20 Metallic Eye Looks and Tutorials for New Year’s Eve


The best part of New Year’s Eve for beauty addicts? The opportunity to go all out with your makeup! It’s a night for bringing out the glitter, the pigments and the drama. A metallic eye is the classic New Year’s go-to, but there are so many creative ways to turn it into a completely unique look. Keep reading for twenty different looks and video tutorials on the metallic eye and get inspired.


@MakeupByCari’s look is a New Year’s Eve classic. You can’t go wrong with a gold glittery eye and red lips. That eye-catching glitter is Lime Crime’s Leo, which isn’t available anymore. For a similar look, try Motives’ Pot of Gold.  


There’s something so elegant, bold and glam about the combo of bronze glittery eyes and wine lips. Make sure to apply a bit of light shadow in the inner corner to open up your eyes. (Photo by @PassionandLoves)



Silver eyes and berry lips look absolutely gorgeous together – what a combination! For this striking look, @CakeyConfessions used Motives’ Celebrate Glitter and Anastasia’s Sad Girl on her lips.

pat mcgrath

Have you heard of legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath’s new line of pigments? They are more saturated than any pigment you’ve ever seen before – it truly looks like liquid gold. This look is sure to make an unforgettable statement. The pigments are currently sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list here.



Obsessed with that shimmer! The gold sparkle in the inner corner is everything. Tania Waller used MAC’s Gold Glitter for this sparkly look.


No one does drama like Amrezy. For this look, she combined Natasha Denona shadows with a major wing and lots of lashes. Everyone is raving about Natasha Denona shadows right now – they’re definitely pricey, but the pigmentation is in a league of its own. Check out that metallic goodness!!

Danna Ann

A warm-toned, bronzed sparkly eye is a look that flatters so many different skin tones. Absolutely love Danna Ann’s look using Thirsty Girl from ColourPop’s Blitzed set.


Smoke it out! Camille Muniz added black shadow to her metallic look to add some sultry dimension to the eye. The golden shade is Urban Decay’s cult classic Half Baked.


How pretty is this look by Maryam Maquillage? Such a romantic take on metallic eyes. She used Morphe eyeshadows, which just makes us want to order a palette right now! It goes to show that you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot for high quality shadows.


If you want to do something metallic for New Year’s, but aren’t an eyeshadow lover, go with some bold, glittery liner. @MakeupByJesi used ColourPop’s Get Paid for this incredible rose gold wing. If you haven’t tried ColourPop’s gel pots yet, what are you waiting for?! Those colors and those prices are unbeatable.


Break away from classic silver, gold and bronze metallics with a bold purple eye like Katy of @LustreLux! She used ColourPop’s Leopard all over her lid, plus OCC’s Twirl and MAC’s Slow/Fast/Slow for that amazing shimmer.



Gunmetal is such a sexy color – perfect for New Year’s. @MakeupShayla paired her smoky metallic eyes with pale nude lips. She used Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky for her eyes, and topped it off with Urban Decay’s Gunmetal Glitter.

Land of Makeup

Love this romantic, shimmery eye by @LandofMakeup. She used Anastasia’s Self Made Palette, which features one of the most beautiful eyeshadow shades ever, Pink Champagne. Apply it with a wet brush for an even more intense and metallic look.  

Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill is the queen of the bold, dramatic eye. Obsessed with this metallic olive eye! She used Makeup Geek’s Desert Sands, Dirty Martini, Enchanted Forest and foiled shadow Jester for that metallic pop.

This look by stillGLAMORUS combines the biggest beauty trend of the year – ‘90s grunge makeup – with a swipe of gold glitter liner. Watch it, above, to learn how to recreate it.

This bold look by Amy’s Makeup Box is a showstopper. She did a classic smoky eye and topped it off with a generous amount of gold glitter on the lid. Check out the video to learn how to get the look.

A glittery silver smoky eye paired with nude lips is such a classic and glamorous New Year’s Ever look. Absolutely in love with this take on it by IHeartMakeup92 – check it out, above.

Carli Bybel shared two different New Year’s looks in the video, above. The first is a gold glittery eye paired with pinky nude lips; the second is a silver glittery eye paired with pink, glossy lips. Both breathtaking.

Teni Panosian’s looks are always incredibly wearable, which is great for the girls who are not into major drama. This smoldering eye is incredibly beautiful, but not over-the-top. Check out how she got the look, above.

Burgundy is one of those eyeshadow colors that flatters so many people. It’s different without being too bold. This look by Makeup with Jah is unbelievably gorgeous. She used a shadow that’s only available in Australia, but you can get the same idea with Stila’s Metallic Merlot.

What look are you planning for New Year’s? Are you into metallic eyes? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR!

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