When the clock strikes 12 a.m. on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, confetti flutters down on the city’s excited (and equally chilly) inhabitants as they steal their first kiss of the year and take in the magic of the night. As city-dwellers come dressed in their warmest clothing, decked out in hats, inflatable balloons, scarves, sunglasses and other celebratory items, many forget about one of the most creative, mesmerizing and dare we say Instagrammable ways to portray their New Year excitement: makeup. And we’re not just talking your day-to-day cat eye liner look or even your fanciest metallic eye. Instead, we, and a few other Instagrammers that we’ve been prowling, are here to convince you that you should match your makeup look to that confetti that wondrously rains down on you amid the New Year’s Eve chaos. Don’t believe us? See some of our fave looks, ahead.


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This mesmerizing look is brought to you by Stella Sironen. The makeup artist uses multi-colored, sphere-shaped confetti under her eyes paired with a subtle makeup look to balance the look. Her Instagram bio reads, “Glitter, fine lines and anything in the colours of a rainbow🍭💄.” We feel ya, Stella.


Shadows: @shopvioletvoss Taupe Notch palette, @limecrimemakeup Over The Rainbow Diamond Crusher on kid & inner corner & @anastasiabeverlyhills Aqua eyeshadow single Glitter: @lunautics Faerie Dust Lashes: @theboldfacemakeup Go Big Or Go Home Brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Medium Brown Brow Wiz & Granite Tinted Brow Gel🦄 #shopvioletvoss #limecrime #anastasiabeverlyhills #boldfacemakeup #lunautics

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If you’re looking to recreate Alyssa’s glam look, she used lunautics fairy dust, paired with bold lashes and bold, shimmery eyeshadow shades. Her subtle pop of glitter confetti under her eyes completes the look and quite honestly, we can’t look away.

CANDY⚡ I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!💖 ⚡@kettcosmetics Creme Makeup and Sett Powder ⚡@limecrimemakeup Pocket Candy in Sugar Plum ⚡@glitterpalaceuk Casper Glitter ⚡@kryolanofficial Supracolor in Highlight #glittermakeup #glittereyes #pinkeyeshadow #hologlitter #chunkyglitter #bleachedbrows #whitelashes #wintermakeup #avantgardemakeup #editorialmakeup #creativemakeup #eyemakeup #eyelook #eotd #motd #makeupoftheday #makeupart #mua #makeupartistworldwide #veganmakeup #crueltyfreemakeup #featuremuas #undiscovered_muas #limecrime #limecrimepocketcandy #kryolan #instamakeup #clubkid #100daysofmakeup #blueeyes

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Obsessed with pastels? We think makeup artist Anne Wenzel is, too. She created the look using Kett Cosmetics Creme Makeup and Set Powder, plus Lime Crime Pocket Candy in Sugar Plum. Anne topped off the look with Casper Glitter from the Glitter Palace.

Glammed up lashes 💅🏼 @nyxcosmeticsnordics EARTH palette / @suvabeauty Cherry Bomb, Grease, Aztec / @houseoflashes Pixie Luxe ⭐️ I now have a code IDA20 for you guys for @suvabeauty getting you -20 % off of your entire purchase 💸 #nyxcosmetics #suvabeauty #houseoflashes

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To get her bright pink eyeshadow look, Ida Ekman used the NYX Professional Makeup Earth palette, plus shadows from Suva Beauty. To complement the shadow and to look bold AF, Ida uses star confetti and pairs the eye look with a bold, purple brow.


Hero Image Via Stella Sironen on Instagram

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