How to Do Dazzling Silver Eye Makeup for New Year's Eve

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
18 Materials
15 Minutes

Want to razzle and dazzle during your Christmas or NYE event? This silver eye makeup is the perfect look to make you stand out from the crowd and bring in a sparkling, fun vibe.

This is one of my favorite silver glitter makeup ideas because it’s so simple yet looks absolutely fab! Discover how you can also achieve this amazing look with my silver eye makeup step-by-step guide below!

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Primer
  • Light silver eyeshadow
  • Glitter glue
  • Light brown matte eyeshadow
  • Glitter
  • Assorted brushes
  • Light-colored eye pencil (or black)
  • Tape
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Fake lashes
  • Contour
  • Blush
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Blush
  • Highlighter
Applying foundation and eye primer

1. Add foundation and primer

Before we begin the silver glitter eye makeup, apply your foundation and primer to the eyes. 

Applying silver glitter eye makeup

2. Apply silver eye makeup

Using your ring finger, dab a light silver eyeshadow with a metallic finish all over your mobile eyelid. 

Applying a light brown eyeshadow above

Add a small amount of light brown matte eyeshadow to the socket of your eyes. 

Silver glitter makeup ideas

It’s time to sparkle! Here, I have glitter glue and holographic glitter. 

Silver glitter eye makeup ideas

With a brush, apply the glitter glue over the glitter eyeshadow. 

Tip: If you have hooded lids, you can take your glue above the lid. 

How to create simple silver makeup looks

Then, dip a fluffy blending brush into the glitter, and dab it on your mobile eyelid. Press it on lightly; the aim is for the glitter to be reflective. 

Fading the silver eye makeup look

Slightly fade the glitter up, just above your socket. 

Silver eye makeup step by step

To remove fall down from the glitter, dab a small piece of scotch tape around your eye area. 

Lining the waterline with a cream eyeliner

3. Apply eyeliner

Line your waterline. I’m using a light cream color. You can by all means apply a darker liner. It’s totally up to you. 

Using black eyeshadow as eyeliner

Apply black eyeshadow as close to your lash line as possible. I chose an eyeshadow as it gives a softer appearance. 

Applying eyeshadow on the lower lash line

Apply the eyeshadow underneath your lower lash line on the outer third. 

Silver makeup ideas

Then, use your finger to smudge it for a soft, smokey look. 

Applying mascara to eyelashes

4. Apply mascara

Now, coat your eyelashes with your favorite mascara. Add a couple of layers to build a dramatic look. Don’t forget the bottom lashes. 

Applying false lashes to the eyes

5. Add false lashes

Now, this step is optional. Not everyone is a fan of false lashes, but if you want to give it a go, feel free. It definitely adds a lot of drama to this simple silver makeup look. 

Applying bronzer to the face

6. Add bronzer and blush

Warm up your skin by using a warm bronzer. Apply to the sides of your cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin area. 

Applying blush to the cheeks

Then, add your favorite blush. I’m going for a coral hue. 

Lining lips with a pink color

7. Lip makeup

Line your lips with your favorite lip color. I suggest going for a lightly bold color as it goes well with silver eye makeup looks. Here, I chose pink. 

Applying lipstick

Next, apply your lipstick. 

Applying lip gloss over lipstick

Then, apply gloss for a dewy appearance. 

Applying highlighter to the face

8. Add highlighter

Add some highlighter to your face. Use your finger to apply this to the tip of your nose, down the bridge of your nose, above the cupid’s bow, and just above the eyebrows. Finally, apply the highlighter to the cheekbones with a fluffy brush. 

Silver makeup tutorial

How to do silver eye makeup

Silver eye makeup tutorial

This awesome silver eye makeup look takes just 10 minutes! It’s simple, easy, and oh-so-beautiful - perfect for NYE or even Christmas. I hope you enjoyed this silver makeup tutorial, and may you glitter and sparkle throughout all your festivities!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation
  • Primer
  • Light silver eyeshadow
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation