Posted on: December 28, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

I love doing my own makeup. Ever since I was 15 years old and trying out my first Urban Decay Naked palette (the original, of course), I have been excited about doing something fun to my face for any and every occasion. There’s one occasion in particular that I always get excited about, though: New Year’s Eve. 

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try your hand at a bolder makeup look. Think smokey eyes, metallic touches, and bold lips. Below, I’ve rounded up some of the best makeup I’ve seen recently to add to your NYE mood board—all you’ll need is the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit to match.

Go for a bold, statement look with a purple-toned smokey eye. Paired with baby-pink lips, this look is still subtle enough to wear to any event. Plus, it brings out nearly every eye colour.

A sultry cat eye is the perfect New Year’s Eve accessory. Make black winged eyeliner the star of the show by keeping the rest of your look pared down, like Megan Fox did. 

After attending New York Fashion Week last year, I still can’t get one look out of my head: bejeweled eyebrows. Keep the rest of your look simple by embellishing your brows, and you’ll be the talk of the town. 

The eyes have it. Frame your peepers with tons of lashes, which will give you a doe-eyed, wide-awake effect. 

Channel major French-girl energy with stained lips and smoked-out eye makeup. No matter where you’re ringing in the New Year, you’d look at home in Paris.

Bring all the attention to the eyes with tons of jewels above the crease. Give it a fun monochromatic vibe by matching some of them to your lip colour. 

Wine-toned lips are sure to turn heads. Opt for a satin finish to give the look a bit more dimension.

Graphic eyeliner is still having a moment. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try your hand at a gilded graphic look. 

A classic smokey eye is always a good idea. Opt for gray and brown tones that will make the colour of your eyes stand out, and keep the rest of your makeup neutral so it doesn’t overpower. 

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When all else fails, opt for a classic red lip. No matter what, red lipstick makes the ultimate statement.

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This post originally appeared on What Who Wear US.

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