Glitter and New Year’s Eve? A Match Made in Makeup Heaven

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Think back to every beauty look you’ve experimented with during 2016 – a throwback to the 90s à la Chanel at Paris Fashion Week, all-red makeup inspired by actress Kristen Stewart, and the perfect smoky eye armed with products by Nars. Now forget them all, because the perfect New Year’s Eve makeup look is only about one single element: glitter eye makeup.

Our ultimate celebrity inspiration for this look, to this day, remains Suki Waterhouse on the red carpet of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies premiere earlier this year. Opting for a clean, natural base, a nude lip, and a touch of bronze shadow, celebrity makeup artist Wendy Rowe created gorgeous glitter tears on the young actress. She swept fine gold flecks beneath Waterhouse’s lower lash line, and then dusted down under her eyes to create the appearance of falling glitter, making for one magical makeup look.

This subtle effect goes to show that glitter doesn’t have to be tacky and can be used to add an elegant touch of sparkle, taking your evening eye makeup up a notch. Spotted on the Spring/Summer 2016 runways of brands such as Ashish, Creatures of the Wind, Giambattista ValliDries Van Noten, and Prada, this trend is one to keep your eye on. Literally.

Browse through Savoir Flair’s gallery and get inspired to make glitter your makeup must-have this New Year’s Eve, then click here to discover some of the best glittery makeup products on the market.