It’s finally that time of the year again. Sequin dresses, champagne glasses, the ball dropping, and most importantly...the makeup. It’s the one day in the year (aside from Halloween) where beauty gurus everywhere come out to shine...literally. It’s also the one day of the year that the rest of us non-makeup-artists feel excited yet intimidated to try, yet again, another sparkly makeup look that doesn’t including gluing your eye shut. If you’re anything like me then you may opt-in for just one new makeup product or trend and keep the rest simple. I made it easy for us and found six amazing products that are NYE approved. 10/10 would recommend. Because I’m no Jaclyn Hill, I found amazing makeup artists on Instagram that accomplished this look. I can promise you that you’ll be inspired and ready to end and start the year on a sparkly note.
I have to start this list off with your soon-to-be personal fave. I say that because this stuff is great for anyone. You could be a professional makeup artist or someone who is still trying to figure out how to get the perfect cat eye. (Here’s a secret tip for the cat eye-liner. Are you ready?.... Tape. Boom. You’re welcome.) No matter where you fall on the spectrum of make-up application this is for sure a product you need. They go on so easy, are super blendable, dry pretty quick, and are incredibly pigmented. You’ll be shocked once you try it, believe me. I personally love Rose Gold Retro and have seen this shade on many different skin tones. It’s the perfect warm-tone metallic to wear on your eye and you don’t have to add any other shadows. How easy is that? This is a hot commodity, so be sure to check online to see if your nearest store has the shade you want in stock.
Now, this was a close one because I almost listed this as my favorite, but you just can’t beat the pigmentation of the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. Either way, this is just as amazing and something everyone needs in their makeup kit, especially for New Year's. Your glow and sparkle should rival the disco ball's right? If there’s one thing about makeup that I love and feel confident in, that’s the base. I love mixing glow drops with my foundation. I do it on the regular now and will never turn back. It may be because I naturally have dry skin so I have to go the extra mile to glow, but these Sephora Glow Drops are a game-changer. I swear so many people compliment me on my skin when I am wearing this. The best thing about this is that it is so affordable and Sephora always has specials on it. If you’re reading this in the month of December then it’s currently only $8! So dampen that beauty blender, mix this with your favorite foundation, and glow, honey, glow!
I’ll be the first to admit that glitter scares me. When I think of glitter I think of it being stuck in my eye, under my nail, in my hair… pretty much everywhere. What I love about Make Up For Ever’s Start Lit Glitters is that they come in this small container and I use Q-tips to apply it to my face. I love using glitter on my cheekbones, and even my eye when my shadow is looking a little too crazy (the perfect cover-up.) Get crazy with it...or not. Whatever your style is, find the shade you love the best and go with it. You could even add it to your collar bones or shoulders for that extra pop of sparkle. My favorite shades are Champagne (go figure) and Dark Sand.
So you’re the subtle type. For New Year's you’re probably going to do your everyday makeup routine with a bold lip or a touch of glitter. If that’s the case, then this product is perfect for you….especially if you have mastered the perfect cat eye (again, I have obviously not). Whenever I do buy eyeliners, they're always from Marc Jacobs. That’s not because I have tons of money to spend on makeup but because they actually are THE BEST eyeliners on the market. They glide on like butter, don’t smudge throughout the night, are so pigmented you feel like it’s a Crayola marker, and a little goes a long way. These Glam Glitter Gel Eyeliners are no different. Grab a shade like True Gold and wear a red lip for a classic NYE look and you’re ready to go! You’re welcome.
This one is for all you party people out there who love a good time. I also just typed that with a DJ voice in my head and pretended I was about to drop a sick beat at a music festival. Sweet. Anyway, call all your extra friends, we have rhinestones! I repeat, we have rhinestones. This NYE is about to get even more lit (that was a terrible pun I know). Urban Outfitters’ Facial Gem Set is the perfect thing for any NYE look. Go all out and use the entire set, or share some with friends. Place them around your eyes, cheekbones, or above your eyebrows. It’s the perfect way to say, “I’m here. Now the party can start!”
Last but most certainly not least, metallic lipstick. I love a bold lip in the winter time and NYE is no exception. Jazz up your look with a metallic lipstick this year and watch how many people ask you what shade you’re wearing. My favorites are from NYX. I love them because they are so affordable, they last all night, and they have the coolest shades ever. Some of these are so pretty you might get tempted to wear them after New Year's. You can pick them up at any Ulta, or Drugstore that sells NYX. Some amazing shades for NYE are ‘Strawberry Red’, ‘Pale Gold’, and ‘Buzzkill.’ What’s even better is that NYX is 100% cruelty-free!
Now that you have the perfect products for your sparkly NYE makeup look you're ready to shine. Enjoy the night, and live your best life! If you use any of these products for your makeup looks, make sure to tag us on Instagram or use the hashtag #socialsundaystyle. What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Comment them down below!