From food to clothing, no stone goes unturned in putting symbolism to anything Chinese New Year-related. And yes this applies to how women wear their makeup in rising to the occasion.

It’s safe to say that the auspicious red lipstick and nail polish will remain the favoured and reliable looks but there are other unique tips and tricks that women swear by to enhance their features.  

Six Chinese ladies admired for their flawless beauty share with us their go-to looks and makeup essentials that keep them pretty and photo-ready during this festive season.  

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“What better way to celebrate oriental beauty than now? On a freshly cleansed face, I apply a BB cream, fill in my brows for a bold look and draw on wing-tip eyeliner. I then accentuate my face by contouring along the jawline and cheekbone, a dab of blusher, and last but not least, a bold lip!” 

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The fashion and fitness it-girl is all about the classic and simple look. Although she’ll be adding colour to her lips for the sake of the New Year, she’s all about the classic, natural look. “Staying nude always works. For an instant beauty boost, I do moisturiser, eyebrow pencil, mascara and lastly, a bold lip.” 

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip in Consuming Red 

 Elizabeth Lee-Yong Untitled design (4).jpg(source)Her signature quiff and mega-watt smile aside, the lady with the bubbliest personality swears by over-the-top makeup to match the revelry of the season. “This Chinese New Year, the super extended cat eye is the way.”

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Lancôme's Grandiôse Bendable Liquid Eyeliner  

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“I’m going for an au-naturel look, with an all-in-one face base for a clean finish. I like to keep it simple as I am always on the go for the outdoors or some tussle with the doggies. Minimal makeup for me always!” 

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Chanel Sublimage Le Teint Ultimate Radiance-Generating cream foundation

 Lee Yin Yen  Untitled design (5).jpg(source)The fashion-savvy, jet-setting Yin Yen loves to keep her makeup low maintenance. “It’s just sunscreen, concealer and lipstick. If I have to go out, I’ll put on a blusher.”

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edit 17SS_160602_CPB076_JUA_SCPK copy.jpg(source)Clé de Peau Beauté UV protective cream tinted spf 50+ 

 Rebekah Yeoh Untitled design (3).jpg(source)

Preferring to let her simple, off-shoulder red bodycon dress this Chinese New Year take the limelight, Rebekah leaves it at that for bold colours. “It is best to avoid experimenting with coloured eyeshadow so I resort to smoky eyes.”

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 Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smokeout

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Tags: Beauty, Chinese New Year, Makeup, CNY, Oriental