From galas to engagement parties, your social calendar is about to light up. If you want to look your photo-ready best, however, you'll have to start primping and pampering, like, now. For shiny locks, glowing skin, and even the perfect designer outfit, click through for our ultimate NYC event prep guide. Even last-minute breakouts don't stand a chance of ruining your big moment.

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