It’s crazy to think that 2015 will be here in the blink of an eye—in just three days, to be exact. Whether you’re more than ready to bid 2014 adieu or consider it one of the best years of your life, we know one thing for certain: nothing foreshadows a better new year than ringing it in with a bang.
To help you get excited for whatever New Year's Eve celebrations you might have planned (even if it’s just cuddling up with your significant other or counting down to midnight with your cat), we’re sharing seven totally mesmerizing makeup looks. Feel free to use these as inspiration, or save them for any other festive occasion. Warning: jaws may drop upon viewing. Cheers!
Keep scrolling for seven festive, sparkly, sultry makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve!
Unleash your sultry side with a smoky eye that’s smudged and blended to hazy gray perfection. Paired with glowing skin and a barely-there peach-tinged lip (we like Too Faced’s Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21) in Melted Nude), this look is just the right amount of vampy without going over-the-top.
Lashing out is usually frowned upon on New Year’s Eve (especially after too many glasses of champagne), but makeup looks are an exception. Switch things up by using falsies on your bottom lash line, then smudging a bit of shimmery white shadow—like Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow ($18) in Polyester Bride—on the inner corners of your eyes.
If you’re the first to try any beauty trend, this rainbow-colored look is for you. Apply a bright blue eye shadow along your eyelid and in the inner corners of your eyes. Add a deep, metallic violet in the outer corners to deepen the shade, then blend away. Finish with a pop of red lipstick, and you’ll be the makeup inspiration every girl at the party wish she’d seen earlier.
New Year’s Eve makeup doesn’t have to be dramatic—sometimes, just a glint of glitter can do the trick. Line your eyes with a sparkly copper liner, like Stila’s Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22) in Rock Candy, and keep the rest of your look super-natural for maximum impact.
Sparkle, baby! Give the disco ball a run for its money with silver, high-impact glitter all along your lids. (Make sure to line your bottom line with black liner, to balance out your glittery eye shadow.)
The only thing better a pop of color or a frosty shimmer is a pop of color and a frosty shimmer. Line your lids with an electric blue liner (we love mark.’s On The Edge Hook Up Liner ($10) in Blue Chrome), then apply a shimmery white shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. Finish with a matte, nude lipstick for a totally stunning makeup look no one else will have.