They say you are never fully dressed without a smile, but what about makeup? Whether you plan to go all-out or want to keep it on the low-key side, a trend-forward new year’s eve makeup look can make all the difference – even if it’s just a simple swipe of glitter. And as you countdown the final minutes of 2021 before the clock strikes midnight, glitter-bedecked eyes or a classic red lip might be the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. There’s literally no better place to pull out the stops with glitter, drama, and fun colours than an NYE party!
So, to help you spark some beauty inspiration for your own look, we have scoured the makeup looks of the best in the biz. Scroll on for the fantastical celeb-approved makeup looks to wear for the big night. Here’s what you can try this year- go hard, or go home
If your initial reaction was that you love it but don’t want to end up in a sticky situation, we got you, boo. The key to a long-lasting glossy lid lies in the preparation and the products you use. All you need to do is add an eye primer, diffuse out your fave nude shadow, pack on the pigment, and top it off with an eye gloss pigment specially made for shadows.
Taking to Instagram, Deepika Padukone shared a photo of her above-the-neck spin on throwback glamour. Amalgamating the thick, arched rimming of kohl with a touch of smoke, clad with eyeliner and kajal on the waterline created a sultry look. She paired it with impeccably chiselled cheekbones and a defined nude lip that elevated it to extraordinary status.
Kimmy was the most gorgeous wedding guest at Paris Hilton’s wedding, and her makeup was hella on point. The look proves that the star loves a healthy dose of bronzer, highlighter, and lip liner. Kim K’s to-die-for eye makeup teamed with a ‘90s-inspired brown lip serves as a major inspiration across the board. Have an event on your social calendar that requires a more-is-more makeup look? Get practising now.
Glitter for NYE celebration? A thousand times yes! Listen, we know glitter isn’t a new trend, but it sticks around season after season for a good reason. It’s really fuckin’ pretty. Cover your lids with a layer of glitter primer, then dab on loose eye glitter, packing it on, or keeping it sheer based on your beauty aesthetic.
If you have done the whole glamm thing for past New Year’s celebrations, change it up this year with a softer look made with monochromatic colours. The neutral eye and nude lipsticks combo is a classic and looks superb all with any outfit you pick.
If you need a little inspiration to amp up your beauty game, take cues from her latest look that is equal parts classic and contemporary. The makeup look proves that shine on shine is the way to go and we’re very much on board with it.
The inner-corner eye pop was blowing up in 2021 and is only getting stronger for 2022, so copy the two-toned trend by patting an opaque layer of holographic eyeshadow over the inner third of your eyelids, keeping the rest of your eyeshadow neutral, or not! It’s new year’s eve, folks- do whatever TF you want.
If you love a colourful look but want to crank it up a notch, take a poppy, pigmented shadow, and apply it to the upper inner corners. Next, diffuse out with your favourite eyeshadow brush, makeup sure to keep the colour heaviest right under your brow bone.
The queen of edginess wore glossy, sparkly eyeshadow that caught the light as she moved around but otherwise faded against the fresh backdrop of her complexion- best of both worlds. It’s the perf meet-in-the-middle solution for those who wish to strike a balance between dramatic and demure. Win-win situation!
The ultimate OG festive look of red lipstick with thick, fluttery false eyelashes. We love a classic. To keep the look feeling modern, look for a red lipstick with a semi-matte finish, instead of a high-shine finish. Then, load on a pair of lengthening lashes for max impact.
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