Four Hot New Year’s Eve Makeup Styles

Add a colorful twist to your New Year's Eve makeup style this year.
Add a colorful twist to your New Year’s Eve makeup style this year.

Heading to a stellar New Year’s Eve bash soon? Want to look your best the last night of 2013? Well, look no further.

To help you look fierce when you ring in 2014, we’ve provided four hot New Year’s Eve makeup styles any woman can pull off. Get prepared to turn some heads and toast to an unforgettable, stylish night, ladies.

Colorful Soul

Do you brighten up a room when you walk in? Is your style as playful as your quirky personality? Then your New Year’s Eve makeup style should be colorful and bold—just like you.

Use attention-grabbing eye shadows, like NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadow in “Rage” ($24, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas) and MAC Eyeshadow in “Aquadisiac” ($15, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas); add dramatic black liner; false lashes; and bold lipstick, like Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in “Cherry” ($32, Neiman Marcus at Willow Bend), for a vivid New Year’s look. You can also play with brightly-colored liners and mascaras to add even more color to your look.

Fierce Queen

To achieve a bold New Year’s Eve makeup style, create the perfect smoky eye look, and you’re set to go.

To start, get everything you need for your sexy eye makeup: a medium-size round brush; black pencil eyeliner; smaller, firm brush; eye shadows in charcoal, gunmetal and silver; and black mascara.

First, apply the charcoal shadow, like NARS Eyeshadow in “Night Breed” ($24, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas), just above the crease of the lid all the way down to the lash line. Then, use the black pencil eyeliner on the upper lash line and smudge it with your finger. Next, apply the gunmetal shadow, like MAC Pro Longwear in “Blackground” ($20, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas), on the lid with the smaller brush. Add highlights to the inner corners of the eyes with a shimmery silver shadow or highlighter and finish off the eyes with durable mascara, like Chantecaille Supreme Cils Longwear Water-Resistant Mascara ($52, Neiman Marcus at Willow Bend).

Use a nude lipstick, like MAC Cremesheen+Pearl Lipstick in “Japanese Maple” ($15, Nordstrom at Galleria Dallas), and a peach blush to complete your va-va-voom look.

Glam Doll

Why shouldn’t you end this year with a glistening look? Light up your face with the help of shimmery shadows, gloss, blush and highlighter.

Apply glittery, glamorous shadows, like Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in “Allspice” ($32, Nordstrom at Galleria Dallas), Lancome Color Design Infinite in “Eternal Gold” ($24.50, Sephora Willow Bend), or Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in “Zodiac” ($20, Sephora Galleria Dallas), to the lids for an illuminating effect.

Make your lips shine with a light-catching lip gloss. Try Yves Saint Laurent Shimmering Lip Gloss in “Golden Pearl” or “Golden Violet” ($30, Sephora Galleria Dallas).

Use a shiny, defining blush or bronzer, like Laura Mercier Bronzed Pressed Powder in “Dune Bronze” ($32, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas), on the cheeks. And finish off with a radiant highlighter, like Dior Ultra Shimmering Allover Face Powder in “Amber Diamond” ($45, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas).

Sweet Angel

If you want to keep your New Year’s Eve makeup style pure, clean and angelic, just incorporate soft winter colors for a fresh look.

Use light, shimmery shadows, like MAC Pressed Pigments in “Angelic” and “Flicker” ($21, Nordstrom at Galleria Dallas), on the lids; a rosy blush, like Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in “Petal” ($44, Sephora Galleria Dallas), on the apples of the cheeks; a thin line of liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line; two coats of mascara; and a matte lavender lipstick, like NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in “Paimpol” ($25, Nordstrom Galleria Dallas).

So, now that you have four New Year’s Eve makeup styles to choose from, you’re sure to look stunning the night you welcome a fantastic new year.

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