7 New Year's Eve Makeup Essentials For A Glam Look

While Christmas may the most pressing holiday on people's minds, New Year's Eve is also right around the corner. Let's be honest, after spending that much time with your family, New Year's Eve becomes the night to head out with your friends. These seven New Year's Eve makeup essentials will have you looking glam throughout the entire night. So if you nab a Sephora gift card from under the tree, you'll be primed and ready to shop these products for what is — in my opinion — the biggest party day of the year.

While holiday makeup tutorials abound on YouTube, there's a good chance that there are even more New Year's Eve looks — especially if you do some creative searching. New Year's Eve is one of the best opportunities to go on full on glam and maybe even get crazy with that shimmer you don't get to wear every day. One search of "glam makeup tutorial" or "smoky eye tutorial" and you'll be inundated with crazy gorgeous looks that are perfect for the last holiday of the year. Basically, the Internet is your oyster when it comes to this celebration, and there are some makeup essentials you'll need to make your look ultra glam.

Foundation Primer

Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, $32, Sephora

Benefit's 15-hour primer will keep your foundation basically glued to your face. No streaks running down your face from dancing hard with this baby.

Long-Wearing Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $38, Sephora

Double Wear is an insanely long lasting foundation, and that's essential since you'll be up into the wee hours of the morning.

Eye Lid Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20, Urban Decay

If you're anything like me, your eyeshadow tends to crease after long wear. By priming your lids, you'll be good to go for the entire evening.

Glittering Pigment

Makeup Geek Pigment in Bewitched, $8.99, Makeup Geek

Glittering pigments are the perfect option for New Year's Eve makeup. When else will you get to wear shimmering, brilliant color without judgement?


Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmer Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, $38, Sephora

Want to look killer under those New Year's Eve lights? Highlighter is your answer. Go crazy with this stuff. This one is even named Champagne Pop.

Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Candy Apple, $20, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Liquid lipsticks are perfect options for a long-wearing look. Rocking a red lip is such a classic option, and it's ideal for any celebration.

Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, $30.00, Sephora

For the final touch, a setting spray can help keep all of your makeup in place. Whether you want dewy skin, a matte finish, or just a way to make things last, there's a setting spray for you.

These seven makeup essentials for New Year's Eve are sure to have you looking glam and gorgeous all night — and morning — long.

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