25 Glamorous Makeup Ideas for New Year’s Eve
Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? We sure can’t! It only seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas 2015! But the time is soon coming, and it’s tie to get serious about it. You need an outfit, nails, and more than that, glamorous makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve. Thankfully, we’ve found a few we think you’re really going to love …
1. Black, Brown and Gold Look
If you want to know how to get the best out of your eyelash curlers, and get beautiful long lashes like you can see here, you should heat your eyelash curlers up first! We know that sounds a little odd, but just a quick blast with your hairdryer is enough to heat it up, and your curls will stay in longer when they’ve been heat-styled. It works the same way as when you curl your hair with a heated styling tool.
If you want glamorous makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve that’ll really stand out, long lashes and plenty of liner is the way forward, especially when they’re up against this beautiful black, brown and gold backdrop. It’s both elegant and festive, and that’s just why we love it!
Products used: theBalm Nude Dude Vol 2 Palette + theBalm Overshadow in No Money no Honey, Sigma gel liner in Wicked, NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk, and Lilly Ghalichi Mykonos lashes.
2. Glitter Eye Makeup
Glitter can be really hard to wear on your face, especially if you’re not used to wearing or applying it. That’s why we suggest having a piece of tissue paper handy, and plenty of translucent powder too.
Apply the powder underneath the eyes, much in the same way as you would when ‘baking’ your concealer under your eyes, and then apply your glitter. When you dust away the loose, translucent powder, you’ll also dust away that glitter residue too.
Products used: Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette, Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy glitter liner, MAC Feline pencil, and Intoxicating Flutter Lashes.
3. Gold Eyes + Red Lips
Don’t you hate it when you go to use your favourite red lipstick and you’ve found it to be broken? There is a way that you can fix it, and it’s a great thing to know right before the festive season. We all know that means red lip season!
Using a lighter (or carefully using a candle), simply melt the bottom of the broken bit, and the top of the bit left in the tube, and then affix the two together, smoothing as you go. We wore gloves to do this with yours – it does have a habit of going everywhere. You might want to have a baby wipe to hand too!
Eyes: Makeup Geek Cosmetics Vegas Lights Palette (Mirage, Desert Sands, Bada Bing, Casino and Sin City eyeshadows), Eye Kandy Cosmetics glitter in Honey Drop, House of Lashes Iconic eyelashes.
Lips: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Stalker+ translucent powder.
4. Black & Gold Eyes + Nude Lips
For a quick way of going from a regular daytime look to a nighttime look, simply add some gold glitter. You can easily use a touch of vaseline, or even lip gloss, to use as ‘glitter glue’, and in the office toilet mirror, you can dab on that gold sparkle glitter you have.
Add a touch of eyeliner to the bottom lashes, and then add plenty of mascara, and you have a look that could easily take you from day to night in no time at all.
Eyes: Stila magnificent metals foil finish eyeshadow in Comex Copper, Urban Decay eye shadows in Heroin and Fringe.
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Ashton.
5. Burgundy Cut Crease
The cut crease is one of the must-have looks if you’re on the hunt for glamorous makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve. It’s daring, bold, and beautiful when it has been done properly, but it also has the potential to look not-very-good if you don’t blend correctly.
Start with the cut crease and finish the eyelid afterwards. You can use primer and concealer to cover over any mistakes you make. It’s hard work staying inside the lines!
Products used: Huda Beauty Textured Rose Gold Palette, Tarte white paint pot (glitter base), Star Crushed Minerals in Ice Queen (inner corner), Glitter Injections glitter.
6. Glitter Eyes + Pink Lips
It can be very hard work, wearing glitter as an adult, and just a pinch too much can make you look more like a circus performer than a girl who just wants to see in her New Year in style.
It’s a tricky trend, but there are plenty of ways in which you can rock the lock in a more adult and sophisticated way. If you’re not quite brave enough to go for a full-on glitter, opt for a shimmery, light-reflecting shade instead. It’s a baby-step you can take before you go full-glitter.
Eyes: Motives Cosmetics Safari & Sorbet palettes, glitter Diamond, gel liner in LBD, and Pixie Luxe lashes by House of Lashes.
Lips: Motives Cosmetics Violet eyeliner + Lime Crime Utopia Velvetine lipstick.
7. Dramatic Eyes
For more drama in your life, you need dramatic eyes, and for glamorous makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve, you simply cannot beat them.
If you’re worried about glitter overload, start with the tiniest amount of glitter on your brush, and build up from there. You can always add more, but it will be hard work taking some away if you’ve sprinkled too much of the stuff on your face. Trust me – glitter is a real pain in the backside to get rid of when you don’t actually want it around.
Products used: MAC eyeshadows in Soft Brown, Rule, Brown Script, Chrome Yellow, and Deep Damson, and Johnny Concert Cosmetics eyeshadow in Rich Bitch.
8. Blue Glitter Eye Makeup for Brown Eyes
If you’re going to rock glitter, especially a bold and brave glitter shade like this bright blue pop, make sure you stick to the one-feature rule. Pick one feature on your face, and glitter that up. Don’t go for glitter eyes AND glitter lips, because then you’re running the risk of glitter overload.
And for just the slightest hint of glitter for your glamorous makeup ideas for New Year’s Eve, just add the tiniest amount to the centre of your eyelid.
Products used: Morphe 35 palette, NYX glitter primer and glitter in Blue, Tarte Cosmetics liner, and Vegas Nay lashes in Shinning Star.
9. Black Smokey Eye with a Pop of Glitter
With this look, the inner and outer corners of the eyes have been smoked-up, and the centre has been left that beautiful gold tone. Add a dusting of glitter over the top, and you have perfect, and FAST, New Year’s Eve makeup!
Add a dusting of glitter over the top, and you have perfect, and FAST, New Year’s Eve makeup!
Products used: L’Oreal Color Rich pencil, Bobbi Brown eyeshadows in #11, #18 and #12, Makeup Addiction Flaming palette (in Sparkle), and Makeup Forever lashes (02).
Tutorial – Instagram
10. Brown Smokey Eye + Gold Glitter Lower Lash Line
If you don’t want to rock glitter on your eyelids, how about the lower lash line instead? It’s a simple addition, and a modern way of wearing it, plus you can really go to town with the shades you choose.
Add a silver glitter over whatever colour eyeshadow you like, for example. Or use gold liner and add a touch of sparkle and shimmer over the top for special effect. We love this look, how about you?
Eyes: Too Faced Chocolate Palette.
Lips: Colour Pop Cosmetics lipsticks in Beeper and Limbo
11. Gold Glitter Cut Crease
When looking at wearing glitter, make sure you’re matching your makeup to the occasion. We know that you want to look your best at all times, but your Grandma probably won’t appreciate your gold glitter cut crease half as much as your gal-pals will.
At the same time, wearing glitter can be too much for a daytime look, so perhaps keep your makeup muted throughout the day, and add that glitter sparkle for the evening.
Products used: Morphe 35W Palette, theBalm Schwing liquid liner, Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy glitter liner and Lilly Ghalichi Mykonos lashes.
12. Elegant Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes
Glitter without any kind of primer or glitter glue is a really bad idea, especially around the eyes. Loose glitter is often the worst culprit for this, and it won’t be long before you find yourself with a touch of glitter in your eye, which makes your eyes run, and then your mascara will be all down your face. What a total disaster!
You can always use a touch of setting spray on the applicator brush you’re using to apply the glitter, which will also help to keep it in place on your eyes. Alternatively, cheat a little with a glitter eyeliner instead. No one would ever know the difference!
Products used: Makeup Geek eyeshadow in Bedrock, ABH eyeshadows in Noir, Deep Brown, Fawn and Warm Taupe, Dose of Colors eyedeal duo in Pixie Dust, Sigma Line Ace Liner in Legend, and Huda Beauty Farah lashes.