Ring in the New Year With One of These Glam, Glossy Eye Looks

December 22, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Eyeshadow is the staple of basically every glam makeup look, so why not take it up a notch for one of the most fabulous days of the year? Swap out your go-to glittery eyeshadow this New Year’s Eve for something a little more sleek. Meet the glossy eye, a high-shine alternative that makes pigment pop in an unexpected way. Still need convincing? Check out the most inspo-worthy glossy eye makeup looks we could find on Instagram, ahead. 

Bright Future Ahead

Manifest your best and brightest year yet by recreating this ultra-shimmery gold eye look. After drawing on and buffing out a wing, pat some of the Valentino Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow in Go for Gold onto your lids, using either your finger or a wet makeup brush, and seal it in with a high-shine lip gloss.

person wearing gold glitter eyeshadow and glossy makeup

Go Big and Bold

Kick the year off with eyes drenched in bold color. To make a glossy orangey-red eyeshadow look pop even more, try adding a few swipes of the YSL Beauty Touché Eclat, an all-over illuminating pen, to the corners of your eyes and in the center of your eyelids.
person wearing glossy red eyeshadow and lip gloss

Out With the Old, in With the New

If you tend to keep things on the neutral side for your day-to-day makeup, consider this your sign to surprise everyone on NYE with a glossy eye look that emanates party vibes. Get the look by dabbing a bit of the Danessa Myricks Colorfix Foils in Mermaid, a vibrant duo chrome teal eye paint, onto your lids.
person wearing glossy green eyeshadow

Auld Lang S’Eye

Afraid to commit to eyelids covered in gloss? Don’t worry, lean into the trend in a subtle way with a sleek-looking crease. Simply sweep an eyeshadow stick – we love the IT Cosmetics Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Pearl Lavender – along your crease, starting in the inner corner. Then, tap a non-sticky gloss onto the crease with your finger.

person wearing glossy lavender eyeshadow and royal blue eyelash extensions

Monochrome at Midnight

Pay homage to the year’s biggest most-loved beauty product – blush – by putting together  overly-blushed cheeks and a glossy eye look, like this one by @mua_candyb. Pick a punchy pink or red shade and pack it onto your lids before sweeping it down to your cheeks (and adding a longwear gloss, of course.) Finish everything off by dusting a rose gold highlighter, like the RMS Luminizer in Amethyst Rose, along your cheekbones, brow bones and the corners of your eyes.
person wearing glossy pink and red eyeshadow
Photos: @mua_candyb, @shopliplove, @trulee, @theadelaidehipster, @isabelle.de.vries

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