Top New Year's Eve Makeup Looks

By Hannah Prynn - 1 year ago | Updated
Top New Year's Eve Makeup Looks

The Cosmetify office is already counting down the days until New Year’s Eve and surprisingly, it’s not for the good food and champers.

Nope, for us, NYE is nothing but the perfect excuse to get all glammed up. Whether we’re spending the night at a plush party or indulging in a sit-down dinner, we’re undoubtedly grabbing the glitter and going all-out to serve our best look of the year.

We’ve given ourselves enough time to get practising by rounding up New Year's Eve inspiration that's not only hot-off-the-carpet but perfect for festive glam.


1. Embellished eyeshadow

Showcase NYE spirit at its finest as this eye look is all about the glitz and glam. Easy to achieve, all you need is some sparkly sequins and a sticky eyeshadow base – it can be anything from Vaseline to glitter glue. With no particular strategy behind this look, it's ideal for those that love to leave things last minute.

GET THE LOOK: MAC Galactic Glitter


2. Graphic liner

If you want to see 2019 out with a bang, then this graphic liner look is all you need. The statement eye look will instantly score cool points as you follow in the footsteps of Shay Mitchell, Gigi Hadid and Zoe Kravitz. Better yet, it’s super simple to do.

GET THE LOOK: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner


3. Glowy, golden skin

The golden glow has reigned supreme all through the year and it’s not going anywhere yet. Perfect for NYE events that are a little more on the DL, you can enter January one step ahead of the game with a clean, clear and dewy complexion.

GET THE LOOK: Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter


4. Coloured mascara

Coloured mascara isn’t just for the summer months. In fact, it’s the perfect tool that will help you create a memorable makeup look. Spruce up simple makeup with a pop of colour and head into the New Year with a bright image.

GET THE LOOK: Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk


5. Glitter lips

You thought we had forgotten the glitter? Think again. We adore this dazzling lip look as it switches things up from the standard statement eye – although a midnight kiss might be out of the question. The red glitter is perfect for the festivities, but you can easily flaunt your favourite shade.

GET THE LOOK: Illamasqua Jewel Vinyl

6. Holographic hues

If you’re not wanting to get totally glammed up this year but still want to join in on the fun, then give holographic hues a go. They can be worn anywhere, from across the eyelids to along cheekbones, and instantly add an iridescent, icy sheen to the skin – perfect for the winter season.

GET THE LOOK: Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter Diamond Fire


7. Midnight smoke

What better way than to countdown to midnight showcasing a blue, smoky eye. This eye makeup proves that your NYE look doesn’t have to boast shimmer or glitter to have an impact.

GET THE LOOK: Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eye Shadow Duo in Sapphire

So there you have it, a collection of our favourite New Year's Eve makeup that you can rock into 2020. If you're feeling a little extra, then why not complete your party look with the Best New Year's Nails.