This Is What New Year's Eve Beauty Looks Like Around the World
The internet helps the beauty world feel smaller, connecting beauty trends over thousands of miles. One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you can feel as though you've taken a beauty tour of the globe. But the lovely thing is that despite the small technological world we live in, cultural individuality is somehow still preserved. And celebratory beauty is one of the areas in which those fascinating differences become crystal clear.
We are transfixed by international beauty here at Byrdie. We've explored what "natural" beauty looks like in different countries; we've gone deep into the cultural backstory of Korean beauty. But one thing we've yet to dive into is how different countries do special occasion beauty.
So, we consulted some of our favorite beauty authorities from far and wide (from Vogue China to Brazilian blogger Camila Coelho) to find out how the world does New Year's Eve makeup. Want to see the looks and products that represent NYE all over the world? Just keep scrolling.
Red and gold are the classic makeup colors for Chinese New Year, as they represent luck and wealth. This look features full brows, flushed cheeks, a matte red pout, and a touch of gold around the eyes. To re-create it, try Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Dominant ($32), Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Brow Lift Duo ($27), and Lancôme Ombre Hypnose Stylo in 18 Pepite Amazone ($27).
Earlier this year, we learned that the typical "going-out" look in France consists of a matte red lip and a few simple swipes of mascara. The New Year's look kicks it up a notch, adding a bit of gloss to the lip and some smoky taupe eye shadow. To re-create this vintage-inspired French look on NYE, try Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Zinnia($35) and Sephora Collection Eye Shadow in Coffee Break ($10).
Vanity No Apologies
This refined, feminine look from beauty blogger Anshita Juneja consists of a bright lip, a soft cat eye, and some gorgeous henna designs, which are traditionally worn on special occasions. To re-create her makeup this New Year's Eve, try Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Cream in Coral Pink ($13) and L'Oréal Infallible 24Hour Intense Gel Eyeliner ($8).
That Igbo Chick
This grungy take on New Year's Eve Makeup comes from Nigerian blogger Chidimma Umeh. The metallic smoky eye and brown lip create a stunning look for dark skin tones. Umeh executed this look with MAC Paint in Bamboom($22), MAC Eyeshadow in Plumage ($16), and MAC Fluidline Pencil in Black Brilliance ($17).
Beauty guru Michelle Dy represented New Year's Eve in the Philippines with this sensual burgundy look. Dy created the dramatic, monochrome effect using mostly affordable products, like Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette ($13) and i-Divine Ultra Bright Palette ($15), as well as L.A. Girl Matte Lipstick in Va Voom ($12).
You can always count on Brazil to deliver bombshell party makeup. Glittery gold eyes, lashes for days, and a pouty pink lip are key to this New Year's Eve look from blogger Camila Coelho. She used MAC Fixed Plus Primer ($23), MAC Gold Glitter ($22), Clinique High Impact Mascara ($18), and MAC Lipstick in Blankety ($17 ).
Obsessed with international beauty? Find out some of the best beauty products we swapped with our editors from overseas.
Opening Image: Ella Weisskamp