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Glitter Makeup for New Year's Eve Under $20

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 22, 2020
Glitter Makeup for New Year's Eve Under $20

Sparkle and shine with these glitter makeup products

Ah, New Year’s Eve. It’s a festive day for champagne, little black dresses, and sparkly makeup! Even when you’re ringing in 2021 from home this year. After Christmas comes to a close, it’s officially time to start watching the million and one New Year’s Eve makeup tutorials from your favorite beauty YouTubers.

Carli Bybel loves her pink shimmer and rhinestones, and Desi Perkins goes just as glittery with a striking silver wing. Glitter makeup and all the shimmer are essentials for any New Year’s Eve makeup look - typically in colors like silver, gold, and black for ultimate intensity. These luminous looks are sultry and sexy, yet sweet and sparkly at the same time. Isn’t that what New Year’s Eve is all about? While the holiday will definitely look a bit different this year, the one thing that hasn’t changed is your love for beauty and sparkly makeup.

Especially when it’s under $20. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best affordable glitter makeup on MIRA BEAUTY to ring in 2021 in style!

Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color by L.A. Girl, $5

Glitter Magic Shimmer Shifting Lip Color by L.A. Girl
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Los Angeles is all about Glitz, Champagne Fizz, and looking Ravishing. Therefore, it’s no surprise that these are three sparkly shade names from the Glitter Magic lip color collection by L.A. Girl. As much as you love a matte red lipstick, the night you ring in 2021 deserves a little more sparkle, and these glitter makeup products are magical from top to bottom. There’s ten shades to choose from, and you’re bound to find one that matches your 2021 mood. Starry Night is a midnight blue that definitely lives up to its name, Glitterati a rich pink with gold specks, and Hypnotic is just that with a passionate purple that’s wonderfully witchy. These lip glosses are designed to create a glittery, gorgeous pout - and definitely won’t smudge or transfer during your midnight kiss!

Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow by e.l.f., $5

Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow by e.l.f.
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Adds luminosity to your eyes in seconds, is only $5, and makes a great beauty dupe for the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow by Stila? Those are just a few reasons that you need this e.l.f glitter makeup essential in your New Year’s Eve look. It’s ideal for the shimmery eyeshadow lovers who don’t want to wake up on January 1st with glitter fallout all over their pillow, but still want to bring twinkle to their eyes and top off their makeup effects. Each tube has a quick drying, long-lasting, and gel-base formula that makes it easy to apply and wear for hours - and you’ll be glitzy and glamorous with these 11 shades.

Diamond Dazzlers Loose Foil Pigment by BH Cosmetics, $8

Diamond Dazzlers Loose Foil Pigment by BH Cosmetics
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Your future is looking bright going into 2021, and your New Year’s Eve makeup will be too with Diamond Dazzlers. These high-shine glitter powders are oh-so-extra on your eyes, cheeks, and lips - producing ultra-glam glitter makeup that lets you get as creative as you’d like. It’s a new type of loose glitter, with eight colors to light up your makeup looks. Add the emerald Precious on your lids to complete your olive smokey eye, the aqua-blue Luxe to your cheeks for an ethereal highlighter, or the striking silver Opulent for an inner corner shimmer that’s made for New Year’s Eve. BH Cosmetics knows a thing or two about being colorful, cute, and captivating with your glitter makeup looks, and you’ll be all of these things (and more!) with Diamond Dazzlers.

Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette by NYX Professional Makeup, $10

Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette by NYX Professional Makeup
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Ready to feel the power of precious metals in 2021? NYX is here to bring the sparkle. Sometimes it’s okay to be extra, or extraterrestrial in this case, and these six metallic eyeshadows include shades of mauve, gold, plum and peach for out-of-this-world (yet still subtle!) looks. You may know metallic eyeshadows for their tendency to bring the drama, like with the shimmery silver halo eye you’ve been planning for weeks or crimson smokey eye that pairs perfectly with winter lipstick, but it also works beautifully for everyday looks. Just blend a bit of peach on your lid to bring out the color of your eyes, or dab the gold shade into your inner corners with your finger for a subtle shimmer that hides dark circles and instantly refreshes your look.

Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette by Physician’s Formula, $12

Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette by Physician’s Formula
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Neutral eyeshadow is a beauty essential that everybody needs in their makeup bag. Why is that? Because it works for both everyday and glam makeup looks, and you can definitely achieve the latter with the Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette by Physician’s Formula. It features six shades with a multi-reflective shimmer that you can mix and match to illuminate your eyes - with a pigmented, blendable formula that lasts for up to 24 hours. This glitter makeup is the definition of day-to-night glam - as you can apply the shadows dry for a subtle shimmer, or wet your brush beforehand to produce a high-impact metallic masterpiece. Totally approved for New Year’s Eve. If the $12 price tag wasn’t enough to make you grab this glitter makeup by Physician’s Formula, the palette also contains a liquid eyeliner to top off your eyeshadow with a cat eye.

Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush by KAJA, $19

Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush by KAJA
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Eye looks generally take center stage when doing New Year’s Eve makeup, but you can’t forget about the other key beauty players. Like blush! You can leave a little sparkle on your cheeks with the Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush by KAJA, a glitter makeup product as captivating as it is cute. The bouncy, creamy, powder-gel texture blends out effortlessly on your skin to create a streak-free, lit-from-within glow. It’s available in three colors that look natural on your complexion, while still bringing the sparkle - Aura (warm peachy pink with golden shimmer,) Atmosphere, and Spoils of Mars (neutral dusty rose with soft-luminous shimmer.) Choose your favorite color, and pair it with the Mochi Glow Bouncy Highlighter for the sweetest New Year’s Eve makeup look, ever.

Treasure Pot Glitter Gel by tarte, $18

Treasure Pot Glitter Gel by tarte
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The only thing better than a monochromatic makeup look? A glitter makeup pot by tarte that illuminates every feature in bright, breathtaking color. And you can become a vision of prismatic perfection with the Treasure Pot Glitter Gel. Unlike most glitter products, this gel formula leaves zero mess or fallout… and stays on all night as you hang out with friends over Zoom and get ready to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Place on your eyes, brow bone, jawline or lips to bring a little extra sparkle wherever you need it, and know that you’re nourishing your skin with Chamomile Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Red Spiderling Root Extract. Our tip to you? Grab the rainbow shade and use it on your cheekbones for an iridescent burst of color, and pack the silver color on your lid to top off your halo eye. The perfect glitter makeup look for New Year’s Eve!

Super Shock Cheek Highlighter by Colourpop, $8

Super Shock Cheek Highlighter by Colourpop
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White champagne isn’t just your drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, it’s also the shade of Colourpop highlighter you’ll be wearing for a glittery glow. Super Shock has a bouncy, buildable, and buttery texture that’s easy to sweep along your nose and cheekbones - and it’s available in a range of shades to match your New Year’s Eve makeup style. Hippo is an icy lavender that’s ethereal and creates magical vibes going into 2021, Wisp is a golden champagne that goes perfectly with your gold smokey eye, and Stole the Show does just that with light, warm silver. Or you know, blend multiple hues together for a customized glow! Colourpop is the best affordable makeup brand that lets you glow like a beauty influencer on a budget

Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow by Covergirl, $9

Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow by Covergirl
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“It’s really, really pretty and adds a really gorgeous shimmer and can be used basically anywhere.” If you just read this MIRA review in Regina George’s voice, we don’t blame you… because this drugstore eyeshadow by Covergirl truly is “like, really pretty.” An exhibitionist is described as somebody who loves attention, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Especially on New Year’s Eve. These gorgeous glitter shadows will have all eyes on your eyes - with a smooth, lightweight formula that dries to a sparkly finish. Whether you’re wearing the gold Champagne Dreams for a minimal makeup look or getting ready for date night with La Vie En Rose, these liquid eyeshadows will put a twinkle in your eye. And maybe even on your cheeks, too - as Exhibitionist doubles as a liquid highlighter!

Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeliner by NYX Professional Makeup, $8

Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeliner by NYX Professional Makeup
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You already wowed all your coworkers with a sparkly red winged eyeliner at the virtual holiday party, and glitter eyeliner works just as beautifully for New Year’s Eve. Maybe in silver or gold this time? Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeliner is an $8 favorite that you’ll be collecting by the tube. It works just like a “normal” liquid eyeliner and leaves you with a high-impact, long-lasting finish - whether you’re in the mood for a simple flick, graphic liner, or Violet Chachki-inspired cat eye. But instead of the matte black you’re used to, your lids will be embellished with glittery drama that’s so New Year’s Eve. Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeliner by NYX Professional Makeup is available in six shimmery hues - from the silver Diamond Dust that fits perfectly with your metallic eyeshadow, to the bright orange Chamomile and deep blue Stage Trooper for ethereal beauty. Do a stacked eyeliner look with your favorite classic black eyeliner for added drama, or just show off your love for glitter by using multiple shades of this NYX essential!

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