Out with the old, in with the new! Chinese New Year—also known as Lunar Season—is a time to embrace renewal and new beginnings. Hence, it is no surprise that most Tai Tai are looking forward to making room for a delightful array of new purchases in every aspect of their lives, including a collection of fresh beauty products.
Whether you seek to infuse your skincare and beauty regimen with positive and fresh energy or simply look to add another collectable limited-edition item for your vanity, here are the best of 2024 Chinese New Year beauty launches that you need to get your hands on!
Shu Uemera is embracing the Year of the Dragon with a vibrant twist, as they introduce their exclusive collection of festive products. This limited-edition lineup features the Rouge Unlimited Kinu Cream, Matte Lipsticks, pressed eyeshadows, blusher, Hard Formula eye pencil, Petal 55 foundation brush, and the best-selling Ultime8 Sublime beauty cleansing oil. — Shu Uemura.
This year, Laura Mercier has truly surpassed expectations with their stunning red packaging and a dragon emblem that carry a touch of elegance and allure for their festive collection. The limited-edition lineup includes some of the brand’s most popular products such as the Blush Colour Infusion, Rose Glow Caviar Stick Duo, and the Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Velour Puff Set. — Laura Mercier.
A highly pigmented eyeshadow for the New Year? Count us in! NARS has just released their Limited-Edition Quad Eyeshadow in St Paul De Vence, specially designed for the Lunar New Year. The stunning palette features four gorgeous shades including Apricot, Taupe, Beige, and Champagne Gold. The velvety texture of these eyeshadows allows for effortless blending and experimentation with different hues on your eyelids. — NARS.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
In dire need of some glow for the Chinese New Year open houses? Good news, as Anastasia Beverly Hills just launched its limited-edition Glow Seeker Highlighter in Pearl. The highlighter is incredibly lightweight and provides a natural-looking finish, ensuring that you won’t have to fret about excessive glitter on your cheeks. The stylish red compact is designed to exude sophistication and elegance, making it the perfect accessory to carry with you wherever you go. — Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Clé de Peau Beauté
Clé de Peau Beauté, a renowned Japanese luxury skincare brand, presents its highly sought-after Le Serum with a unique Lunar New Year touch. Crafted by the talented Beijing artist, Xi Wen, the exquisite design showcases a captivating tableau in vibrant red and gold hues, radiating a luminous glow that symbolises the wearer’s quest for ultimate radiance. — Clé de Peau Beauté.
The legendary First-Care Activating Serum from Sulwhasoo, has now been infused with the essence of a dragon! Formulated with the Sulwhasoo Master Complex™ and further enhanced with the potency of matured ginseng, this fan-favourite not only revitalises the skin but also purifies and ensures rapid absorption. Ideal for all skin types, this limited-edition bottle is an essential addition to your skincare routine. — Sulwhasoo.
Dr Dennis Gross
Dr Dennis Gross has taken the renowned Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peels to a whole new level with an exciting Dragon upgrade! This exclusive edition features a vibrant red-orange colour and a majestic gold dragon adorning the front. Despite the captivating new look, the award-winning peel sheet still retains its powerful combination of AHA/BHAs, antioxidants, and vitamins. — Dr Dennis Gross.
SK-II X Maison Kitsune
To ring in both Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, skincare powerhouse SK-II joined forces with fashion label Maison Kitsuné to create a special edition of their popular PITERA™ Essence. This exciting collaboration features the renowned SK-II PITERA™ product packaged in a beautiful shade of pink, adorned with the iconic Maison Kitsuné fox striking a yoga pose. How cute? — SK-II.
Taking inspiration from the legendary stories of Chinese imperial dragons and their extraordinary abilities, Rituals presents a fresh limited edition collection that revolves around the belief that each one of us possesses an unseen force. This exclusive assortment comprises a Scented Candle, a Golden Body Scrub, a Gold Foaming Shower Gel, and many more. — Rituals.
Hands down the most mesmerising bottle we’ve ever witnessed! Guerlain is celebrating the Chinese New Year by introducing its 2024 millésime, inspired by the majestic dragon. The iconic Bee Bottle—dressed in vibrant red and a golden dragon—fully designed by the talented Parisian jeweller Francesco Truscelli and dazzled in 142 Swarovski® crystals: 66 crystal-coloured and 76 Scarlet red crystals which are positioned one by one by hand with great care.
Through his skillful drawings, this mythical creature, made of ink and paper, was brought to life at the historic house of Gonthiez Frères—a legacy dating back to 1890 and now led by the fifth generation. — Guerlain.