Updated: Feb 7, 2019
This year seems like a season of non-stop celebration! After a good Christmas and New Year, we’re now eagerly awaiting the arrival of Chinese New Year – woohoo! Feasting, catching up with friends and family, and dressing up for the occasion are the ultimate must-dos. Whether you choose to carry an Oriental look with a cheongsam, or go for a new look that you’ve never tried before, THREE has got you sorted in terms of makeup.
The Natural, Almost-Nude Eye
If your preferred look is more subtle, you’ll want to look brightened up and radiant, not pale and sickly. Create an almost-nude eye makeup look with shades of soft-pink and beige, swept across the eyelids up to the brow bone. Then, curl your lashes sky-high and apply eyeliner as close to your lashline as possible to ‘open up’ your eyes.
The Smoky, Sultry Cat Eye
No Cheongsam look is complete without the quintessential cat-eye makeup. Soften the overall look and make it perfect for daytime by smudging a dark shade of brick-red or mauve-grey on the eyelids, up to the crease. Follow with a generous slick of eyeliner to for a strong feline flick that’s sexy, yet suitable for any occasion.
The Bold Colour Contrast Eye
If you’re going the unconventional route with an all-black outfit for Chinese New Year, spice up your look with colours on your eyes instead! Using a slim eyeliner brush, line the top lid with a striking shade like deep green or brick red, then clash it with a glittery shade of gold along the lower lashline. You can also try colour combinations like green and mauve, or beige and red.
The Auspicious “Ong Mali” Eye
What are the must-have colours for CNY? Red and gold, for sure! Win big at mahjong when you turn up at gatherings with striking red-and-gold eye makeup that will invite good vibes. Use red cream eyeshadow sparingly along the lower lashline, and blend out for a softer look. You can even accentuate the inner corners of the eyes with a bit of gold shimmer!
THREE Daring Voyager: a unique cream-to-powder finish
Not one, not two, but three types of powders in this cream eyeshadow help to create the perfect smooth finish!
Soft Focus Powder – for a diffused, smoothed-out effect
Clear Veil Powder – gives a clear colour payoff
Silky Fit Powder – improves adherence on your skin
Each shade is packed with multifaceted shimmer pearls, in contrasting colours from its base shadow. With each movement, these pearls capture and reflect light, like stars dancing across your eyelids. Definitely the perfect finishing touch to give your CNY makeup an extra ‘oomph’!