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The Raddest Makeup Looks To Try On New Year's Eve
Valis Vicenty & Jessica Chou
Whether December 26th comes as a relief (no more holiday music/shopping/parties!) or feels like a punch to the gut (no more holiday music/shopping/parties!), you still have one more opportunity to send the season off with a festival and fun night of true holiday decadence. Enter: New Year's Eve.
Just as we start thinking about what sparkly outfit to wear next week, we also start craving an extra hit of glamour from our makeup. ('Tis the season for a little extra Kirakira+, after all.) To inspire us all for an extra-bedazzled New Year's Eve look, we rounded up some showstopping makeup combinations from the past year.
From shimmering shadows to statement-making cut creases, there's something for everyone ahead. Click ahead for all the NYE makeup inspiration you need.
Follow along with this tutorial if you want to show off your Midas touch: It features a gilded cat-eye and stained lip that will wow at any gathering.
A smoky eye is foolproof for NYE — especially when it’s as good as gold. Apply your shadow, then tightline your top and lower lashline and slick on a red lip before running out the door.
For a rad, '80s-inspired look, pat neon yellow shadow into your crease, then line your lower lashline with a subtle gold eyeliner.
Love a subtle pop of color? You can easily customize your mascara's hue simply by swiping your favorite shadow from root to tip. Tip: Add a quick swipe of the same shadow along your lashline to balance out the rest of your eye.
Lean into this statement lip look by applying a gold shadow over liquid lip color. Boom: instant impact.
Holiday shimmer need not be obvious. This smoky eye look is the glam NYE look of our dreams — with just a touch of highlighter to make everything pop.
Need something fast? Pile on the mascara, dab some highlighter into the inner corners of your eyes, and slick on a red lip for a striking look that takes less than 15 minutes.
This bold lip look ticks all the boxes: shimmer, shine, and a killer hit of color.
For a geometric look, pat on some gold shadow before using liquid eyeliner to draw a half cut crease over top.
Or, reverse the last look and go for a sparkle cut crease by topping a deep gold glitter with a warm, neutral brown. Tip: Do not forget primer for this look.
Rose gold has been on-trend for all of 2017, so why stop now? Dust your eyelids with a bit of shimmering rose pink for a dreamy, delicate party look.
One of our favorite combos for the minimalists out there? A Champagne shadow with a touch of shimmer. Don't worry, it's far from boring — just wait for 1:02.