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3 Party Eye Makeup Looks to Dazzle This NYE

3 Party Eye Makeup Looks to Dazzle This NYE
Josie Wilkins
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As one of the busiest nights out of the year, New Year's Eve is like marmite. While some claim it's an over-crowded pressure to celebrate, others revel in the glitz and glamour. Either way, it's an occasion you'll most likely be marking for fear of missing out. What's more, New Year's Eve comes with its very own, unique dress code compiled of sparkles and glam New Year's Eve makeup. So, once you've found an outfit that shimmers, here are some party eye makeup ideas to complete your look.

Scroll down for Eyeko's 3 essential party eye makeup looks.

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Sparkly eye makeup

To begin, we have, of course, the sparkly eye makeup. If you've chosen a more refined outfit, sparkly eye makeup is the perfect way to elevate your look and make it New Year's Eve-appropriate. Alternatively, your ensemble might involve sequins from head to toe. In that case, sparkly eye makeup is a go-to way to tie the entire look together for an eye-catching glamour. So, let's take a look at how to achieve this unmistakably festive party eye makeup.

Step One: The key to sparkly eye makeup is to find eyeshadows that are intensely pigmented, such as in the  Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3. For the base of your lid, pick the shade Bare, a deep warm brown matte.

Step Two: With either your ring finger or a blending brush, use windscreen wiper motions to diffuse the pigment into the crease of the eyelid until it is seamlessly blended.

Step Three: Now, for the sparkles. For this you'll need the shade Divinity, the unmissable opulent gold. Using your ring finger, dab the shade onto the front centre of your lid. Follow with the inner corner to illuminate the whites of the eyes. Finally, use it to closely line the lower lash-line for a full glistening finish.

Step Four: As a final step, apply a layer of the Limitless Lengthening Mascara to subtly contrast the lashes against the shimmering gold eyelids.

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Emerald green eye makeup

Next up, we have emerald green eye makeup. We've spotted emerald green eye makeup being frequently worn on the red carpet lately and what's more, this dazzling colour palette keeps within the festive spirit. What's great about emerald green eye makeup is that it can be toned down if needed. A pop of colour doesn't always have to result in a bright, daring look. So without further ado, here's how to get the look.

Step One: For this party eye makeup, begin with the shade Frank, from the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1. This is a matte warm-toned light nude that should cover the base of the lid.

Step Two: Run some water over an angled brush and shake off any excess. Dab it into the shade Peeled, a matte green. Using the back of your hand, mix the powder and liquid together to create a smooth paste, perfect for creating a smokey wing.

Step Three: Swipe the brush across the lid and at the end of the lash line, angle the brush towards the tail of the brow and stop when the wing is the right size for you. From the end of the wing, sweep the brush tip back to meet the lash line.

Step Four: At the inner corner, dab the shade Idol, a shimmering gold with khaki undertones.

Step Five: Finish off with a coating of Eyeko Lash Alert Lift & Curl Mascara in the dark green shade for a natural flutter.

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Eye makeup for red lips

Our final party eye makeup is for red lips. The classic festive beauty, red lips take center stage and are the perfect pairing with a sparkly New Year's Eve outfit. However, it can be difficult to know what eye makeup to wear with them. It's often said to avoid bold, bright colours elsewhere on the face, however this is entirely dependent on how you prefer your makeup look. At Eyeko, we're all about simplicity. Therefore, to pull off the easiest eye makeup for red lips, we like to keep it minimal and focus on the details.

Step One:  Red lips create a defined, structured look. To accentuate this, make sure your brows are groomed to perfection to frame your face. Using a brow gel, comb your hairs upwards and outwards to open up the eye and fill in any gaps with the Define It Brow Pencil where needed. To learn the different tips and tricks of this face-structuring tool, take a look at our Eyebrow Gel Guide.

Step Two: For this subtle eye makeup for red lips, we want to keep it as a 'barely there' look. Lightly dust the shade Stark from the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 2 at the crease of the eyelid to provide some depth to the eye and give a doe-eyed finish.

Step Three: Finally, curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler and apply a coat of the Limitless Lengthening Mascara. Start at the very base of the lashes and wiggle the wand as you disperse the mascara out towards the tips. Gently apply light strokes at the bottom lash line.

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Josie Wilkins
Writer and expert
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Josie is an Online Beauty Editor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Her passions involve all things skincare and beauty and in her free time she likes to travel, read and get her beauty sleep.