11 Celebrity-Inspired New Year's Eve Makeup Looks That Will Last Until 2014
Night-out makeup is always a challenge, and preparing your face for the ultimate night out (New Year's Eve) poses its own unique complications. New Year's Eve is the perfect time to try out a dramatic statement, but considering that the real party doesn't start until the clock strikes midnight, your look needs staying power in addition to drama. We looked to our favorite celebrities for 11 beauty looks that pack a punch and won't quit until the fireworks stop and the streamers have settled.
Naomie Harris's Blue Eyeshadow
A bold eye is a safe way to play with a different color palette while ensuring your look stays polished all night. To go show-stopping, try a soft, shimmering blue smoky eye. The look is unapologetically pretty, and steps away from the expected heavy black eyeliner. To ensure a smooth base for the color and lasting power, try an eye shadow primer or nude concealer before applying the color. Actress Naomie Harris rocks her blue smokey eye with understated pink lips and cheeks, and an unfussy swept-back hairstyle.
Rooney Mara's Black Ombre Lip
For those truly looking to turn some heads on the eve of 2014, a nearly-black lip is the way to go. Rooney Mara kept her statement lip from venturing into goth territory by adding a touch of gloss, and fading her dark plum shade into a brighter reddish hue at the center. For a similar look, try topping a brick-colored lipstick with a deep plum lipliner concentrated at the outer corners. The final touch? A swipe of clear gloss to seal the look.
Kristen Stewart's Rock 'n' Roll Eyes
In light of Kristen Stewart’s recent addition to the Chanel family, we’re especially willing to trust her taste. The renegade star recently sported the perfect smudgy, rock ‘n’ roll eye, looking as if she’d just rolled out of bed after attending a Kings of Leon concert in the wee hours of the morning. The best part of the look? It’s deliberately disheveled, so hours of champagne toasts and dancing will only add to the untidy allure.
Jennifer Lopez's Green-Eyed Diva
Green shadow is often relegated to the recesses of our makeup drawers due to especially lurid shades which are unwearable on a daly basis. However, a sheer wash of green across the eyelid imparts a striking luminescence perfect for watching the ball drop. Jennifer Lopez accents her patterned dress with a translucent lime shadow. To keep the color from fading throughout the night, try a long-lasting cream shadow in a sheer shade with a slightly lighter tone at the brow bone and inner corners.
Lily Collins's Super-Natural Pout
For a look that’s equally wholesome and coquettish, try a glossy lip stain a few shades darker than your natural lip color. Actress Lily Collins pulls off the look with aplomb, choosing a glossy pinky-red hue that looks unfussy but utterly alluring. The look is still eye-catching but lacks the high-maintenance aspect of a bold red lip.
Malin Ackerman's Hot in Pink
When in doubt, a matte pink lip is always a good choice for maximum impact and minimal effort. A sufficiently vibrant shade will not only light up your look from dusk tip dawn, but also requires little maintenance when patted on straight from the tube. For maximum longevity, try a dusting of sheer powder over your top coat. Actress Malin Ackerman’s pink lip brightens her dark ensemble and adds an unexpected pop of color.
Naya Rivera's Lush Lashes
If you want all eyes on you this New Year’s Eve, try highlighting your own with extra voluminous lashes. A set of false lashes topped with a thin stripe of black eyeliner looks more natural than a cat-eye, but still provides a bold impact.
Jennifer Lawrence's Shades of Orchid
Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid, but by no means are other orchid tones off-limits. Jennifer Lawrence adapts the trend by sweeping a light dusting of orchid blush over her cheeks, a deeper purple shade on her eyelids, and finished the look with a subtle pink lip tint.
Charlize Theron's Bronze Beauty
A bronze glow will have admirers doing a double take, especially when paired with strategically mussed hair and a glitzy ensemble. Charlize Theron models the effortless look with subtle highlighting on the cheekbones and the inner corners of the eyes, and a touch of champagne shadow.
Diane Kruger's Nude With a Twist
Incorporating nude shades into your New Year’s makeup look is far from bland and boring, especially with the plethora of new skin-enhancing products on the market. The key is to look for products which boost the skin’s luminosity as opposed to covering it in heavy layers. Diane Kruger wore blush just a shade darker than her natural skin tone, adding strategic highlights for a soft-focus, healthy glow.
Emma Stone's Neon Lip
From shocking pink to neon orange, the neon lip is both striking and modern, but can be played up or toned down based on preference. Unless a Barbie doll look is the desired final product, a vibrant lip is best in conjunction with a more restrained eye and cheek combination. Emma Stone channeled the look by keeping the rest of her face polished but understated, shifting focus to her lively lip color.