new year's eve makeup look

Who says that New Year’s Eve has to be all about sparkle? Sure, it’s a great opportunity to look like you just fell face-down in a puddle of glitter if that’s what you’re into, but shining shouldn’t be a requirement. If you’re searching for a makeup look that’s more neutral and matte, here are 9 tutorials that might be perfect for your style!

(Related: 11 New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorials For People Who Freaking Love Glitter)

1. Holiday Makeup Tutorial by Kristina K.

This look manages to be shimmery and light-catching without involving heaps of glitter and sequins, so it’s perfect for someone who wants to stand out– without cosplaying as a disco ball.

2. Natural Prom Makeup Tutorial by Lauren Curtis.

Even though this look was intended for prom, I think it translates really well to New Year’s. It’s attention-grabbing while still looking relatively natural and deglitterized. You can tone it down even more by skipping the eyelashes, or you can jazz it up with a more dramatic lip color.

3. Holiday Dinner Party Makeup by Samore Love TV.

This makeup is more about dramatic colors than glitter, and you can even modify Samore’s look with more matte eyeshadows if you’re going for even less sparkle. The finished eye look is super mesmerizing!

4. Soft and Natural Party Makeup by charlottamydear.

This Get Ready With Me video takes you through every step of the process and shows you a really natural, subtle makeup look that’s still interesting enough for a big party night. I love that the winged eyeliner makes it look glamorous without having to add a bunch of shimmer.

5. Drugstore New Year’s Make-Up by Zane MUA.

“Not a lot of people will actually go with a ton of glitter on their face,” Zane begins, “so this is a little bit more natural.” If she’s speaking your language, you’ll love this pretty matte look.

6. New Years Eve Party Girl Tutorial by AndreasChoice.

I love how this makeup looks just as good with glittery eyeshadow as it does with matte. You can add sparkle if it’s your thing, but the rest of the look is still beautiful with a subtle eye color.

7. Mermaid New Years Eve Tutorial by Rachel Whitehurst.

I’m a firm believer that people should aim to look at much like mermaids as possible whenever the occasion arises. Why should New Year’s Eve be any exception? This look is metallic and shiny without being all about sequins and glitter. AKA, perfection.

8. New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial by Flawless Beaute.

This video is worth watching for her awesome hairstyle alone, but the eyeshadow look is also completely gorgeous. It’s smokey and dramatic without looking like she just rolled around in craft glitter.

9. New Years Eve Full Face Glam Makeup by suhrealmakeup.

I love how the eyes are glamorous while still remaining understated and neutral, but the lips are bright and show-stopping enough to keep the whole look dramatic. So beautiful.