New Year’s Eve is the one time that anyone can wear glitter. I don’t care how old you are, or how old you feel, glitter is always appropriate regardless if you’re at a huge party or watching the countdown on the couch. Always go for the glitter. New Year’s Eve eye makeup should always be glitter.

I’m going for the frosty look on this eye makeup look – shades of shimmering white with silver glitter and pale highlighter. A double liquid eyeliner with black along the waterline and white on top (I didn’t even know I had white liquid liner – that’s when you know you have too much stuff). Finally, a set of false lashes. I kept these rather simple, as I have some crazy long/thick/glittery lashes, because I wanted to really focus on my eyes.

I’m wearing green contacts.

And they kind of freak me out. They are from Spooky Eyes, and they are only for looks – not for actual vision correction. But they are a super cheap and dead simple way to change your eye look. While I don’t go for the more Halloween-ish lenses, the color change ones are really fun. I’m wearing the Feather Green Contacts, which blend my brown/hazel eyes into a bright green. I’m kind of digging the look! Browsing through the site, there are a few others I think I might have to get:

Most of the lenses on Spooky Eyes run $27.95, and if you have any experience with contacts, you won’t have a problem with these at all – they are nice and thin. If you haven’t had experience, don’t worry. Tearing one of these lenses is much cheaper than tearing a corrective one! My advice to newbies is to make sure it’s the right side out (it does matter). Balance a wet lens on the very tip of your forefinger. Roll eye slightly up and pop the lens in quickly. Once it is flat against your eye, blink three times, and look up, down, left, and right – this helps the lens “settle.” It just takes a bit of practice.

New Year's Eve eye makeup look

Okay, so let’s talk about makeup. The items I used include: NARS Kilimanjaro, NYX Eye Shadow Base in White, Kiss Ever EZ Lashes, New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust in Opal Sparkle, and Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single in Spiked, Sephora Collection Smart Liner, and Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe.

I know, it sounds like a lot. But I’m not going to lie to you and tell you a look can be completed with two products if I know it can’t.

Here is my breakdown:

  1. Cover lid with NYX Eye Shadow Base and blend onto brow bone. I keep it thicker on the lid, and blend it out with a sponge on the brow bone.
  2. Using the NARS palette, take a large fluffy shader brush and apply the shadow on the right to your entire eye up to the brow bone.
  3. Still using the NARS palette, take the shadow on the left to the crease. Blend it in well. You may need more than one application of this color, but remember that we aren’t really going for color per se, but more of a frost. You don’t want it heavy.
  4. Blend it out some more, because people don’t blend enough.
  5. Retouch anything that needs more emphasis.
  6. Using a round domed brush, dip it into your Color Icon Glitter and swipe along the lid, and only the lid. Don’t worry about lots of coverage, we’re going to come back to this after we’re done with the eye.
  7. Apply your lashes. Make sure your edges are firmly glued to the lid.
  8. Use your liquid black eyeliner to fill in any part of the lash line that the liner doesn’t cover. Make sure to line along the false lash line as well, and do some tight lining if you need to.
  9. Using the white liner, I lined right above the black liner all the way to the flick. It took a few times, but I finally made it look right.
  10. Curl your lashes (yes, even with the falsies on), and touch up with a light coat of mascara to blend false and real lashes. This really does make it look more natural.
  11. Go back with your glitter and fill in the lid. You can be heavy-handed here and make it full on glitter bomb, or a lighter dusting, whatever you like. Just do you, boo.

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