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New Year’s Eve makeup trends

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New Year’s Eve is a great time to play up your features with dramatic makeup. On this special and exciting night, anything goes! For those inspired by the 70’s makeup in “American Hustle,” there is dramatic contouring, bright blush, dark lips and three-color eyeshadow.

If you’re looking for modern-day glamour, with glittery eyelids and Barbie-pink lips, YouTube sensation Nicole Guerriero will show you the way. She recommends that you wear red to welcome the New Year – for good luck! If you decide to wear red on your lips, do it flawlessly, like Leina (YouTube’s MakeupByLeinaBaaaby).

To contour your face like a pro, learn tips and tricks from Wayne Goss.

Planning to party like a rock star? Beauty guru Shannon (known on YouTube as Shaaanxo) shares her tips for waterproof/sweatproof makeup. She also shows off a striking “bombshell” look, with sparkling, shimmery eyelids. Metallics are a major trend for 2014 - not only for your clothes, but also for the makeup! Make sure to seal your glitter to avoid fallout, using LA Splash Eyeshadow Sealer/Base, Lit Clear Glitter Adhesive, Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue or a similar product.

For a golden, lit-from-within look, follow the lead of Michelle Phan.

If you prefer silver tones on your eyelids, watch Jaclyn Hill's New Year's Eve makeup tutorial.

Looking for something that can effortlessly transition from evening to night, without looking overdone? Do it like beautiful Teni Panosian of

When your makeup look is complete, don’t forget to use a setting spray to help it last all night. If you’re expecting a warm night in California or Florida, keep your face fresh and cool with Chill Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay. In any climate, All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay will work while you party. SKINDINÄVIA’s Makeup Finishing Spray will keep colors vibrant and prevent your makeup from creasing. If you want to keep oily skin perfectly matte through the night, try No More Shine Makeup Finishing Spray by SKINDINÄVIA. If you have sensitive skin, try Model in a Bottle Sensitive Skin Formula. Expecting extreme conditions? MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix promises to protect not only your makeup, but also your skin.

The key to getting your New Year’s Eve look just right is to make it work with your lifestyle and surroundings. Whether you’re going out with a large crowd of friends or planning to stay home and take a selfie in your bedroom – have fun with your makeup and welcome the New Year in style!

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