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The experts’ favorite masks for starting 2016 with a clean slate—and getting your glow back after last night’s bacchanal.
Written By erica lopez
Now that the resolutions are set and the last remnants of confetti have been swept away, the only thing left on the agenda is kicking back, queueing up a marathon of (Golden Globe-nominated) Mr. Robot, chilling some alkaline water, and recovering from the frenzy before you head back to work.
The Violet Files recommends upping the relaxation ante with a rejuvenating face mask, ideally to be worn in bed or on the couch. Here, some of our favorite makeup artists share their choicest masks for beginning the year on a high note. We’ll mask to that. 

NEW YEAR’S
DAY Masks

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“This is my favorite for rejuvenating skin after a long night. The lily bulb calms the skin and deeply replenishes moisture for a quick post-party fix.” 

— CHRISTOPHER MILES, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“The Sisley Black Rose Mask is always in my kit. It instantly smooths, plumps, brightens, hydrates, and leaves the skin soft—you really get instant gratification. It is great all year round, but especially when the weather causes dry, flaky skin. The mask is super rich in vitamins and plant extracts and has all kinds of active anti-aging ingredients—and, as a bonus, it smells so pretty.”

— KIRA NASRAT, VIOLET GREY BRAND AMBASSADOR

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“My ultimate New Year’s Day reset is Tata Harper cleanser layered underneath the Tata Harper mask. I love this power combination because the cleanser with the mask intensifies the effects. Together they tighten the skin and help with resurfacing and brightening the complexion. This is the best mask for dull or tired-looking visages.”

— NILE ABBAI, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“I like the Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask for its rare mix of instant hydration and oil control. It doesn’t dry down like most clay masks, and it gives you the most magnificent warm glow, which is especially hard to come by in the dead of winter.”

— JEFFREY BAUM, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“New Year’s Day I’ll be masking with the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask—it’s perfect for detoxing from the previous night’s excesses. I love the way it deep cleans and soothes without drying.”

— MERRADY WICKES, MAKEUP ARTIST

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girlS’ night

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