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5 New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas to Help You Celebrate in Style

These New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas will help you shine like a diamond—cheers to that!

New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to play up your makeup more than usual. Sparkles, metallic, dark shades of purple and beyond, you’re sure to see it all on the night of December 31st. Let your face celebrate alongside your soul as we ring in a brand-new year!

Say hello to a new year full of new opportunities with these five New Year’s Eve makeup ideas and tips.

1. Eyes that Sparkle

Ring in the New Year with glistening eye shadow. Remember to wet your brush for a more defined and glossy look, or use a dry brush for a softer more natural look. Stick to shiny natural tones, like MUD Cosmetics Pyramid eyeshadow (pictured below).

New Year's Makeup Ideas eyeshadow

Or, simmer down the sparkle and opt for more color instead…

New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas

2. New Year’s Eve Makeup Ideas on Lipstick

Matte lipsticks make our hearts throb but if ever there’s a time to wear glossy lipstick it’s on New Year’s Eve. Glossed out or not, shades of red tend to rule the holiday season. Which of the shades pictured below are your favorites?

New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas lipstick

Make New Year’s Eve lipstick easy with Mud’s Holiday Lip Kit. The set includes 3 stunning lip shades for every New Year’s party including Sandy Beach, Charm, and Blackberry Lipstick. It also comes with 2 lip pencils, Natural and Mauve. Mix, match and pair liners and lipsticks any way you want for the perfect look.

New Year's Even Makeup Ideas

3. Shock Everyone with Vintage Makeup

Makeup that doubles as a flashback and a way to reminisce over the passing of time? Now that’s one of the coolest New Year’s Eve makeup ideas we’ve heard yet! MUD Cosmetics recently shared a full video tutorial that shows you how to apply vintage 1930’s inspired makeup. Watch the tutorial here!

4. Lashes are a New Year’s Eve Makeup Must-Have

New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas eyelashes It takes 1 minute, literally, to put on a pair of faux lashes. This quick and easy addition to your makeup makes a big statement to play up your eyes.

Quick tips for beautiful lashes:

  • Use dark eyeliner to create a base for eyelashes to sit on.
  • Apply mascara and let dry before applying lashes.
  • Sit eyelash on eye without glue first to see if it needs to be trimmed, as well as which eye it fits best, and how to sit it on your lid for the most flattering look.
  • Use a thin brush to apply eyelash glue to prevent using too much glue.
  • For a more dramatic look, go over lashes with mascara after the glue dries.

5. Clean Skin for a Confident New Year

Start the New Year with a fresh face! Don’t forget to wash your New Year’s Eve makeup off at the end of the night using something gentle and cleansing, like Dermalogica. Find products from MUD Cosmetics, Dermalogica, and other top-notch brands at Avenue Five Institute’s on-campus Beauty Boutique. All professional Makeup Artists and licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians receive 30% off all MUD Make-up products. Come visit us and bring your artistic vision to life!

Did you know? We’re the only MUD Make-up Designory Partner School in the state of Texas. Teaching everything from fundamentals to high fashion makeup. Click here to learn more about our Make-up Program!

Want to learn more? Avenue Five Institute in Austin, Texas is home to MUD Makeup Workshops, Get the details here