The 8 Best New Year's Eve Makeup Looks To Ring In 2023 In A Stunning Way

Something for everyone.

by Natasha Marsh
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Regardless if your New Year’s Eve plans include a cozy night next to a fire or a big gathering with friends as you watch the ball drop, there is a coordinating New Year’s Eve makeup look for you. Ahead, we scoured Instagram for eight of the best looks around, from full-out to subtle.

Pout It Out

Bold burgundy lips are synonymous with winter. This NYE, pair the bold pout with statement eyes that live in the same color family.

Gold Party

Sometimes less is more, which is exactly the case for this beautiful gold foil eye look. It’s the perfect festive look for all makeup minimalists.

Gold Party
High Profile Glam

A wash of green eyeshadow with a blush lipgloss is a sophisticated look for an enchanted evening. Go easy on the blush to keep these two color pops the stars of the show.


Chrome eyeshadow palettes are great to have in your beauty bag. As seen here on Gigi Hadid, one swipe gives you an entire multi-faceted look.

All Pearls

With lash glue, paste on pearl stickers along your lash line for an embellished NYE look. Feel free to keep the rest of your makeup more minimal, applying a light gloss to finish.

Graphic Liner

Electric blue eyeliner took center stage on the NYFW F/W ‘22 runways and continues to be popular among A-listers. Adopt this buzzy look with this top and bottom blue liner vibe. To take it up a notch, apply mascara to both bottom and top lashes as well and really open up the eyes.

Gilded Pink

To execute this head-turning glistening look, seamlessly blend the eyeshadow onto eyelids with a blending brush or finger, working from the inner corners out. As a pro tip: Be sure to apply an eyeshadow primer to allow this one to stay on all night.

Clean Canvas

The most radiant looking skin always starts with a clean canvas. Make sure you are cleansing your face of any dirt or oil buildup before applying makeup, and hydrating with serums and moisturizer. Here, foundation is used sparingly to allow the bright pink lips (and glowy complexion) to shine.


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