makeup looks 10 New Year's Eve Makeup Looks To Ring In 2022

Looks that’ll outshine the ball drop.

November 06, 2020
New Years Eve Makeup 2022

There are so many things to love about New Year’s Eve — making resolutions for the upcoming year, deciding on virtual party plans, rocking a killer outfit, and flaunting gorgeous New Year’s Eve eye makeup looks. There’s no denying that the celebration calls for pairing seasonal looks and coordinating face makeup — which we always love to don. Get in on the fun and dive into these New Year’s Eve makeup looks that are Instagram-worthy.

1. Gold Eyeliner

As far as  New Year’s Eve colors go, it doesn’t get more festive than a metallic hue and nothing says a celebration like solid gold. Swap out your black eyeliner for a gold alternative, like the L’Oréal Paris Le Liner Easy-Glide Signature Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Gold Velvet, to line your lower lash line. For more ideas to make your holiday eyes shine, here’s How To Wear Gold Eyeliner.

2. Jewel-Toned Smokey Eye

New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to wear a classic eye makeup look with a fancy twist. While a traditional smokey eye is already stunning, the addition of a jewel-toned eyeshadow takes it to the holiday supreme. The star of this multifaceted look is a gemstone inspired eye makeup palette, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eyeshadow in Avant Garde Azure or L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Golden Emerald. Choose your favorite shiny shade and head over to our article, How to Create The Perfect Smokey Eye For Your Eye Shape to get the look.

3. Flushed Cheeks 

Not all celebrations call for a full face of makeup, you can create a light but lovely look with just a little blush. From bright pink and orange to berry and red-orange shades, a blush with a burst of color will amp up your complexion and create a radiant look that will turn heads. Try the trend by sweeping your cheeks with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Marigold. This creamy, satin blush applies effortlessly without caking or drying and instantly gives your cheeks a healthy, radiant glow.

4. Sparkling Champagne Makeup 

When it comes to chic but simple celebration looks, sparkly makeup certainly deserves a toast. Whether you’re rocking frosted cheekbones or just a splash of cava-colored eyeshadow on your lids, a bubbly-inspired beauty look won’t ever go flat. So raise your glass, grab your makeup bag, and pop over to our article, 4 Champagne Makeup Looks That Are Buzz-Worthy to say cheers to an elegant New Years’ Eve face.

5. Rose Gold Lips

If you want a break from the classic red pout, consider veering toward the trendier side of things with a pout colored in rose gold. This luxurious shade will give your lips a glitzy hue that’s right on-trend for the festivities.

6. Shimmery Inner Corners

For a celebrity inspired New Year’s Eve eye makeup look, apply a pop of shine onto your inner corner for a chic accent. You can pair it with a contrasting shade like purple or pink for contrast or wear it solo for a minimalist look. If you prefer the latter, apply the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in String of Pearls on the inner corners of your eyes to create major impact.

7. Reverse Cat Eye Winged Eyeliner

Instead of sailing into the New Year with the same winged eyeliner look, soar into 2022 with a creative spin and try the reverse cat eye trend. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner, and trace a curved cat eye along your upper lash line. Next, create an inverted wing that extends from the outer corner and across your lower lash line, all the way towards the inner corner. Coat your top and bottom lashes with a few generous swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable, and you’re ready for all the festivities.

8. Soft Glam

When it comes to holiday makeup looks that are subtle but stunning, a soft glam face is one of our favorites. This gorgeous look features glowing skin and muted nudes to create a makeup look that’s glamorous in a natural way. Check out our article, How To Get A Nude Soft Glam Winter Look, According to A Celebrity Makeup Artist, for a guide to this look.

9. Glittery Cat Eye

While you’re updating classic looks, let this bold and shimmery spin on the cat eye elevate your style for the new year. To create, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner to draw a flawless winged eyeliner, and then place glitter or makeup gems inside the lines to embellish your cat eye.

10. Purple Pout

Your mind might be set on hues of red and green for the holidays, but never underestimate the power of purple. From pastel hues to dark shades, the regal color looks impressive on lids, liner and especially lips. Purple lipstick is the perfect way to upgrade your New Year’s Eve makeup look, offering a variety of shades that anyone can sport. Give this trending winter hue a try and add the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Rule to your holiday lip collection.

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Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn, Associate Creative Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Associate Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Digital Tech: Erik Dalzen, Photo Assistant: Sam Kang, Model: London Knight