This look was inspired by the china doll makeup of actresses in Chinese period dramas who usually sported pink eye shadows. The only thing I added were the slightly bolder lips and the thicker eyebrows. Apart from the simple pink eye makeup, the key to this look was using lots of highlighter and brightening powder. The RMS Luminizer and the Silk Naturals Dewy Sheer Finishing Silk were perfect for the job.
Face: I applied RMS ‘Un’ cover-up all over my face, including my eye area. I used Silk Naturals “Sleep in a Jar” in Peach to cover my dark circles further.
Eyes: Baby Doll blush for the color and Vapour eye shadow for the highlights. For a more intense color, I used a slightly moist brush. I lined the outer corners of my lower lash line with Baby Doll. I thickened my eyebrows with Sante Eyebrow Pencil 02. I lined my upper eyelids and did a little flick using Vapour Beauty Smokey Eye Tool as base and the Silk Naturals Film Noir cream liner to set the shape.
Lips: Silk Naturals Scarlet Lip Stain + Silk Naturals Bloom Gloss stick to get a more ‘pinkish’ hue because I don’t have a fushia-ish pink lipstick yet (not on the picture).
Finishing Touches: I applied the Luminizer on my cheekbones, brow bone and chin then I buffed my entire face with the SN Dewy Sheer Finishing Silk. Lastly, I curled my lashes and used Real Purity Mascara.
I feel that the RMS products might turn too oily and sticky under Singapore weather but they’ll be perfect if you’re celebrating CNY in a country with a colder and drier climate. I would have been better off using a powdered mineral foundation with more coverage and with just the right amount of dewy-ness. If you want a more defined and lasting eyeliner, please go for a liquid liner instead. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried a more natural liquid or gel liner yet. Zuzu Luxe, why aren’t you available in Singapore?
Hope you enjoyed my first makeup pseudo-tutorial. I’ve been hoarding lots of makeup recently so I can do more of these. I’m addicted!
To all my readers who are celebrating, Happy Lunar New Year!
May the year of the dancing Water Snake bring us more blessings, wisdom and an overflow of creativity!