Keep your makeup on fleek with limited edition products that can be used beyond the Lunar New Year.
We’re seeing red this Lunar New Year – and it’s not limited to the ang paos, cheongsams and CNY decor. Makeup brands are reeling in the season with limited edition packaging, brand new shades and motifs that celebrate the Year of the Rat.
Maison 21G Prosperity Scent Kit
Scents are associated with memories, especially special occasions. And it’s a no-brainer that CNY = Mandarin oranges. Spritz on three interesting scents from the kit: Fresh citrusy mandarin and orange, floral osmanthus and energising green tea. It’ll be a great pick-me-up after all that steamboat.
Maison 21G Prosperity Scent Kit, $150, available online.
Nars Chinese New Year Collection
Witness your Nars favourites in a new light as the brand launches an oh-so-chic CNY collection. Decked in alluring red with speckles of gold, the line includes a limited edition Singapore eyeshadow quad (a palette that’ll complement your CNY outfit), a light-reflecting setting powder to keep the shine at bay, and an afterglow lip balm and aquatic glow cushion compact to complete the look.
Nars Chinese New Year Collection, from $20, available at Tangs, Sephora and Robinsons.
Nodspark CNY collection
No time to groom your nails? Get ‘em done in just a few minutes in the comfort of your own home with Nodspark’s nail wraps. Plus, you can also save on the CNY surcharge! The brand’s got it all, from muted pastel hues to classic red, Peranakan tiles to botanical porcelain prints.
Nodspark CNY collection, $15 each, available online.
Estee Lauder Limited Edition Chinese New Year collection
Ardent fans of the highly raved about Advanced Night Repair, Pure Colour Envy lipstick and Beautiful Belle Eau de Parfum will be squealing over this red and gold oriental design (we did, for sure!). It’s inspired by age-old tales of powerful gods visiting the earth on clouds.
Estee Lauder Limited Edition Chinese New Year collection, from $52, available at Estee Lauder stores islandwide.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Year Of The Rat (Limited Edition)
Add some sparkle to your look with Becca’s pearlescent highlighter. The limited edition item comes with a sweet Year Of The Rat press design in the shade of moonstone (an incandescent gold that flatters light skin tones).
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – Year Of The Rat (Limited Edition), $60, available online and selected Sephora outlets.
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil – At Night Lunar New Year (Limited Edition)
Hourglass is launching a brand new brick-red shade for its anti-ageing and moisturising lip treatment oil. The vegan formula is packed with 28 key ingredients that include essential oils, lipid-rich plant oils and nourishing vitamins. So you don’t have to worry about chapped lips during your reunion dinners. Launch details are underway so stay tuned!
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil – At Night Lunar New Year (Limited Edition), $82, available online and selected Sephora outlets.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Lunar New Year (Limited Edition)
Don’t panic if you see a rat on your Sunday Riley lactic acid serum, it’s just the special Lunar New Year edition. Decked in red (a far cry from the white and gold packaging), the potent serum reduces fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Lunar New Year (Limited Edition), $227 for 50ml, available online and selected Sephora outlets.