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10 New Year’s Eve-Worthy Eye Looks Straight Off the Runways

We plucked the best ideas from backstage so you can create a bold beauty look for the countdown to January 1—and the months to come.

Juxtapose basic black with over-the-top glitz.
A feline flick, as backstage pro Peter Philips noted at Chanel’s Spring ’14 Couture show, is “chic and iconic,” but holographic glitter makes a perfect wing feel “relaxed and fresh.” To keep the shine from migrating to your cheeks over the course of the night, rim your lower lashes with a platinum liquid liner. Pair Chanel’s Ligne Graphique in Noir Scintillant with NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Silver.
Create a bold shape in an even brighter color.
Dramatic wings done in a rich jewel tone are worthy of Versace Couture—and a big night out. Stencil the shape with a teal pencil first, then apply a shimmery peacock-blue shadow from inner corner to end point. To set, dust a shimmery turquoise powder over top.
Capitalize on morning-after makeup.
Normally we’d condemn those that don’t come clean before bed, but we’ll let leftover mascara slide so long as you top it with a fresh coat of black glitter like makeup artist Tom Pecheux did at Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring ’15 show. Try MAC Rocky Horror Glitter in 3D Black.
Accentuate smoky lids with shimmer.
Bolster a charcoal shadow with a band of creamy gold liner as seen at Chanel’s recent show in Salzburg, Austria. Try the house’s Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Or Blanc and layer with Illusion d’Ombre Luminous Eyeshadow in Convoitise (a gel texture laced with subtle sparkles) for a hint of mess-free shine.
Stick on a sliver of silver.
The mirrored liner crafted for Dior’s Fall 2014 Couture runway is finally on shelves and ready to party. Peel away the back of these reusable adhesive patches and apply to makeup-free lids. Skip mascara and bolster the metallic stickers with a quick swipe of white kohl along your lower lashes. The best part about this press-on look (aside from the obvious sparkle factor): no steady hand required.
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