From Siren Eyes to “Skins”, These 5 TikTok Tutorials Will Help You Nail Your NYE Makeup

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New Year’s Eve is one of the most divisive dates on the calendar. Some of us consider it the perfect opportunity to let loose one last time, set intentions, and revel in the chaotic limbo that is those last few hours of the year. Others object to being told to stay awake until midnight the way most of us objected to having to go to bed before midnight as kids (after all, you barely made it through Christmas). 

Whether you’re the kind of person who’ll take any excuse for a party or consider the annual countdown to 12 am forced fun, NYE presents your last opportunity of the year to go ham on your beauty look before returning to the office and your neutrals palette. 

When nothing is off the table, your only issue is choice. 

If you’re feeling in need of some makeup inspiration this New Year’s Eve, never fear.

One of the benefits of the exhausting number of microtrends to swamp TikTok this year is ample beauty inspiration for your new year’s look (even if your extremely fetch outfit was three sizes too big and on its way back to The Iconic). 

We scoured TikTok to bring you the five biggest trends of the year as New Year’s Eve beauty looks, so you can exit 2022 feeling fly-as-f*ck.

New Year’s Eve Beauty Look 1: Siren Eyes

@jessiscg i feel like siren eyes deserve some shimmer for that real siren effect ✨ ib @DANIELLE 🖤 #sireneyes #makeuptutorial #eyelinertutorial ♬ original sound – <3

As of December 28th, 2022 the siren eyes hashtag has racked up a cool 829.6 million views, making it one of the most viral trends fo the year. The siren eye makeup trend was the latest problematic component of the “dark feminine” phenomenon that saw “Witchtokers” school their audiences on how to catch the attention of prospective mates and dates with groundbreaking techniques like eye contact.

Whatever you think about the TikTok gamification of human relationships in 2022, this beauty look is a guaranteed head-turner. Inspired by Lily Rose Depp’s mesmerising signature eye makeup, the siren eye denotes an elongated shadow application that draws the eye “out” rather than “up.” To create the soft-neutral version worn by Depp, pick up the Anastasia Beverly Hills, Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($80) and follow TikTok creator Steph Hui’s tutorial. For something that will make you feel like an actual Brother’s Grimm-style siren? We love this sparkly lavender interpretation by Jessica G using the Pat McGrath, Mothership IX Huetopian Dream Artistry Eyeshadow Palette ($206).

Related: From Siren Eyes to The Whisper Method: Why WitchTok is Giving Me the “Ick”

New Year’s Eve 2022 Beauty Look 2: Indie Sleaze

@xx.kindakind.xx She is an aesthetic🖤 #effystonem #effy #effyskins #effortlessmakeup #effortlessbeauty #autumnmakeup #smokeyeye #grungeaesthetic #grungemakeup #indiesleaze #rockstargirlfriendaesthetic #rockstargirlfrirend #concertmakeup #halloweenmakeup #halloween2022 #skins #skinsedit #virla #foryou #itgirl #mysterygirl #itgirlmakeup #fyp #fypシ ♬ Teenage Dirtbag – Sped Up (and she doesn’t give a damn about me) (Sped Up) – Wheatus & slater

Indie sleaze was big in 2022, influencing everything from beauty, music, to fashion, and pop psychology. Amongst the resurgence, Effy Stonem — the sullen heroine of “Skins”, which walked so “Euphoria” could run — was the face that launched 1.2 million #skinsmakeup TikTok hashtags. Her three-day-old navy-blue smokey eye was last seen plastering millennial Tumblr accounts in 2009, and perfectly captures the disheveled emo-aesthetic of the mid-aughts.

This look is all about worn-off glitter, a faded black cut-crease, and the slightest hint of navy blue. TikTok creator @xx.kindakind.xx nails it using the seemingly discontinued NYX, “Swear By It” Shadow Palette. Fortunately, thanks to the washed denim eyeshadow trend, we can point you in the direction of several perfect navy blue palettes and single shadows right here. Just remember to keep smiles and the rest of your makeup minimal for effortless nonchalance.

Related: Exorcise 2022 From Your Life This NYE With These Washed Denim Eyeshadows

New Year’s Eve Beauty Look 3: Fairycore

@tatendaluna #grwm yesterday the birds let me know it’s spring and today my sinuses let me know 😭🤧 BUT I just got approved for my new apartment and I can’t wait to decorate! ✨💘 #dayinmylife #spring #cottagecore #fairyaesthetic #fairymakeup #springmakeup ♬ Sixty Second Commercial 1 by Michael Reynolds – malcolm

Whimsy was big in 2022 with trends like fairy, mermaid, and dollcore blowing up on TikTok.

Fairycore beauty involves plenty of butterfly clips, blush, and Cabbage Patch kid-esque nose contouring. We particularly love Tatenda Elizabeth’s tutorial — her white faux-freckles are the icing on the cake for this super sweet beauty look. Grab some Wonder White and sprinkles, pick up Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in “Snow” ($35) and Nars, Liquid Blush ($45) in your colour of choice, and head to your nearest garden party.

New Year’s Eve Beauty Look 4: Dollcore

@anjenikhusul My Bratz makeup 👄💕 which one should I do next? #makeup #fyp ♬ original sound – Addy Rae

Speaking of dollcore, life in plastic was fantastic in 2022, with hyperfeminine, nostalgic Barbie and Bratz-inspired beauty looks trending on TikTok. While they require a little more time than indie sleaze beauty, after years of Glossier-style cool girl aesthetics, we’re bored to death, and willing to put in the effort. Plus, these looks are perfect for injecting some “main character energy” into your New Year’s Eve beauty look. For primary colours, plastic-fantastic fluorescents, and plenty of shimmers pick up the Anastasia Beverly Hills, Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face and Body ($114).

New Year’s Eve Beauty Look 5: “Euphoria”

@nicolelomastro NYE glam🌠 I can’t believe it’s about to be 2023! What are some of your goals? Caption this look 👇🏽#nyemakeup #nyeglam #nyemakeuplook #euphroiamakeup #gemmakeup #holidaymakeup #wintermakeup ♬ kill bill sped up – pnahor

We can’t feature Effie Stonem without giving some love to feuding besties Maddy Perez and Cassie Howard, whose jewel-encrusted beauty looks had us reaching for our diamantés and press on nails in 2022.

This look from TikTok MUA and gem-queen Nicole Lomastro shows us the power and versatility of disco-ball beauty. Left it late and don’t have time to place a bulk-Amazon order before New Year’s Eve? We’ve got you covered. After some on-the-ground investigations, it turns out Sportsgirl is actually a slept-on destination for high-quality facial bling. Shop here, here, and here, or, head in-store. Because there’s nothing more Y2K than a trip to your local mall.

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