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Still looking for a friend to do your makeup on New Year's Eve? Consider giving your BFF a break and splurging on a legit makeup application. Pro tip: skip the awkward department store appointment and head to Rouge New York, the new makeup salon on Thompson Street from two Law & Order: SVU alums: makeup artist Rebecca Perkins and actress Stephanie March.
In honor of the holiday, we've teamed up with Rouge to offer an early bird special for Racked readers: book an appointment between 7am and 1pm on New Year's Eve and get a complimentary lash application and a complimentary Julie Hewett or Face Stockholm product. (Use the code RougeRacked when booking.) Worried it'll all fade away before you go out? After the jump, see Rebecca's top five tips to keep makeup looking fresh.
1. Start by applying a makeup that is built to last. Begin with your eye makeup and use a primer and powder to lock the eyeshadow onto the lid. Once you're done with your eye makeup, brows and lashes, then move on to your foundation so that you aren't putting on makeup, dropping shadow on it, then taking it off and doing it again.
2. If you have normal to dry skin, use a mist with glycine in it throughout the day, like the Rouge Refreshing Lavender Mist, to awaken your makeup throughout the day and avoid that dry, cake-y look that makeup can take on if it dries out. The glycine leaves a dewy finish and resets the makeup.
3. For skin with a lot of oil, carry oil absorbing blotting papers—like clean and clear oil absorbing sheets—to soak up excess oil without depositing more and more powder on your face.
4. Drink a lot of water. Well hydrated skin is the best preparation for fresh makeup. Also drink plenty of champagne.
5. Carry a compact and your lipstick and whip it out on the sidewalk, at the table, or anywhere. This serves two functions: it touches up your lipstick and makes you look impossibly glamorous.
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