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This Is Your Chinese Lucky Color In High Fashion Beauty Looks
By Mika Reyes
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We’re bringing face this Chinese New Year by wearing our lucky colors in our beat. Here’s how you can do it too.

Related: Look For These 5 Lucky Chinese Symbols In The Year Of The Metal Ox

Usually, Feng Shui enthusiasts would buy new clothes in their lucky color to wear for Chinese New Year. Due to the pandemic, this year might be a little different. Now that shopping has taken a digital turn, we’d need to plan our shopping days before we plan to wear them. For those terrible at time management, this sounds horrifying. Don’t fret, though! We’ve got the perfect solution: lucky color beauty looks. Except, we’re making it high fashion. Have your own full blown Mulan makeover moment this Chinese New Year by copying these looks.


Rat - White Graphic Eyeliner
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande popularized this look in 2020. Try using white eyeliner to get the precision of your look on point.
Other Lucky Colors: Yellow and Green
Color to avoid: Red


Ox - Silver Disco Queen
Take out the glitter for your silver eyeshadow look on Chinese New Year. Use a silver cream based shadow and set the look with loose metallic powder.
Other Lucky Colors: White and Vanilla
Color to avoid: Green


Tiger - Purple Lashes
There are two ways to go about this look. You can either invest on purple mascara or you could powder up your falsies with eyeshadow.
Other Lucky Colors: Gray
Color to avoid: Orange


Rabbit - Bright Yellow Sunset

Give emphasis to the bright yellow shadow by pairing it with muted colors of brown and orange. Just make sure that you contour your eyes with the darker shades for the sunset effect.
Other Lucky Colors: Light Blue and Peach
Color to avoid: Red

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Dragon - Subtle Gray Shadow

The way to achieve a subtle gray eyeshadow look is to have a good base. Bring out your best primer and spread a pea size amount all over your lid before placing the gray shadow.
Other Lucky Colors: Silver
Color to avoid: Orang
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Snake - Bubblegum Pink Hair

This may not be a makeup look, but it is a trend to watch out for in 2021. If you want to stay consistently lucky, then why not dye your locks pink.
Other Lucky Colors: Yellow
Color to avoid: Black

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Horse - Fuchsia Pink Puckers

Pink can never go out of style. That’s why it’s important to have your essential pinks stored for the season. You can even mix in some orange and red in there to create your own fuchsia pink lipstick.
Other Lucky Colors: Cream Tones
Color to avoid: Green

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Goat - Smoked Out Blue Lids

Channel your inner Jane Fonda by smoking out your blue eyeshadow for the gods. Start small and build up towards the outer corners of your eyes for a full blown 80s moment.
Other Lucky Colors: Gray and Black
Color to avoid: Pink

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Monkey - Pale Yellow Smackers

The year of the monkey isn’t one to shy away from a bold yellow lip. You can even use white lipstick as base, so your pale yellow lipstick would stand out more.
Other Lucky Colors: Bright Pink
Color to avoid: Red

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Rooster - Sultry Silver Accents

You don’t need to always go overboard on the glitter whenever dealing with silver. You can just place subtle accents of metallics on high points of your eyes.
Other Lucky Colors: White
Color to avoid: Purple

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Dog - Seductive Red Lips
Go for the classic red lip whenever you’re making power moves in 2021. If you wan’t to bring more emphasis to your lips, then line them up with a darker shade of red.
Other Lucky Colors: Yellow and White
Color to avoid: Green

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Pig (Boar) - Purple Cut Crease

Lilac colors are all the rage on the runway. Recreate the purple eyeshadow look by creating a cut crease using concealer and a light eyeshadow base.
Other Lucky Colors: Yellow
Color to avoid: Blue