#1: Ditch the red lips for coral

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Alberto Zambelli

Instead of the usual red lip, go for a bright coral shade instead. For added drama, go a step further and amp up your look with bold eyeliner.


#2: Match your lip colour with your outfit

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Alberta Ferretti

The easiest way to make your look stand out: By matching your lipstick to your Chinese New Year outfit. Just keep to more neutral hues for the rest of the face to avoid overwhelming the look.


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#3: Turn heads with graphic eyeshadow

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From left: Cividini, Vivetta

Whether it’s a bold swathe of colour right below the eyebrows (left) or a more painterly, brush-on effect (right), these looks will definitely make any red outfit stand out even more.


#4: Have fun with glitter

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Shiatzy Chen

Dusting glitter on your eyelids = Been there, done that. Take reference from this runway beauty look and apply it to the centre of your lower lids for a more fashion-forward look. It’ll also help to open up your eyes without being too garish.


#5: Play with unconventional eyeshadow shades

chinese new year makeupFrom left: Christophe Guillarme, Pascal Millet

Try unconventional eyeshadow colours such as a metallic pink (left) and a subtle gold paired with dark blue eyeshadow on the outer corner of eyes.

#6: Do draping

chinese new year makeupChalayan

Contour your face using blusher – by that, we mean sweeping your blush along your cheekbones up toward your eyebrows – for a fresh-faced appeal.

Images: Showbit.com

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