Are your red envelopes ready? Just a few more restful nights and we will finally usher in the Chinese New Year 2020. It seems to be that a lot of brands are utilising the lively colour red in their special beauty launches for the season. Aside from preparing a feast for a prosperous year ahead, why not invite freshness and luck through your look? Invite positivity into your life with these special edition beauty launches — available in the brands' respective boutiques and counters but only while stocks last — for your consideration.
Hourglass Nº28 Lip Treatment Oil (Asia Exclusive)
Get the best of both worlds with the Chinese New Year 2020 version of the Hourglass Nº28 Lip Treatment Oil. It’s the perfect fusion of the Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick's bestselling brick-red shade, At Night, and the hyper nourishing formula of the Nº28 Lip Treatment Oil. You get an alluring brick red shade within a nourishing and reparative lip treatment oil formula that's full of botanical oils and vitamins. No dry lips will survive the 20s with this in your makeup kit.
Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori
The vibrant red packaging of the Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori embodies luck and energy. The floral bouquet of its deeply feminine fragrance is meant to be savoured. Flowers are a representation of bounty and life, which is always welcome at the dawn of another year.
Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
The best-selling Dr. Wu for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion gets a makeover for Chinese New Year 2020. The instant-soothing facial lotion is now available in an exquisite gold packaging that reflects the wealth of skin-benefits it has in store for you. With this on your vanity, you'll definitely achieve visibly radiant skin with the potent ingredients, like Reishi and fermented Chaga mushroom, in this lotion.
Estée Lauder Chinese New Year Collection
Welcome an auspicious year with Estée Lauder’s special collection. Their best-selling products that you know and love get revamped into new flame-coloured packages. This limited-edition collection includes their Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (SGD175/~USD129.75), the brand’s iconic repair serum. Don some bright red lips with the Pure Color Envy Lipstick (SGD52/~USD38.55) and Lipstick Trio (SGD104/~USD77.11) with a flaming red component covered in clouds. Finally, spray on the floral bouquet of the Beautiful Belle Eau de Parfum (SGD150/~USD111.21) in its limited-edition packaging.
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Colours
The year 2020 is going to be hot, hot, hot! Kick off the year by harnessing young energy through the colour that represents it best — red. Tom Ford’s special edition Lip Colors have striking matte red packaging. The cherry-red hue of the bullet will surely be a striking view as you swipe on the lipstick. The shades included in this limited-edition release are Velvet Cherry, Night Mauve, and Jasmine Rouge.
LANEIGE Bright New Year Collection
Red for fortune, gold for prosperity. LANEIGE will help you make 2020 the best year yet with their bounty of skincare and beauty essentials. This year, the brand chose two of their bestsellers to revamp for the festive season. The Perfect Renew Regenerator (SGD88/~USD65.23) rejuvenates the skin with its powerful formula. For an even, flawless complexion, use the BB Cushion Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++ (SGD59/~USD43.73) for a dewy finish. Paired together, you’ll have enviably radiant skin all-year-long.
Clarins Golden Double Serum
New year, new serum? We think not! Clarins’ well-loved Double Serum — with its 21 potent plant extracts –gets a golden upgrade. The Golden Double Serum (SGD170/~USD126.02) now has a luxurious golden packaging, making it a timeless collectors edition for skincare enthusiasts. This anti-ageing serum is the formula you know and love, just dressed up for Chinese New Year.
Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
Looking for the perfect look to welcome the year of the Rat? How about this: golden, decadent neutrals on the eyes and a strong, classic cool-red hue on the lips. To make sure it doesn’t budge, set the look for 16-hours with the limited-edition All Nighter Setting Spray (SGD48/~USD45.58), which now comes in a neat red package, exclusively for Chinese New Year 2020. Set it, lock it, and welcome the New Year with your best makeup look!
Jo Malone Chinese New Year English Pear & Freesia Limited Edition Collection
Pears and flowers symbolise prosperity, so what better way to invite it into your home than by filling the air with its pleasant fragrance? Jo Malone has a Chinese New Year special collection just for the occasion. Light up the English Pear & Freesia Decorated Home Candle (SGD115/~USD85.27), douse yourself in the English Pear & Freesia Decorated Cologne (SGD115/~USD85.27, 30ml) and let the English Pear & Freesia Decorated Diffuser (SGD160/~USD118.64, 165ml) weave its spell. Let the smell of fresh pears and wonderful freesia envelope your senses as you usher in the luck for the year ahead.
Christian Louboutin New Year Gift Box
When we think of red, especially in fashion, Christian Louboutin heels immediately come to mind. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that they’ll partake in the Lunar New Year festivities. Gift a loved one with this ornate box of Christian Louboutin Beauty lipsticks and Loubilaques, available in sizes of three or seven majestic lip colours. Given endless possibilities and options… what a great way to start another year.
Charlotte Tilbury Lunar New Year Limited Edition Collection
The new arrival to Singaporean shores jumps right into the Chinese New Year hype with these limited beauty launches. Her Magic Cream (SGD210/~USD155.67) gets revamped in a special gold and ruby red design while retaining its powerful formula. Infused with vitamins and oils, it truly works its magic to bring a youthful glow to your skin. To make it even better, there is also a limited edition shade of their bestselling Matte Revolution Lipsticks called Magic Red (SGD50/~USD37.06) to get that perfect pout. It promises to flatter every complexion — the true universal red lipstick.
Laura Mercier Stroke of Fortune Collection
There’s something that makes us giddy about special collections. It may be the special touch that goes into making something well-known seem new again to the public’s eyes. Just take a look at Laura Mercier, for example. The cult-favourite Laura Mercier Translucent Powder in Set for Luck (SGD70/~USD51.91) and the Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in Red Wish (SGD40/~USD29.66) is all dressed in crimson for the Lunar New Year. A red lipstick and trusty translucent powder to keep the shine at bay — these are the bare essentials for a rockin’ look even as you stay up all night.
Sulwhasoo Limited Edition First Care Activating Serum EX
Korea’s luxury beauty brand reimagines its global bestseller in a limited-edition bottle. The jumbo-sized bottle is dressed in red and comes with a red tassel, encapsulating the joy and good fortune the colour represents. Created in collaboration with Antoinette Poisson, a French atelier that has worked with Gucci and Diptyque, the sophisticated design is timeless and universal.
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