Whether your New Year’s Eve is going to be low-key at home or you’re planning on dancing the night away at a club downtown, there’s nothing wrong with dressing a little festive and adding some glamour to your usual makeup routine. Take a note from fashion blogger Lesley of Fresh Lengths, who recommends green as the color of the season. She keeps her emerald eye shadow simple over the lid and adds some (holiday-appropriate) glitter. The lip is then muted to let her colorful eyes shine. New Year’s Eve done right!
It’s true. Olive is basically a neutral in my book. It looks great on all skin types and matches with just about any color. Plus, emerald is one of my favorite go-to holiday colors to wear. But when it comes to what shade might work for you, take a page out of these celebs’ stylebooks from this past year.
Hopefully you’ve already got a dazzling dress picked out for tonight, so match your makeup to your outfit to make everything look cohesive and eye-popping. From rich golden eye shadow to blushing crimson lipstick, 2014 had its share of stunning fashion moments. You may not be attending a red carpet affair, but why not act like you are?
Kristen Stewart glows with sparkling silver shimmer in November at the Hollywood Film Awards.
Lupita Nyong’o sported bright moonlit eye shadow to bring out the gold accents in her structured dress in November at the Glamour Awards.
Jennifer Lawrence adds ivory powder and sheen to black-and-white details in November at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.”
Selena Gomez flawlessly matches eyes and lips to her wine-colored gown in May at the Costume Institute Gala.
Taylor Swift brilliantly executes winged eyeliner in coordinating robin’s egg blue in August at the Video Music Awards.
Emma Stone uses subtlety and complementary shades of green to balance out her ensemble in October at the New York Film Festival.
Credit: Fresh Lengths