Sparkly New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas We're Stealing From Celebs

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Dramatic makeup is clearly staging a comeback for 2022. In years prior, bold eyeshadow dominated Instagram and even minimalist brand Glossier launched colorful makeup. But arguably one of the most-talked-about trends to hit the scene? Sparkle. And once it went down the runways, it seemed like it was everywhere you looked. Sadly, however, it's a statement that's not always practical. But Jan. 1 is approaching quickly, which means a sparkly New Year's Eve makeup look will soon provide the perfect opportunity to test the trend.

Working with such a bold medium, though, can present a challenge. But with a little inspiration, it can be easy — even fun — to create a bold, sparkly look. And no, your look doesn't have to be over the top. As celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid prove, shine can be confined to just your lips or even the corners of your eyes to make a major impact.

If you're wanting to go all out, though, there are options for that, too. Selena Gomez makes a case for sparkle all over the lids (and underneath the eyes, too) paired with an equally shiny ensemble to really make an impact. Or, take notes from Amanda Seyfried and pair glittery eyes with a slightly sparkly pout to take the shine up a notch.

The countdown is on to get your look in order for the new year, so keep scrolling to find the perfect sparkly idea to copy before the ball drops.

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Glittering Red Lips

Make your NYE stylish by copying Naomi Campbell's look from the 2016 VMAs, which was clearly ahead of its time. Campbell's makeup artist for the event, Pat McGrath, used her own lip kit to create the glittering lips. Paired with long lashes, it's an ultra-glam option for your night out.

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Though sadly the exact lip kit that was used to make Campbell's look is sold out, you can create a similar effect with this stunning glitter lipstick from Gucci.

Sparkly Silver Eyeshadow

For a classic look that's fit for the most festive New Year's Eve, look to celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo's eyeshadow look on Selena Gomez. It's the epitome of holiday style — silver, glittery, and statement making.

Lemonhead's glitter is vegan, cruelty free, and paraben free — and very, very pretty. Pair it with heavy black eyeliner and neutral matte lips to get Gomez's award-show look for your night out.

Golden, Glowing Eyeshadow

If Gigi Hadid gives a night-out look her stamp of approval, you know it's a good one. The model wore this sparkly eyeshadow to sister Bella Hadid's birthday party in Oct., which makeup artist Patrick Ta paired with a neutral matte lip to balance out the shine.

Though Patrick Ta remains mum on the products he used to create this look, Pat McGrath Labs' Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction contains similar shades to help you recreate this golden goddess look for a night out.

Subtly Sparkly Lips

You can never go wrong channeling any of RiRi's looks, and this pretty pink makeup is further proof. Keep things understated for the evening with a pink eyeshadow and glittery gloss; then pair it with a full pink 'fit to complete the look.

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Though it has slightly more shine than the lip gloss Rihanna's wearing, Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer has the perfect amount of sparkle (and will keep your lips from drying out on a long night).

Gold Glittery Eyeliner

As Awkwafina proves, just a touch of glitter will do the trick. Draw one line of gold eyeliner on your eyes, and keep the rest of your makeup simple and fresh. Wild matching suit optional, but encouraged.

You don't need much to recreate this look for yourself. Just pair NYX's affordable liquid eyeliner with dewy foundation and a touch of blush for a fresh-faced, subtly sparkly look.

Moody Eyeshadow

Makeup artist Nick Barose knows how to make a statement. Follow his lead by opting for darker colors for your look, like a deep purple lip and black, glittery eyeshadow.

Barose relied on layering to create Lupita Nyong'o's bold eyeshadow. In his Instagram post, the makeup artist wrote that he used the Proenza Schouler for Lancôme Eye Kajal Pencil in Black Chroma (which is no longer available) as his base to make shapes. Then, he smudged "shimmery Grey, Black, pewter shadow from Color Design Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee on Top" and smoked it out. To finish, he added a pewter-toned glitter gel on the center of the actor's lids.

Two-Toned Glittery Lids

Can't decide on one color? Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo's solution for Karlie Kloss is this chic two-toned lid. Pair a wintry blue with an equally seasonal silver for a festive look that's not at all one-dimensional.

To created this look for yourself, use this shimmery blue liquid eyeshadow from Stila, and then layer a glittery silver eyeshadow over top. Pair it with neutral lips and minimal makeup for a perfectly balanced look.

All-Over Shimmer

Make it all about the eyes this year and save the sparkle just for your lids. Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo balanced the shine and color of this look he created for Nicole Richie by pairing it with matte skin and a barely there lip color to ensure the eyes take center stage.

Utilize PYT Beauty's Glam Glitter Gel in pink for a microplastic-free, eco-friendly way to recreate Richie's NYE-appropriate look.

Subtle Sparkle

Makeup artist Dana Delaney knows how to do subtle sparkle, and this shimmery look Laura Harrier wore to the 50th NAACP Image Awards is proof. Delaney paired glowing cheekbones and eyelids with a simple red lip for an elegant statement that paired beautifully with the actor's yellow gown.

Free People's new Mineral Shimmer is another cleaner way to do sparkle this season. Dab some onto the tops of your cheekbones and eyelids for a stunning effect that's Laura Harrier approved.

Pretty Pink Glitter

Go for sparkle and shine all over a la Amanda Seyfriend in this pretty pink look. As her makeup artist Monika Blunder demonstrates, it's not at all overkill; in fact, the unexpected shade mixed with lots of shimmer is the epitome of chic.

If you're planning to copy Seyfried's look for NYE, opt for BioGlitz's Rose Glitz mix, which has glitter that's made with special biodegradable film that is Certified Compostable.

Glitter Brows

Who says the shimmer has to stick exclusively to eyes, lips, and cheeks? Be the talk of the party with glitter brows, like this mesmerizing pink pair on Lizzo. Bonus points for painting on a bold stripe of liner just beneath them, too.

Reflective Radiance

One of the best things about working with shimmer? The endless finishes and consistencies to choose from, adjustable for any look or aesthetic. Here, Hailey Bieber demonstrates the power of a more reflective, metallic finish which adds an eye-brightening glint to her all-white ensemble.

Eye Jewels

Who knew eye-accentuating rhinestones could look so timeless? The internet lost its collective mind over Gemma Chan's eye jewels, and it's not hard to see why. Add several for drama with the help of eyelash glue or just a few for a more subtle sparkle.

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Gilded And Glowing

There are few things more universally flattering than a standout gold eyeshadow, but Priyanka Chopra takes it to new heights with this gilded moment from the 2018 Met Gala. Follow her lead and match it with golden accessories for added radiance.

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The Baby Blues

Baby blue, reminiscent of ice and snow, can often be overlooked in the winter despite being so on-theme. But as Kristen Stewart shows, this shade is not one to pass up. Opt for a baby blue infused with plenty of sparkle for a captivating, fresh-fallen snow effect.

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