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If there was ever at time where head-to-toe sequins and glitter is appropriate, it’s New Year’s Eve. So you should probably just go ahead and take advantage of this rare moment and go all out with your eye makeup. Whether you die for straight-up glitter, love metallics or are just looking for some major shimmery makeup inspo, this guide will help you find the perfect look to ring in 2016.
Metallic shadow is the tamest way to take part in the holiday beauty trend. Stick to neutral shades like bronze or nudes, blending to the brow bone. Cream-based products will be the easiest to apply and build-on, but don’t discount the sparkly options in your powder palette. Laura Geller The Delectables Eye Shadow Palette ($45, laurageller.com) gives you every hue you need.
On New Year’s Eve, sparkly fall-out shouldn’t get on your nerves. Go for a smokey look with dark shadow colors like navy or charcoal on your top and bottom lash lines.
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Actual glitter is a bit more complicated—you really don’t want that stuff stuck in your eye. Ease into the bold look by concentrating the glitter, like Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Loose Glitter ($12, ulta.com) along your top lash line. Keep the rest of your eye clean, like the picture above, so the sparkles stand out even more. Just be sure to apply carefully—and NEVER use craft glitter!
You can always go all out and use your glitter as shadow. Draw on a cat-eye with a liquid black eyeliner pencil and then apply the glitter of your choice all over your top lid.
Use a dense glitter or a high-impact shadow like MAC Cosmetics Colourdrenched Pigments ($22, maccosmetics.com) to apply abstract concentrations of sparkles around your top and bottom lash lines.
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