This isn’t a tutorial on enhancing your luck with beauty tricks, but an exploration of feng shui that uses makeup as a medium. An ancient Chinese discipline that originated thousands of years ago, feng shui is sometimes referred to as the study of creating balance and harmonizing the energies in one’s surroundings, whether it be a home or an office. It’s believed that with good feng shui, good fortune will naturally follow.
As we wish for a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig, we look to the vital elements of feng shui for inspiration for our Lunar New Year beauty editorial. From gilded eyelids to dripping textures, take a look at our interpretation of the five essential elements that make up our universe: metal, earth, fire, water and wood.
Golden beads and pearls worn with Too Faced Dew You Foundation, Glossier‘s Lidstar in “Moon” as highlighter, Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in “Diamond Dust” and “Gold Goddess,” and Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in “952 – Évocation.”
SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner in “Acid Trip,” “Scrunchie.” “Cherry Bomb,” “Silver Lining” and “Bubble Gum.” MAC Pigment in “Basic Red,” “Process Magenta” and “Pure White.” MAC Paintstick “Pure White.” Christian Louboutin Tape à l’Oeil “Morganite” and Chantecaille Lip Sleek in “Papaya.” (on Liann).