5 Maximalist Makeup Ideas to Inspire Your New Year’s Eve Look

December 19, 2018
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
person wearing pink eyeshadow and blush and dark purple lipstick

Whether your everyday beauty routine is a 10-minute endeavor in a dimly-lit college dorm room or a scheduled event that takes place at 7:30am every single morning, we can all agree on one thing: New Year’s Eve makeup calls for at least a little bit of glam. Perhaps that means you’re going to dab some extra shimmer eyeshadow in your inner corner or maybe you’re going to dust gold highlighter over all your features — do you, girl. No matter your style, full-glam makeup is always inspiring. So we’ve rounded up five full-coverage glam makeup tutorials to inspire your NYE makeup look. Prepare for all of the glitter, lashes and a whole lot of highlighter.

If You Love Glitter

We can always rely on Denitslava to bring us a full glam makeup look for every occasion. This tutorial in particular features a bold red matte lip and a glam, glittery eye brought to life with the Milani Gilded Desires Face & Eye Palette and ultra-fine, loose glitter.


If Warm Tone Makeup Gets You Excited

To get into the holiday spirit, NikkiTutorials dropped an “extreme makeup transformation,” in which she creates a warm, full glam makeup look perfect for every special event this winter. We can’t stop staring at her dusty rose matte lipstick, which is NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie in Cabaret Show (*adds to cart*).


If You Want to Use Just Drugstore Products

Beauty vlogger Hannah Renée uses just drugstore makeup products to create the ultimate glam makeup look for special occasions, i.e. New Year’s Eve. The universal look features a gold glitter meets smoky winged eyeshadow look and uses a few of our favorite products like NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter and L'Oreal Paris Pro-Glow Foundation.

If You Want Your Highlight Seen From a Mile Away

Here, makeup artist Jade Marie shares a tutorial full of contour, shadows and most of all, glow. The whole look is fire, but we’re especially mesmerized by her highlight, which she achieved with Cover FX Glitter Drops in Mirage. She lightly sets the glitter drops with a bronze highlighter to lock the shimmer into place. Then, she dabs the highlight with a beauty blender to take away the “wet” highlighter look to achieve a powdery finish.


If You Have Brown Eyes

Okay, this look would be flawless on any makeup lover, but it’s especially ideal for those of you with brown eyes. Christen Dominique of Dominique Cosmetics uses the Kylie Royal Peach Palette to recreate the peach and blue eye look featured on the palette’s packaging. She pairs her eye makeup with a glossy nude lip for a finished look that’s both unique and playful.


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