Glittery makeup and New Year’s Eve makes sense… It’s a match made in heaven, unless you’re that person who can’t stand stand the shiny specs. And whether you’re saving it for your dress or you just plain don’t like sparkles, you could probably do without one more beauty tutorial telling you to smear glitzy shadow all over your lids.
It’s with that gal in mind that we put together this guide to four gorgeous, celebrity-inspired NYE beauty ideas that have absolutely nothing to do with glitter. Keep scrolling to check them out, plus editor-approved buys that will help you re-create the look at home.
Vampy Lips + Highlighter
Dark vampy lips and glowy highlighter for the win! It’s just as striking as anything that glistens. Here’s a few products we adore.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum
Tom Ford | $53
Lancôme Cushion Highlighter
Lancome | $39
Revlon SuperLength Mascara
Revlon | $5
Two-Toned Eye Makeup
If traditional glitter is a no-go for you, get like Emma Stone (god, she’s great) and go for a two-toned eye makeup look featuring iridescent blue eyeliner and purple shadow. Top if off with a pale pink lip and lots of mascara—or falsies if ‘ya got the energy. Check out our editor’s shopping picks below.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Fervent Blue
Chanel | $33
Wander Beauty Up Close Kiss Lipstick in Rose
Wander Beauty | $24
Chanel L'INTEMPOREL DE CHANEL EYESHADOW PALETTE
Chanel | $80
The smoky eye is a classic of which you can’t go wrong. Just remember to blend baby blend—and have some scotch tape, a fallout guard, or some concealer on hand for clean-up. BTW, these buys below are worth another session of holiday shopping.
MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow in Retrograde
MAC | $22
Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick in Buff
Mally Beauty | $21
Mally Beauty H3 Lip Gloss in Sweet Peach
Mally Beauty | $20
All nude everything? Yes, please. Another alternative to the glitter lips trend—and perhaps even more wearable—is a makeup palette of glowy neutrals. The buys below work like a charm—trust us.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
Urban Decay | $54
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
Charlotte Tilbury | $68
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte
Nars | $32