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When Makeup Meets Feng Shui
We explore the five elements in our Lunar New Year beauty editorial.

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.

Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian
Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian

METAL

Golden beads and pearls worn with Too Faced Dew You FoundationGlossier‘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.”

Styled in Kenzo shirt and Nike‘s Swarovski-covered Air Max 97 “Metallic Gold” (Nordstrom). GRANA pants (Stylist’s own).

Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian

EARTH

Clay mixed with Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot: Golden Age and Glossier Lidstar in “Moon” and “Herb.”

John Elliott hoodie (Nordstrom).

Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian
Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian

FIRE

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).

Theloneous styled in Noir Kei Ninomiya jacket (top) and Valentino scarf (bottom), and Liann wears GANNI top (Nordstrom).

Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian
Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian

WATER

MAC Glitter ”Iridescent White” and “Iridescent Sage.” Bretman x ColourPop Wet Palette. MAC Lipglass Clear.

Liann wears Paskal coat, Simone Rocha earrings and Alexander Wang sandals. Theloneous in Maison Margiela shirt (Nordstrom).

Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian
Chinese Lunar New Year Beauty Makeup Editorial Model Year of the Pig Fashion Asian

WOOD

MAC Acrylic Paint “Landscape Green.” Kryolan Aquacolor ”Bright Green.” SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner “Dance Party.” Shiseido LacquerInk LipShine “Honey Flash.”

Liann wears adidas Originals crop top, SJYP overalls and Lauren Klassen earring. Theloneous in Acne Studios shirt (Nordstrom).