If you are still fretting over what makeup look to go for during Lunar New Year, stick to this basic beauty rule: Play up your favourite feature.

If you want to put more emphasis on your eyes, knock yourself out with the smokey eye makeup, but remember to tone down your lip colour. Don’t try to be over zealous when it comes to colours unless you want to look like a performer in a Beijing opera. Which means, if you’re going for red lips (which I personally recommend), use neutral eyeshadow shades like beige, brown or gold. Save the bold makeup for another day when you’re meeting friends rather than relatives.

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