The countdown to 2018 is upon us and it’s officially that time of year to bring out those show-stopping outfits. Congrats! You’ve finally found the perfect glitter dress and beautiful (but comfy!) heels to jump up and down in as the clock strikes midnight. Before you begin shouting, “5-4-3-2-1!” an important question must be answered, “What kind of makeup look do I want to achieve this year?”
Around the country, this holiday is known to be an opportunity for everyone to wear dramatic outfits they might be too nervous to try out any other day of the year, and the same goes for makeup! Now’s the perfect time to give that smoky eye or colored winged liner a chance. Feeling uninspired? Follow along to find some out-of-the-box New Year’s makeup looks.
Over the past year or two, it seems that every brand has come out with their own line of matte liquid lipsticks, and for good reason! They’re extremely long-wearing and give you a refined look that you may not get with a gloss or satin finish.
While you can usually expect to see a flood of matte red lips for the holidays, it looks like an old favorite has made a comeback. Enter, glossy lips! Popular in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, slicked lip looks are popping back up everywhere, and are sure to make a big splash on NYE. Try out the NYX Lip Lustres for a long-lasting, pigmented shine in a wide variety of colors.
holo, how are you?
Say “Holo!” to stunning holographic makeup. Not sure what this is? Simply put, they’re glitters and sheens included in makeup that reflect and potentially even change colors when reacting to light. Want to bring the night sky into your eyes? Create a simple but dramatic black smoky eye look. Once completed, pop on a duochrome pigment or eyeshadow topper to glow all night long. This Elizabeth Arden shadow should do the trick.
highlight the night away
A makeup look, regardless of the occasion, isn’t really complete without a highlight, right? Complete your look with a dewy, iridescent glow. If you want to step it up a notch, try a pigment that’s a little out of your comfort zone. If you prefer peach tones, try pink! Love a gold hue? Blend in some purple! Remember, there are no rules in makeup.
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We hope these New Year’s makeup ideas help spark some inspiration for the big event! Make sure to tag us on Instagram and comment what look you create this New Year so we can find some more fresh ideas.