- New Year's Eve Makeup Looks
Top New Year's Eve Makeup Looks 2022
Grab your gowns and glitter - 2023 is right around the corner, meaning it's time to get your party on.
It doesn't matter if you're simply ringing in the New Year at home with a sit-down dinner. New Year's Eve is the perfect excuse to get all glammed up.
And you’re in luck, because we've rounded up some of the prettiest makeup looks to get yourself looking seriously glam this New Year’s Eve.
1. Sparkly nude
Nude doesn’t have to be boring, and this gorgeous makeup look proves just that. The stunning rose gold colour theme that's just a little bit bridal features a glitter eye, fluttery lashes and a neutral lip, making the perfect girly glam. It's also a lovely way to dabble in the typical New Year's sparkle while still being incredibly wearable.
2. Gold glitter
For a more classic NYE glitter, add some sparkle to your look with this statement eye. Complete with a thick wing and a dusky nude lip that has just a pop of shine (plus those gorgeously sculpted brows), this shimmering look will elevate any outfit.
3. Flapper girl
For something a little different but at the same time a total classic, why not try this 1920's Gatsby-inspired look with a deep red lipstick and brushed-up, natural-looking brows? Give your eyes an illuminating lift with highlighted corners and modernise the entire look a little with fluttery lashes. And if you want to commit to the flapper look, try some finger waves. They work with all lengths of hair; just tie longer hair back into a bun since short hair was all the rage back then.
4. Beautiful and bronzed
This neutral makeup comprises a soft, matte eye, a cat-eye flick and a glossy lip. The sun-kissed, bronze hues provide a delicate yet sophisticated finish that will complement the sparkliest of dresses (which might get overwhelmed by matching sparkly makeup). Wear your hair tucked behind your ears like you see here or tied away from your face to slim your face and make your big eyes pop.
5. Silver sparkles
This look is all about making the eyes shine (and embracing the sparkly spirit of NYE, of course). Gently apply eyeliner on upper and lower lash line, and finish with a dusting of silver glitter. Besides a layer of mascara and maybe some colour correction or concealer where you need it, keep everything else bare and simple so your eyes steal the show. You'll have the ultimate sparkling peepers at all your New Year's celebrations, guaranteed to dazzle everyone by midnight.
Shop our favourite metallic silver shadows below:
6. Colour party
Create a look that's even bolder than your resolutions! This look is for those party-animal, eyeshadow-loving and creative divas that want to turn heads this NYE. Why not embrace the colours of the rainbow on the one night you have to go all out with your makeup design? Go out with a bang!
7. Sultry smoke
Make your eyes the star of the show with this daring eye look. If sparkle or bold colour aren't your thing, then why not try this dark, matte smoky eye? Paired with a light nude lip, this contrasting makeup look is a sexy style that will suit everyone. Create enviable smokiness with this eyeshadow palette. It has the perfect shade to add depth and drama to a variety of makeup looks. If you want to go the extra mile, add some false lashes.
8. Pretty pastels
Stand out from the crowd of bold lips and bright glitters with a washed-out pastel look. Spreading one or two colours all over your lids and under your eye (paired with waves and/or a messy bun) create a romantic, Victorian-esque look that we just love. It works with all pastels, so choose the one that works best for you and pop it on! Double points if your accessories or outfit match.
It doesn't need much else, but a little bit of mascara and a lightweight foundation support the look perfectly.
9. Violet vibes
Enhance your look with this vibrant, ultra-violet eye colour that compliments any skin tone and gives an ultimate lift to the eyes. Define your eyes with a purple liner and then blend out a purple eyeshadow across your lids for a violet version of a smoky eye, This look will leave a magically metallic finish on those beautifully-coloured purple peepers.
10. Highlight heroine
Light up the party this NYE with this illuminating yet low-key nude look. The peachy makeup and healthy radiance of this makeup look are perfect for those glow-getters who want to add a neutral spice of elegance to their party outfit in place of glitter or bright colours. Dust plenty of highlighter across the high points of your face and use a subtle metallic shadow to make your eyes shine. Here are some of our favourite highlighters for you to shop, or take a look at our full list here.
11. Ice queen
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most glam of them all? It's the ice queen! Create this sparkling, festival-inspired design with glistening face jewels, baby blue eyeshadow and white eyeliner. See the New Year in with the look that's sure to break the ice!
12. Moonlight glow
Achieve this after-hours, glittery nighttime look that's perfect for when the clock strikes midnight! This eyeshadow hits us like a starry night sky and ensures that you see the NYE in with blended and buffed blues.
13. Vinyl red
Even if you don't get kissed by midnight, at least your lips will look the part. Pucker up for this boastful look with a classic, true red lip and winged eyeliner that gives Dove Cameron a gorgeous cat-eye effect.
This look rocks, literally. With deep, dark purple lips and a colourful array of holographic, crystallised shades on the eyes, this metallic-looking makeup is bursting with vampire-gothic, glam vibes.
15. Holographic eyes
Lashes to lashes and dust to dust, this final look takes us all the way to the finale. Seize the night with this eye-catching makeup and be sure to create this shimmering look with a blend of pinky, purple and blue liquid shadows and rouge blood-red lips. Perfect that pout and give a kiss goodbye to 2022!
The holographic pink and purple shades in this set are all you need to pop some colour into your NYE eyes. Create a shimmering pink shine with a glossy finish and create beautiful blinkers to see you into 2021.
Lunar is a pigmented, textured baby purple shade and it can be used to create beaming, violet-coloured sparkling eyelids that are guaranteed to turn heads.
So there you have it, a collection of our favourite makeup looks that you can try out for the New Year.
Make these looks a reality with tips from our other blogs, like how to apply eyeshadow, how to apply eyeliner and how to contour.
See you in 2023!
Written by Julia Richardson
With a passion for all things beauty and makeup, along with a degree in creative writing, Julia is a great source of knowledge about the latest must-have products.