New Year's Eve is the perfect excuse to experiment with a brand new look. Whether you plan on kicking off 2019 in a sparkly mini dress, debuting a major hair transformation, or opting for bold makeup, NYE means it's time to pull out all the stops. It's no secret that a swipe of a daring lip shade can change your entire look, but with so many to choose from, the options can feel overwhelming. When it comes to lipsticks for New Year's Eve, the best place to search for inspiration is on the red carpet.
Makeup, especially lipstick, is an easy way to adjust your overall style for any occasion. Pump up the volume on a night out with an intense red, play up your eyes with a glossy nude, or take a major risk with a deep purple or a vivid orange.
Emulate your style icons in a way that's both glamorous and accessible by adding their favorites shades to your makeup routine. From mattes to glosses, you're going to want to give them all a try. Read on for six celebrity-approved lip colors, where to buy them, and how to incorporate them into your NYE look.
Lady Gaga arrived at the 2017 Grammy Awards in style, wearing a rich berry-toned lipstick by Marc Jacobs. Playing on the blush tones, Gaga's ponytail featured soft-pink highlights and her lids were speckled with rose-gold glitter. Add a pop of color to a black slip dress and heels on NYE with this creamy lipstick.
Issa Rae's 2018 Emmys glam proves that red carpet makeup doesn't always have to be over-the-top expensive. The Insecure actor let her silver-toned eyeshadow steal the show by wearing an understated nude lip. The soft-matte finish feels comfortable (not sticky), making this lipstick a subtle staple for a bold New Year's Eve look.
Wearing a gold-toned ensemble for New Year's Eve? Take a cue from Emma Roberts and accentuate your glowing skin and long lashes with a muted-pink lip. Create an enhanced version of your lip's natural shade by combining multiple products like Roberts did for the 2018 Academy Awards. Start with a pale-pink liner, fill your lips in with a matte shade, then top it all off with a shine-infused finish.
Chrissy Teigen channeled Old Hollywood glamour at the 2015 Academy Awards with lustrous waves, an embellished gown with a plunging neckline, and of course, deep-burgundy lips. Another surprisingly affordable option, Teigen's exact lip shade by Maybelline is just shy of $6. Wear this dark tone on its own, or layer it under a gloss for some extra shine.
Kerry Washington combined multiple shades of purple to achieve her 2018 Golden Globes look. Her ultraviolet eyeshadow paired well with a berry-colored lip shine by Neutrogena. The high-gloss formula leaves your lips feeling soft and silky all day long. Try it out for yourself with a purple-on-purple look this NYE — your Instagram feed will thank you later.
Sarah Paulson stunned in this brick red at the 2018 Emmys. The elegant choice complemented her slicked bun, sophisticated diamond earrings, and strong brows. If you're new to the art of red lips, this shade is a great place to start. Look extra polished like Paulson by wearing a strapless dress, an updo, and sleek earrings.