5 Striking Eye Makeup Looks SO Much Better Than That Boring Cat Eye

There are certain times when even the boldest red lip or razor-sharp cat-eye can feel... underwhelming. Such is true for a night on the town celebrating New Year's Eve, when sparkly outfits, bold makeup, and Champagne prosecco toasts are all part of the fun.

Now is the perfect opportunity to experiment with a gorgeous jewel tone shadow, glitter-packed holiday palette, or graphic shape on the eyes. Luckily, you don't have to go far to find the perfect inspiration for bold, look-at-me makeup looks that will wow — just start clicking.

We've rounded up five exciting looks that will win this NYE — or anytime, really — including negative space liner, geometric shapes, and an update to the classic cat-eye. Cheers to trying something new in (the early hours of) 2018.

Geometric Liner

For when a subtle eye look just won't cut it, here's how to use your liquid liner to create a distinctly Art Deco kind of cool.
Negative Space Liner

Press play to learn exactly how to get the most over-the-top wing in the room — topped off with a little NYE-worthy glitter, of course.
Bold Color

This smudgy, badass look can be done in any color of the rainbow — just follow the process you see here.
The Technicolor Cat Eye

Not ready for a smudgy look? This option works in any hue — but we love green the most — and pairs the crisp finish of a feline flick with a hit of color.
Classic Glam... With A Twist

This play on a traditional red lip and black cat-eye adds glitter and negative space to create something truly special.
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