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Shine bright on the last night of the year

The countdown to the most glamorous night of the year has begun and we know that you're already thinking about every single detail of your look, whatever kind of evening you have in store. With a few tips and ideas to inspire you, you’ll light up any party with New Year’s Eve Makeup by KIKO MILANO!

Black and gold makeup: make your eyes sparkle like fireworks

Black and gold makeup: make your eyes sparkle like fireworks

Be daring with your NYE eye makeup! Try a trusted colour combo that will stand out from the crowd and give your eyes a sparkling touch with a black and gold (or black and silver) smokey eye.

Here are the 5 steps you need for the perfect NYE smokey eye:


As a smokey eye covers the entire eyelid, you’ll need to start at the base and apply an eye primer. You’ll really see a difference in the hold and end result of your eyeshadow pigments!


Using a brush designed specifically for eyes, apply the lighter shade that you’ve chosen for your metallic smokey eye (i.e. your gold or silver eyeshadow) to the entire eyelid.


On the outer and inner corner of your eye, apply the darker shade and blend it across with a special blending brush (this is a perfect example: Eyes 56)


Along the upper and lower lash lines, draw a line with a black smokey-eye pencil and using a suitable blending tip applicator, make the line less defined.


The cherry on top of the cake! Since New Year’s Eve is a time where anything goes in terms of looks and makeup, you can choose whether to use mascara, perhaps with a volumising-effect for a simpler result or opt for a special effect with false lashes or a glitter top coat.

Glitter everywhere

Glitter everywhere

Glitter and more there’s no tomorrow! If this sentence is you in a nutshell, you simply can’t miss out on our next beauty tip.


Apply the glitter working it over the eyelid and towards your temples, extending the point at which your eyeshadow ends and providing extra brightness. The 3D reflections give the look an incredibly bright, enchanting result.

“Minimal-chic” NYE Makeup

“Minimal-chic” NYE Makeup

For those of you who can’t say no to sophisticated romantic styles, here are some tips that will make you shine without going over the top.

- Opt for long-lasting products so your look will continue to cast its spell long after midnight. Choose a foundation that you can wear all night long to create the perfect base for your makeup.

- Experiment with brightness and reflective effects with the strobing technique, which brings out the points where the light hits your face.

Let your lips take centre stage

Let your lips take centre stage

The perfect NYE lipstick for an intense look? Why dark of course! New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try a daring, black or brown toned-red lipstick! Match it with bronze makeup to warm up the face.

Even if your party makeup is all about your eyes, don’t forget to coat your lips with a gloss or nude lipstick.

Want the perfect lips for NYE? It’s all about using the right base before applying your lipstick.

Get your makeup and phone ready: take a photo of your Christmas party makeup and share it using the hashtag #kikotrendsetters: take centre stage in the world of KIKO MILANO.