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Last-Minute Glam Makeup Looks For New Year's Eve

Welcome 2021 with glitz and glam

We can all agree that we’re more than ready to leave 2020 in the past. What better way to set the tone for the year to come than by dressing up for it? Add a little dazzle by putting some glitter (that's safe for the eyes, of course!) on your lids. Invite liveliness and fun into 2021 with your boldest red lipstick. If you want a more subtle but still sophisticated look, you could do that as well. Here are some last-minute makeup looks for New Year’s Eve that you could wear.

A little hint of glitter

Start off the year with some sparkle by dabbing on some glitter on your eyes. Korean makeup artist PONY shows you how to do a natural makeup look that still looks fun. She starts off by using a cushion foundation to even out her skin. Then, she subtly lines her upper lash line and adds a light application of mascara in preparation for the glitter eyeshadow. To make it festive, she not only applies the glitter on her eyelids but also under her eyes to brighten them up.

Make it your own: Instead of sticking to just one colour of glitter eyeshadow, why not mix in some gold and multi-chrome for maximum impact? PONY used the HOLIKA HOLIKA Eye Spanglitter (SGD12.39/~USD8.37) in this last-minute makeup look, and we’re happy to report that it comes in seven shades that range from pink to champagne to silver.

Light smokey eyes

If you want more colour for your last-minute makeup look for New Year’s Eve, you could always go for a toned-down smokey eye look. Singapore’s Mongchin Yeoh a.k.a. Mongabong took on Vlogmas by giving her intern a makeup makeover, which included a variation of the smokey eye makeup look but for hooded eyes. She applied the lighter brown shades all over the eyelids, before focusing the darker shades on the outer “V” of the eyes. If you have hooded eyes, keep your eyes open while applying eyeshadow so you can see the areas where the eyeshadow would be more visible instead of having it “disappear” once you fully open your eyes.

Make it your own: Smokey eye makeup doesn’t have to be always done in browns, beiges, and golds. You can play with pink, plum, and peachy eyeshadow shades as well. Mongabong used shades from the Etude Play Colour Eyes in Maple Road (SGD34.90/~USD26.26), Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette (USD75), and the Milani Soft and Sultry Eyeshadow Palette (SGD43.40/~USD32.66) for this look, but Charlotte Tilbury also has the Instant Eye Palette Pillow Talk (SGD130/~USD97.83) that offers a wider range of pink eyeshadow shades you can play with. If you want a more purple look, ETUDE’s Lavender Land palette (SGD35.90/~USD27.02) is a good option.

A bold red lip

And lastly, you can never go wrong with a bold red lip for a very last-minute makeup look for New Year’s Eve. Filipino makeup artist Anthea Bueno shows how you can apply a red liquid lipstick in two different ways. As always, start by prepping your lips with a lip balm or mask to keep them plump and nourished. A full lip application has a lot of impact on its own, so it’s perfect if you want a bolder look that accentuates your pout. Meanwhile, a feathered lip leaves the edges blurred but creates a more youthful appearance. Keep the rest of your face “bare” by just doing your basic mascara and eyebrow routine instead. The result: an easy, effortlessly sophisticated holiday look.

Make it your own: Anthea used the YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Liquid Lipstick in Rouge Tatouage (SGD55/~USD41.39) but you can go even deeper with the shades Chili Incitement or Rouge Rebel. Dab on some gloss for some high-shine too.

Which last-minute makeup look will you be doing for New Year’s Eve?

(Cover photo from: cottonbro via Pexels)

For more holiday makeup inspo, the Clozette Community’s makeup mavens also have some holiday makeup looks you could try.