The Best Glitter Shadows and Highlights For New Year’s Eve Inspired Makeup!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And no, not just because of the presents (that too), but because of the makeup look possibilities!

Christmas and New Year call for red lips and tons of glow. Whether that’s in the form of a killer highlight or a sparkly eye is up to you, but glitter around this time of year is a must.

It can be hard to find any glow or glitter with enough punch to last all night. It all seems to dissipate after a few drinks. But there’s no way we’re going to let you wander around in a pretty dress and half-assed eyeshadow!

We did the research, so you don’t have to, and compiled some of the latest and greatest glitter eyeshadows, glitter eyeshadow palettes, and the boldest highlights.

You’ll be shining as bright as a star – literally!

Our top 3 picks

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
Starting off strong with a cult favorite. The Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows are as pigmented as you’re going to get.
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury understands sparkle better than most people. The Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow is a long-lasting cream that features an easy to apply, non-creasing formula.
Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette
This is one of our favorite glitter eyeshadow palettes of all time and we’ll tell you why. The Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette is extremely versatile.
Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigments are a weightless, jelly-textured eyeshadow. They are enhanced with real crystal powders for the most vivid shimmer you’ve ever seen.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills is a high-quality makeup brand. Their claim to fame is their dip brow eyebrow gel. But did you know that they also have awesome highlighters?
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is made up of six shimmers and glitters. It features a range of compact eyeshadows that are highly pigmented with a smooth, easy to blend texture.
NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Cream Quad Glitter Palette
If you want a stunning glam look on a budget, this NYX Glitter Goals Cream Quad palette is for you. Each shade is a total glitter bomb, giving you a creamy, silky, vibrant product.
Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo
Tom Ford continues to be a top competitor in the beauty industry, dominating the saturated market with high-end, great quality products. The Skin Illuminating Powder Duo is no different.
Makeup By Mario Soft Glow Highlighter
Mario Dedivanovic is the genius behind Kim Kardashian’s makeup. He didn’t invent contour, but he brought it back with a vengeance.

Our Top 9 Picks!

1. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

Starting off strong with a cult favorite. The Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows are as pigmented as you’re going to get.

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They are brilliant, long-wearing liquid glitter eyeshadows. They’re bright but lightweight enough that you won’t even feel like you have anything on! They glide on effortlessly and dry down smooth, locking in sparkle with minimal to no fallout. They have six awesome glitters that are a mix of warm and cool-toned shades.

They also offer a metallic shade that is an opalescent white with blue, pink, and duo-chrome purple sparkle. These look stunning in the bottle and even better on!

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2. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury understands sparkle better than most people. The Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow is a long-lasting cream that features an easy to apply, non-creasing formula.

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The soft-focus pigments blue lines for a perfect, seamless eyeshadow time and time again. These glide on like a dream, leaving behind a striking shimmer finish. 

These come in a variety of eight shimmer shades, mostly on the warm side, such as champagnes, golds, rose-gold, and dusty pinks. These small tubs pack a punch in the shimmer department.

3. Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette

This is one of our favorite glitter eyeshadow palettes of all time and we’ll tell you why. The Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette is extremely versatile.

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It contains matte shades as well as a plethora of beautiful shimmers. Not only is this palette perfect for everyday wear, but you can easily use it to get glammed up. One of the best features of this palette is the shade names.

The shades are named after the ideal place to apply them, helping you create the makeup look of your dreams. This palette is a must-have for beginners. The shadows are buttery-soft and easy to blend but labeled in a way that is user-friendly.

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4. Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment

Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigments are a weightless, jelly-textured eyeshadow. They are enhanced with real crystal powders for the most vivid shimmer you’ve ever seen.

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They are high reflection, high shine, and high shimmer. They have various shades including neutrals and brights so you can achieve any look your heart desires.

Some of the highlighted ingredients include topaz crystal, diamond powder, and sapphire powder. We love to see those ingredients all wrapped in a $16 price tag.

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5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a high-quality makeup brand. Their claim to fame is their dip brow eyebrow gel. But did you know that they also have awesome highlighters?

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The Sugar Glow Kit is a set of four metallic powder highlighters. They are extremely pigmented and give you an intense glow. They can be applied wet or dry, layered, or worn separately. There are both light and dark shades to suit most skin tones.

This quadrant is a makeup kit staple. You can use this on your eyes, face, or body to highlight your best features. Just wait until the spotlight catches your highlight.

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6. Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is made up of six shimmers and glitters. It features a range of compact eyeshadows that are highly pigmented with a smooth, easy to blend texture.

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This palette is easy to carry around, perfect for touch-ups, but the lightweight shadows will stay shimmering until last call. They perform, delivering a stunning glam look every time. Everyone can rock these shades, but let’s talk about green eyes for a second. If you’re lucky enough to be in the 2% of the world’s population with green eyes, you have to flaunt it.

Any purple, deep pinks, or red eyeshadows will make your green eyes stand out. If you have green eyes, this palette should be on your wish list.

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7. NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Cream Quad Glitter Palette

If you want a stunning glam look on a budget, this NYX Glitter Goals Cream Quad palette is for you. Each shade is a total glitter bomb, giving you a creamy, silky, vibrant product.

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They are spreadable and easy to control so you can be as precise as you need to be in your application. With an array of pinks, blues, and neutrals, you can create countless looks with this one quadrant.

It’s compact and easy to travel with as well. For only $12, you can’t go wrong with this palette.

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8. Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford continues to be a top competitor in the beauty industry, dominating the saturated market with high-end, great quality products. The Skin Illuminating Powder Duo is no different.

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These two shades stand alone as awesome highlights but can be layered together for a multidimensional glow. This duo was created to capture the two most flattering types of natural light on the skin.

The soft light shade has a luminous shine similar to daylight whereas the radiant golden shade is reminiscent of a candlelight glow. If you want your face glowing to the gods, you need this ASAP!

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9. Makeup By Mario Soft Glow Highlighter

Mario Dedivanovic is the genius behind Kim Kardashian’s makeup. He didn’t invent contour, but he brought it back with a vengeance.

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After gaining popularity for his work with multiple A-list celebrities, he decided to come out with his own makeup line, Makeup By Mario, and it is SO good! His makeup line is known to be high-quality and pigmented with buttery-smoother formulas that glide right on the skin.

The Soft Glow Highlighter is one of our favorite products by Mario. It’s a creamy, weightless illuminator that features a soft-focus pigment to visibly smooth the appearance of skin. It has a blend of microsphere and light-refracted pearls that give a silky, powderless finish.

For a natural but high-reflection glow to last all night, the Soft Glow Highlighter is our top pick.

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