It’s already New Year’s Eve! Your party dress is probably all picked out, but is your makeup ready for an evening of smooches and cocktails? Will you go all glittery or stick to a smoldering eye and red lip look? The beauty options are endless! We’ve picked out some of our favorite and most glamorous NYE looks so that you can worry about who to kiss when you hear the 3…2…1…tonight instead of your hair and makeup.
Go Glitter: How to Rock a Glam Smoky Eye. Glitter lids are the way to go this NYE, especially if you’re feeling bold and want to rock that glitzy glam effect. You can’t go wrong with a sparkly eye tonight, girlfriend!
Cat Eye Looks. If feline-inspired is more your style, try one of these six fierce cat eye looks that are a little less classic and a bit more eye-popping! For added shock value, apply some falsies to your lashes.
Lipstick Colors to Wear With Black & White. Because a LBD or LWD can never do you wrong, think outside of the box and try a lipstick shade tonight that isn’t red!
The Ultimate Red Lipstick Guide. And if red is your go-to color (nothing wrong with that!), make sure you pick the right shade for your skin tone and apply it properly … so there’s no smudging (wink, wink)!
The Fully Done Half-Updo. This Ariana Grande–inspired half-updo will have you feeling like a celebrity at any NYE party. Just don’t forget to top it off with a bow!
The Perfect Updo for Short Hair. For all of you sassy, short-haired ladies, this braided updo is super-chic and easy to do! Be sure to give it a spritz of your favorite finishing spray to make your hairstyle last all night.
Party Hair in Less Than 5 Minutes. From the messy chignon we love to a slicked-back low pony, all of these party-ready looks take five minutes or LESS. Who knew you could get ready for NYE that quickly? Well, the hair at least … makeup is another story!
Sequin Nails. Sequins on your nails and on your dress? YES! If there was one night where you could cover yourself in sequins, it would be tonight!
10 Ways to Wear Sparkly Nail Polish. Full-on sparkle or just a hint of shimmer, there are 10 glittery options for you to choose from … and we love them ALL!
NYE Looks We Love
All That Glitters Is Rose Gold. A touch of rose gold beauty to match your bubbly drink in hand is all you need to look downright glam.
Supermodel Hair & Makeup. This look was basically MADE for you to party in tonight.
Unexpected (but Fab) Holiday Makeup. Perfectly imperfect makeup is a thing. Check it out!
3 Makeup Looks for a Night Out. Nothing says chic like all matte makeup, a smoldering smoky eye and the perfect red-hot lip! These classics work for just about every occasion (NYE included)!
Makeup That Will Survive Making Out. Midnight. Need we say more?
What are your New Year’s plans? Tell us in the comments below!
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