Red Scout wishes everyone good fortune, happiness and success in the Chinese Lunar New Year. And with the festive season upon us, it’s time to pamper yourself this season. Inspired by Chinese New Year, we have the must-have makeup, fragrance and skincare products that will prep and prime you for the festive season.
Face: Chantecaille Future Skin
This oil-free gel foundation has a unique lightweight texture with hydrating ingredients such as water and seaweed to hydrate the skin without the use of oils. The foundation also provides a buildable medium to full coverage using light reflective circular pigments that blur the appearance of flaws and provides a radiant finish.
Cheeks: Mecca Cosmetics Enlightened Highlight
Let your skin glow with the warm, face-flattering highlight that complements every skin tone and delivers a natural-looking glow. Full of skin-enhancing ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Seed Oil, the highly-blendable formula applies beautifully for a smooth, luminous finish that won’t budge for the celebration season.
Fragrance: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Named after the Baccarat, a clear crystal mingled with 24 carat gold powder, this fragrance has ethereal notes of jasmine and saffron, as well as woody amber accord and base of cedar that will leave a lasting impression on your skin.
Eyes: Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Livid
The ultimate powdered eyeshadow for making a bold beauty statement this Chinese Lunar New Year. The powder eye shadows are renowned for their strong colour payoff and highly pigmented formula. To pull this look off, the key is to blend. Apply the red eyeshadow on your eyelid and blend in a darker shade (maroon, brown or black) on the crease and blend, blend, blend. For an extra pop, add a subtle shimmer to the centre of your eyelid for that subtle glow.
Lips: Nars Audacious Lipstick
The Chinese New year look isn’t complete without the bright bold red lips. Enriched with lip-smoothing ingredients, the Nars creamy lipstick delivers bold colour and a seductive satin sheen. One-swipe colour ensures maximum coverage and impact for a dramatic lip-look that will last throughout the festive celebrations.
By Stephanie Turek