Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas

Dramatic & Bold Smoky Eye: If you love something ultra smoky with lots of black, false lashes, and smoldering, this all-black smoky eye may be your cup of tea.

Smoky Grays: Silvers and grays are what I identify the “original” smoky eye with — this is just one take on the traditional smoky eye. Pair it with a lighter lip to keep all the attention on the eyes.

Festive Gold & Cranberry: Great for a brighter, more colorful look with still a little smoky cranberry edge. I always associate gold and red with the holiday season (both for Christmas and NYE, actually), so I love variations on this theme for eyeshadow, too.

Neutral with a Kick: I love neutrals — I love barely there shades that really flatter peepers, like this soft, brighter beige kind of look. This look is also perfect for pairing with bolder lips!

What’s your New Year’s Eve look lookin’ like?

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20 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas

  1. laura

    these are super gorgeous! i love the gold/cran look also. perhaps this will be something i will try. they look great together. the neutral is beautiful also!!

  2. CRiSTaL

    I LOVE that damatic and bold smokey eye! looks so pretty!

  3. Carolyn

    I’m going to try to do some neutral shadows but I’m adding some black glitter liner. I’ll use a shimmery neutral lip, and a nice glittery MSF on my cheekbones. It’s the one night a year I wear glitter on my cheeks and eyes.

  4. I love that gold and cranberry look of yours! It’s so perfect for NYE too. I… will probably be doing a warm taupe-y smokey eye myself. I haven’t quite decided yet. =)

  5. amy

    My favourite is the smokey grays and I love Honey Flower lipstick as well.

  6. K

    Love love love!! I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do with my eyes, so this is fabulous inspiration. I think #4 could bump up the oomph with some false lashes.

  7. I love the dramatic bold smoky eye :) It’s gorgeous…but need some talent to pull off such a makeup :)

  8. Akia

    I’m actaully matching my makeup to my new favorite pair of Betsey Johnson earrings that I’m wearing tonight… either a dark grey or black smokey eye, false lashes and a light pink lip (I’m thinking St Germain l/s and Baby Sparks d/g)

  9. ezzie

    i love all these looks! but if i had to choose one for new years, it would be the smokey grays :)
    and maybe i’ll add some glittery mascara ^-^
    thanks for these ideas!

  10. ms.mad

    what products and names of colors did you use for the dramatic and bold smockey eye. love the look thank you