How to ace the perfect Lunar New Year beauty look

  • Style
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

Sometimes, just an auspicious bright red or pink lipstick is all you need to brighten up a dull complexion.

It’s the season to dress up and show up in bright colours, new clothes and outdazzle everyone at the family reunion, and all other Chinese New Year gatherings.

We can’t tell off well-meaning relatives and friends because we really don’t know when we’re getting married, have another child or live up to their expectations, but we can control how we look.

Beauty brands have come out with special or limited edition makeup collections and this is one way of changing your look or just getting in the festive mood. Then there’s also the favourites you pull out for special occasions like these, where you know you can slay anyone with just the right lipstick and eyeliner.

You can also apply feng shui principles to your look for good luck, wealth and prosperity. Here are some things to consider from

Did you know that according to Feng shui principles, the condition of your skin reflects your life. In other words, the amount of blemishes on your skin reflects the amount of issues you will have.

Your first step is to have a proper skincare routine and follow it. So no sleeping with makeup on and keep your skin hydrated. You’ll look and feel better if you have less stress to deal with, especially on your skin.

Pencil thin or zero eyebrows are a no-no. It’s supposed to be the bushier the better, and preferably no plucking, but since we live in the real world and don’t want to scare people, there are ways around this.

Lunar New Year beauty look
Balance all the your elements together and greet the upcoming Lunar New Year with beautiful makeup and the right colours.

Eyebrows are supposed to protect you, hence you should ideally have real eyebrows, not fake or drawn ones.

Don’t make your eyebrows straight, make it arched (but not too much that you look perpetually surprised). Your brow colour should also be darker than your hair.

The forehead is an important feature as it attracts good luck. So keep it clear and don’t cover it with bangs.

Now that your skin is clear, your eyebrows are arched just right and your forehead is unobstructed and smooth, all you need is the right makeup.

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