Start the new year off with a bang! This New Year’s Eve, go all out with shimmery, bold eye makeup that will make you truly stand out. Keep reading for our must-have glittery, metallic eye products, from pigments to cream shadows to liners, and get inspired.
ColourPop Ultra-Metallic Shock Shadows: ColourPop has a bunch of metallic eyeshadows which I love to use for a typical night out, but for New Year’s, I like to up the drama. ColourPop has two Shock Shadows that are listed as ultra metallic: Game Face and Liberty. Game Face is a penny copper shade that is so intense, it almost looks like you have liquid gold on your eyes. Liberty gives off the same effect, but in a true silver shade. Both are guaranteed to turn heads. ($5)
Stila Magnificent Metals Eye Shadow: This is my favorite product to use on New Year’s Eve, and one of Stila’s best products in general. Available in a bunch of bright and neutral shades, the Magnificent Metals Shadows are unlike anything else on the market. A cream shadow with a foil finish, these give off a glittery, almost wet-looking effect. Each shadow comes with an eye primer. Apply two drops of primer onto the included mixing tray, add a bit of the shadow, mix and apply to your eye. The more layers you apply, the more intense the metallic effect is. ($32)
Makeup Geek Sparklers: Just in time for New Year’s, Makeup Geek has released their new collection of Sparklers, which are glittery, reflective loose pigments. The bold Sparklers are perfect for adding some major shimmer to your eye look. Apply it to the inner corner or lower lash line for a subtle pop, or go all out by applying it all over your lid. ($12)
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow: If you don’t own an Infallible shadow yet, run to your local drugstore and pick one up now. These are the best drugstore shadows I have ever tried. So richly pigmented, sparkly and easy-to-blend, there are only good things to say about the Infallible shadows. You can apply these cream-like shadows with your fingers – the consistency is almost comparable to ColourPop. What I love the most about these is that you’ll have a professional-quality eye look in less than a minute! ($7.99)
Sephora Colorful Sequin Glitter: Many people underestimate Sephora Brand’s products, but the quality of most of the line is pretty phenomenal. Perfect for the holidays, they’ve released two Colorful Sequin Glitter shadows in silver and gold. These innovative shadows give off the saturated look of loose pigments without the mess. The festive shadows go on easily and are super easy to blend…plus, they’re currently on sale for only five dollars! ($5)
MAC Glitter: For radiant glitter with little fallout, MAC is the best of the best. MAC arguably does bold, dramatic makeup better than any other brand, so you know their glitter is top quality. The color selection is so diverse, with holographic options, neutrals, brights, jewel tones… Also, a little goes a very long way, so one jar will last you a lifetime. ($22)
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner: A bunch of YouTubers have been using this glitter liner in their New Year’s tutorials this year, and it’s clear to see why. This glitter-infused liquid liner – available in seven striking shades – is the perfect statement-making product for someone who isn’t into shadow. You can do a neutral or classic eye, add a swipe of Heavy Metal Liner to your upper lash line and be New Year’s ready! I personally love Spandex, a deep navy-black shade. It’s such a unique and vivid shade that makes any eye stand out. ($20)
NYX Roll On Shimmer: I bought this NYX shimmer on a whim one day at ULTA, and was so pleasantly surprised. At less than $4, this is really a fantastic product. It’s a shimmery loose powder that you can roll onto your eyes for some extra sparkle. The more neutral shades, like Almond and Chestnut, are perfect for finishing off a smoky eye look. Simply pop it onto the center of your lids and blend it out for some added dimension. ($3.99)
OCC Loose Colour Concentrate: Dare to go bold? OCC has a wide selection of loose pigments available in any color you can think of, including Cherry Bomb, a rich, metallic raspberry shade. As with any loose pigment, you can wear these anywhere, from your eyes to lips to cheeks to body. Mix it with a bit of MAC’s Fix+ and apply it to your lids for a completely one-of-a-kind look. ($14)
Will you be trying any of these products on New Year’s? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR!
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