (, $3)

7. Lip magic

Physician's Formula
Image: Physicians Formula

Planning to party like a Kardashian? Start by getting the look with this Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lip Plumping Cocktail. Layer the nude shade over your favorite lipstick or try the pink for a subtle look. (Rite Aid, $10)

8. Classic color

Image: CVS

Get ready for your new go-to party shade. CoverGirl Colorlicious in Garnet Flame is a classic red that you’ll actually want to go to the bathroom to keep re-applying. It’s highly pigmented and, even better, incredibly moisturizing. (CVS, $8)

9. Metallic nails

Image: CVS

If you don’t already have a metallic silver polish in your arsenal, now is the time to spring for a polish you’ll want to keep wearing until Groundhog Day. This Zoya polish in Trixie is 5-Free, not tested on animals, and has just the right amount of shimmer. (CVS, $9)

10. Glitter, glitter, glitter

For 99 cents, we highly recommend the very NYE purchase of Wet N Wild Icon Glitter Single. Whether it’s the classic silver glitter, the festive gold or the rave-worthy purple, we all know you’ll find a use for it… somewhere in your beauty look. And if not, there’s always 2017. (, $1)

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