Whether you’re hanging out at a house party or attending a ritzy event, there’s no time like New Year’s Eve to experiment with a fun beauty look that’s a little more extra than what you’d don for a regular night out.
From subtle shimmer to all-out Euphoria-worthy looks, we’ve compiled some of the most show-stopping beauty looks to have you looking and feeling like the life of the party. After all, what better time to try your hand at a statement makeup look than for the biggest party eve of the year?
Without further ado, here are the glitziest beauty looks to wear this New Year’s Eve.
There aren’t many colours more festive than gold. Follow Gigi’s lead and sweep gold eyeshadow across your lids, add a little highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes and cap it all off with a flick of winged eyeliner. Gorg!
‘90s beauty redux
2019 has basically been 1999 all over again and we’ve seen so many of our fave noughties beauty looks make solid comebacks this year. If you’re ready to party like it’s 1999, try sweeping your hair up into a topknot complete with some Spice Girls-inspired face-framing ‘tendrils.’ Then swipe on a matte nude lipstick and of course, don’t forget your sparkly face jewels. Party ready!
Let your eyes do all the talking with this ultra-glam look. For a party-ready eyeliner look with a difference, try placing teeny tiny rhinestones above your upper lash line in the shape you’d normally apply winged eyeliner. To ensure your ‘eyeliner’ follows the contours of your eyes, celebrity makeup artist Anthony Nguyen recommends using individual rhinestones rather than the strip style to allow for precise placement.
Psychedelic ‘70s makeup
Who could forget Cindy Crawford's technicolour rainbow dream of a makeup look from the Casamigos Halloween party earlier this year? Grab some colourful eye pencils like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and just go for it. For extra glam, accent your design with face jewels like Tarte’s Mermaid Face Jewels (Limited Edition). The key to nailing the look? More is more, baby!
If you’ve been wanting to try this season’s iridescent eyeshadow trend but have been too shy to give it a go thus far, the ‘anything goes’ setting of New Year’s Eve presents your perfect opportunity. To get the look, we love Morphe’s 39L Hit The Lights Artistry Palette which features a smorgasbord of shimmery shades that can be mixed to achieve your very own bespoke iridescent shadow look à la Gigi Hadid.
Popping statement lips
If glitter ain’t your thing, a bold statement lip is a tried-and-true beauty look that never fails to wow. To give your beauty look a modern edge, pair your statement lip with dewy skin, glossy eyelids and brushed-up, fluffy brows as seen here on Adriana Lima. Sophisticated yet fun.
Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.