6 essential products for your New Year's Eve makeup

Sparkle into the new year

Content Producer / December 20 2023

As the final moments of the year approach, it's time to prepare for the most dazzling night - New Year's Eve! Whether you're gearing up for a spectacular party or a cosy gathering, your makeup plays a pivotal role in defining your look. To make sure you're shining as bright as the new year’s fireworks, here are six essential makeup New Year’s Eve makeup essentials.

New Year’s Eve Makeup essentials

A long-lasting foundation

Flawless makeup begins with the base. Opt for a foundation that promises both endurance and impeccable coverage. While your sheer, luminous skin tint may be your daily fave, for a long-lasting evening look, you may want to switch things up with a product that can withstand hours of dancing and celebrating.

We recommend:

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup ($74 at THE ICONIC)

A glitter eyeshadow

It wouldn’t be NYE if you didn’t crack out the glitter eyeshadow! Opt for shades that capture the festive spirit, like sparkling golds, silvers, or vibrant jewel tones. These eyeshadows will add a pop of sparkle to your eyes, making them the highlight of your makeup look.

We recommend:

M.A.C Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Liquid ($46 at M.A.C Cosmetics)

A reliable eyeliner

Define your eyes with a smudge-proof, long-lasting eyeliner. Whether you're a fan of a dramatic wing or a more understated line, your eyeliner should stay intact throughout the night's festivities.

We recommend:

One/Size Point Made Eyeliner Pen ($31 at Sephora)

A matte setting powder

To ensure your makeup stays flawless all night, a matte setting powder is essential. It helps to control shine, set your foundation and concealer, and provide a smooth, matte finish.

We recommend:

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($15.95 at Chemist Warehouse)

A bold lip colour

Make a statement with a striking lip colour. Choose from classic reds, deep berries, or chic nudes. Your lipstick should be long-wearing and preferably transfer-resistant, so you can enjoy the night without constant touch-ups.

A radiant highlighter

Add a final touch of glamour with a shimmering highlighter. Apply it to the high points of your face, like your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose, to achieve that enchanting New Year’s Eve glow.

We recommend:

Fenty Beauty Fluid Freestyle Highlighter ($45 at Fenty Beauty)

These six products are essential for creating a look that's both festive and fabulous. So go ahead, sparkle like the fireworks in the sky, and welcome the new year in style! 

Main image credit: @beyonce

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Olga is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. When she's not writing about beauty, she's probably watching endless TikTok videos about the topic. Her extra one per cent of brain space is reserved for her two poodles. She can be easily bribed with a good blush or lip tint (take notes, please).