With 2020 coming to a close and the beginning of a much-anticipated new year on the horizon, we’re eager to celebrate this special occasion in style. And after scouring our socials for appropriately stunning visuals, we’ve put together a collection of softly glamorous looks straight from leading industry professionals to spark your imagination this New Years Eve.
This beautiful purple and gold halo eye by Israeli based makeup artist, Ortal Elimeleh hits the top of the list. The talent is unreal—seriously, check out the tutorial—and we can’t think of a more appropriate time to wear this look than to bring in the New Year.
GET THE LOOK: Applying a black kohl pencil before patting on your shadows will ensure instant depth and longevity to your eye look. Try the Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil and Mthrshp Mega: Celestial Divinity eyeshadow palette.
From the genius behind JLo’s signature glow, it’s no wonder that we turn to celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes for our own glow up.
GET THE LOOK: To achieve a tailored highlighter for your skin tone, Scott Barnes Cosmetics Glowy and Showy No. 1 has all of the necessary undertones to feel flawless. Drape along cheekbones, temples, and bridge of the nose for the full effect.
This abstract floating liner brought to us by London based celebrity makeup artist and beauty columnist, Nikki Wolff—also known as @nikki_makeup on Instagram, is simple to achieve yet striking for a New Year look.
GET THE LOOK: For optimum precision, select a super-fine synthetic brush like the My Kit Co 1.22 Pro – My Feliner, and coat it with a smooth gel liner such as what Nikki has used here, the Inglot All the Drama Eyeliner Gel. Keep eyes looking straight ahead when creating your own floating liner—that way, you can easily find the best placement for your eye shape.
Vietnamese makeup artist to the stars, Patrick Ta, has inspired us to embellish our looks with touches of gloss to stay hydrated and sun soaked for our celebrations.
GET THE LOOK: We loved the addition to the eyelids and the effortless application of the Patrick Ta Beauty Limited Edition Major Glow Face Gloss onto the cheekbones and decolletage.
Leave it to Priscilla Ono—personal makeup artist to Rihanna and global makeup artist for Fenty Beauty—to turn what would otherwise be a festive cliché into a punk rockers dream; the perfect look to say farewell to Christmas and hello to New Years Eve.
GET THE LOOK: The key is in the shading—smoke out the eyes with Fenty Beauty Snapshadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in Money, and vampify the lips with Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in shades Underdawg and Uncensored.
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This monochromatic look created by Romanian beauty and fashion makeup artist, Malvina Isfan, Is the penultimate excuse to give it all to the eyes on New Year.
GET THE LOOK: Make the most of the dreamy Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II eyeshadow palette (as used by Malvina) by not only using these shimmering shades for a smoked out effect, but as an ethereal eyeliner and highlighter to boot.
Romanian graphic designer, makeup artist, and photographer Raluca Elena Mirea, inspires to go monochromatic with this lucky shade of red.
GET THE LOOK: It’s all about colour synchronicity and texture by keeping your undertones and textures matching throughout. Raluca selected the Nabla Ruby Lights Glitter Palette to add sparkle to her eyelids and topped off the Lime Crime Lip Blaze Cream Liquid Lipstick in Mary Jane with a clear high-shine lip gloss. For further inspo, find Raluca on Instagram @rryuukm.
Glitter adorned eyes are saved all year round for New Years, created by celebrity MUA Nikki Wolff—just one of the many #SundayTutorial makeovers displayed via her Instagram stories.
GET THE LOOK: Outline your crease with a black gel liner before blending the edges with MAC Cosmetics Omega eyeshadow, then covering your eyelid and inner corner with rhinestones. Finish off with Nikki’s very own Sweed x Nikki_Makeup No Lash-Lash false lash set along the entire lash line for a full and fluttery finish.
Words by Vinona Baines