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New Year's Eve glam makeup

OH CRAP. It’s almost New Year’s Eve and you have no idea what look to rock. We get it, it’s been a busy holiday season. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Whether it’s golden goddess, silver siren, bad bitch, rainbow riot, goth minimalist, classic glam, or a more natural look — we’ve got you with the mother of all New Year’s Eve glam YouTube tutorial roundups.

Here are 25 New Year’s Eve makeup tutorials to save the day!

1. Glitter Glam with Aylin Melissa

Aylin Melissa nails this look that has swept Instagram in recent months: the glitter cut crease. She puts an accessible New Year’s Eve spin on it.

2. Lonyea Maiden’s Purple and Teal Smiley Eye

Lonyea Maiden is back (we can’t get enough of her!) with this GORGEOUS colorful eye. Maiden uses a smokey purple with tear glitter and a teal waterline, but you can switch it up to match your outfit. Just use the same techniques that she describes and you can use this as a base for many looks!

3. Emily Quak’s Brown Glitter Eye

The key to Emily Quak’s Brown Glitter Eye look for this New Year’s Eve is a smoky brown with glitter and gorgeous, dewy skin. We love this look because, despite the sparkle, it is beautifully down-to-earth and great for most people. Find the right brown for you and work from there!

4. New Year’s Eve Makeup for Indian Skin by Mehar Beauty

Mehar Beauty does a great tutorial for New Year’s Eve glam makeup that is accessible for South Asians and others with similar looks. Check out the gorgeous color choices in this video!

5. Smartista Beauty’s Bri Hall: Fuschia Glitter Eye

Bri Hall takes the glitter cut crease up a notch by infusing some gorgeous festive color in the look. Check it out!

5. Luhsetty’s Glowy Bronzed Festival Look

Sometimes New Year’s Eve calls for a festive look. Luhsetty has created a gorgeous bronzed goddess look that is great for New Year’s Eve.

6. Kay Beauty’s Gorgeous Simple Glam NYE 

KayBeauty97’s gorgeous simple NYE glam look is amazing. Sparkly eyes, bold lips, and an amazing highlight — what’s not to love? Check it out!

7. Vamp Glam by Bailey Sarian

Bailey Sarian knows how to serve goth-infused vamped-out glam, and boy are we grateful for it. If you want to channel your fiery inner goddess, this look certainly gets the job done!

8. Jasmine Brown’s Sweet Peach Look

Not everything has to be about glitter and metallics. Keep it sweet with Jasmine Brown’s gorgeous peachy keen look.

9. Nazanin Kavari’s Purple Glam New Year’s Tutorial

Nazanin Kavari shows us how to recreate this gorgeous intense purple glam look. This pigment-heavy look is not for the color-shy!


10. Manny MUA’s Silver Daddy Glam

Manny MUA shows us an amazing silver eye with a bold berry lip. SO GOOD!

11. Shahd Batal’s Affordable New Year’s Glam

Shad Batal shows us an affordable, easy New Year’s Eve look. It looks super glam, but it’s a simple cat eye, bold lip and lashes that most people can accomplish with a bit of practice.

12. Amber Rose Oatman’s Electric Blue Smokey Eye

Amber Rose Oatman shares this stunningly beautiful bold blue eye for a NYE look that is to die for! Though it’s excellent with brown eyes, blue can be paired with other eye colors — you just need to find the right blue. Don’t be afraid to try this technique with other bold colors like purple or green, too!

13. Patrick Starr’s Makeup Look For Men (and Androgynous Folks!)

Patrick Starr shows us a great look for men, masculine-of-center folks, and anyone who just wants to enhance their natural features. Starr buddies up with an old bestie and we simply loooove their love. So much fun to watch the two of them together!

14. Quiesha Jay’s NYE Look with the Tartiest Amazonian Clay Palette

Quiesha Jay’s high-impact look includes a gorgeous bold mouth and a boldly colored eye, both in berry tones. We love it!


15. Eman’s Smokey Purple NYE Eye

We adore Eman’s sweet yet bold purple smoky eye. It’s great for any occasion when you want a pop of color, but we love this look for something gorgeous and dark when everyone else is doing glitter. We LK love Eman because of her gorgeous Zendaya vibes in this look, too.

16. Naomi Jonzeck’s Purple Glitter Cut Crease 

Naomi Jonzeck is a foul-mouthed unicorn who we love to watch. Her combination of purple and glitter is the best fantasy look for a memorable New Year’s Eve, with a slightly drag-like vibe. The Euro YouTuber keeps making the cut because her looks are just that memorable!

17. Trina Durha’s Bold Bronze 

Trina Durha creates a beautiful bold bronze look that is heavenly. Check out her New Year’s Eve-themed GYWM video.

18. DyDy’s Smokey Eye with Glossy Lip

Quebecois makeup artist DyDy creates an incredibly soft, feminine look with a diffused smoky eye and glossy lip. Paired with her soft waves, this look is fresh and romantic.

19. Jenn Chiu’s 9 New Year’s Eve Makeup Hacks

Jenn Chiu shows us nine simple NYE makeup hacks to create a gorgeous holiday look.

20. Teanna Empowers’ White Tears Look

Teanna Empowers creates a super awesome look based on the concept of “white tears.” It’s great for multiple reasons: it looks amazing, it makes a political statement and people will remember it. This definitely isn’t your run-of-the-mill look and people are not likely to forget it!


21. Super Bad Glittery Makeup by Cosmeholics Anonymous

This super bad glittery makeup is so much fun. Featuring a vivid blue lip and multi-colored glitter eye, it may take some time, but it will pack a memorable punch!


22. Sparkly New Year’s Eve Look with Black Lip by Cristina West

Cristina West combines goth with glitter in this sparkly NYE look. Featuring a black lip, it stands apart from other high-femme glitter looks.


23. Gold Glitter Smokey Eye by Foodish Beauty

This gold glitter smokey eye is gorgeous with Foodish Beauty’s ice blue hair and matte plum lip. Try this look regardless of your hair color.

24. Beauty and The Kink’s Black Glitter Smokey Eye

This look is absolutely amazing. It’s like a cat eye meets smoky eye meets glitter eye, combining all the things that we love about all three. Put this look in your repertoire!

25. Jackie Aina’s Glam Holiday Look

OK, OK. You caught us. This is technically a Christmas look, but it does not have red, silver, gold or even green. Aina created this look specifically to be incredibly glamorous without the holiday colors, so why not enthusiastically use this look for NYE too?


Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist, plus size model, stylist, and fat activist that can also be found via her blogs, Exile In Dietville and 2 Broke Bitches. She grew up in the south between Florida and North Carolina, migrating to the Portland, OR in 2005. All three places inform her perspective of the world around her a great deal. While in Portland, she worked with the Alley 33 Annual Fashion Show, PudgePDX, PDX Fatshion, Plumplandia, and numerous other projects over the near decade that she was there. In August of 2014, she moved to the Bay area with her partner, David and trusty kitty, Dorian Gray. She continues her body positive and intersectional feminism through various forms of activism, fashion, photography projects, and writing from her home in the East Bay. She can be reached at laurel@wyvmag.com and encourages readers to reach out to her to collaborate!

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