New Year’s Eve is the night to make a bold statement, from your outfit to your hair and makeup. Don’t drain your gift money on a makeup look you’re more than likely never going to wear again, though! We have some great brands that are just as good as those $50 eye shadows or $30 lipstick, so you can put your holiday funds to better use.
What better way to say goodbye to 2012 than with one of the top looks of the year? Rock a bold and bright eye color this New Year’s Eve with Maybelline New York’s Color Tattoo eye shadow ($7). This 24-hour cream shadow will last you into the wee hours of the new year and comes in nine different shades. The bold orange or teal shades look great with a black dress if you’re going with a simple outfit this year.
Milani has the Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows palette with six vibrant shades ($9) for another glowing look. Your local CVS or Walgreens Milani and Maybelline New York.
It’s not New Year’s Eve without some kind of shimmer! If you’re going for out-of-this-world sparkle without the out-of-this-world price, try Revlon’s Diamond Lust eye shadow ($5). This is a high-sparkle shadow that comes in five different shades, available at CVS.
For a luminous look, Maybelline has the Color Explosion Luminizing eye shadow palette (10). It comes in five different color combinations that are slightly brighter than the Diamond Lust shadow but with less of a shimmer.
Bold lips have definitely made a statement this past year and are clearly sticking around. Wear this lasting look to bring in the new year with Revlon’s Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick ($8). It comes in 20 shades so you can go natural to complement dramatic eyes or big and bold with a deeper shade. You can get this luxurious lipstick at Target.
If you really want to achieve bold, attention-grabbing lips, CoverGirl’s Blast Flipstick Lipcolor ($8) will do the trick. Available at Target, this two-in-one lipstick is creamy on one side and shimmery on the other for the ultimate combination this New Year’s Eve.