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Feb 3, 2013

Chinese New Year Makeup Tutorial|Celebrate The Special Occasion With An Elegant Look That Brings Good Fortune All Year Long

Most Chinese New Year (aka the Spring Festival) celebrations are filled with gold and red decorations because these two shades symbolize good fortune, prosperity, and wealth. While you are enjoying all the festivities, don't forget to put on a beautiful makeup look that will bless you with joy and happiness.

Contrary to the bright and dramatic look in part 1, this is a soft and natural look that is suitable for different holidays and is also very wearable.

Products I used,

  1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash
  2. Urban Decay 24/7 Doubled-Ended Glide-On Pencil (Whiskey & Zero)
  3. MAC Eye Shadow (Girlie)
  4. MAC Eye Shadow (Sushi Flower)
  5. MAC Eye Shadow (Antiqued)
  6. MAC Eye Shadow (Goldmine)
  7. MAC Eye Shadow (Bagatelle)

Take a soft gold shade and apply it all over the lid.

Paint the tear duct with a golden shadow.

Apply a light pink color to the outer half of the eyelid.

Use a bright pink shade to line the outer half of the lower lash line.

Tight line the upper lash line with a black liner and line the lower lash line with a brown eyeliner.

To create a soft look, smudge the eyeliner with a bronze shadow.

Curl the lashes and brush on a black mascara. You can also substitute with false lashes for a more vivid finish.

I really like how this look turned out, and I can even wear this on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy these 2 tutorials. And I wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and good luck on a wonderful year.

Angela

20 comments:

  1. This is a really pretty, subtle look!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  2. I don't normally like pink eyeshadows, but I love how you paired them with golds/browns here! Beautiful and wearable!

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    1. Sunny, I don't usually wear pink shadows as well because they tend to make my eyelids look a bit puffy. But in this case, a moderate amount seems to really brighten up the whole look.

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  3. love it..looks lovely

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  4. loved the look! pretty as usual ^_~

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  5. Love your choice of colors! Im jealous! I need sushi flower because I love pinks on the lids, especially blended with brown in the crease or outer V! I think im going with something gold and brown with winged eyeliner, maybe half lashes on my eyes for more volume! Thanks for the looks, Ive enjoyed your posts!!

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    1. Sharlynn, I'd definitely recommend Sushi Flower. It's a very soft pink with great color payoff but is still very wearable even for a daily look.

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  6. Lovely look! Totally different from what I do, but I like it a lot.

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  7. This is a beautiful look! Love your use of pink shadows. :)

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  8. I love your tutorial, i think I'll try it for sunday <3

    Sweetvanilascent.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd love to see your take on this look.

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  9. I love this look! I wish I had gold eye shadow, too. My eyeshadow library is still pretty small so I don't have much colors to play with. But I'll definitely try this once my new order arrives. Happy Lunar New Year to you! :)

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    1. Vivi, Hally New Year to you too. You don't have to use the exact colors to create this look. Use what you already own and you can come up with many looks that are great for any celebrations.

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  10. Such a lovely soft look Angela! I like how you used Sushi Flower in this, it gives that extra punch of colour :).

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    1. Teri, Sushi Flower is definitely one of my favorite colors. It's not too bold but can easily brighten any looks.

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