Time to refresh your skills with these festive makeup ideas you can try for your New Year’s Eve parties. 

Socially-distanced parties are coming back in full swing. Whether you’re headed out for the night or attending a friend’s private house party this New Year’s Eve, it’s time to dust off your makeup stash and try out some festive looks we’ve curated for you. 

Don’t worry — we know you haven’t been practising your makeup skills for a while since the pandemic started. That’s why our curation of festive makeup ideas can be completed within five minutes. They’re easy, stylish, and bound to turn heads.

1. Chrome Eyes

This gorgeous eye makeup may look complicated, but this tutorial shows that you only need two products to achieve the look. Pick two metallic liquid eyeshadow shades — apply the darker shade all over the eyelids and the lighter shade for the inner corners of the eyes. 

Products we love: 

Natasha Denona Chromium Eyeshadow 

Sephora Collection 12H Intensity + Comfort Care Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Dear Dahlia Paradise Shine Eye Sequins

2. Holiday Liners

How skilled are you with liquid liners? Thankfully, you don’t need advanced skills to pull off these holiday-inspired eyeliner styles in under five minutes. Whether it’s a ribbon wrapper, a star, or festive gold and black, these graphic eyeliner styles will be a conversation starter. 

Products we love: 

Sephora Collection Intense Ink Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

NYX Epic Wear Liquid Liner

Colourpop Graphix Ink Liner

Colourpop BFF Liquid Liner

3. Rainbows

 

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Here’s another festive makeup idea for your eyes that may look like it takes hours but honestly can be done in minutes. Gather your bright eyeshadows and prime your eye area well. Then, apply six different colours to your eye area. Be sure to use a clean brush with every shade, so you don’t muddle the colours together, making it look messy. Blend with a clean brush for a diffused look.

Products we love: 

Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette

PIXI + Tina Yong Collaboration Tones and Textures Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 3

Colourpop Play It Jewel Shadow Palette

4. Glittery French Tips

 

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This nail art is an amazing way to jazz up your nails for the festive season without needing to go to the nail salon. Instead of your traditional French manicure, paint your nails as you usually would and top it off with a French manicure tip using glittery nail polish of the same shade as your base for an excellent, monotone effect. Here’s a bonus tip: using a silicone sponge, you can achieve the French manicure effect with this TikTok hack!

Products we love: 

Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer

OPI High Definition Glitters Collection

Jin Soon Glacé

Sephora Collection Silicone Sponge

5. Glossy Lids

 

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As simple as this eye makeup look is, there’s no place for it in daily wear. That’s precisely why you need to try it out for your New Year’s Eve party. Glossy lids are criminally simple. All you need is to do your eye makeup as usual —like a simple winged eyeliner look—and then top it off with eyeshadow gloss. 

Products we love: 

Gucci Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière Gel Face Gloss

6. Glam Neutral

 

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Festive makeup doesn’t always have to be outstanding. Sometimes, simply accentuating your features with neutral colours is enough to give you a radiant look. Take a leaf out of American makeup artist Hung Vanngo, who used lightly shimmery eye makeup, soft liner, and brick red lipstick for this glam neutral look. It’s an effortless style that won’t take you more than five minutes. 

Products we love: 

Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Mini 

Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Glam Palette

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color

7. Red Lips

 

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A bright red lip can do wonders to elevate your entire makeup look. In fact, you won’t need to do much for the rest of your face too, once you have bright red lips to steal the show. For this festive makeup idea, pick a really vibrant shade of red. If your skin has warm undertones, pick a warm-toned red. The same goes if your skin has cool undertones, pick a cool-toned red. Not sure how to tell? A simple way is with jewellery. If you find that yellow gold complements your skin tone more than silver, then you have warm undertones. Conversely, if silver complements your skin tone, you have cool undertones. 

Products we love:

M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Feels So Grand

Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in 25* Goldie Red

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge Lipstick in 999 Ultra Dior-Red