The internet helps the beauty world feel smaller, connecting beauty trends over thousands of miles. One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you can feel as though you've taken a beauty tour of the globe. But the lovely thing is that despite the small technological world we live in, cultural individuality is somehow still preserved. And celebratory beauty is one of the areas in which those fascinating differences become crystal clear.
We are transfixed by international beauty here at Byrdie. We've exploredВ what "natural" beauty looks like in different countries; we've gone deep intoВ the cultural backstory of Korean beauty. But one thing we've yet to dive into is how different countries do special occasion beauty.
So, we consulted some of our favorite beauty authorities from far and wide (fromВ Vogue ChinaВ to Brazilian bloggerВ Camila Coelho) to find out how the world does New Year's Eve makeup.В Want to see the looks and products that represent NYE all over the world? Just keep scrolling.
Red is a classic makeup color for Chinese New Year, as it represents luck and wealth. This look features full brows,В a matte red pout, and a metallic smokey eye to bring some drama. To re-create it, try EstГ©e LauderВ Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in DominantВ ($32) andВ Double Wear Stay-In-Place Brow Lift DuoВ ($27), andВ LancГґmeВ Ombre HypnГґse Stylo Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Graphite (27).
TheВ typical "going-out" look in FranceВ consists of a matte red lip and a few simple swipes of mascara. The New Year's look kicks itВ up a notch, adding a bit of gloss to the lip and some smoky taupeВ eye shadow. To re-create this vintage-inspired French look onВ NYE, try DiorВ Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rouge Zinnia($35) and Sephora CollectionВ Eye Shadow in Coffee BreakВ ($10).
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This refined, feminine look from beauty blogger Anshita Juneja consists of a bright lip, a soft cat eye, and some gorgeous henna designs, which are traditionally worn on special occasions. To re-create her makeup this New Year's Eve, try Lakme Absolute Lip Pout Cream in Coral Pink ($13) and L'OrГ©al Infallible 24Hour Intense Gel EyelinerВ ($8).
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This grungy take on New Year's Eve Makeup comes from Nigerian blogger Chidimma Umeh. The metallic smoky eye and brown lip createВ a stunning look. Umeh executedВ this look with MACВ Paint in Bamboom($22),В Eyeshadow in Plumage ($16), andВ Fluidline Pencil in Black Brilliance ($17).
Beauty guru Michelle Dy represented New Year's Eve in the Philippines with thisВ sensualВ burgundyВ look.В Dy created theВ dramatic, monochrome effect using mostly affordable products, likeВ SleekВ i-Divine Oh So Special PaletteВ ($13) andВ i-Divine Ultra Bright PaletteВ ($15), as well as L.A. Girl Matte Lipstick in Va VoomВ ($12).
We American girls love our sultry smoky eyes, especially on special occasions like New Year's Eve. This simple take on the look was created by smudging L'OrГ©al Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black ($10) on the upper and lower lids, blended with Nars Shimmer Eyeshadow in FezВ ($25).
You can always count on Brazil to deliver bombshell party makeup. Glittery gold eyes, lashes for days, and a pouty pink lip are key to this New Year's Eve look from bloggerВ Camila Coelho. She usedВ MACВ Fixed Plus PrimerВ ($23),В Gold GlitterВ ($22), andВ Lipstick in BlanketyВ ($17) as well as CliniqueВ High Impact MascaraВ ($18).
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