After the excitement of Christmas is over, our thoughts turn towards the following week: New Year’s Eve. As the year draws to a close, we can’t wait to see in the New Year in style. Whether you’re attending a party, heading out on the town, or hosting a gathering of your own, NYE only comes around once a year, and it’s a great excuse to do something special with your look. Here are some beautiful makeup ideas to bring a little elegance and sparkle to your New Year’s Eve at the end of 2018.
Pop of Bright Color
Bubblegum pop eye shadow shades have been one of the dominant makeup looks of 2018. What better way to see off the year than with your favorite shade? New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions where you can be bold with your look without feeling self-conscious. Choose bright pink, sky blue, lime green or ultraviolet eye shadow with a high pigment. Add a little eyeliner and/or simply mascara for a fun and playful NYE visage.
Few makeup looks are more fitting for New Year’s than glitter – and you can never have too much. Take a leaf out of Lady Gaga’s book and pack on the glittery eye shadow in silver or gold. Add stick-on stars to bring another dimension to your look. They’re reflective and so eye-catching! If you use high quality cosmetic glue like this glitter primer by NYX, you’ll stay looking gorgeous into the early hours of 2019.
60’s-Inspired Lashes and Liner
Make a statement with a showstopper look inspired by the 1960’s mod style. This ultra-feminine look is ideal for those who want to ramp up a day look without going overboard. First, apply a foundation and powder that matches your natural skin tone. Use neutral shades of eye shadow: a pale tone to the middle of your lid and brow bone, and a mid-tone shade to your crease. Apply pencil and/or liquid eyeliner liberally to create a cat-eye flick. Add false lashes to create a dramatic vintage doe-eyed look. Finish the look with a nude lip and voila! You’re ready to party.
Perhaps the ultimate New Year’s Eve party look, be the center of attention with the ultimate golden glow. This timeless look is subtle but effective in creating a festive glow when the weather is gloomy. Add a touch of bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks to create an ever-so sun kissed look – even in the depths of winter. Use a highlighter with yellow undertones and accentuate your brow and cheek bones. Add golden eye color or pack on the powder shadow to the middle of your eyelid and into the corner of your eye. Finish off with plenty of mascara for a perfectly golden radiance.
Start 2019 the best way by looking and feeling incredible. We’ve got a feeling next year is going to be the best one yet. Chin chin!