Get Ready with #3inute this Lunar New Year! Forget stale red traditional cheongsams and dull, random swipes of highlighter & foundation you call makeup, we know what's hot and what's not and we're here to help you ace that perfect CNY look! A look for every mood, choose from 4 magnetizing looks, Go Bold or Go Home, Soft Glow, Eye Poppy and Chic Chick to celebrate the festive Lunar New Year!

Go Bold or Go Home

We're talking about going all out this CNY, if this isn't the best time to shine, then when? Perfect your bold look with daring crimson lips, a delicate blend of rich cherry eye shadow layered on top of sleek matte foundation. Finish the look with a gentle wing liner and a dash of mascara for an added definition to fully bring out the eyes.

Take this look to a new level by pairing it with contrasting White or complementary Wine and Navy hues. Turn heads and catch eyes in clean white as it casts spotlight on your sweet bewitching cherry eyes and alluring crimson lips. With complementary Wine and Navy hues, slay the entire look all perfectly tied together in a festive knot!

Melanie Spring Garden Embroidery Cheongsam in White | Hailee Oriental Duo-toned Lace Cheongsam in Wine/Forest | Emilie Full of Roses Dress in Navy

Soft Glow

Think rose-tinted glasses, romantic blushes and brief fleeting moments: Turn your Lunar New Year into yet another iconic snapshot moment with a soft, dewy look in pretty shades of pink lip tints. Start off with a coat of foundation and concealer before working your way up to gently blend out your nude eye shadow and delicately fill out your brows with a fine brown brow pencil. Top it off by swiping your cheeks with the softest shade of peach followed by highlighting the bridge of your nose and inner lid for a touch of silky glow.

Avoid overpowering the look with strong, bold colours. Instead, opt for pastel hues like Powder Blue, Pink, Jade and Sky to fully bring out the tenderness of grace and elegance.

Ying Oriental Emboss Cheongsam Dress in Pink | Whitney Fleur Lace Dress in Powder Blue | Novelle Romantic Lace Fishtail Dress in Sky

Eye Poppy

You're fun, you're energetic, you're bursting with cheeriness and most importantly, you're the light of the party! Let them all know with your eye-popping makeup game. Go for perky yellowish/orange-y eyeshadow with a throughout coat of mascara to bring out your eyes and dab on complementary shades of luscious orange coat of lip gloss to further accentuate your look. Finish it off with soft swabs of blush on your cheeks and light swipes of highlighter on your T-Zone. Voila, you're good to go!

The best thing about this look is that it goes well with everything. If you're all about the complementary colours, opt for Navy, Cobalt and Blue-ish tones to balance out that yellowish/orange-y zest. To match your bright, fun personality, hop right in and grab those eye-popping hues in Red, White and Yellow!

Ladora Embossed Flutter Hem Cheongsam in Navy | Vita Oriental Lace Romper Dress in Red | Desiree Embroidery Garden Flutter Hem Dress

Chic Chick

There's absolutely nothing wrong with not wanting to be a part of the loud, intense hoo-ha of the festive CNY walking around like a red ang pao! The thing is, you don't want to look like you're too into the auspicious Lunar New Year but you also don't want to look like you're a dark rebel. Here's a stunning look for you Chic Chicks to make you feel less out of place.

First up, prep your skin with a primer and coat it with a good foundation and concealer. Contour your cheeks gently and ensure that it doesn't come off too strong and dab the outer corner of your eyelids with cherry eye shadow before blending it into the inner corners with the nude beige shade for a subtle look. Tie the entire look up with mascara and a shimmery lip gloss with a dark undertone tint for a sultry vibe.

If you're vibin' real hard with black hues and find it hard to leave your comfort zone this Lunar New Year, here are a few lovely picks of naturally darker tones that come with subtle festive accents that'll definitely take care of that!

Kathryn Colourblock Flutter Dress in Black | Giselle Oriental Triple Knot Skater Dress in Navy | Sammie Side Panel Bloom Dress

It's time to get started on fancy makeup experimentation! Let us know how it turns out by tagging us on IG this Lunar New Year! Hereby wishing you a properous, happy Chinese New Year!

Till next time,
*3inute takes no credit for makeup inspiration photos taken from Pinterest & Stylenanda.