New Year's Eve is a time for celebration—looking forward to the year to come, clinking your friends' champagne flutes, and even kissing a special (or entirely random) person at the stroke of midnight. It's also for glitter makeup. Right? What other time calls more for a shimmering, glinty, frosted eye, face, lip, et al., than ringing in a new year. With that in mind, we took to Instagram to find the most sought-after glitter makeup ideas from our favorite celebrity makeup artists. Then, we found the exact products they used and included those as well.
Below, find every glittery confection you've ever wanted and more on the faces of your favorite celebrities, models, and even the makeup artists themselves. They're all cool, epic, and undoubtedly beautiful, and are sure to garner compliments the second you step outside. Keep scrolling for your NYE makeup inspiration and the products you need to re-create them.
Katie Jane Hughes is our go-to when it comes to festive, glittery makeup. She's a master at finding a balance between natural-looking, glowing skin and otherworldly eye looks. For this particular gem, she created the sparkly eye with a few products you need to get familiar with come New Year's Eve. She applied Lemonhead.LA Spacepaste in Violet Hour ($22), as well as Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Amethyst ($27), Surratt Beauty Auto-Graphique Eyeliner ($42), and Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26).
Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo created this perfect-for-NYE look at one of our shoots. He used Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Fine Wine ($25), See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glamethyst, Flashlight, and Copperazzi ($28 each), and Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26) to create the eye. "First, it's iridescent, and then your eyes take in all the metallics and chunky sparkles," he said of the look he created. Vanngo offers a tip when you're using so much shimmer, noting, "They reflect light so much, so remember to create shape and hollowness on the face before you start adding shimmer.
Do some contour and shading to first, and then put the cheek on. I like Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo ($68)," he suggests. Vanngo also let us in on his secrets to blending a bold eye, explaining, "Keep it darker on the edges and add graduation. Gradually move from dark to a lighter color in the center. You want to give depth to your eye," he says. "Also, use liner on your waterline to pull everything together."
Celebrity makeup artist Priscilla Ono (the woman behind the Fenty Beauty campaigns—we're weeping) offers up a spectacular tip to take your favorite metallic highlighter and create a shimmering, glinty eye shadow come New Year's. She says to wet a shadow brush until it's damp to moisten Fenty Beauty's Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette—she uses the shade Subzero—and gently sweep it across your lids. Then, go back in and press the pigment into your lid for a more opaque, glittery, frosted look.
For Margot Robbie's Mary Queen of Scots movie premiere, celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff offered up a holiday-inspired look fit for a queen. We figured you could repurpose it for New Year's Eve as well—because red eyes are bold, sultry, and absolutely on-trend. While Dubroff didn't post the exact products she used, we did a little research and came up with the below duo to re-create the look.
Warning: This look is not for the faint of heart. If you're really looking to go there this year, celebrity makeup artist Nikki Wolff has the glitter look for you. She used Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter in Pink Sapphire ($15) and pat it gently (but firmly) on the lid. The final look is a seriously cool, full-on glitter party, and we're here for it.