The new year is around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to find the perfect hair & makeup look to strut into 2018 with style! December 31st is one of the most important days in the beauty world. You must not only give your face a full beat, but your hair must slay to match. Looking your best is ultra necessary ‘round midnight. You never know - the kiss that could change your life might strike on the other side of 11:59pm!
Let's take a look at some of the classic looks and new trends that will add a little extra sparkle to your night.
Smoke It Up
[View this post on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BcpxccbFuwA/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)[COME ON holiday glam looks! Created this look using the @NARSissist Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set available @Sephora! Link to the tutorial in this look is in my bio! #ad #NARSissist](https://www.instagram.com/p/BcpxccbFuwA/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)
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First things first, you can never go wrong with a smokey eye. It also happens to be one of the easier eye looks to accomplish. Start off by using an eyeshadow primer as the base for your look, this will help add an extra, opaque pop.
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It's only right that you serve a chiseled face. This contouring chart will help take your cut & crease game to the next level.
[View this post on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BNh1Ib5huCu/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)[❤️️❤️️❤️️ Lashes: @lillyghalichi @lillylashes in 'Lyla' use code MELLY23 for ? off your purchase ?](https://www.instagram.com/p/BNh1Ib5huCu/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)
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When choosing a lipstick, consider your outfit for the night and how the pop of color on your lips can set it off.. Shades like red, plum, and, for a neutral look, nude are classic go-to’s for NYE, but why not use this night as a way to step out of 2016’s box? Try a bright color like blue or gold, or add a glitter lip gloss to raise your shimmer factor.
The final step to complement that full-face werk? Poppin’ hair! Curls or waves are always fun when attending or hosting a celebratory event. They command a room and the bigger the better. Time to bust out that curling wand you haven’t used since Labor Day and give your hair some volume.
Fluffy Twist Out
[View this post on Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/p/BdBN-sLHlTs/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)[Did a chunky braid out using @asiamnaturally products. Tutorial will be out on Christmas Day. . On my lips is Vixen Diaries by @colouredraine](https://www.instagram.com/p/BdBN-sLHlTs/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading)
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And if you're rocking a natural look, do a super cute two or three strand twist-out and let your stunning hair do all the talking.
Celebrating the New Year is all about having fun as you welcome in the unknown. Feel free to take a risk because it's your attitude going into 2018 that will mostly likely shape the year. And these New Years Eve makeup looks will help get you there.