Don’t just hop around the idea of buying them… gift yourself or your loved ones limited edition beauty products that can be used beyond Chinese New Year.
We’re seeing red this Lunar New Year – and it’s not limited to the ang baos, cheongsams, bak kwa and CNY decor. Beauty brands are reeling in the season with limited edition Chinese New Year beauty products. Look out for regal packaging, brand new shades and motifs that celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. Since Valentine’s Day isn’t far away, why not splash your cash on our top CNY makeup, skincare and fragrance picks?
Best limited edition Chinese New Year beauty products
1. Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown’s Struck by Luxe Collection has struck us real good. Go bold with bright shades of red, mighty metallic palettes and killer combos you need for a nourished glow. Start your routine with the Vitamin Enriched Face Base ($98) that multi-tasks as a primer and moisturiser. For the peepers, create a luminous eye with the Luxe Eye Shadow Quad ($76) encased with four sparkly neutrals. Finally, dress your lips with the Luxe Lipstick ($58) in universally-flattering reds. Oh, and did we mention that they all come in a peony-inspired design? Love!
Bobbi Brown, available at Bobbi Brown stores and online
2. SK-II x White Rabbit
We’re major fans of SK-II’s iconic Pitera Essence and have
come across stashed probably every design. Now, the Japanese skincare brand and nostalgic White Rabbit confectionary brand have collaborated on a genius idea. This pristine white bottle with White Rabbit’s iconic wrapper design takes the (carrot) cake.
SK-II x White Rabbit, available at stores islandwide and online while stocks last
Channel auspicious vibes with a red bottle of Givenchy’s L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge (from $140 for 35ml). A few spritzes of this baby, and you’ll be ready for your visiting sessions. The floral scents of orange blossom and jasmine blended with suave sandalwood, piquant ginger and pimento leaf will make you smell oh-so-good.
Givenchy, available at beauty boutiques islandwide including Raffles City and Paragon
Mac launches alluring Matte Lipsticks ($37) in a mix of classic and new shades with an upgraded red-orange casing. The shades go from intense bluish and brick red to mid-toned yellow-pink and brown. Beyond that, channel your glowing goddess with a special edition Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($68) embossed with zodiac symbology. Despite stashing countless mascaras, we definitely have to get our hands on the M.A.C Stack Mascara ($54) too.
Mac, available at boutiques islandwide and online
Kiehl’s partners with Shanghai-born illustrator Shan Jiang for yet another cool CNY beauty collection. The result? Cute illustrations of rabbits that came straight out of your favourite cartoon. The limited-edition packaging is available with best-sellers Ultra Facial Cream, Calendula Toner, Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, Super Multi Corrective Cream, and the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution!
Kiehl’s, available at counters islandwide and online
6. Augustinus Bader
If a porcelain-like radiant complexion is on your 2023 Bingo card, look no further than AB’s limited edition serum with TFC8 ($595). Powered by a patented Trigger Factor Complex TFC and alpine plant edelweiss, the hydrating serum improves your skin tone, smooths texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, and also lifts and firms. Bonus points for its radiant and luscious sustainable red glass base.
Augustinus Bader, available at Sephora stores and online
Don’t forget to guard yourself with some sunblock action during your CNY visits. Make it extra festive with the Lunar New Year limited edition Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen ($51). The bright yellow and white packaging is swapped out for a colourful box with rabbit motifs.
Supergoop!, available at Sephora stores and online
8. Paula’s Choice
Usher in the festivities with limited edition Paula’s Choice red packets and lunar scratch cards. Spend at least $128 and you’ll receive a Paula’s Choice Glow & Win kit. It’ll be easy with the 28% discount on all glowing skin faves. The offer’s available till 24 January so get shopping!
Paula’s Choice, available online
Dyson ups the ante with a topaz orange version of its hair care range. A step away from the usual red, this metallic orange is inspired by the phonetic resemblance between mandarin and luck in Chinese. Want to know how it looks IRL? Hop over to the Dyson beauty pop-up at Plaza Singapura for a look and feel of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer ($649) and Airwrap ($849).
Dyson, available at all Dyson stores and online
Now that you’re equipped with the best Chinese New Year beauty products, what are your reunion dinner plans?