The Perfect Red Lippies To Welcome The Chinese New Year With | Clozette

There's something about red that makes it a bold and empowering colour. With the Chinese New Year coming up, it's also worth noting that this shade symbolises good fortune and happiness. 

If you're having trouble finding the perfect red lipstick (it really is a struggle, right?), you're in luck. In time for CNY, we're listing down the most flattering red lippies that are perfect to sport to bring in some luck with!


MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo is the most sought-after MAC lipstick, and for good reason. This red lippie with blue undertones hits all the right spots with its ability to complement every skin tone, making the quest for a flattering red pout easy.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte By Kate Moss in 107

A classic collection from the British drugstore brand, the collaboration with Kate Moss gave us beauty addicts an amazing red wine lippie shade that's perfect if you're feeling bold and adventurous. With just the right touch of dark brown and purple, and the noteworthy low price point for this high-performing lipstick, you simply can't go wrong. 

Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave

If you're off to celebrate the night away this Chinese New Year, a fun pop of colour should be in your beauty arsenal. Our top pick? This beautiful orange-red lippie from Nars. Bask in the joy that comes with the season, and don't be shy to smile away as this shade makes you teeth whiter. With its velvety and long-lasting finish, this is definitely one lucky find!

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Colour in Are You Red-dy

Love a lush-looking lip? Are You Red-dy's pink-red tone gives that fun and flirty vibe that will definitely score you some points if you want to raise your 'love meter' a notch this Chinese New Year. With amazing colour payoff and a formula infused with honey nectar, this lipstick will leave your lips looking plump and moisturised the entire day. 


Make Up For Ever Artistic Lip Ink and Brush Duo in Matte Red

Going for a perfectly sculpted pout? Unleash your inner artist and give your lips that sultry touch of red with this duo from Make Up For Ever, which gives all the precision you need. 


Want to complete your CNY look with a new 'do? Here's a great read to inspire you!



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We're easing into the new year quite a bit now. Vacation is definitely over, and everyone's back to work — especially the people in the worlds of fashion and beauty. There's a new thing happening each week! But you don't need to worry about not being able to keep up because we've got you covered. Here's the latest and hottest news we caught on our radar.


Your New Vice

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Urban Decay is the latest brand to venture into the liquid lipstick territory. The first collection, which has a huge variety of colors and comes in matte and metallic versions, will hit stores on January 19.

Blonde + Orange

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If you haven't decided what kind of hairstyle to go for this year, get inspired by this cool new hair color called "blorange". It's a combination of blonde and orange, which sometimes can also look peach and rose gold.


Something to smile about

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Kylie Jenner's lip kits are one of the most coveted makeup products right now, so it's no surprise that they're almost always sold out. It's a good thing then that the reality star created one for the benefit of Smile Train, a charity that helps children with cleft lips and palates, because the sales of the lip kit have now amounted to nearly $500,000.

New at Sephora SG

There are *lots* of new Korean brands to try at Sephora Singapore, including Blithe and Kocostar. We were there to witness the unveiling of the brands, and we're mighty excited. Follow us on Instagram @clozetteco so you can take a peek at collections and brands before they hit stores with us.


Luxury for millennials?

Louis Vuitton has tapped into the millennial aesthetic via a collaboration with hip brand Supreme. The collection is definitely more chill and apt for those who want some luxury without having to sacrifice their laidback style.

Quirky Stickers

Luxury designer brand Anya Hindmarch is translating some of their quirky designs to tech. The brand, which became massive because of its “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” design, has launched stickers for iMessage. The chat stickers have the same quirky graphics as the brand's leather stickers, which can be used for handbags and cellphone accessories.  


RIP American Apparel

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It's almost like an end of an era. Cult-favorite U.S. fashion brand American Apparel is slowly shutting down after it being acquired by Canadian brand Gildan Activewear.



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Just like you, we, too, know how it feels to find a holy grail makeup product; it changes the makeup game for us and we think of it as something we can never live without, making it a staple in our makeup bags. However, the love we have for certain holy grail items often means that the products are in our collections for way too long (and we just can’t bear to part with them!).

Makeup is not meant to last forever, though, and when used beyond its expiration date, it can actually cause us more harm than good. So if one of your goals this year is to avoid goopy lip glosses and dried out mascaras from making an appearance in your makeup arsenal again, below are the signs that will tell you when it’s time to let your beauty products go.


It's over two years old

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Makeup can expire between three months and two years. But whether it’s in liquid, cream or powder formula, if it’s over two years old, it’s time to throw it out. Even if you think that the product still works well, its expired ingredients might cause your skin to break out or give you irritation or an infection — yikes!


It’s emitting a foul odour

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Just because the product says it can last for six months or two years doesn’t mean it always will. A lot of factors can contribute to makeup expiring more quickly, but the number one sign you should always look out for is the smell. If a certain bronzer used to smell like coconuts but now smells like spoiled food, it means you can no longer use it.

You find yourself never reaching for it

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We all have those products that we never reach for but still keep for various reasons. But whatever the reason is, if it’s not being used, let it go. Why not donate it to someone who you think will get more use out of it? Keep in mind, though, that if you’re going to donate makeup, it’s barely been used and still looks semi-brand new — giving someone expired makeup is just cruel!


It is literally gathering dust in your collection

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If your collection is as vast as your wardrobe, go through it to see if there are any products in the back that aren’t being used. And if they haven’t expired, why not put them back into your makeup rotation? However, if you find a product that you know you won’t ever use, give them to someone else or throw them out.


Still having trouble decluttering your kit? Then click here for more tips to decluttering your makeup bag.