16 Sparkly Makeup Ideas To Rock On New Year’s Eve

I’ve been talking a bit about New Year’s resolutions, but let’s back things up just a bit and talk about New Year’s Eve. Hopefully, you have your NYE plans mostly finalized and you’re now in the stages of planning what to wear. While you’re thinking about party dresses and shoes, don’t forget to think about makeup.

I almost enjoy figuring out my makeup for an occasion more than I do my outfit. I still love clothes and accessories, but it’s really fun to consider how you can enhance an outfit with makeup. Plus, New Year’s makeup typically involves sparkle and I’m a sucker for glitter in any form.

If you’re a sparkle lover like me and you’re searching for some pretty and easy ways you can incorporate shimmer into your look, get inspired with these 16 sparkly makeup ideas.

1. Gold glitter eyes and sparkly black lipstick

Don’t just use glitter on your eyes. You can use it everywhere. The sparkling dark lipstick gives the gold shadow an edgy update.


2. Retro cut crease makeup

Sixties makeup is given a modern twist courtesy of the sparkles. Try the cotton candy lipstick as opposed to the expected foundation mouth from the decade.


3. Red glitter lips

Birthday hair and makeup on myself! #glitterlips

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The brown eyeshadow and red lipstick are classic, but the glitter lip top coat ups the party factor. I also love the cat ear headband.


4. Gold glitter eyes with cat eye

Her green and turquoise hair is beautiful and so is her makeup. The shimmering gold adds some major sparkle to the feline flick. I love how she kept her lips natural with a soft bubblegum pink shade.


5. Cut gold glitter smokey eye

I know that you probably love your black eyeshadow, but I beg you to add some color to it. See how cool the gold in this V-cut makeup is?


6. Red glitter liner and red lipstick

Wear this for Christmas then rock it again on New Year’s Eve. Don’t worry, it will still look appropriate.


7. Blue and mauve sparkly makeup

The unicorn vibes are very strong with this makeup and I’m not complaining. The eyes tie in the purple lipstick beautifully.


8. Highlighted cheeks and silver sparkly eyes

There is shine all around with the prismatic highlighter and the opaque glitter on the lids.


9. Shimmering eyes and brown lipstick

It’s amazing how a dose of glitter can update a look. On New Year’s Eve, you can simply refresh your day look then add some chunky shimmer on your eyes.


10. Ivory glitter eyes

Leave off the false eyelashes and let that shimmering shadow shine. If you’re still feeling festive, you can pair ivory eyeshadow with a red lipstick.


11. Mauve and green glitter eyes

In addition to playing around with sparkle, don’t be afraid to try out different color combinations. These eyes are gorg.


12. Shimmering eyes and dark lips

I’m a bit obsessed with the way the black lashes and dark lips contrast the sparkly silver shadow.


13. Shimmering eyes and face

Do you want an extra sparkly look? Take the shimmer off your eyes and lips and decorate your face. This look shows that it’s much prettier than it sounds.


14. Blue glitter eyes

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Come on, stop freaking out over the idea of blue eyeshadow. I dare you to try it. Instead of a matte shade, I double dare you to try a rich shimmering blue.


15. Light eye makeup with glitter accents

Are you worried about overdoing it on the glitter? First, it’s hard to overdo it on New Year’s Eve. If you’re still worried, try using it as an accent with this look.


16. Silver glitter with white cut crease and rainbow shadow

Yeah, there are a lot of elements going on in this look, but it’s not every day that you can rock something like this. Therefore, go all out for New Year’s Eve.


Have you figured out your makeup for New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments!

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