Here comes your Lunar New Year makeover

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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 Cinderella Beauty a few days prior will ensure you're the star of the night.

Then, head to MECCA, David Jones and Farmers 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.


Get the look: GUELAIN Pearls Of Powder from David Jones, YSL Shimmer stick from Farmers, Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter from MECCA, GlamGlow treatment from MECCA and MECCA MAX Liquid Light from MECCA

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? 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.


Get the look: Estee Lauder Sculpting Lipstick and MAC Lunar Illusions Lipstick from Farmers, Loreal Liquid Lipstick from Chemist Warehouse and Elizabeth Arden Lip Repair from David Jones.

Elegant eye

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.


Get the look: Tom Ford Cream & Power Eye Colour from David Jones, NARS LNY Eyeshadow Quad from MECCA, Revlon Shimmer Eye Pencil from Chemist Warehouse and Stila Magnificent Metal Glitter from MECCA.

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 Synergy Hair or SuLin Hair for the perfect look to celebrate Lunar New Year in style.

If you prefer to do your fresh curls yourself, Shampoo 'n' Things will make that effortless with their hair straighteners and curlers.