10 easy makeup ideas for your New Year's Eve party
In need of a bit of inspo?
We all love getting glitzed and glammed up to go out on New Year's Eve.
Unfortunately, Covid means another year of not really being able to go all out. But whether you're hitting the town (until 8 pm closing), staying at home on the couch, or having a get-together with a few friends, you might as well turn a look.
Start the year as you mean to go on - fabulously.
We've put together some of the most effortless yet killer looks for you to try this NYE - minimal effort, maximum results.
1. Coloured waterline
This is absolutely stunning. Try a brown or black smokey cat eye, then add a pop of your preferred colour eyeliner along the waterline and inner corner.
2. Blush contour
Undoubtedly one of the biggest and arguably best trends to come from TikTok this year is blush contour. It's simple, just apply your favourite blush along the areas you would usually contour.
3. Holographic eyes
Okay, fully obsessed. This will require you to invest in an eyeshadow with reflective pigments but it's well worth it. It couldn't be easier to perfect, just blend it all over your lid and brow bone and you’re ready to go.
4. Glitter eyeshadow
Look, glitter is a given during the festive period - it has to be done. You won't be whipping it back out 'til festival season so you might swell make the most of it! Go dramatic by applying it all over your lid.
5. Black lipstick
It's not just for Halloween. This look can be a little nerve-wracking but it's well worth it. Apply concealer to your lips to avoid any red tones peaking through and top it off with a high-shine gloss. Top tip: pair your black lippie with a silver or sequinned dress.
6. Smoked wings
Subtle and soft, this take on the cat-eye is one of the most stunning yet. And it's way easier than it looks. Draw the V-shaped wings with a black kohl eyeliner and then smudge. Voila!
7. Glittery gold and red
A classic. Simply apply gold glitter on the eyelids and lash on the mascara. Then follow up with a dramatic red lip. Dazzling.
8. Graphic liner
One of the best things about this bold look is that it looks super hard but it's actually really easy. Just draw along your upper lash line with a colored eyeliner, extend it to the edge of your brow and up under your brow bone.
9. Green eyeliner
Green eyeliner is one of the coolest trends this festive season and it's guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Dua Lipa, and Lucy Hale have even been spotted flaunting the trend. The best way to perfect it is to keep the rest of your makeup pretty simple, in order to really let that green liner pop.
10. Colourful smokey eye
Stepping out of neutral tones may seem a little intimidating but it's easy to get bored of the usual black and brown smokey eye. Switching up the colours to something bold and bright can really kick that sultry sexy look up a notch. Blue colours are always hot this time of year, but purple is also having its moment.