With a hopeful “niu” year ahead of us, what better time than now to tap into our zodiac sign to help inform our choices and become our best selves?
Ahead, we’ve broken down some of the best beauty products to rock in 2021 according to your zodiac sign’s lucky colour* – they will not only help you unleash your full potential, but also ramp up your luck.
Read on to find out what the lucky colours and products are, and how to use them with style.
You don’t have to plunge deep under the sea to rock this green-blue shade, reminiscent of the ocean and beach. To get Insta-worthy seaside nails on land, apply a coat of teal polish, making sure to get the brush all the way down to the cuticle and corners of the nails. Instead of doing too many strokes, stick to three strokes on each nail: one down the middle, one on each side. After a minute or two, apply another thin coat of nail polish. Finish with a layer of topcoat.
Just like how you would factor in your undertone when deciding on a foundation or concealer, you should also do so when picking out a highlighter. Gold and bronze hues will look great against warm undertones, while silver shades from this Stila palette will complement cool undertones.
Clay masks do a great job in getting rid of excess sebum and drawing out impurities from pores while gently exfoliating skin. Manicouagan clay is the star ingredient in this mask from K-beauty brand Bring Green. This light clay dives deep into pores to clean them out and works as a mild exfoliant to gently whisk away toxins, dirt and dry skin cells. Don’t worry about over-drying, formulated with hydrating Chinese pearl barley, it leaves skin feeling moisturised and plump after application.
The colour gold is perfect for this time of the year. Revered as a symbol of wealth and luxury, we love it even more in our makeup routine than in our jewellery. A simple way to pull off gold makeup? A wash of gold eyeshadow on the lids coupled with a bold lippy is a great way to wear gold in your makeup without looking OTT. A little bit of gold on the lids is just enough to add a chic touch to a timeless makeup look.
Red lipstick is synonymous with Chinese New Year for good reasons; it just feels inherently festive. If you’ve spent the last few months focusing on your eye makeup (or going au naturel), it’s time to break out a tube of red lipstick. This orange red formula from Clinique delivers a smooth creamy application and vibrant opaque colour. Perfect for adding a bright pop of colour to any makeup look.
If you don’t like to fuss with eyeshadows, brushes and blending, make a statement with a graphic liner look, using just one shade of yellow. It could be something as simple as a wing or something more elaborate. Complete your makeup with a neutral blush and a nude lip colour.
Even if you’re just wearing a light BB cream, it’s still worth dabbing on some setting powder. These powders are typically made with oil-absorbing minerals that prevent your makeup from slipping and sliding (especially under a face mask!), smooth skin, blur out fine lines and reduce the appearance of pores.
The key to colour-correcting is finding the right shade of concealer. When choosing a concealer, consider your skin tone and concerns. Yellow concealer is great for cancelling out purple or darker-toned shadows on Asian skin tones. If you have dark eye circles or darkness around the mouth area, opt for a pale-yellow shade to brighten skin and even out complexion.
We’re all for changing up your hair colour. Rose gold is the perfect hue for anyone dipping their toes in pastel. The good news? You can achieve this gold, light pink shade at home thanks to the wide variety of easy-to-use, at-home hair dyes such as this Blackpink-approved one from Korean brand Mise En Scene.
Trust us when we say you don’t need much else if you’re donning a deep brick red lip. This drugstore cult-favourite from Maybelline stays on all day without drying out your lips. If you want your lips to be the star of the show, this lipstick will not fail you.
If you have bigger almond-shaped eyes, you can be more adventurous and take the green shadow down the bottom lash line. For smaller eyes, concentrate the green eyeshadow on the eyelids, keeping the bottom lash line clean. We love teaming green eyeshadow with a clean base, lots of mascara and nude lip.
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