Shiny Eyes Makeup Tutorial For The New Year’s Eve

Christmas is over, but we still have the New Year’s Eve to hold on to before we say goodbye to another holiday season. I personally prefer it to Christmas, because it is more festive and we enter a new year full of promises and new, fresh starts. Of course, we want to do it by being the most presentable and gorgeous as ever, and makeup is one of the steps to that. Since I have a love for sparkly stuff and the holiday season is a great excuse to wear them, I will be creating an easy, yet fancy shiny eyes makeup look. I think it will be perfect for New Year’s Eve (or any other occasion you’d like to be extra).

shiny eyes makeup

I chose to do an eye makeup with earthy tones, that is easy to copy and looks great on most skin tones. The things I used would also make a perfect present for your loved ones for this holiday season, so I will include links of them in case you’d like to purchase them. Shall we?

Keep scrolling for an easy step by step guide!


Shiny Eyes Makeup Tutorial for New Year’s Eve

What you’ll need

Step 1

With a blending brush take the lightest color from the smokey obsessions palette and add it to the upper area of your lid. Blend it outwards to create a V shape. This step will also help your eyeshadows to have that airbrushed effect and not look harsh. As soon as you are satisfied with the intensity and the shape you created you can move on to the next step.

Step 1 Sparkly Eyes


Step 2

Take the same blending brush and apply the lightest brown color to the outer corner of your eyes, a little lower than you put the first color. This way you will add more depth to your eyes and create an interesting shape. With a clean fluffy brush blend the two colors well for an airbrushed and soft look between the shades.

Step 2 Of Sparkly Eyes Makeup


Step 3

Then, with a flat brush take the darkest brown and pack it to the outer corner of your eyes to add intensity to your look. Blend well with a clean fluffy brush to mix it with the rest of the colors seamlessly. For more intensity, you can also add the black color on top of the brown, but this depends on how fierce you are feeling that day.

Step 3 makeup tutorial


Step 4

Time to show some care to the lower lashline and tie the whole look together. Take your smaller brush and with the lightest shade on this palette draw a line under your eyes. With a blending brush smudge this line for a softer result. You can then deepen it with darker colors, but since I was satisfied with the result, I left it like this.

Step 4 Makeup Tutorial


Step 5

Now to the fun part! Take a flat brush and mix the gold and silver glitter shadows from the palette and add them to the inner half of your eyes. For a dramatic and more intense look, you can wet your brush with water or some setting spray to make the shadows look metallic instead of glittery. I went for the first option and still looked great, so I can’t recommend it enough.

Step 5 shiny eyes


Step 6

Repeat the above step to the inner half of your lower lashline as well. I suggest to not skip this part because it will make your eyes look bigger. Since this is a vibrant and shiny eyes makeup look you have to go all the way. After all, it is the new year that we are welcoming!

Step 6 shiny makeup look


Step 7

Time to add the last touches. Take the silver eyeshadow with a wet brush and add it to the inner corner of your eyes for some more glitz and mostly to make your eyes look bigger. Then add some eyeliner and your favorite mascara. You can glue some falsies as well, but I personally don’t find them comfortable, so whenever I can I skip them.

step by step makeup tutorial


Step 8

Now let’s finish with a great lip. Could a festive look be complete without a vibrant red lipstick? Of course not, so this is what I did. I added my favorite Mac lip combo for the holidays and it didn’t let me down. You can always go for a muted lip if you feel that there is a lot going on in the eyes, but that wasn’t the case for me as you can tell. 😛 After all if we don’t be extra now, when?

makeup tutorial for shiny eyes

And this is my shiny eyes makeup look for the New Year’s Eve. Of course, you can recreate it anytime you feel like it!

Question of the day: Which is your no1 resolution for the year to come? Let me know in the comments section below!

I hope you’ll have a great new year and welcome it with your loved ones by your side. Ready for the countdown?

xoxo kate logo





(*Disclaimer: The links of the products are affiliate links which means that when you buy something through them I earn a little commission, which keeps this blog running. That, of course, doesn’t affect the price of the product.)



  1. Benny
    December 30, 2019 / 10:26 pm

    Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. Getting the right make up on can go a long way to brighten your day and this shiny eye make up is one that can achieve this perfectly. I am going to follow the steps you have provided here and come out with something nice!

    • Kate
      December 31, 2019 / 1:13 am

      Thanks, Benny! I hope it turns out beautiful!

  2. Kylie
    December 30, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Oh my god! You are gorgeous, dear! Thank you very much for this tutorial. Tonight is New Year’s Eve and I will try to practice it and take my husband out. And I believe, it will be a long night! Lol

    I really like make-up but sometimes I feel that my make-up results are not good at all. Therefore, with this website, I find it very helpful! By the way, sorry OOT, the Mac lipstick makes your lips look sexier! I love it! What type of lipstick did you buy?

    My No. 1 resolution for 2020 and forever is “Become Skinny” Lol!

    Once again, thanks

    • Kate
      December 31, 2019 / 1:14 am

      Hi Kylie,
      Thank you for your kind words! I hope you will have a great time tonight!
      haha, the become skinny is probably on everyone’s resolution, but it never happens, I know 😛
      Have a great New Year!

  3. MrBiizy
    December 31, 2019 / 4:08 am

    Hi Kate. Firstly, I wanna appreciate your beauty, you’re so so beautiful and the shiny eyes makeup looks very great on you. I have no doubt that it would look great on most skins just as you have said. Looks simple and gorgeous too. I would try it myself for this new year’s eve!


    • Kate
      December 31, 2019 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! I hope you’ll have a lot of fun doing it! Have a Happy New Year!

  4. December 31, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Wow, I’m very impressed by your skills doing such a perfect make-up! Thank you for sharing all the steps – now I’m confident I will manage to make such a make-up for myself (at least to 5 %) 🙂
    Happy 2020!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • Kate
      January 1, 2020 / 2:27 pm

      Hi Rena! I’m pretty sure you can do it too! Happy New Year!! 🙂

    • Kate
      January 4, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks Jess!

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