NYE Makeup Ideas That Go Beyond 'Champagne Lids'

New Year's Eve celebrations are just around the corner and we're rounding up the best glam inspirations for you right here!

Published On Dec 28, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


The countdown to ring in a new year is always exhilarating, more so if you have stunning pictures taken in drunken stupor to prove that you've had a great night. Regardless of whether you're going out to bar hop, have a quite dinner or staying in for house party, it is imperative that your ensemble should stay on point. And what better way to do that than have a stunning makeup look to go with your carefully curated outfit. 

Graphic eyeliner is never not a good option to turn up the drama on a party outfit. It's got to do with creating sharp lines in bold hues to add definition to your eyes. Once you ace that, balance out the intense gaze with soft brown lips, flushed cheeks and a touch of bronzer on the high points of the face. 

For a whimsical twist on NYE makeup aesthetic, bring all the attention to the centre of your face by draping ornamental hues on the lids and between the brows. Complete the look with embellishments; you can opt for diamanté if stars aren't exactly your scene. Let your natural skin show with a sheer base and complete the look with baby pink lips for maximum effect.

Chrome colours have been everywhere in 2023! Chrome shadows have led the pack with metallics and gemstone hues being popular among beauty enthusiasts. Create a dual chrome fade on the lids and pair with a dazzling lip gloss; be heavy-handed with the blush on the cheeks and finish the look with a touch of highlighter on the high points of the face. 

Add a pop of colour to your minimal NYE garbs with neon and bright blue shades. Prepare your base with lots of dewy skin tint and a little bit of colour on the cheeks. Add volumising mascara to the lashes and create sharp wings with coloured eye pencils to get the shapes precisely right. Finish with some highlighter on the negative space on the lids and you're good to go!

The denim eyeshadow trend, that made its way to the front lines in mid-2023 with the Y2K trend, is here to stay. Give it a fresh update for NYE 2023 by lining the eyes with a deeper red and creating a lilac-shaded halo on the denim blue fill. Complete the look with glazed donut lips and miniature diamanté details on the lower waterline. Fill in the brows and set with gel for a clean finish. 

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