This Lunar New Year, think cherry blossoms, peonies, golden lions, firecrackers and Chinese floral prints to give you inspiration for your makeup look.
While the colour red, which conveys good fortune and joy, takes front and centre during this auspicious celebration, you can pick from a family of reds and pinks to complement your outfit. Choose from creamy or glossy to the current all-the-rage matte textures.
If you’re battling a dull complexion, no problem – the latest makeup collection will have something to make you glow. Sometimes, all it takes is a bright colour on your face or try a multi-coloured pinkish blush.
Here’s a look at the latest Lunar New Year inspired makeup collections.
Sulwhasoo Radiance Blusher No. 1 (Pink Harmony)
A multi-colour blusher that brings out a natural tint and delivers a healthy glow. Formulated with Bloominous pearl powder, this blusher provides a radiant glow like a blooming plum blossom. The palette comprises of three colours – a light shade as a highlighter, a medium shade for vitality and a darker shade for colour adjustment.
YSL Volupt Plump-in-Color
This is a multi-tasking lip balm that gently plumps and deeply nourishes while dressing lips in a high-shine and luscious colour. The outer shell of the lipstick delivers gorgeous colour and luminous shine, while the heart-shaped centre of the lipstick provides plumping and instant balm care. It is formulated with gently tingling peppermint oil, a rich cocktail of antioxidants and vitamins, as well as hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture.
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment (Firecracker)
This limited edition Chinese New Year lippy offers full coverage pigment with just one swipe. It’s smooth liquid texture glides on with ease to give fully saturated, opaque coverage and true matte finish. The Fluid Pigment Complex provides lightweight, flexible colour that moves with lips and feels comfortable.
Etude House Happy With Piglet Color in Liquid Lips Air Mousse (OR201)
Paying homage to the year of the Earth Boar this Chinese New Year, this cute Air Mousse tint offers a texture as light as a feather and it absorbs and blends softly on the lips with a silky finish. Like its name “Air Mousse,” it delivers a comfortable feeling on your lips as if you did not apply anything. Evenly dispersed, water-based colour pigments penetrate instantly as soon as they touch your lips, leaving a beautiful colour.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge (#290 and #118)
To complement the festive season, Lancome has released a limited edition Chinese New Year design for its bestselling L’Absolu Rouge in two festive shades – #290 and #118. This is a hydrating, comfortable lipstick with all-day wear, housed in a sleek, click-to-close packaging. Infused with moisturising Pro-Xylane and vitamin E, this richly replenishing formula supports natural moisture and smoothens your lips, giving high colour payoff without dryness.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain (Strawberry Kissed)
This is a liquid lipstick that acts as a lip stain with a unique texture that blends from creamy to silky. This Strawberry Kissed lip stain gives a matte finish that lasts for hours, and has an ultra-velvety texture. Infused with avocado oil, it delivers ultimate comfort and comes with a precision applicator that distributes just the right amount of lip colour.