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If you spend most of the year wearing safe nudes or neutrals, a New Year's Eve bash is the perfect moment to throw caution (like confetti) to the wind. Here, a few last-minute tips on how to get eyes worthy of a year-end finale.
Add some shimmer. Look for metallic versions of your favorite shades. "That's always going to be a winner, no matter what the trends are," says makeup artist Gucci Westman. "Metallic burgundy, metallic chocolate, and a metallic pearly highlighter, those are really nice staples to have."
Think rich, saturated colors. "I'm really into gorgeous emerald green shadows paired with chocolate brown, gray, or black," Westman says. If bold colors make you nervous, draw a gutsy shadow along your lash line, rather than sweep it over your lids. It's a less intense way to try out adventurous shades.
Try a shimmery smoky eye. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani suggests rimming your top lids with a black gel liner, then drawing over it with a shimmery shadow to increase its longevity. "Even if the shadow on top fades throughout the night, the liner will stay," she says.