Here comes your Lunar New Year makeover


Here comes your Lunar New Year makeover

Celebrate Lunar New Year with your best beauty look.

Whether you go all out or keep things subtle, you can never go wrong with a red lip, wavy hair and glowing skin. Keep reading for our best tips on creating this ideal beauty look for Lunar New Year.

Glowing cheeks

If you're eager to get your beauty routine started early, getting a facial treatment at Lovely By Skin Institute or Cinderella Beauty a few days prior will ensure you're the star of the night. Then, head to Mecca Maxima, Life Pharmacy or Benefit to find products that will seriously bring the glow. We recommend finding a dewy highlighter and blusher that enhance your skin's natural appearance - the goal is for you to wear your makeup, not for it to 'wear' you. Creating a glowing, natural complexion will be the perfect base for your next move: a bold lip.

Red lip

It's time to park your fear of lipstick at the door, because red is your lucky colour this Lunar New Year, and what better place to start than your face? When choosing your red lipstick at Mecca Maxima, Life Pharmacy or Benefit, consider how you will be celebrating Lunar New Year. If you're going to be outdoors, pick a softer shade, and if you're celebrating in the evening, pick a bolder red so your features stand out. It's also important to consider the best shade to match your unique skin tone. If you have a warm undertone, go for more muted coral, peach, mauve and orangey reds, and if you're cool based, you'll look great in a blue-based red, bold fuchsia or maroon. For best results, we all know red lipstick should never be applied casually in the back of an Uber, so be precise and apply yours using a lipstick brush from Mecca Maxima.

Elegant eye

Make sure you pair your red lip colour with subtle eye makeup, so your features don't compete with each other for attention. Try an elegant, softer eye shadow and mascara look with products from Mecca Maxima, Life Pharmacy or Benefit. The perfect way to complement a classic red lip is to dust your eye lids with a sparkly gold hue - and as a bonus, gold will also be sure to bring you the best luck for the New Year.

Fresh curls

Fresh curls will be sure to put you in a happy mood for celebrations. However, make sure you’re getting any haircuts or blow-dries the day before, as superstition states that cutting or washing your hair on the first day of Lunar New Year means losing your luck for the whole year. Visit Rodney Wayne or Edge Cut Colour & Beauty for the perfect look to celebrate Lunar New Year in style. If you prefer to do your fresh curls yourself, Shampoo and Things will make that effortless with their hair straighteners and curlers, and Kess Hair & Beauty will keep those beautiful locks in place with their range of setting sprays.

With these tips and your natural beauty combined, you're set to face the new year with your freshest locks and makeup look yet.