Craving a little extra sparkle? Don’t worry you’re not the only one! While nothing is stopping us from rocking glitter and stunning metallics all year round, the festive season always calls for something extra. Standing the test of time, glitter isn’t just child’s play anymore or only for professionals. You can, in fact, create some amazing chic, exquisite or even creative makeup looks for yourself. The best part is that it comes in all shapes, sizes, finishes and colours—there’s something that works for everyone.

Plus with New Year’s Eve coming up there a no better time to have fun with makeup —don’t let it intimidate you. All you really need is a good base primer, glitter glue and the will to do so. There is no limit to the amazing looks you can create. So whether you’re sitting at home, attending virtual parties or a family gathering, you’ll love our round up some spectacular glitter looks you’ll be itching to try right away.

Keep scrolling to check out incredible glitter eyeshadow looks to bring in the New Year with a bang:

1. Disco Diva

How fabulous is this disco ball inspired look? This is one look that will have you dancing all night. Amp up your silver eyeshadow with perfectly placed glitter and gemstones. It’s not for the faint of heart but is absolutely striking with smokey kohl-rimmed eyes. If you’re having trouble placing the gems, use pencil eyeliner as a guide to dot where you want to stick them on.

2. Confetti Crazy

This look is extremely playful yet chic. A mix of different glitter pieces applied to the eye in a confetti-like manner in various colours. Scattered across, apply them all over for a bold party look or for a more subdued version only in the corners of the eye. Pick hearts or stars or any shape you desire, the choices are endless. Balance the look with soft lip colour and highlighted cheeks for an all-over glow.

3. Abstract Lines

Glitter can still make an impact without being over the top. An abstract line or curves strategically placed instantly brightens the eyes. This small accent along with the unique green liner on the lower lash line is a minimal yet powerful look.

4. Shimmery Copper Eyes

Tired of sliver and gold but want to play with safe?. This copper glitter eye makeup makes for the perfect alternative. It has the drama of a smokey eye but is more relaxed bringing some warmth and dimension to your look. If you want to keep the shine going all night long, use a cream eyeshadow as a base to get the best colour payoff.

5. Subtle Smokey Eyes

While you can’t go wrong with a classic smokey eye it can seem a bit heavy or overwhelming at times. Especially if you’re a more natural gal. Instead of intense black opt for a dark but more plummy brown toned smokey eye with a slivery base. Pop the centre with some iridescent glitter and finish off with simple nude lipstick.

6. All That Glitters Is Gold

Still undecided or chunky glitter, not your thing? A metallic eyeshadow that has a foil-like finish is a great option. Choose a cream or liquid gold shade that will compliment you and a long-wear formula that lasts all night. Or you can even easily foil shadows yourself with your powder eyeshadows. Your glistening lids will look amazing whether its on-screen or in person.

7. Frosty Nights

This killer silver liner and glitter combo is dazzling and relatively easy to replicate. Use an existing liquid sliver eyeliner or metallic pencil to line the eyes. Next, do a light wash of shadow over the lid and then place some glitter glue on top. Now you want to scatter silver glitter on top. Finish it off with a nude lipstick that compliments your skin tone.

8. Bold Smokey Eyes

Go bold even from the comfort of your home with a striking smokey eye. If you want to know how to achieve this, luckily for us celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo breaks it down for us with a video tutorial. Take your pick warm or cool? Maybe just wear one on each eye and stand out from the crowd. What will you choose?

9. Foiled Eyebrows

Fortune favours the brave so if you’re not afraid of stepping outside the box why not apply glitter to your eyebrows instead. For this extraordinary look keep the eyes simple with eyeliner and glitter on the inner thirds of the eye. Next, apply a liquid or cream shadow to completely cover your brows. While it’s still wet press the glitter onto the brow. Finally, carefully clean up any stray glitter and finish the rest of your makeup. Ta-dah sparkly brows for days.

Which of these sparkly looks will you be rocking this NYE?

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