New Year's Eve Beauty Inspiration: Top 10 Hair & Makeup Looks For Your NYE Party

28 December 2012 by

GALLERY >> Our top party looks for New Year's Eve

With New Year's Eve fast approaching, we've been spending a fair amount of time pondering what beauty looks we'll go for. Will it be a tousled wave? A red lip? A green smoky eye? Check out our gallery of celebs who've got some of the best party looks to date...

First up is red carpet Queen and new mum Gisele Bündchen, who always looks flawless. We're digging the khaki smoky eye she's got going on here and you'll be pleased to know that it's a colour that flatters all eye colours. All you need is a sheer skin base and little else, leaving all the magic to a highly pigmented khaki shade and a great eye brush.

Kate Moss

Cool than cool Kate Moss sure knows how to party so if there was ever anyone to take tips off it's her. Check out the killer contouring she's working here, something that's both easy to do and the perfect winter skin pick-me-up. Choose a darker shade than normal and brush just underneath cheekbones for a chiselled, chic look.

Miranda Kerr

Mrs. Olando Bloom is picture-perfect 24/7 so we thought we might take a leaf out of her book and try a hot pink lip to see the New Year in. Not only is it super-flattering and fun, it's great for those who are short of time too. One slick of colour and you're good to go.


Bling Beyonce springs to mind for an ace party look so why not try her cool and quirky fishtail plait? It'll guarantee to make you stand out form the crowd. Keep it loose and a little messy like Beyonce has here to make it look effortless.


How could we talk NYE without mentioning party girl RiRi! Like Kate Bosworth, she's rocking a great red lip in a gorgeous burgundy shade but what we love best of all is her gold eyeshadow. It's festive and fun and perfect for a New Year bash. Dig out your metallic palettes and glitz yourself up, with Rihanna in mind of course.

Kim Kardashian

Kim K is a party icon if ever there was one. Must be that radiant glow and sultry eye she always has. Take inspiration from her false lashes here which are THE perfect beauty buy for New Year. They're sexy and fun and will see you into 2013 in style. Add a touch of glossy lip colour and you'll be the belle of the ball.

Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake is a lucky man to have Ms. Biel on his arm because there's no question that she always looks like a total babe. We're girl-crushing on her hair-do here - that messy, quiff up-do is awesome and world’s apart from your average party look. We are considering trying this one ourselves and you should to.

Diane Kruger

The party hair prize goes to Diane Kruger hands-down. Aren't those plaits cool?! If you're felling brave and have a bit of time on your hands then this is definitely the one to go for. You'll be pleased to hear that we've actually done an easy [a target="_blank" href="/beauty/hair/check-out-how-to-get-diane-krugers-milk-maid-braids">How-To[/a] for you already on pulling off Ms. Kruger's look, so there's really no excuse...

Kate Bosworth

Kooky Kate knows how to work an on-trend look and there are two tips we can learn here. First up that cute little top knot, an easy and quick style to recreate at home. Secondly we love her dark red lip - it's vampy and sophisticated and will go down a treat with the boys too.

Jessica Alba

You know we love this girl, so we might just follow her lead and try an orange lip for New Year. It's simple, eye-catching and OTT (in a good way) and looks fab on everyone. Just one slick of mascara and a generous coating of orange, followed by a layer of lip gloss, and you're done. Happy New Year!


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