How to wear red and yellow for Chinese New Year without looking boring

Text: Redzhanna Jazmin

Image: Instagram/ @valentina1121li

Looking to switch up your tried-and-true Chinese New Year makeup routine? We've got just the thing—ahead, here are some easy ways to upgrade your festive looks for beginners and pros alike

Third only to the sheer joy of the holiday season and the food-filled indulgence that comes with it, the best thing about Chinese New Year is the opportunity to dress up for said festivities.

The excitement of planning the perfect beauty look to go with your (customarily brand-new) outfit for the celebration is unlike any other—after all, what's the point of the "buy new clothes" custom if you're not going to commit to dressing to the nines?

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That said, it has been a hot minute since we've been able to celebrate the New Year in full force, so if there was any time for us fully-vaccinated folk to break out the big guns, it would be now. Don't know where to start? We're here to help.

Ahead, find eight different ways to step-up your beauty beat for the Lunar New Year—from tiger-themed stripes to tangerine-tinted liners:

Get the eye of the tiger for the Year of the Tiger

Switch out your usual black liner for a pop of festive hues

Add a graphic twist to your coloured liner look

Florals? For Chinese New Year?

Ditch the monochrome beat and try your hand at a red and yellow graphic eye

Bored of red? Try a tangerine and yellow combo instead!

Try this pop of purple for your New Year's Eve celebrations

Manifest a wealth-filled year by going for gold (leaf)

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