The saying "dress for the job you want" can really be expanded to say "dress for the life you want." Perhaps the reason most people gravitate toward glittery, shimmery looks on New Year's Eve is because they want to enter the new year like the bright, shiny creature they know themselves to be. It's a metaphor!
The sparkly fashion trend won't go away from NYE outfit roundups anytime soon, so perhaps the best way to honor 2016's great beauty looks while still living out that shiny metaphor is to literally transform your mouth into the New Year's Eve ball. If you're going to kiss someone at midnight, might as well kiss them with the symbol for new beginnings, right? Right. Pucker up, and kiss
it 2017 better.
Kylie Cosmetics, Heir, $18.00, available at Kylie Cosmetics.
Think what you want about Kylie Jenner, but her metallic lip kits are where it's at. They've reached cult status for a very good reason, and that reason is because they're good. 'Heir' is a shimmery neutral that feels as close to rose gold as you can possibly get.
ColourPop, J.I.C., $6.00, available at ColourPop.
If Kylie Cosmetics' price tag isn't your cup of tea, try ColourPop. It's (a) affordable and (b) achieves the same look.
Pat McGrath Labs, Metalmorphosis 005 Kit in 'Silver,' $60.00, available at Sephora.
Pat McGrath! She did that! She found a way to turn your mouth into an (almost) literal mirror ball! Turn up!
NYX Cosmetics, Cosmetics Metals Lip Cream in 'Baby Blue With Silver Undertone,' $7.50, available at NYX Cosmetics.
NYX's Cosmetics Metals lip line comes in an array of long-lasting colors, but baby blue and silver are the colors of NYE. Why not just put them where your mouth is?