New Years Eve is one of the biggest celebratory night, filled with friends, family and your significant other. But before you get the chance to start off with a new slate, why not bring the year in with statement eyes that are sure to catch the attention of everyone in the room. Here are our five best New Years Eve eye makeup looks that make a serious statement—and will definitely land you that midnight kiss.
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Glittery eyes. Nothing screams New Years Eve more than glittery eye makeup. Glittery eye makeup is perfect for last minute outfit choices, as it immediately becomes the focus of your look and makes your whole ensemble pop. Stick to shades like gold, bronze and silver and be sure you apply it overtop a slightly tacky primer—it will give the sparkle something to hold on to. Keep the rest of your makeup understated—perhaps a soft pink or nude lip, minimal rosy blush—to really let your eyes shine.
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Smokey eyes. The classic smokey eye is always a good choice for a night out—especially if you want to embrace your inner vamp! The smokey eye can be subtle but also can make an impact as soon as you enter the room, and you don’t have to limit yourself to basic blacks and grey. Trace your waterline with dark liner, then ring your eyes with your favorite shade of shadow for a sexy, smudgey, slept-in look—pair with matte red lips for a truly glam look.
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Bright eyes. New Years Eve is anything less than spectacular, why not step out of the norm with some bright eye makeup? Pulling off this look may seem tricky but choosing the perfect shade will help this look come to life—think universally flattering, jewel-like shades of emerald green, cobalt blue and amethyst to make your look truly party-ready. Pair your bright eye make up with either a nude or light pink lip and you’ll certainly turn heads.
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Metallic eyes. If you aren’t into glitter, metallic eye makeup will give you all the shine without the hassle. Apply primer as a base in order to keep the shimmer effect for the rest of the night. The best part about this look is that you have a range of colors to choose from, but we especially love rosy pinks and golds—they warm up every complexion so beautifully!
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Dramatic liner. This look is perfect for NYE festivities—it’s graphic, fun and easy to apply, all at once! There are many ways to approach this look, you can lean more towards a simpler dramatic eye makeup look or you can take a twist and go full Winehouse. And if you’re really feeling brave, why not paint your wing in a bold shade of emerald green or navy blue? Happy new year, indeed!