Party-Ready Makeup Ideas for New Year’s Eve

From epic parties to more low-key hangouts, New Year’s Eve is one time of year when going all-out with your beauty look is always appreciated (if not expected). From subtle shimmer to over-the-top drama, we’ve put together celebrity inspiration that will help you end the decade—and enter a new one—stylishly. Read on for 14 pretty, festive, and yes, maybe a little extra makeup looks to consider for New Year’s Eve.

1. Iridescent Angel


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This Instagram of Gigi Hadid didn’t get over 3 million likes this year for nothing. Channel her look with a holographic shadow, or by blending two contrasting shimmery shades together.


2. Righteous Gemstones

This is real life, not Euphoria, so when else can you wear crystal eye makeup? A few well placed rhinestones like Dua Lipa’s are all you need to shimmer all night.


3. Bold and Bright


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💗Neon Pink for #beautycon #priyankachopra 💗 @renatocampora 📷 & #makeupbypati

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Neon is one of the season’s biggest trends, so why not wear it to close out the year? Priyanka Chopra’s bright pink eye makeup is as fun as it gets, and easier to pull off than you might think.


4. Pop of Color


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Eye makeup doesn’t have to have all the fun. Consider bold lipstick, like Jasmine Sanders’s matte fuchsia, for a change of pace.


5. Bronze Goddess

If shimmering everywhere possible is your goal, go for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look. A wash of metallic eyeshadow, highlighter on the cheekbones, and super-shiny lip gloss should cover all your bases.


6. Total Smokeshow

A mod circle of dark eyeshadow like Sydney Sweeney’s packs a dramatic punch.


7. ’80s Inspo


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Morning Sess with @nikki_makeup ☀️

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Take a cue from Joan Smalls with blended, exaggerated winged eye and ultra-contoured cheekbones.


8. Thin White Line

A graphic line of white eyeliner is unexpected and 100 percent sparkle-free, if that’s what you’re into. To make sure it pops, be sure to add a line of black liner underneath like Sophie Turner’s here.


9. All That Glitters

Emma Stone wore this sparkly cat-eye to the Met Gala, and New Year’s Eve is basically your Met Gala. So go ahead, wear the sparkly cat-eye.


10. Bright Eyes

For a 2020-worthy update, make like Kacey Musgraves with a bright splash of color in the inner corner of each eye.


11. Gold Getter


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Gold and extra bold. MUA @makeupbyneil created this gilded look with #LiquidHighliner in Gold Getter on @eristheplanet.

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Take a gold liner, trace it across your crease and flick it out at the ends, then fill the whole thing in for the prettiest and easiest party makeup look.


12. Splash of Shimmer


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When in doubt, shimmery silver shadow never fails. To take it to the next level like Camila Morrone’s here, be sure to apply some to the lower lashline too.


13. Color Play

A mix of matte violet eyeshadow and metallic blue eyeliner is gorgeous and totally unexpected. We love how Yara and makeup artist Emily Cheng paired it with a natural glossy lip.


14. Power Pout

Dark lipstick is always a good decision. Pair it with a highlighter-assisted glow, like Constance Wu’s here.


15. All-Around Glow

Monochrome makeup is easy to do, but still a little fancy. Try a taupe-y palette inspired by Lily Aldridge’s more casual festivities (or if you just want a more low-key look).


From: Harper’s BAZAAR US