We’re serious about our holiday party planning—from nailing the perfect outfit to achieving next-level glam, it’s never too early to start strategizing. Whether you’re thinking something whimsical and subdued or sexy and high-impact, these 4 hair and makeup looks—modeled by super-babe Marta Pozzan—are surefire ways to turn heads on New Year’s Eve.
Photographer: Robby Mueller Hair and makeup: Alexis Swain
Lady Of The Night
Give a one-two punch of shine on lids and lips. Gently tap a glossing cream onto the eyelid with your ring finger (use sparingly to prevent product from dripping into your eyes). Line lips with MAC's Burgundy pencil, and use a deep berry shade, such as Chanel's Envoutante, for a dramatic, notice-me pout. For added shine, finish with a rich gloss.
Achieve a sharply winged eye with Tarte's Tarteist Clay Paint Liner—its creamy consistency makes application a cinch, plus it won't budge, even after a night of dancing. Pull hair into a sleek low ponytail to accentuate your mod cat eye, and brush up brows for textured, Cara-esque arches.
New Year's Eve is your time to sparkle—add a smattering of star paillettes to the outside corners of eyes and atop brow bones and cheekbones using MAC Mixing Medium Shine or eyelash glue to adhere to skin. Keep the rest of the look romantic and soft with peach-toned eyeshadow, blush and lipstick.
Make it all about the eyes: Create a metallic, smoked-out look using the Gunmetal shade from Urban Decay's Naked palette. For an extra sparkly effect, gently tap the lid with MAC's Mixing Medium Shine and press silver glitter onto the center of the lid. Line eyes with a kohl pencil and apply false lashes to amplify the wow factor.