by Blake Herzog
New Year’s Eve is prime time to go glam with your eyes, whether you’re at home, in Courthouse Plaza, Times Square, Tokyo or Timbuktu.
It’s a special night that gives you license to try out daring and dazzling looks that would be too laborious and distracting in most daily work and home settings.
Your eyes are the most defining feature of your face and should be framed appropriately every time you go out, but Dec. 31 gives you a chance to show off your artistic side with dramatic flourishes and color combinations.
Here are some ideas for setting yourself up to impress on this or other nights to remember!
Just add glitter
It’s easy to overdo it most of the time but on New Year’s Eve the only limit should be your ability to keep the flecks under control and out of your eyes. Silver, gold or any color you can conjure can look spectacular, particularly in the low-light settings you’re likely to find yourself in.
Across the rainbow
There’s no reason to limit yourself to one or two shades; whether you’re using muted, metallic or mega colors you should draw from across the spectrum to send a bright, vibrant message to everyone you will be greeting the new year with.
That seductive smoky eye look unfortunately doesn’t fit well into most casual settings. Take advantage of the thrall of the approaching new year with copious amounts of eye shadow over your lids and all areas framed by your brows, whether it’s black, gray, brown, purple or even a deep blue or green.
If you’ve longed to try this daringly artistic look but never found the right place and time this is the ideal time to start drawing! Whether you’re going for a thin line, waves, lightning bolts or butterfly wings, you can let your creativity take flight.
If you’re handy with eyelash glue or other face-appropriate adhesives, have fun with it by adding tiny rhinestones, crystals pearls or pieces of confetti!