Nail your New Year’s Eve makeup with these easy-to-do party looks

The end of the year is nigh, so alongside planning your various New Year’s Eve celebrations (or preparing to attend one of the epic parties happening around Auckland) it’s time to start thinking about your look. Outfits aside, New Year’s Eve offers the perfect opportunity to try out some new beauty looks, whether it’s a bold eye, a standout lip or colours you wouldn’t usually dare to wear on a normal night out. It is an evening of celebration, after all. Here are five easy-to-do makeup looks that will have you turning heads this New Year’s.

Make it Metallic

Giving classic New Year’s Eve glamour a decidedly futuristic edge, this beauty trend is all about making the eyes stand out and embracing a sleek, metallic look.

DIOR Diorshow 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette from AdoreBeauty
FENTY BEAUTY Glitty Lid Eyeliner from Sephora
NYX Jumbo Eyes Pencil from AdoreBeauty
DEAR DAHLIA Paradise Shine Eye Sequins from Sephora

Glitter Glow

Give yourself the ultimate glow with a good dose of glitter. Best when applied liberally to the eyes or cheeks, this sparkly trend is sure to turn heads.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner from Mecca
GLITTER from MAC
GOOD GLITTER Stardust Aurora from BodyFX
SEPHORA COLLECTION
Glitter Power Strass False Lashes from Sephora

Go Graphic

Trade the classic, demure cat-eye for this bold iteration and command attention at any party. When trying this look at home, don’t be afraid of using a heavy hand. The trick here is a thick, dark line, extended beyond the bounds of your natural eyes to make them look dark and mysterious.

DIOR Diorshow 24H Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner from AdoreBeauty
Napoleon Perdis Sketch Pot Gel Eyeliner from AdoreBeauty
BENEFIT COSMETICS
Roller Lash Mascara from Sephora
HOURGLASS Voyeur Waterproof Liquid Liner from Net-a-Porter

Heavenly Holographic

Another futuristic beauty trend, holographic hype is transforming our makeup from minimalist matte to light-reflecting radiance with the flick of a brush. Designed to give your eyes an ethereal pop, this trend is for those who want to stand out in a more subtle (but no less effective) way.

DAZZLESHADOW LIQUID from MAC
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Eyes To Mesmerise – Sunlit Glow from Net-a-Porter
Ciaté London Shadow Flip from Mecca
Rituel de Fille Celestial Sphere Gelée Eye Gloss from Mecca

Kissable Lips

2023 was undoubtedly the year of the lip, and we all found ourselves seeking the products to achieve the soft, supple and insanely kissable lips taking over the Internet. To enter the new year with a polished pout, perfect your base (hydration, hydration, hydration), followed by a striking nude — finishing with a gloss for shine.

308 LUCY DARK ORANGE, ROUGE À LÈVRES MAT LIPSTICK from Gucci
TARTE Maracuja Juicy Lipstick from Sephora
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Lip Cheat Lip Liner from Net-a-Porter
PAT MCGRATH LABS
Liquilust Matte Lipstick from Sephora

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