Best New Year’s Eve Makeup Looks

There are several of traditions that surround New Year’s Eve, from the puzzling (why do we drop a giant ball from the sky in the middle of Times Square?) to the classic (toasting a packed room of people with plastic flutes of Champagne). But we would discuss that the best ritual is the one that happens before the festivities begin with celebs: going to town on our hair and makeup.

Dotted Lines

she is carefully line pearls on top of your lashline for this unique eyeliner substitute. While it might take some extra patience and precision, it’ll be all worth it.


Duo-Chrome Smoky Eye

Leave it to makeup artist Hung Vanngo and his longtime client Selena Gomez to whip up the easiest way to elevate a smoky eye. After applying a base of black or brown shadow, tap on a layer of duo-chrome shimmer (we love the one in this kit) to spice things up.


Disco Eyes

You didn’t think we forgot about glitter, did you? Play it fast and loose for an effortless look.


Frosty Shadow

Frosty silver eyeshadow doesn’t just feel seasonal, it brightens the eyes, too. Make like Maya Hawke and pair it with full, separated lashes for extra definition.


Rust Shadow

It might be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean we’re ditching our favourite warm bronze and rust hues. Just be sure to wear a generous helping of mascara to ground your eyes for the season.



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Tonight @hungvanngo

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Rainbow Eyes

Prepare to be the coolest person at the party with this rainbow sticker look. It might look complicated, but it’s as easy as peeling and pressing.


Metallic Smoky Eye

This NYE, swap out your basic black and grey shadows for something bright and metallic instead.


Euphoria Makeup

Face jewels are all the rave thanks to the HBO series Euphoria. Jump on the trend and place them on the eyes, eyebrows, or just anywhere on the face for a fun pop of shine.


Metallic Lips

If you haven’t tried glitter lips yet, this is your chance. Simply dab some cosmetic glitter on top of your favourite lipstick — then avoid greasy salad for the rest of the night.


Double Liner

Wear a sleek cat eye on the top lid and a sharp line on the bottom. Pair it with a wash of pastel shadow for a look that’s somehow edgy and romantic at once.


Orange Alert

Orange shadow is a wildly fun alternative to neutrals. Since the shade is so stunning on its own, pair it simply with dewy skin and a little lip balm.


Mismatched Texture

Juxtaposing matte and glossy textures is a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh and modern — just ask Zendaya. Here, the star contrasted glossy lids and dewy skin with super-matte lips.



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Twiggy Lashes

Pair clumpy, Twiggy-style lashes with fresh skin and pastel shadows for an updated take on a ’60s makeup classic.



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Getting dolled up for @miumiu…

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Creative Shapes

While everyone else wears glitter on their lids and lips, get creative and paint it somewhere unexpected. This placement not only looks cool, but it also brightens the eyes — which we could all use once the clock strikes midnight.




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