Last Minute New Year’s Eve Makeup Looks

We’re just days away from NYE—but this year’s a little different. It’s going to be 2020, and you can’t possibly ring in the new decade without raising the stakes—and upping the amount of glitter!

This upcoming celebration is sure to outdo any New Year’s party from the 2010s, so make sure that you don’t drop the ball on your holiday makeup. I’ve put together four unforgettable eye looks that’ll have you sparkling brighter than those New Year’s fireworks. Follow these quick and easy steps for powerful metallic-themed eyes that start 2020 with a bang!

Bronzed & Ready

Show up and shine out with a copper-toned glitter look.

Featuring:
• Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Bella Sofia
• Lit Cosmetics Holographic Glitter Pigment in Rich & Famous

  1. Using a dense flat brush, apply the golden peach shade Prime all over your lids.

  2. With the same flat brush, add the rusty brown shade Enhance to the center of your lids.

  3. With a blending brush, apply the copper bronze shade Pop to your crease.

  4. Using a detail brush, concentrate the warm chocolate shade Smoke onto the outer “v” of your eye, blending into your crease.

  5. Using an angled eyeliner brush, blend a combination of Enhance and Pop onto your lower lash line.

  6. Using a glitter adhesive, apply the copper-colored glitter Rich & Famous to the inner corner of your eye. Drag it along your lower lash line and wing it outward. Layer the glitter for an ultra-sparkly effect.

  7. Add wispy, doll-like lashes to complete the metallic-bronze party look.


Silver Shivers

Send shivers down their spine with an icy holiday look.

Featuring:
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Eye Shadow Palette
• Lit Cosmetics Lit Glitter in Cher

  1. Using a dense flat brush, apply the icy white shade, Pluto, all over your lids.

  2. With the same flat brush, add the light blue-grey shade, Tall Grey, to the center of your lids.

  3. Using a detail brush, concentrate the deep black shade, Black Hole, onto the outer “v” of your eye blending into your crease and winging outward.

  4. Create a dramatic cat eye using a long-lasting, black liquid liner.

  5. Line and smudge your lower lashes with a sparkly black eye pencil.

  6. Using a glitter adhesive, layer the holographic silver glitter Cher onto the center of your eyelids.

  7. Finish off by popping on a wispy pair of faux mink lashes.


Goldie Looks

Keep your eyes on the prize with a golden glance inspired by this timeless metal.

Featuring:
Natasha Denona Gold Palette
• Lit Cosmetics Lit Glitter in Liberace S2

  1. Using a dense flat brush, apply the rich mustard shade Dijon to your eyelids.

  2. With a blending brush apply the warm gold shade Oro into your crease.

  3. Using a detail brush, concentrate the medium brown shade Teak on the outer “v” of your eye and wing outward.

  4. Create a cat eye using black liquid eyeliner.

  5. Apply dark brown eyeliner to your waterline.

  6. Using a glitter adhesive, apply the loose gold glitter Liberace S2 to the inner corner of your eye slightly dragging up toward the top of your brow. Add the glitter to your outer “v” and lower lash line.

  7. Add a voluminous set of false lashes to complete the look.


Go Platinum

Sparkle hard with an eye catching disco look inspired by one of the world’s most rare metals.

Featuring:
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Skin Frost Pro Palette in Platinum Ice
• Lit Cosmetics Holographic Glitter Pigment in Disco Dots

  1. Using a dense flat brush, apply the iridescent white shade Ice Cold to your eyelids.

  2. Using a detail brush, apply the pale metallic grey shade Glacier to the outer “v” of your eye and wing outward. Add more pigment to a blending brush and work the color into your crease as well.

  3. Using a glitter adhesive, apply the Disco Dots all over your eyelids making sure that they’re evenly spaced. Add 3-4 dots directly outside of each eye scattered along the high parts of your cheekbones.

  4. Add a dramatic pair of curled lashes to create a cat-eye effect.


Illustrations by Megan Badilla


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