The Prettiest New Year's Eve Party Makeup Under $25

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Even if your day-to-day look skews more no-makeup than no-makeup-makeup, it's always fun to amp up the glam while watching the ball drop. Still, the extra-AF, glitter-filled formulas you swing for a New Year's Eve party beat aren't necessarily ones you'll reach for every day (though they certainly can pull double duty). That's why our favorite picks for a glam night out on the town all ring in at less than $25, without compromising on pigment or staying powerful. Scroll on to discover the prettiest New Year's Eve makeup that won't blow your end of the year budget.

Get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage. Formulated for comfortable wear and minimal fall out, this long-lasting opaque liquid eyeshadow delivers high-impact, multi-dimensional glitters and pearls in a quick-drying gel base.

Get an amped up eye look with one-swipe glitter coverage. Formulated for comfortable wear and minimal fall out, this long-lasting opaque liquid eyeshadow delivers high-impact, multi-dimensional glitters and pearls in a quick-drying gel base.

1 e.l.f Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($5;

e.l.f just dropped these high-pigment, high-shine liquid shadows in eight colors, and at just at $5 a pop, it's tempting to get one of each. If you want a sparkly eye look but don't want the messy fallout, a swipe or two of this followed with a q-tip to clean up around the edges should do the trick.

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2 Flower Beauty Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir ($16;

Ace your base with this priming elixir. A blend of antioxidant-rich oils and pearlescent pigment, this is a one-step route to skin that shines bright like a diamond.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion

3 Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner ($21;

Whether you rock it on its own or blended into a more dramatic eye look, this liquid, glitter liner will give any look the flair you want to ring in the New Year. Choose from 16 shades ranging from classic black and silver to bright blue and metallic pink.


4 Morphe 9I So Iconic Artistry Palette ($12;

It's got everything you need to create a gorgeous smoky eye, whether you prefer cool shades (like stone gray and silver) or warm shades (like dark chocolate matte and rose gold), plus a sapphire blue shimmer should you want a pop of color. Also key: Each eye shadow is ultra-pigmented and super blendable.

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5 Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara Top Coat ($10;

Available in gold and silver, apply this glittery formula on top of your usual mascara or wear it on its own for an eye-catching look.


6 Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art™ Lid + Line + Lash ($7;

On one end of this stick, you'll find a chunky glitter with a thin liner brush, and on the flip side is a creamy shimmer shadow. Both are intensely pigmented and won't budge no matter how late you stay out.

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7 Lime Crime Wet Cherry Lip Gloss ($18;

Apply this holographic topcoat over your favorite lipstick, or just wear it on its own for a high-shine finish.

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8 Honest Liquid Lipstick in Love ($13;

You can't go wrong with a red lip. Even if this and a swipe of mascara is the extent of your NYE makeup look, you'll still ooze glamour thanks to it's color-drenched finish. (Fun fact: it's celeb MUA Daniel Martin approved.)


9 Tarte Treasure Pot Glitter Gel ($18;

This iridescent gold gel has star-shaped glitter flecks that apply without fallout. Dab it on anywhere you want extra sparkle, whether that's around the eyes or even in your hair.


10 NYX Away We Glow Strobing Cream ($16;

Even if your normal makeup routine is highlighter-free, a dash of this pearlescent pink NYX strobing cream on the cheekbones is the perfect way to take your NYE glam to the next level.

L'Oreal Paris Bambi Eye Mascara - Black

11 L'oreal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara ($10;

When you read the name 'Bambi Eye' you probably already know just what you can expect from this new mascara. Paint on a couple of coats for a super-dramatic, wide-eyed look.

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12 Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush ($6;

Depending on how heavily you choose to apply this cream blush, you can give your cheeks a natural flush or a high-pigment punch of color.


13 Physician's Formula 24-Karat Gold Collagen Face Palette ($18;

This jampacked palette is less than $20, but it includes eight metallic eye shadows, a highlighter, a bronzer, and a gold, collagen-enriched mascara. You could easily do your entire NYE look with this alone.


14 ColourPop Sol Body Sol Shimmering Dry Oil ($15;

Looking to go all the way out? Make sure to stock up on a shimmering body oil from Sol Body so that every inch of skin will sparkle all night long.

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