Pack on the gold glitter across your lids. The more haphazard, the better.
Get heavy-handed with the holographic purple highlighter by even adding a few touches to your lips. Dust some gold shadow on your eyelids, but keep that to a minimum.
Add some subtle glitter to pinkish eyeshadow for a glamorous finish. A shiny pink lip gloss brings the look together.
Skip a bright red lip for a brick red version. Then highlight your eyes with streamlined gold eyeliner for a festive finish.
Reach for the stars with this stellar smoky eye. Add a pop of red liner on the bottom creases for extra punch.
Take the 80s into 2019 with obvious contouring. No blending required.
If you’re not a golden gal, opt for a silver shadow in a boxy shape with a slight cat eye spin.
Turn up the volume on a regular red lip with a gold highlighter-enhanced Cupid’s bow.
Spread rose gold glitter from your inner creases outward. Top things off with a bejeweled headband for maximum glitz.
Go monochromatic with an unexpected hot pink shade with liner halfway across eyes and a matching lip color for a striking balance.
What’s better, and easier, than simply swiping on mascara in a red hot shade?
Spread out the sparkle with multicolored glitter that even dusts your brows.
Bring out your inner Twiggy with drama-filled top and bottom lashes. Then use eyeshadow to create starburst accents mimicking those OTT lashes.
Just swipe on a gilded lip color and go ring in 2019.
Go half-and-half with a smoky eye and gold shadow pairing. Keep the partnership going underneath your eyes and swipe on some shiny pink lip gloss for an eye-catching look.
Attach a piece of confetti (or two) to your eyelids for party-ready accents.
A candy apple glossy lip and smudged black eyeliner equals one head-turning look.
For all you minimalists out there, try drawing slashes of snowy white eyeliner strategically above your eyes and below your brows.
Switch up the seasonal evergreen in favor of a more minty take to highlight your inner creases.
Upgrade a traditional smoky eye with golden highlights. Just make sure you blend the shadow and liner for a proper haze.
Line your eyes in gold, then extend pink shadow from your eyes all the way to your cheeks.
Instead of restricting bright shadow to your inner corners, try focusing it on the outer corners for a punky finish.
Use golden shadow to create a horizon effect. Just-kissed soft pink lips enhance rather than upstage the look.
Look like you just stepped in from the cold with rosy cheeks and a glossy pink lip.
Elevate your go-to smoky eye with hints of electric blue liner.
Who says eyeliner has to match? Apply a cobalt version on the outer corners of your lids in a cat eye swoop, then line the center of your lower lash lines with a funky purple liner. Frosty pink lips FTW.
You’re all set on the New Year’s Eve wardrobe front, from the perfect party dress to the ideal glitzy footwear. Now it’s time to shift the focus to your makeup. Sure, you could go the standard route with just a swipe of bright red lipstick or glitter eyeshadow, but where’s the fun in that?
This year, we’re all about thinking outside the box. Instead of overdosing on glitter, try concentrating the sparkle on just your eyes, cheeks or lips. You can also opt for holographic highlights for a subtler shine. And when it comes to lipstick, skip your go-to lip color in favor of darker shades or a gilded effect.
Check out the makeup ideas above that are sure to make an impression as you count down to 2019.
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