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
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Photos: @mua_candyb, @shopliplove, @trulee, @theadelaidehipster, @isabelle.de.vries

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