Even if you don’t believe in geomancy (feng shui), finding out what your “lucky” colours are can be a fun way to jazz up your makeup this new year.
Here are the lucky colours that Singaporean Feng Shui Master, Master Alvin Sai of MZ玄 Fengshui Mastery, advises for each zodiac sign. Find yours and give yourself the excuse to start shopping for new makeup!
- Rat: Black, Orange, and Purple
- Ox: Beige, White, and Green
- Tiger: Black, Pink, and Beige
- Rabbit: Blue, Purple, and Orange
- Dragon: Green, Red, and Beige
- Snake: Pink, Orange, and White
- Horse: White, Black, and Grey
- Goat: Blue, Pink, and Orange
- Monkey: Blue, White, and Grey
- Rooster: Yellow, White, and Green
- Dog: Pink, Grey, and Green
- Pig: Beige, Green, and Grey
Rat: Black, Orange, and Purple
(2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948)
Reach for an eyeshadow palette like ColourPop In A Trance eyeshadow palette (S$19.33, ~RM63.48) that features baby lilacs shades. You’ll get matte finishes, as well as chrome and pressed glitters so you can experiment with flashier looks.
For the lippie, we’re thinking of a soft gradient look so everyone sees you can have a nice transition from your eye makeup to your pout.
Gucci Rouge De Beaute Brillant Lipstick in shade #307 Louise Orange (S$51, ~RM167.49) is an alluring muted orange that will make you feel so luxurious. Dab the lippie on the centre of your lips to create a seamless gradient.
Ox: Beige, White, and Green
(2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, and 1949)
Every time we suggest green as an eyeshadow colour, most tend to shy away and shut the suggestion down. Get rid of the stigma you have against green eyeshadow and hear us out.
Sweep a beige eyeshadow over your lid as a base. Afterwards, take a dense brush and dab some green eyeshadow along your upper eyelid.
A palette that has everything you need would be the Kose Visee Fragrance Free Riche Glossy Rich Eyeshadow in version GR-7 (RM91.53). Mix the green and beige together for a gorgeous blend.
To tie everything together, try NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick in shade Pure White (RM38). Instead of using your usual black eyeliner, the white pigment will brighten the entire look even more.
Tiger: Black, Pink, and Beige
(2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938)
The minute we saw your lucky colours, we instantly though of the K-pop group, Blackpink. Aren’t you excited to do a look that’s as cute and chic as what they wear?
You can never go wrong with pink eyeshadow. A simple pink palette like the Morphe 9P Petal Passion Artistry Palette (RM70) has variations of pink for you to create a sweet look for your eyes.
For the eyeliner, there are two options for you to experiment with. You’ll get a sleek, “cat eyes” when using the KissMe Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner in shade #01 Super Black (RM55.44).
But if you want something smokier to emphasise the black pigmentation of the liner, try a pencil liner that can be smudged like NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Eye Color in shade Night (RM114).
Rabbit: Blue, Purple, and Orange
(2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, and 1927)
While your lucky colours are similar to those born in the Year of the Rat, we’re thinking of a more striking style for you.
Master Alvin Sai mentioned that the upcoming year might be a challenging one for you. So, why not put on a bold look so you can overcome them in style?
Play around with coloured eyeliners and try the FLOWFUSHI UZU Eye Opening Liner in Orange (RM91.62) that is sure to draw attention to your eyes.
The bright orange pigment of the eyeliner will pair with a blue eyeshadow like the Sephora Collection Colorful Magnetic Eyeshadow in shade #17 Lunar Eclipse (RM42).
To balance everything out, reach for a bold berry lippie. We think the Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in shade Deep Orchid (RM200) has a rich hue that will make your look extra sultry.
Dragon: Green, Red, and Beige
(2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, and 1952)
Pairing green with red may sound like a bad idea at first. However, when you realise how well these colours complement each other, you’ll be coming back to this look even after the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Ease your way into green shades with the Pixi Eye Effects Eye Shadow Palette in variation Hazelnut Haze (RM114). This palette includes muted greens that are neutral enough to pair with the splash of red you’re about to swipe on.
Instead of grabbing red eyeshadow, consider red mascara instead. Maroon lashes will naturally open your eyes while subtly complementing the green eyeshadow. The mascara we have in mind is the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes in shade Dream Pop (S$35, RM~114.94) that has a deep red hue.
Snake: Pink, Orange, and White
(2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, and 1953)
A field of blooming flowers comes to mind when we see your lucky colours together. We’re thinking you should go all out to show your vibrant colours this year.
Be generous with your eyeshadow and confidently swipe on the Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Liquid Eyeshadow in shade Nearly Apricot (RM98). Its bright peach pigmentation is sure to make your eyes pop.
Pick a white eyeliner like Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner Waterproof Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in shade 001 Matte White (RM148) and swipe it across your upper eyelid. Don’t afraid of lining your lower lash line too! This can help brighten your eyes and give a dazzling effect to your eyes.
Pair your bright eye look with an equally bright lip look. Dress your lips with Peripera Ink Airy Velvet tint in shade 14 Rosy Pink (RM26.90). As the name suggests, it has a rosy pink hue that will make your pout extra kissable while complementing your vibrant eye look.
Horse: White, Black, and Grey
(2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, and 1942)
Compared to the other zodiac signs, your lucky colours are more monochromic, but this doesn’t mean you can’t stand out.
The best part about playing around with shades like black and grey is that you can make use of glitters to brighten up an otherwise dull look.
Dab on some e.l.f. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in shade Black Magic (RM44.07) onto your upper eyelid. Make sure to grab a brush and blend everything into your skin well so you won’t get patchy panda eyes.
For your lower eyelid and the inner corner of your eye, sweep on some of Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color in shade 01 Diamond Snow (RM92). The sparkle this eyeshadow packs will accentuate your eyes and brighten the entire look.
Goat: Blue, Pink, and Orange
(2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, and 1943)
Colours like these call for a candy-inspired look for a look. Opt for pastel shades that will soften your complexion and brighten your skin tone.
Dust on some blue pigments around your eyelid as a base before sweeping the pink pigment over it. Flower Knows Strawberry Rococo Series Five-Color Eyeshadow Palette in 05 Creamy Macarons (RM26.90) even has an icy blue shade for you to highlight your inner eye corner with.
To top it off, accentuate your pout with Amuse Dewy Lip Tint in shade 09 Seoul Soul (RM108). You’ll get a high shine finish that enhances the bright hues of orange and pink.
Monkey: Blue, White, and Grey
(2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, and 1956)
Chic and classy is the vibe we’re getting from your lucky colours. A cool-tone shade like blue mixed with monochromes like white and grey remind us of a winter wonderland.
Shimmers and glitters are the way to go for your look. Your cheekbones are due for a shimmery makeover with Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter in shade 01 Sidechick (RM135) in shade 01 Sidekick. Your cheeks will be left with a radiant glow when you apply this glittery white highlighter.
Ease into blue eyeshadows with the Judydoll 20 Colors Eyeshadow Palette (RM94.90). Shades like “shell”, “paradise”, “salt”, and “hutt lagoon” will give you a soft look.
Rooster: Yellow, White, and Green
(2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945)
A cute ’90s-inspired look blooms from this combination of colours. With vibrant colours like yellow and green in your makeup look, your eyes will get a beautiful pop of colour.
Yellow and green may be colours we shy away from but trust us when we say the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 (RM165) has gorgeous shades that are super wearable.
Try sweeping the yellow shade over your eyelids before dabbing the green shadow onto the inner corner of your eye.
If you’re looking to play with graphic liners instead, reach for the 3INA Makeup The Colour Pen Eyeliner in shade 137 (RM75.50) that sports a mustard yellow shade and the Sephora collection Intense Ink Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in shade 06 Satin Forest Green (RM65) that takes on a rich green hue.
Dog: Pink, Grey, and Green
(2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958)
Why not keep your eye look simple and illuminate the rest of your face with a splash of colour?
Your cheekbones will get a natural glow while the red pigments on your face get colour corrected when you use a green highlighter like Cezanne Pearl Glow Highlight in shade 03 Aurora Mint (RM25.26).
Why not give a fun twist to your makeup routine by stamping on some pink blush with the Kaja Cheeky Stamp in shade 04 Feisty (RM65.24). The sheer and buildable formula will give your cheeks a seamless splash of pink.
Top everything off with grey eyeshadow and put on the The Face Shop fmgt Metallic Liquid Eyeshadow in shade 01 Flash Sequins (RM57.68).
Pig: Beige, Green, and Grey
(2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947)
We suggest you start with the grey shimmer shade in the inner corner. Apply the cute lime shade on the rest of the eyelid.
Finish everything off with a beige eyeliner like the [email protected] Last Auto Gel Eyeliner in shade 12 Creme Beige (RM34.27). This liner has a creamy, matte formula that will balance out the shimmers of your bold, chromatic eyeshadows.
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