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Mask and makeup combos perfect for NYE and outdoor parties

Holiday celebrations look different this year, but if you’re going to gather outside, you might as well jazz up your look from the neck up.

Whether you’re toughing it out under a heat lamp at an outdoor restaurant for New Year’s Eve or catching up with pals at a backyard bash this winter, consider stepping up your mask and makeup game. Now that lips are hidden beneath those trusty face coverings, focus on enhancing the eyes with a flash of colorful eyeliner or shadow.

Jewelry can spice things up, too: A barrette or statement earring will take your look from basic to bold.

Get inspired with three party-ready combos featuring fabulous, head-turning masks and accessories to help ’em pop.

Pucker Up

lip mask
“Pucker Up Lilac Glitz” in lilac mask, $65 at JuliaClancey.com; Rose Gold Rhinestone Pearl Snap Clips, $14.99 for two at Icing.com; “2021 Linear Drop” earrings in cubic zirconia, $5.99 at Claires.com; Clé de Peau Beauté “Magical Moonlight” luminizing face enhancer, $95 at Saks.com; Nars “Climax” mascara, $24 at Sephora.com
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It’s time to kiss this year goodbye! Since lipstick seems to be a thing of the past, let this mask be your way of paying homage to the look — and an NYE midnight kiss. Like in pre-mask life, you don’t need much else when you’ve got a dramatic red lip, so keep the rest of your vibe shimmery and simple: highlighter on the lids and cheeks plus long, defined lashes.

Neon glow

neon mask
The Mighty Company Glitter face mask in lime, $25 at Nordstrom.com; Tasha bobby pin pack, $20 at Nordstrom.com; Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner in “Stage Dive,” $21 at Sephora.com; “Mint Crème” Your Way mascara, $22 at MelowayMakeup.com; “Simon” hoop earrings, $225 at NickhoRey.com
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The future is bright, so ring in 2021 with over-the-top rainbow, glitter and shine. Add a flick of flashy eyeliner for a bit of edge or pop on a coat of candy-colored mascara to unleash your inner ‘90s club kid.

Starry sight

mask with a star
Star mask, $9.83 at RedBubble.com; “Or Antique” Ombre Première eye shadow, $36 at Chanel.com; Bow scrunchie, $16.50 at JCrew.com; “Madeline” beaded earrings by Mignonne Gavigan, $225 at NeimanMarcus.com; L’Oreal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye waterproof liquid eyeliner, $10.99 at Ulta.com
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Since you’ll likely be partying out under the stars, this spangled mask is the perfect combo of sparkle and shine to get you noticed. Add strong earrings and a classic, sleek cat eye with a swipe of gold shimmer to let the stars stand out.