It’s only a few days till we can bid goodbye to the crappiest year of the decade (yet). It’s time to bring out your shimmery party dresses and put on your sky-high heels because we’re going to ring in 2021 in style! Even if we have to do it from our living room with a handful of friends because, well, the pandemic isn’t over yet.

But that’s not going to stop us from having a good time while looking our glam best. It’s time to bring out all the makeup you probably haven’t touched since April (excluding the expired ones, obviously) and put it to good use. To save you the hassle of scouring for ideas, we went ahead and found the best makeup looks for NYE 2020, all of which are oh-so-stunning. So, irrespective of whether you’re a makeup minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between, we bet you’re gonna love what we’ve shortlisted for you.


1. Fresh, dewy skin

Fresh, dewy skin

Image courtesy: @realhinakhan

There is just something really beautiful about dewy skin. This is an amazing makeup look to sport for an intimate dinner party with some close friends and family

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation SPF 45


2. Statement red lip

Statement red lip

Image courtesy: @sonamkapoor 

A statement red lip is such a classic yet cool way to amp up any makeup look and make it look instantly festive and party-appropriate. Pair your red lipstick with a winged liner, add some colour to your cheeks using a blush and dab some highlighter on the high points of your face and you’re ready for an intimate wine and dine with friends.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute 3D Lipstick - Red Carnival


3. Coloured eyeliner

Coloured eyeliner

Image courtesy: @saraalikhan95

Take cues from Sara Ali Khan and match your outfit with your eyeliner to add some fun and drama to your look. Coloured eyeliners are a great way to take your makeup game a notch higher without the risk of looking OTT.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection


4. Glitter lips

Glitter lips

Image courtesy: @chitrangada

Want your makeup to stand out? Try a glitter lip this party season! Simply apply your favourite red or pink lipstick and go over it with a glitter eyeshadow to recreate this fun look. Ensure that you keep the rest of your makeup clean and simple to balance things out.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Red Vibe


5. Bejewelled eyes

Bejewelled eyes

Image courtesy: @niasharma90

NYE is the perfect time to sport a little glitzy, bejewelled eye makeup look. This makeup look is ideal for people who like experimenting and are dying to try something new. By replacing your usual eyeliner with a few crystals, you can totally alleviate any makeup look to make it look more party appropriate.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Midnight Magic