Chinese New Year Special: How to Use Red in Makeup πŸ’„ Without Looking Like a Clown 🀑

Chinese New Year Special: How to Use Red in Makeup πŸ’„ Without Looking Like a Clown 🀑

          I've been so busy recently that it completely took me by surprise that this Saturday is Chinese New Year! When I lived in Singapore, celebrating this holiday was a big affair β€” it is basically Thanksgiving and Christmas combined for people of Chinese ancestry β€” we'd get 2 days off school, there'd be a boatload of food for friends and family, us kids would get a brand new wardrobe, we'd go to our relatives to visit, catch up and collect red packets, and celebrations could last up to 15 days. It seemed like a million years ago that I celebrated Chinese New Year in such a big way. As the Year of the Monkey year concludes and we usher in the Year of the Rooster, I'm glad that I was able to end this past lunar year with a generally net positive outcome β€” and I can't wait for the big, exciting changes this year will bring.

RED ALERT (left-right): Dior Rouge 999, Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love, Chanel Passion, Chanel Excessive, Kylie Cosmetics Mary Jo K.Β 

RED ALERT (left-right): Dior Rouge 999, Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love, Chanel Passion, Chanel Excessive, Kylie Cosmetics Mary Jo K. 

This is all cool for the runway but my goal is to avoid looking like this IRL. Source: vfiles.com

This is all cool for the runway but my goal is to avoid looking like this IRL.
Source: vfiles.com

          Because I live in United States, Chinese New Year is not a big thing here, but nevertheless I try to weave a little festivity into my life whenever it is this time of the year. I like to incorporate red, the de facto auspicious color, in what I wear for this season β€” rocking a makeup look featuring crimson but not looking overdone is my goal. Hence, our third vlog on how to use red in makeup without looking like a clown... We hope you find it helpful! Here's to matching the right shade of red to your skin tone, and pulling off some glossy gold lids with a red cat eye, after the jump. πŸ™ˆ

          Let us know what else you'd like Key To Radiance to vlog about in the comments below β€” we'd love to hear from you. Happy Rooster year, ζ­ε–œζ­ε–œοΌ
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