New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas: Sparkle!

Michele Zipp

lip glitterYou don't have to dress up for the New Year's Eve in order to feel like celebrating. Sometimes a little bit of makeup goes a long way -- and there is nothing like glitter, shimmer, or a touch of metallic to make it feel like a party. And it doesn't matter if the party is just you and the kids, the whole family, or a friend or work function.

For glittery lips (perfect to make your mark at midnight):

mark Shimmer Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint ($6) goes on clear, then adds a pink shimmery glow to your lips with a berry scent.

LA Colors Glitter Lipgloss ($2) is a glittery gloss that comes in copper, silver, gold, rosy pink, and more. Wear alone or over your regular lipstick.

holiday body glitter

For a body and cheek glow:

Jergens Soft Shimmer Skin Radiance Moisturizer ($5.12 from gives an all-over glow without that fake tan feel.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Paper Me Pretty ($4 from Walmart stores only -- not available online) delivers a great bronzer on easy-to-apply sheets. Apply to cheeks, swipe under brow, or even on your chest for a little shimmer in an unexpected spot.

DIY Tip: Sprinkle a little fine-grained glitter from your child's craft box into your regular body lotion for a little pop of sparkle.

glitter eyesTo make your eyes pop:

Almay Bright Eyes Liner/Highlighter Duo Pencil ($8.49 from will give your eyes a subtle radiance. Line with dark color and highlight brow bone and corners of eye lighter color.

Pop Beauty Glitter Stix ($8) is a glitter eyeliner for above and below your lash line and it stays on for hours! I have this in Moss and Navy and love them!

CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Golden Sunrise ($3.12 from looks great all over lids and even under your lower lashes for an ethereal look.

Rimmel Lash Bling Mascara ($7.99 from in Gold Digger can be applied alone or on top of your regular mascara for a little pop.

glitter nailsFor sparkly nails:

Sephora Nail Polish ($4) in color #23 (iridescent golden peach-pink) and #18 (iridescent pink-gold) are 1.7 ounce bottles of long-wearing color. glitter nails

DIY Tip: Just like with body lotion, you can sprinkle a little glitter from your child's craft box into your regular nail polish for sparkly, holiday nails.

Are you going to put a little sparkle in your New Year's Eve?

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