Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Beauty Party Prep

As soon as you have a chance to catch your breath after Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve. Where to go and what to wear may be your top two priorities, but what if you’ve been so busy that you forgot to schedule essential beauty appointments—or you just don’t have time to squeeze them in? Fret not, because these fast-acting DIY treatments have you covered from top to toe.

Smile Direct Club Bright On Whitening Kit
For a brighter smile without a trip to the dentist’s office, this kit does the trick. Featuring a mess-free, brush-on formula and an accelerating blue light that plugs right into your phone (without draining your battery), just two 10-minute treatments a day will have you flashing pearly-whites before the ball drops over Times Square without unwanted sensitivity.

Hanacure Mask
You may have seen this buzzed-about Korean mask on Instagram, and the results are legit. One pre-party application yields visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, firmness and large pores—and the rejuvenating effects get even better with regular treatments. Infused with anti-aging peptides and botanicals, simply mix the serum with the solution and shake to combine. Apply with the included brush and wait for it to tighten within 10 minutes. Then, try to keep your facial movement to a minimum for the next half-hour before rinsing off. Warning: You’ll look decades older as it dries, but you’ll love your fresh, rosy and beyond-smooth skin afterwards.

St. Tropez Tan One Night Only
If an impromptu New Year's Eve wardrobe change has you revealing pale, winter skin, this instant, temporary tanner saves the sartorial day. Offering a natural-looking water- and transfer-resistant golden glow that lasts up to 24 hours and washes off with soap and water, it’s available in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark for a believable bronze that looks like you spent Christmas is St. Barth’s.

Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Polish
There’s no reason for a past-its-prime manicure to detract from your overall look, and a few swipes of this sparkly polish adds New Year’s appropriate festive flair. Whether you go subtle with the sheer white “This Magic Moment” or full-on bedazzled with “Happy Birthday,” the fun is literally at your fingertips.

dpHUE Gloss+
There’s no need to panic if you’re overdue for date with your colorist, because this deep conditioner/color enhancer revives your hair’s brilliance in as little as three minutes (or 20 minutes max). Available in five shades that deposit semi-permanent color while seriously smoothing your strands, this quick fix delivers the boost your hair needs when you just couldn’t get into the salon.