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Glittery, Budge-Proof Makeup For Your Sweatiest Nights Out

Sparkly eyeshadows, setting sprays, and more.

by NYLON Editors
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Gone are the times of painstakingly locating the perfect going-out top —those are a dime a dozen these days. Now, it’s all about discovering the best going-out makeup.

As NYLON editors, we must admit that this sort of late-night beauty adventure is our specialty. Over the years, we’ve befriended dozens of doormen, sipped on the yummiest cocktails, and attended countless star-studded afterparties. We’ve been the art-school dropout, candy raver, soft goth, sexy siren, and ethereal angel just for the night and mingled among those who have made night-out makeup their career. Needless to say, we know a thing or two about which sparkly eyeshadows, setting sprays, and lipsticks stay on through the afters.

Ahead, we’re revealing the best night-out makeup essentials for achieving lids, skin, and lips with a disco-ball glint, as well as staples for ensuring your makeup is indestructible, no matter where the night takes you. We also asked some of our favorite beauty creators to share their picks, too — Golloria, Mei Peng, Sarah Feingold, and Emira D’Spain fill up our Instagram Saved folder with night-out makeup inspo, so having them on a panel of guest judges for this year’s NYLON Beauty Hit List just seemed fitting. Scroll on to see our winners!

The Shimmery Topper

The Holographic Lip

The Multi-Purpose MVP

The Subtle Glow-Giver

The Melt-Proof Mist

The Dewy Balm

Ortega Ethereal Glow Balm

These stunning swirls of shimmer are the secret to Lana Del Rey’s angelic glow lately, and Kelly Reed, NYLON senior social media editor, swears by them too. Celebrity makeup artist Etienne Ortega created this highlighter balm in four dazzling hues — icy blue, pearlescent rose, peachy gold, and coppery pink. Dab onto anywhere you want high-shine dewiness and hydration: cheeks, lips, collarbones, etc.

The Perfect Blurred Lip

The Soft-Focus Powder

The Last-All-Night Foundation

The Do-It-All Sculpting Palette

The Sweat-Proof Sunless Tan