We made it! The end of the year is here. And between glitter tears, neon shadow and graphic liner, it’s safe to say that 2019 was the year of colourful, risky makeup trends. So it only makes sense to send the year off with that same bold energy.
Whether you’re ringing in 2020 at home with the fam or out on the town in your dancing shoes, NYE is the perfect excuse to whip out that pearl liner or glitter lip you’ve been dying to try.
So in case you don’t have your NYE hair and makeup sorted, we’ve rounded up 10 bold yet wearable looks to help you send the year off in style.
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If you’re someone who likes a low-maintenance moment, this no-makeup makeup look with a festive pop of colour is for you. Keep your canvas fresh and bare by dabbing just a hint of cream blush or tinted balm to your high points. Brush brows up, keep lashes bare, and add a bold lip, like this vibrant cherry red. Let your hair fall naturally for a soft finish.
M.A.C Ruby Woo Glowy skin and blush tones
You can’t go wrong with glowy skin and neutral blush tones. For those who prefer a more understated glam look, keep it soft and flirty this NYE with fluffy brows, thick lashes and rosy cheeks. Reach for cream products over powders to give yourself a dewy airbrushed look, and finish it off with a matte nude lip that will equally compliment a sparkly dress or a classic LBD.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Thick liner and a slicked back ‘do
Channeling Hailey Beiber on her wedding day, this chic makeup and hair combo is easy to achieve at home. Simply part your hair down the middle, slick it down and pull it back into a low bun. Make your winged eyeliner the focal point of the look by using the same neutral berry tones (or even the same multi-use product!) on your lids, lips, and cheeks. Tie it together with jet black mascara and pretty earrings.
Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner Hair clips and glitter lids
Hair clips were a major trend in 2019, showing no sign of slowing in the new year. Kickstart the decade with a 60s-inspired bold glitter lid and simple clips to pull hair off the face and accentuate the eyes. With your fingers, dab on your a pressed glitter eyeshadow all over the lid, add dramatic lashes (or heaps of mascara) and place clips at the arches of your brows for a little faux-face lift effect.
Lady Jane One Touch Clips Neon shadow and bold lower lashes
We’re obsessed with neon shadow and not just because it’s super easy to achieve! Bright colours like this bubble gum pink complement all eye colours and best of all, you won’t need to use multiple other shadows to create a gorgeous look. Prime your eyelids then blend a neon shadow across the lid, up past the crease and under the eye. Layer mascara on top and add false lashes to your lower lash line to create this dramatic Twiggy-esque look.
DB Cosmetics Colour Queen 20 Shade Eyeshadow Palette Tendrils and glossy lips
It’s true – tendrils are back! Our favourite 90s hairstyle has become a favourite amongst stars like Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Rihanna as of late. Paired with dark liner and a glossy lip, you’ll be ringing in the new decade looking like a supermodel. This look works best with hair pulled up in a high ponytail, bun, or even a claw clip for a true throwback vibe!
Mavala Switzerland Lip Gloss Windswept waves and gold foil lids
Re-create Patrick Ta’s iconic look on Gigi Hadid this party season in a few easy steps. First, blend out a warm orange across the lid and up into your crease. Next, take foil gold shadow and press it into your inner corner with your finger. Buff it out with a blending brush to create a soft gradient. Add some mascara and line the under eye with the same orange transition shade used on the lid. Create messy windswept waves by curling pieces in opposite directions and brushing them out. Spritz with a texturising spray to provide hold and movement.
Estée Lauder X Victoria Beckham Eye Foil Ultra glam blow out and pink shadow
Put a modern spin on old Hollywood glam for your next holiday party by using a bright pop of colour, like this fuschia pink. Create volume in the hair with hot rollers, or using a big round brush while blow drying. Focus on rosy cheeks and dreamy bedroom eyes painted with a fun colour of your choice, topped off with liquid liner and thick lashes. Flip your hair to one side into a deep side part to complete this ultra glam look.
ELEVEN Large Round Brush Sleek hair and natural soft glam
If you prefer to let your natural beauty shine through this NYE, try a soft glam look with sleek, straight hair. Part your hair down the middle and straighten it pin straight. Use cream products to create a gentle makeup look using nude and peach tones. Fill in any sparse areas of your brows, swipe on some mascara and find a matte nude lippy to complete the look.
Models Prefer Nude Lipstick Crease eyeliner
Crease eyeliner has taken Instagram by storm over the past couple months and party season is the perfect time to try your hand at this edgy trend. Whether you opt for colourful shadow (like this burnt orange) or a bare lid, take a liquid eyeliner of your choice and trace a line from your inner corner just above your crease and out towards your temple. This looks particularly fierce paired with a winged liner along the lash line or in a colourful glitter liner to make it really festive and fun!
Which holiday look is your favorite?