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Shimmery New Year's Eve Makeup

It’s that time of year to break out the glitter and shimmer and suit up for New Year’s Eve! I’m sure all you beauties have your outfits picked out and ready to go for the big night, and I’ve got a festive makeup tutorial that’ll go with any outfit.

Of course drama is necessary for a fun New Year’s Eve look, so I’m using my Sephora Collection IT Palette to glam up. 

If you’re unsure about what makeup colors to use for your New Year’s Eve look, this is a good bet.  Using a gold or silver shimmer and pairing it with a black eyeshadow is a safe choice to go with any ensemble, but it’s still jazzy enough to wow the partygoers! 

Check out the video tutorial below to create this look.

The products I used to create this look are:

  • Sephora Collection IT Palette - Glitter
  •  NYX Jumbo Pencil in Jet Black
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • Dose of Colors false eyelashes in Show Stopper
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 123
  • MAC Prep + Prime Highlighting Pen in Bright Forecast
  • Sigma Blush in Mellow
  • LORAC Lips With Benefits gloss in Chuck

Step-by-step directions for a shimmer New Year's Eve eye makeup look:

  1. Begin by drawing a sideways “V” shape in your crease with the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Jet Black and blend out for a more smoky appearance.
  2. Apply the shimmery bronze/gold shade in the palette to your lids while they're wet for a more intense shine.
  3. Using the matte black eyeshadow in the palette, apply just to the outer corners of your crease over the black pencil.
  4. To eliminate any harsh lines, take the matte ivory shade and blend out the edges.
  5. Using the black eye pencil in the palette, just line your waterline at the outer corners of your lower lash line.
  6. Take your glitter liner—I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal in Midnight Cowboy—and apply to the very inner part of your lower lash line and extend all the way across to the outer corner.
  7. Lashes are optional! Either apply several coats of volumizing mascara to both your top and bottom lashes, or opt for a set of dramatic falsies.
  8. Keep the cheeks and lips neutral for this look. Since the eyes are so dramatic, you don’t want the rest of your face competing. Keep the focus on those shimmery, glittery lids! 

Get more makeup tips from Teni at Miss Maven.

Teni Panosian

I created my beauty blog,, in 2010 and later began making tutorials on my YouTube channel, missmavendotcom. After earning my Master’s degree in Communication Management in 2009, I figured it was time to combine my academic know-how with some expert consumer advice to bring all things beauty to my readers and viewers. My specialty? Skincare. I think we’re all at our most beautiful when we’re just down to moisturizer and lip balm, and I hope to make every woman who reads my content feel confident enough to rock the natural look. But considering I’m also a product junkie, you’ll find some fun makeup looks and tutorials from me, too!

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