Lavette Slater Talks New Year’s Eve Looks

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching—do you have the right makeup and hairstyle to ring in 2012?

Lavette Slater chatted with VV and dropped some knowledge on getting the right look for your biggest New Year celebrations. Check out these tips from the three-time Emmy award winning celebrity hair and makeup artist who has styled the tresses of the hosts of The View as well as our beautiful first lady.

VIBE Vixen: What type of makeup is best for NYE celebrations?
Lavette Slater: First and foremost is skin care. Use a moisturizer that’s good for your type of skin and make sure your skin is clean before applying makeup.

Bobbi Brown Cool Party Palette Eyeshadow

As for eyewear, you’ll want an eyeshadow with shimmer, and/or metallics and glitter. It’s very fun and festive; and it always looks great for NYE. But remember, a little goes a long way. Having a waterproof mascara is good because it builds. Meaning, if you keep applying it after your initial application, it appears to look very long and people will think you have on false lashes. Finally I would suggest a body shimmer, especially for your cleavage. Also use a dark eyeliner to make your eyes pop.

Her Favorites:
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown Cool Party Palette Eyeshadow and MAC Body Shimmer Powder and Lotion