Look polished and put together for a prosperous Year of the Ox with these limited-edition Chinese New Year beauty collections featuring auspicious hues and motifs.
Bathe your lips in the lucky colour this Chinese New Year with Dior‘s elegant lipstick case in a shade of scarlet. Inside five shades of Rouge Dior await – in refillable tubes – which include the 999 velvet (a velvet version of the classic Dior Red) and the bold matte rosewood of the 772 Classic. Also a great gift for the season? The Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Petit Théâtre, a case adorned with a red and gold floral motif that houses the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet eau de toilette.
Available exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques.
The beloved Clarins Double Serum is celebrated this Lunar New Year with a campaign collaboration with Chinese actress Dilireba. Highlighting traditional Chinese folklore, the tale of The Magic Pen of Ma Liang, where a hard-working boy named Ma Liang helps the less fortunate using a magic brush, takes centerstage. Much like how the brush brings beauty to life, so does the Clarins Double Serum with its formula of 21 power-packed ingredients that fight skin-ageing and the effects of urban living. In honour of this festive occasion, the brand now offers the bestseller in a 75ml bottle.
Available for purchase at all Clarins boutiques, counters, and Clarins.com.sg
Christian Louboutin Beauty
Christian Louboutin Beauty pulls out all the stops for Lunar New Year with Rouge Louboutin lipsticks available in a limited-edition Chinese New Year packaging, with a motif that also features on Hong Bao sets available with any purchase. To up the auspicious factor, paint your nails with the Rouge Louboutin matte nail colour and a spritz of Loubidoo Eau De Parfum bottled with the lucky cat for good measure.
Available at Christian Louboutin Beauty @ TANGS at Tang Plaza
To bring in a prosperous start to the Year of the Ox, Sulwhasoo updates its iconic First Care Activating Serum with a 2021 Limited Edition version that is dressed in a striking red colour. Accompanying the bottle is the packaging’s geometric heart motif inspired by the traditional Korean quilt to symbolise good luck and health. Mimicking the new year’s reset, the First Care Activating Serum rebalances and renews skin to restore skin’s barrier function.
Available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters
Set to bring festive cheer is the new look of Gucci Beauty’s Rouge à Lèvres Satin lipsticks. The exclusive trio of tubes in prosperous red promise to ring in the season of luck, with etchings of the house’s motifs and Art Deco influences. A new shade to love is the bold and daring 513 Emmy Red that represents the occasion’s vibrant energy.
Available at Gucci Beauty counters at Takashimaya, BHG Bugis Junction, TANGS at Tang Plaza, Sephora ION and online at Sephora.sg, Tangs.com, and BHG and Takashimaya e-shop.
Prepare your skin for the celebrations of the season with Glowfully’s H20 Jelly Mask. Made with Konnyaku jelly, its gelatinous texture contains acerola cherry, a seaweed extract of carrageenan and aloe vera to deliver intense hydration to skin. Rich with antioxidants, it’s best applied the night before visiting or pre-makeup to boost your skin’s natural glow.
Available online at Glowfully Skin
Cle De Peau
Add this to your stash quick – Cle De Peau’s Chinese New Year edition of The Serum is only available in 80 pieces. Repackaged in red, the bottle houses a powerful formula that’s described as awakening Skin Intelligence with its Kelplex complex that contains green, red and brown algae that works hard to stimulate the production of new epidermal cells.
Available at counters
Fans of SK-II’s hydrating and soothing Pitera Facial Treatment Essence can look forward to adding a new bottle to their collection. The Chinese New Year edition of the essence is a collaboration with Swedish-French artist André Saraiva and his graffiti alter egos, Mr & Mrs A. The “xoxo” sign-off adorns the bottle in large, gold brush strokes to represent virtual hugs and kisses.
Available at SK-II counters islandwide
The dependable ox, Little Mo, is Clinique’s festive mascot of the season who appears as a gold cap on the iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and embossed on the gold Cheek Pop highlighter. The line also includes a red and gold update to the bottles of the Moisture Surge Hydrating Lotion and Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter.
Dr Dennis Gross
Usher in good fortune and good skin with Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, which offers the brand’s strongest dose of seven acids, coupled with antioxidants and vitamins to exfoliate dead skin for skin renewal. The limited-edition pack includes five bonus peels and is presented in shades of red and gold.
Available at Sephora stores and online
Charlotte Tilbury’s Chinese New Year collection includes three new limited-edition lipsticks. Formulated with 3D glowing pigments for intense colour pay-off are the Matte Revolution shades in Rose Wish and Lucky Cherry, which are muted and bright respectively. K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Sweet Blossom is a hydrating, rose-tinted lipstick with light-diffusing pigments.
Available on Sephora.sg and at selected Sephora stores