Monday, 21 January 2013 15:45 | By Zhang Weifang

Saving face

Put your best face forward with these make-up looks when doing the rounds this Chinese New Year

We do like celebrating Chinese New Year. A lot. On top of being at the receiving end of hong bao (our sympathies to married couples), we get to experiment with different hair and make-up styles to look all peachy and fabulous for full days of visiting judgemental relatives. We've always liked a challenge.

The four looks presented here are our interpretations of styles hot off the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Think bright, clean peepers with a touch of colour; lashes prettily laced with a hint of mascara; and fresh, glossy puckers to do all the smiling.

Take that, Aunty No 5.

Saving Face

The first day of the Chinese New Year will probably be a whole-day affair going from house to house. You'll need an up-do to stay cool. Braid your hair starting from the side, loosen the braids, twirl it up into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Complete your hairdo with an au naturel look using Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (S$42) for the eyes and L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse in 604 Bella (available from Feb for S$18.90) for your puckers.

On hair: Redken Quick Tease 15, price unavailable.

Urban Decay Naked Basics palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (S$42)

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse

L'Oreal Paris Shine Caresse (available from Feb for S$18.90)

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