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Lupita Nyong’o is the queen of extravagant eye makeup — and this double-winged look is perfect for someone who wants some extra oomph without tons of extra effort. Just line your top and bottom lash lines with black eyeliner and extend the lines outwards, filing in the space with gold pigment. And for an added touch, dab a bit on the inner corners of your eyes.
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All that glitters isn’t gold. In fact, a brighter metallic shade — like Zoey Deutch’s bold orange -- is guaranteed to get noticed through even the darkest pair of 2017 glasses. Create a smudged, smoky look with a mix of matte and shimmery formulas, smoking out your bottom lash line with a gray shade and defining the inner corners of your eyes with glitter. And of course, don’t forget your faux lashes.
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Keeping it low-key? Dust an even layer of iridescent taupe shadow all over your lids and under your lower lash lines, creating a subtle-yet-smoky eye that’ll ease you into the NYE spirit, like Kate Hudson.
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There’s no better time to bring out your inner Cara Delevingne — and there’s no better way than with her rocker-chic chrome glitter. After creating a smoky eye with a black cream eye shadow, dab gunmetal eye glitter on top, starting from the inner corners and blending it towards the wing. And because your motto for the night is WWCDD, add a matte red lip too.
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If attempting to outshine the Times Square ball isn’t quite your speed, focus the sparkle on just your bottom lash line, which makes a cool-girl statement without going over the top. Pair your go-to black eyeliner look with a swipe of a glittery silver pencil along your bottom lash lines like Janelle Monae's, keeping the rest of your face matte.
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After drawing a bold wing with black kohl eyeliner, use a wet brush and metallic silver eye shadow pigment to dab an opaque layer of shadow on top of the liner, starting at the inner corners of your eyes and extending 3/4 of the way across, then blending it into the wing. Pair it with jeweled earrings and a silver dress to pull off a Kerry Washington-approved NYE look.
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Makeup artist Pat McGrath’s metallic Metalmorphosis pigments have made for countless mic-drop celebrity beauty moments when used on eyes, lips or even cheekbones. One of our faves? Golden Barbie’s bold gold shadow situation, which pairs perfectly with a chic Bardot-inspired cat eye.
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FLECKS OF GOLD
Yes, it’s possible to go all out while still looking classy — just ask Karlie Kloss. And although it might seem tricky, you can score her glistening look by simply applying a thin layer of eyelash glue and big gold flecks of glitter. It’ll major wow factor to any smoky eye look.