Just like the world’s top fashion houses, more and more beauty brands are looking to Chinese New Year as one of the biggest seasons on the calendar to drop a new collection by the year. This Year of the Ox brings us no lack of limited-edition products, each specially designed to reflect the symbolisms of the season.
Take your pick from Clé De Peau Beaute, Dyson, Jo Malone London and more to usher in radiant skin and beauty goals for 2021.
Gucci Beauty Limited-Edition Rouge Á Lévres Satin CNY Collection
What’s a Chinese New Year makeup look without red lipstick? Gucci Beauty has you covered with its trio of red lipsticks in exclusive red packaging to usher in the auspicious Year of the Ox. The trio includes two existing Rouge à Lèvres Satin red shades, 25* Goldie Red and 505 Janet Rust, as well as a brand new 513 Emmy Red, specially created for the festive season. All three arrive with red vintage makeup tubes etched with a decorative motif drawn by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, referencing Art Deco inspirations.
Available at KLCC Gucci Beauty store and Gucci Beauty counter in Sogo Southkey Mall.
Clé De Peau Beaute Limited Edition The Serum
To usher luck and radiance this Chinese New Year, Clé De Peau Beaute is reintroducing its best-selling serum in a strikingly bold red bottle. The 2021 Limited Edition – The Serum retains the same well-loved formula, featuring the signature Skin-Empowering Illuminator powered by Platinum Golden Silk that helps to unlock the skin’s ability to defend itself from different skin aggressors – resulting in more radiant, resilient and youthful-looking skin.
Available on Clé De Peau counters from 11th January onwards.
Dyson Gift Edition Supersonic™ hair dryer
In the hair department, Dyson has introduced a Gift Edition Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer in a Red/Nickel colourway (as opposed to last year’s Iron/Red). Made with the brand’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology, this innovative tool ensures fast drying and styling without damaging the hair. Complemented with a matching red case that can be personalised in-store, it’s the perfect gift to yourself to kick off CNY 2021 with great hair!
Available at Dyson stores and via the Dyson website. W dyson.my
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum CNY Limited Edition
Another cult-favourite serum that’s getting a new look in time for the Lunar New Year is Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum. Dressed in a translucent glossy red, the limited-edition bottle represents love, wealth and prosperity for the new year. Formulated with its signature Jaum Activator, the world’s leading first step serum is made to promote youthful and radiant skin – what we all hope to have this Year of the Ox.
Available at Sulwhasoo stores nationwide. W sulwhasoomalaysia.com
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia
Update your fragrance wardrobe with the classic English Pear & Freesia cologne from Jo Malone London that now comes dressed in an elegant white and gold-hued flacon. Marrying the fruity notes of just-ripe pears with cool, white freesias for a golden, mellow scent, it’s a signature fragrance that you’ll surely wear over and over again throughout the new year.
Available in 30ml and 100ml bottles at Jo Malone boutiques and website. Every purchase will come with an exclusive set of angpow packets. W jomalone.com.my
Estee Lauder Lunar New Year collection
Both skincare and makeup enthusiasts can count on Estee Lauder to add a pop of red to their vanity this Lunar New Year. The brand’s Advanced Night Repair serum is offered in a limited-edition “lucky red” bottle adorned with floral motifs and completed with a separate golden keychain with a red peony charm. Additionally, the signature Lip Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in the shade 540 Immortal comes in a specially designed floral red case, offered as an individual item as well as in an exclusive set alongside the shades 557 Fragile Ego and 571 Independent.
Available at Estee Lauder boutiques and official website. W esteelauder.com.my
Supergoop! Limited Edition Unseen Sunscreen Jumbo SPF40
Let’s not forget to apply sunscreen amidst the festivities this year, whether we choose to celebrate at home or otherwise (if laws permit). Time to restock with Supergoop’s cult-favourite Unseen Sunscreen, which comes in a bigger 74ml size to get more use out of the SPF40 sunscreen. It’s also fragrance-free and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores, leaving a soft, velvet finish. Plus, it comes in a festive red box that’s great for gifting too!
Available at Sephora Malaysia in-store, in-app and online. W sephora.my
L’Occitane CNY Limited Edition Collection
On top of the signature Immortelle Reset Oil-in-Serum, L’Occitane is launching an array of hand creams and bodycare in CNY 2021 limited-edition packaging. The innovative oil-in-serum comes in a unique red and gold bottle, whilst the rest of the collection features ox motifs subtly incorporated into their respective packaging. The Shea Butter Trio Hand Cream deserves a special mention for gifting purposes!
Available at L’Occitane stores and official website. W loccitane.com.my
Lancome Blooming New Year collection
Lancome is taking its CNY celebrations online this year, with a range of mini games and exclusive sets accessible through a virtual pop-up on its website to welcome the Year of the Ox. In terms of the collection, the iconic Advanced Genefique range comes wrapped in a limited-edition red floral-design, representing “blossoming beauty beginnings”.
Available at Lancome stores and via the brand’s virtual flagship store here. W lancome.com.my
Laura Mercier 2021 Unwrap Your Fortune Lunar New Year collection
Laura Mercier has your makeup bases covered with its three exclusive launches for the Year of the Ox: its best-selling Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Cushion and Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in an orange-red Lucky Rouge shade. All three products are characterised by deep red packaging accented with gold stripes.
Shiseido New Year 2021
Deck your vanity with Shiseido’s gorgeous lineup of beauty must-haves this Lunar New Year, each made to inspire inner strength and confidence. The collection includes the signature Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in #222 Ginza Red, Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream and Synchro Skin Cushion Compact Case. Highlighting the limited-edition products are a red theme with elegantly painted flowers and gold strokes.
FRESH Limited-edition Chinese New Year Collection
FRESH has launched an all-new set just for the season, which comprises of its iconic Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, Black Tea Firming Corset Cream and Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask. The first comes in a floral-designed bottle, whilst the latter two are housed in vivid red jars also adorned with gold flower motifs.
Fenty Beauty New Year Lip + Luminizer Set: Lunar New Year Edition
Get your glow on this Lunar New Year with Fenty Beauty’s cult-favourite products, packaged into a giftable festive set. You’ll find the Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in Royal Icing and Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Cheeky encased in a red, black and gold box, each offering an explosive shine for the face and lips respectively.
Available from 7 January 2021 at Sephora Malaysia stores and website. W sephora.my
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