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Best New Years Eve Makeup Looks to Rock Until Midnight

By Editorial Staff

 No matter what year it is, New Years Eve is always a big deal. When it comes to the holiday season, everyone wants to look their best, but they especially want to head into a new year with the trendiest makeup, hair, and outfit looks. On December 31, it’s all about the glitz, the glam, and the glitter, but every makeup look doesn’t have to look the same. If you’re looking for the perfect New Years Eve makeup look to ring in the New Year, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at these 10 gorgeous New Years Eve makeup looks from your favorite YouTubers and Instagram beauty influencers that will have you looking your best way past when the clock strikes midnight. 

1. 5 Minute New Year’s Eve Glitter Smokey Eyes Tutorial

  • An Knook

This classic New Year’s look created by beauty guru An Knook is not only stunning, but it’s the most-viewed New Years Eve makeup look on YouTube. Knook, who currently has 2.02M subscribers, created the video for her followers that were looking for a glam smokey eye tutorial that could also work on Christmas. With more than 3M views on YouTube and 53K likes, this must-watch tutorial has definitely captured the attention of makeup lovers all over the globe. 

2. Glam Smokey Eye | New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial

  • Denitslava Makeup

Speaking of glam smokey eyes, makeup guru Denitsa blew her followers away with this gorgeous look that can look amazing on everyone and anyone. Currently, Denitsa has 2.76M subscribers that she gained from consistently posting eye-catching makeup looks and hilarious makeup challenges since 2015. This New Year’s eyeshadow tutorial is one of her most popular videos and has racked up 27K likes to date.

3. My New Years Eve Makeup 2020!

  • Carli Bybel

With more than 6M subscribers, Carli Bybel has made a name for herself as one of the most popular beauty/makeup gurus on YouTube. Her channel has gained more than 632M views, and makeup-lovers all over the platform patiently await her holiday looks every year. Even though this tutorial is from New Year’s Eve 2019, you’re bound to see people recreate this stunning look this year. 

4. New Years Eve Glam Makeup Tutorial

  • Giorgina Juanita

If dark smokey eyeshadow looks aren’t your thing, check out this beautiful makeup tutorial from U.K. beauty influencer Giorgina Juanita. This look prioritizes color with its use of shimmery purple shades and bright highlights, so you know it will accentuate your features and make them stand out. If you love makeup, you should definitely subscribe to this up-and-coming guru to check out her look for this year. 

5. New Year’s Eve Smokes | Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

  • Nicole Guerriero

Makeup can get expensive, but if you’re ballin’ on a budget this year, you can still keep shining with Nicole Guerriero’s on New Years Eve makeup tutorial using all drugstore products. With more than 2.82M subscribers, Guerriero has become a familiar face in the beauty community, and this New Years Eve makeup tutorial from 2018 has caught a lot of attention. If you’re a fan of color and winged eyeliner, this is just the look you need.

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6. Happy New Year Sisters

  • James Charles


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Playing with color in makeup isn’t for everyone, so if you’re more drawn to neutral, earthy tones and nude colors, check out this New Year’s Eve makeup look from James Charles. Even though the colors aren’t outwardly vibrant, Charles still makes this everyday makeup look appear elegantly glam for any celebration. Since this makeup look is neutral, it’s super versatile and will definitely have you turning heads.

7. Starry Eyed

  • Nikkie Tutorials


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If you’re familiar with the makeup/beauty community on YouTube, then you’ve definitely heard the name Nikkie de Jager (better known as NikkieTutorials) before. She’s one of the most popular makeup gurus of all time and has worked with countless celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian. As always, Nikkie stunned her followers with this 2018 New Year’s Eve smokey eye look that utilizes sparkly star-shaped gems and a lot of glitter. If you want a tutorial on this look, you can watch it on YouTube.

8. Me at Midnight

  • Desi Perkins

Thanks to the show Euphoria, metallic eyeliner and liquid eyeshadow are all the rage and we’re not complaining. If you want to try out metallic eyeliner for yourself this year, check out this stunning New Year’s Eve makeup look by YouTube beauty guru Desi Perkins. Her metallic blue liquid eyeshadow makes her eyes stand out and goes perfectly with any silver outfit. Want a tutorial? Check out her YouTube video! 

9. Last Glam Look

  • Jackie Aina


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Do you really want to turn heads this New Year’s Eve? Do you have a makeup palette full of jaw-dropping, pigmented eyeshadow that you’re dying to use? Try out this 2018 look from beauty guru Jackie Aina. The unique use of green and purple shimmery eyeshadow in this look is perfect and a total must-have if you’re looking to make your eyes pop or want a pop of color to go with your outfit.

10. Holiday Glitter Look

  • Vanessa a.k.a. @cutcreaser


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One of the best places to look for New Year’s Eve makeup looks is Instagram. This look, created by IG beauty guru Vanessa, is a gorgeous holiday look she came up with in partnership with e.l.f, one of the most popular drugstore makeup brands. While this look can work for any holiday during the holiday season, the gold shimmer would look especially eye-catching on New Year’s Eve if you want to avoid silver or black eyeshadow.

Check out more New Year’s Eve makeup looks that didn’t make the list

New Year’s Eve Makeup & Hair TutorialJamie Genevieve302K
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This article was written by Selena Ponton

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