The New Year euphoria is slowly getting into every bone of our body. Most of the cities are showing off their festive spirit with sparkling decorations, and many people have already started working on the perfect holiday home décor and that perfect Christmas tree. The stores are filled with glittery party outfits, just waiting for you to pick the most festive ones to rock to all the amazing parties you’ll be attending. The festive spirit is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time to finalize your party-prep. You’ve probably narrowed down your outfit choices and equipped yourself with fabulous accessories, and now it’s time to seal the deal with a killer makeup look that will be like a ribbon on a well-wrapped gift. So, without further ado, let’s just see what the hottest makeup trends for the most spectacular night of the year are, so you can wisely coordinate them with your equally spectacular hair, clothes and accessories.
When glitter isn’t your cup of tea
The glitter frenzy is real, and everyone is buying all things glitter. Still, for those who like to keep things effective yet glitter-free, there are tons or ostentatious-enough options that will definitely tickle your fancy. One foolproof eye look is the slightly vampy and always effective simple red lip and eyeliner look. It’s easy to do, so you get maximum effect with as little effort as possible. If bright reds aren’t really your forte, burgundy and maroon shades look flattering on everyone, so your only job is to pick the perfect shade that will add the ‘va va voom’ effect to your lips. A woman with red lips doesn’t need much else aside from a great eyeliner wing, one suitable for her eye shape, and a great foundation that will last through all the dancing and NYE craziness. Simple and goddess-evoking.
Ladies of the ’80s
If you’re into the whole electric and eclectic new wave thing, we’ve got great news for you. Poignant shades and hues such as electric blue and saturated pink are totally back in style, and they will go perfectly with that ’80s-vibing sequin dress you’ve got going on. Blue eyes are all the rage now, but make sure you add a little frostiness to the look – keep the crease and the outer corners nicely smoked out with a darker blue shade, and then add the wow effect with an electric blue shadow on the lid. Make sure to put some highlighter under your brow bone and inner corner of the eyes. Speaking of, don’t forget to shape those brows nicely with some great smudge-proof eyebrow makeup – you want your look to be perfect, and sparse eyebrows will just not do. Don’t go crazy with any blushes or anything – that perfect pink will seal the deal and you’re ready to rock like the models from the early Duran Duran videos.
Glitter, glitter everywhere
Some things in life just can’t be avoided and when you have a special place in your heart for glittery makeup, then spare no expense and if you’re going in, make sure you go big. First of all, there are now tons of holiday eyeshadows packed with glittery shadows, duochrome shadows with micro-glitter and the inevitable metallic lipsticks. Our definite pick is a mixture of warm burgundy on the eyes, with a full glitter eyeshadow topper. You can always go for metallic eyeshadows that will stop traffic and make you look like a glitter queen. A great highlighter that’s packed with incredible micro-glitter will give you glow-goals, and then you can put whichever lippie you want as long as you top it off with a super-glittery lip gloss, because glosses are all the rage now. Besides, what better way to finish off a full-on glitter look?
Classic and chic
There are gals out there who just want to look their best without going over the top, and that is perfectly fine. If you’re one of those girls, a simple golden semi-glittery eye look that you can essentially achieve using your fingers is perfect for you. Golden shadows whether bright or muted are usually very creamy, and you can simply apply them across the lid and take them up to the crease. This is where you stop and focus on the rest of your face. A fresh dewy foundation will go perfectly with these eyes, along with a gorgeous champagne stick highlighter for that fresh ‘wet’ look. Finally, you can either go with a coppery metallic lipstick or just a nice lip gloss, all depending on your mood. Don’t forget to warm up the face with a touch of bronzer – and voila, you’re ready for a fabulous and classy New Year’s.
Over the top and then some
When you’re one of the gals who simply think of New Year’s Eve as the time to pull out all the stops and either go big or go home, you will definitely go crazy over confetti eyes. Now, beware, this look takes a whole lot of effort, so make sure you try to achieve it at least once before the big night. You will require a whole lot of confetti and eyelash glue, and if you want to create a confetti-eyeliner look, you will have to work on your precision. Now, if you intend on kissing someone at the stroke of midnight, we don’t suggest confetti or glitter lips. However, if you’re just looking to have fun, then definitely go for it, and splash some silver glitter on the cheeks as well.
There you go, a variety of makeup looks to cater to every taste. So, which of the five girls are you?
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.