So you’ve got a fabulous dress, some sky-high heels and an invite to the coolest New Year’s Eve party. All that’s missing is a great makeup look to elevate you to jaw-dropping status. We’ve got the best New Year’s Eve makeup looks, straight from the fall/winter runways, so you can ring in the New Year in style.
This look is subtle but show-stopping. It’s perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd without trying anything too crazy. Just sweep some glittery acid green shadow across your lids and add a touch of mascara if you want. Keep the rest of your face simple (don’t overdo it on the blush!) and pair with groomed brows and natural pink lipstick.
Channel your inner Twiggy with this super mod look. The key here is mega false lashes on both the top and bottom. (The amazing House of Lashes sells fake bottom lashes.) You could even try two sets of lashes on the top lid. Finish with a few coats of mascara. Not only will it make your lashes look amazing, but it’ll help bind the falsies to your real lashes.
Smokey eyes are a classic New Year’s Eve look, and they’re popular for a reason. Everyone looks great with smokey eyes – they’re so universally flattering that they’re like an A-line skirt for your face. The key to pulling off a smokey eye is to keep your lips neutral. The eye itself is a breeze – just lightly line your eyes with a charcoal-coloured pencil, then sweep matching eyeshadow in a heavy line along your lashline. Fill in your brows with a dark brown pencil to further accentuate your eyes.
This daring look’s for the high-fashion girl who doesn’t mind being the centre of attention. And applying it requires a special beauty tool. But don’t worry, your dentist is giving it out for free. It’s dental floss! That’s right, to craft these bold lids for the runway show, makeup artist Tom Pecheux used a dental hygiene tool – and you can do it too. Just roll the floss along a felt tip black liner, then press it under the eye and at the crease of the eyelid. Next, do the same but substitute a vampy red lipstick for the liner. Finish the look with peachy lips and light blush.
Which is your favourite look?