Your New Year's Eve Beauty Inspiration From Shay, Priyanka, and More
What has five fingers, looks fabulous in photos, and lasts longer than a New Year’s kiss? You, in a badass beauty look, ready to take on 2017. To prepare you to do just that this New Year’s Eve, we rounded up 10 of the most coveted celebrity hair and makeup looks from this past year. From minimalistic to full on firecracker, we have a look to suit any and every occasion.
After all, we all deserve one day a year to seriously sparkle—to celebrate ourselves, to honor the year behind us, and welcome the year ahead. So cheers to you, 2016! We loved you and your feathered brows, popsicle-stain lips, and not to mention all your fun, new ways to wear glitter. Because let’s be real, it’s almost 2017–who needs a midnight kiss when you can wear glitter on your lips? Am I right?
Keep scrolling to snag a stunning celebrity look of your own this NYE!
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A ruby red lip is classic, but this is a day unlike the other 364. Keeping the face and eyes ultra clean, apply a microfine, makeup-grade glitter like Lit Cosmetic Holographic Glitter Pigment in Heartbreaker ($16) atop a red lip like the universally flattering Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella ($26) for a majorly mesmerizing, A-list–approved look.
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The old Hollywood side-sweep took over the red carpet this year, but deeper and edgier than ever. To make it yours this New Year’s Eve, add a finishing touch to a deep side-part–try a unique barrette, slick it back with pomade, or as seen on Amber Heard, add a messy braid. Try Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($44) to give the look some It-girl grit.
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The black lip is the new little black dress. Dare to ditch a basic burgundy or berry for double the drama with a vampy black lip. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches ($20) will stay put all night and suits a spectrum of skin tones. If a true black lip gives you Wednesday Addams vibes, opt for an almost-not-quite-black shade, like MAC Liquid Lipstick in High Drama ($46).
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Equal parts rock and romance, a rusted red smoky eye is the way to wear the hue of the season this New Year’s Eve. For cool-toned eyes–blues, gray, and dirty browns–choose a warm copper red like Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power ($21). A shadow with cool, purple undertones like Rosette by Anastasia Beverly Hills ($12) suits warmer eyes–greens, golden hazels, and honey browns.
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Fact: New Year’s Eve is all about the glitz. For a lit-from-within look, á la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, dust the high points of your cheeks, bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow, and decoletté with a luminescent highlighting powder. The stunning white-gold sheen that Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector (Pressed) in Champagne Pop ($38) delivers is the crux of its cult-favorite creds.
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The ’90s came back in a big way this year. Think punk hair color, Lisa Frank, and even brown lips. A subtle, burgundy shade of brown is anything but basic and complements so many complexions. For a Priyanka Chopra–inspired chocolate plum lip, we love Tom Ford Dark and Stormy ($53).
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Maybe you’re more of a bold eye than a bold lip type of gal. For that, look to Suki Waterhouse. Starting with an even, luminous base and a neutral smoked-out eye, define the lower waterline with a metallic liner like Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold ($18). For that gorgeous glitter bomb effect, tap a cosmetic grade glitter below the lash line. We die for Lemonhead Gildebeast ($22), a quick-drying, two-in-one adhesive and glitter with magical staying power. Pair with a nude lip and let your eyes do the talking all night.
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Showcase a striking neckline or a favorite piece of jewelry with a statement pony. The elegant effortlessness of this look is perfect for a long night on the dance floor this New Year’s Eve. For a polished slick-back sans grease, try Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Flexible Hold Hairspray ($29).
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We would be remiss to skip this last glitter trend. If you’re a little skeptical of glitter around the eyes or the mouth, and we can’t blame you, try it out in your hair. Dakota Fanning tied shades of blue together with a subtle sprinkling of matching glitter along a straight center part. Mix in your favorite hue of glitter with a strong-hold hair gel like L’Oréal Paris Clean Gel, Strong Hold ($5) and paint the mixture into the roots.
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If you love a put-together look that requires few products, this monochrome eye, cheek, and lip look is for you. A neutral mauve works with a wide range of coloring combinations. Try a liquid lip like Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita ($20) with a blush that doubles as an eye shadow like Nars Blush in Dolce Vita ($30) to achieve this classic, polished look.
Which look will you be rocking when the clock strikes 2017? Share in the comments section below!