Beauty Hacks To Survive CNY

Team ELLE's tips to looking flawless all day long


Happy Chinese New Year! We want to look our best when we’re visiting our family and friends this festive season.

Here's how we keep our makeup and hair fresh and flawless all day long despite the humidity:

“For extra staying power, I apply two layers of my go-to red lippie – Cherry Lush by Tom Ford – with a lip brush. It usually fades to a stain after lunch, and I maintain my pout with a lip balm or, if needed, an extra slick of the same lippie.” – Sharon Lim, editor-in-chief

“To keep shine at bay, I blot excess oil with a toilet seat liner. It doesn’t take up space in my bag and you can tear off as much as you need – a little goes a long way.” – Audrey Phoon, digital editor

“Biore Powder Sheets are a must as the weather's guaranteed to be sweltering during CNY. These wipes get rid of sweat and stickiness in a flash and a pack will easily fit in the smallest of bags.” Tan Wei Lin, senior writer

“To avoid flat hair and give my roots volume, I take a bottle of dry shampoo with me everywhere I go. It keeps strands smelling fresh too.” – Ng Shiqi, designer

 “After I finish applying my makeup, I set it with a makeup setting mist. I spray it in an “x” then “+” motion to ensure my face is well covered so I don't have to worry about my makeup melting off.” – Lieu Wei Ning, senior beauty writer

Photo: Imaxtree

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Or check out 5 Light-Yet-Lasting Fragrances For CNY Visiting and 8 Lucky Beauty Items You'll Need This CNY.

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