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NYE Beauty Essentials That'll Keep Your Look on Lock Past Midnight

These must-have beauty products will ensure you're not ringing in the New Year with raccoon eyes or other beauty fails
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If there's one night of the year that we want our makeup to stay put, it's New Year's Eve -- because no one wants to kiss their boo at midnight with raccoon eyes, or find that all of their Instagrams from the final night of the year feature faded lipstick or a T-zone that's way shinier than any camera flash. And with many of us partying until long after the clock strikes 12, it becomes extra-challenging to keep our makeup locked in place.

We tapped celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg to give us her top tips on creating long-lasting beauty looks. Her handiwork has graced the faces of stars like Lucy Hale and Jamie King, so it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about creating a smudge-proof makeup look. Here, she shares her top product recommendations and tricks for making sure your makeup lasts through the countdown and beyond.

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Moist Definitely
The longevity of your makeup look can be determined before you station yourself at your vanity. "On a day that you're going to be going out all night, put your moisturizer on a half hour before you put your makeup on, so that it sinks completely into the skin and you're hydrated but you're not moist," says Greenberg. A good rule of thumb: Moisturize, and then watch an episode of whatever show you're currently bingeing.

Greenburg recommends the Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream, $49, which she says is "a great moisturizer that really wakes your skin up." Or you could use the same line's Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, $79, she suggests.

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Prime Time
Once your moisturizer has completely absorbed, add primer to create a smooth canvas, which will ultimately help lock your makeup look into place.

She likes the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer, $34. "It's especially great for any skin type in the winter, because I feel like when it's cold and dry out, even the most oily of us lose the moisture we need to look fresh." For those with especially oily or acne-prone skin, the brand also offers Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer, $34.

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A Firm Foundation
Let's be honest, your mug is going to be all over Instagram come New Year's Day, so a killer complexion is a must -- and nothing will give you that effortlessly airbrushed look like a good foundation. But how can you keep it from melting while you're totally owning the dance floor during the final hours of 2015?

"A cream formula foundation is going to stay on longer," says Greenberg. Try Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, $48, for long-lasting full coverage.

"Also the way that you put it on is really important," says Greenberg, who suggests reaching for a brush like Tarte's The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, $34. When you use a brush rather than your fingers, she explains, you really fuse the product with your skin, making for a more natural -- and long-lasting -- finish.

Set the look with translucent powder. It goes on clear, meaning you get all the benefits of a traditional powder without actually looking like you're wearing one. Apply Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder, $34, over you face, being sure to focus on particularly oily areas, like your T-zone.

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Eyes on the Prize
Unless you want to welcome 2016 by looking like you spent the better half of 2015 crying off your eye makeup, layer your eye products to really seal them in.

Start by prepping your lids with a primer, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20. Then add your color.

"If I were doing a smoky eye, I might start with either a primer or a cream eye shadow, then go on top of that with a pigment, and press the pigment into that cream. Then, dust a little bit of eye shadow over that, and [add] another sort of creamy, sparkly product," says Greenburg. "Pressing everything into the eye and then sort of setting it with a different texture will keep your eye makeup in one place," Greenburg explains.

Look for waterproof shadows, liners and mascaras, which have been formulated to stand up to sweat. Greenberg swears by Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream shadow, $23, and Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, $19. "It goes on very creamy, but once it sets, it doesn't move," she says.

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