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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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