New Year's Eve is a fashion lover's favorite night of the year. When so many of us spend our days drudging through the office rigamarole and keeping life relatively low key, this is the time when we really get to shine — literally. It's our yearly red carpet moment. Feel like wearing sequins head-to-toe? It's allowed. Want to wear that studded mini you just had to have, but have yet an occasion to wear it? This is it. Six-inch heels a problem at the office? Not at your New Year's event!
Here are eight inspiring runway beauty looks to finish off your glamorous countdown-to-midnight look. Don't be afraid to give one of these a go, even if it means wearing a bit more color than you're used to, or adding sparkle where you might not otherwise. A couple of these looks even require a trip to the costume store to gather supplies.
Sure there's yellow gold, silver, and every other color available in a metallic shine. But bronze is less often seen, therefore more readily appreciated. Look for it in a shadow and sweep it from lashline to brow.
Vera Wang image: IMAXtree
Do we detect a touch of glittery shine in this undone hairstyle? It inspires us to head to a costume shop and buy a metallic hair spray for glamming up our 'do. Oh, and we love the innocent pink lip too!
Calla image: IMAXtree
Berry Berry Quite Contrary
We've done fire engine red, we've tried that orangey-red lip stain, now's the time to give yourself a berry-induced pout. Just a hint of purple in the mix will do the trick.
Jason Wu image: IMAXtree
For the last couple of years, movie stars and pop stars alike have been adding a little blue or pink streak to their locks, adding a touch of whimsy to grown-up looks. Now it's officially gone high fashion. Is it time for you to give it a try?
Oscar De La Renta image: IMAXtree
This look says drama and glamour like few we've seen recently. That's gold foil in the corner of the model's eyes paired with a thick black line that highlights any natural eye color to maximum effect.
Marchesa image: IMAXtree
The Lady Is a Vamp
Going goth for the holidays? You're likely not the only one with this year's glut of supernatural-loving films, TV shows, and books. Not to mention the medieval trend on the hottest runways. Go all out with an ultra dark lip.
Christian Siriano image: IMAXtree
Bold Eyes and Lips
You hear it over and over, pick one thing on your face to emphasize, leave the rest low key. But it's the holidays! Every once in a while it's okay to do both. Try a smoky eye with a red lip via Gaultier's girls.
Jean Paul Gaultier image: IMAXtree
If there is one go-to color for a glamorous look, it's purple. Due to its history being the number one hue of royalty, you can't help feeling and looking regal in its wake.
Roberto Cavalli image: IMAXtree