5 Low-Key Glitter Looks For Every Makeup Minimalist

Some of us are too quick to pull out the glitter shadows and ultra-bright highlighters for New Year’s Eve. Yes, the time and place for shimmers and foil tones are for the holidays (or, really, whenever!), but there is a fine line between the right amount and being too extra. But, minimal-philes, rejoice! There is a way to chime in the glitter look, without looking like an IRL rendition of a Kira Kira filter. Below, check out some of our favorite looks to nail your #MODT one last time before saying your final adieu to 2018.


The Under Eye Shimmer


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If you’re into the unconventional side of beauty, then this under-eye shimmer is a simple way to add a sparkle to your eyes. To create this look, just dash a bit of glitter onto your lower lids, et voilá. Our favorite glitter: the Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter.



Loose Glitter - Mystic Teal



Luminous Lips


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Why keep all the glitz and glamour on your eyes? A pop of glitter on the lips is always a more sultry way to spice up your NYE makeup. And you can pucker up for your New Year’s kiss (or slug of wine) without ruining your look by using a no-budge liquid glitter lippie, like the Lime Crime Velvetines Metallic Liquid Lipstick.



Velvetines Metallic Liquid Lipstick - Eclipse




Monotone Shadow


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Who has the time and patience to cut creases or blend? Let’s be real: NYE makeup tends to get messy by the end of the night, especially when you have a whole new face plastered on, so a single swipe of shimmer shadow and a teeny winged liner will suffice (and survive) for your endeavors. Just simply dab on a nude shadow with a satin finish (our top pick is the Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color in Triton) and your eyes are as glitzy as your champagne flute.



Mermaid Eye Color




Glitter Liner


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For a pop of glimmer, a dash of luminous liner will do the trick. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, create a bold cat eye with a tinsel-toned eyeliner, like the Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner.



Glitter Pop! Peel-Off Eyeliner - Super Fun Night




Smouldering Smokey Eye


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Upgrade the classic smokey eye this NYE by using some silver foil shades. Create this subtle homage to the NYE ball drop by using soft metallic tones from the Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Palette in Midnight Rush.



Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette


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