8 Beauty Looks That Scream NYE Party

If you've got a New Year's Eve party to attend, you're likely asking yourself the same question every beauty-obsessed girl is: What am I going to wear… on my face? The last night of the year is also the last of the holiday season occasions where you can go all-out with glitter, glitz, and glam, so don't hold back due to lack of inspiration. We've gathered up eight of the best makeup looks for you to try-promising that no matter your plans or the outcome of the evening, your makeup will end the year on a high note. Keep reading to see eight New Year's Eve makeup looks you won't want to miss!

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Colorful Cat Eye

We love a cat-eye look as much as Lauren Conrad does, but New Year's Eve is the best time to change up your go-to party look. Instead of opting for the classic black line, try creating the winged look first in a pearlescent shadow shade then contrasting it with a neon lash liner, like Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes Liner ($19) in Fuschia Pink. If you're feeling extra adventurous, top it off with colored mascara in a matching hue.

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Bright Lashes

Big, bold lashes are always a good idea. So why not try them in a statement-making color like Benefit Cosmetics' They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara ($24) in Beyond Blue. Keep the rest of your beauty look neutral to ensure your lashes get the attention they deserve.


High-Pigment Smoky Eye

We love a blue smoky eye. It's unexpected and edgy yet seasonally appropriate-perfect for a fun NYE fГЄte. Check out this tutorial on how to create the look. And lean toward a high-pigment blue shadow to really make the eyes pop.


Pop of Glitter

Consider this the elevated version of a glittery eye. Simply pack glitter onto the centers of your lids with a heavy hand for this runway-inspired look. Focus most of the sparkle at the lash line, and blend out toward your crease. A bottle of high-shine sparkles, like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Cosmetic Glitter ($14) in Mirrorball, will help you nail the look.

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Contrasting Colors

Switch up your typical eye makeup for an edgy look that's equal parts soft and dark, resulting in a dramatic eye that screams NYE! First coat the eye area with a soft-pink pearlescent shadow, like Bobbi Brown's Sparkle Shadow ($30) in Ballet Pink, and then from the middle of the lid, apply a creamy black shadow in a graphic, exaggerated cat-eye shape.

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A Golden Twist

Rust has been having a moment, and we don't want it to stop. Coat your lashes in a gorgeous red-brown shadow like Nyx's Hot Singles Eyeshadow ($5) in Heat and accent it with yellow and gold hues for a rich, versatile look that won't be forgotten. Rosy cheeks and a subtle ombrГ© pout complete the romantic look.


Silver Swirl

We love sparkly silver shadow, but for some people, it's too much. So try breaking up the metallic hue in modern, brush-like strokes. Use Dior's Diorshow Kohl Professional Hold & Intensity Eye Makeup ($29) in Pearly Silver around the eye and against the lower lash line. Then, all you need is luminous skin and a pink-stained lip for a beauty look worthy of any soirГ©e.


Striking Stripes

Take your go-to dark smoky eye up a notch by adding a pop of neon green. Use a vibrant liner, like Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20) in Freak, on the inner corner of your eyes then the outer corners to create a wing, and you'll be turning heads until midnight and beyond.

Which of these looks are you planning to try on NYE? Let us know in the comments below!