9 lucky limited edition Chinese New Year beauty products to collect in the Year of the Pig

9 lucky limited edition Chinese New Year beauty products to collect in the Year of the Pig

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Editor: Jolene Khor

You know the calendar year's heading full tilt into Chinese New Year once the malls break out the oriental decorations, and the beauty brands have begun dropping scarlet-coloured packaging to the theme of gong xi fa cai. Whether you see it as gimmicky or lucky, you have to admit these exclusive makeup and skincare bits do look pretty sitting on the vanity table. For the avid beauty collectors, behold the limited edition CNY products to get your huat going.

1. Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina New Year Edition
It doesn't get more striking than Ferragamo dressing up its Signorina fragrance in ombré red, topped by an opulent velvet Vara bow. And what's inside the flaçon is no less mesmerising, comprising of a floral-fruity juice that blends pink pepper and red currants with rose, peony, and jasmine.

Available at major department stores, $156


2. Nars Lunar New Year Collection
Nars and CNY have never gone more hand-in-hand, working that audacious vibe with never-before-seen red casing. Featuring three new shades of Powermatte Lip Pigment and a sleek cushion compact, you're all set to the bold NARSissist that fortune will smile upon.  

Available at all Nars counters, $20 - $52


3. L'Occitane Chinese New Year Limited-Edition Shea Butter Hand Cream
The same best-selling antioxidant-rich, shea butter formula you know and love has now been given the CNY facelift in an eye-catching red tube. Talk about spreading good fortune onto your hands.

Available at all L'Occitane stores, $45


4. Benefit Pig, Pig, Hooray Limited-Edition Piggy Banks
Leave it to Benefit to play Willy Wonka this CNY. Not only are their Year of the Pig limited edition kits totally adorbs and loaded up with makeup best-sellers, there's a Golden Ticket in one of the piggy banks to fly one lucky winner to the brand's HQ in San Francisco. We're all about scoring some of that serious huat.

Available at Benefit counters and Sephora stores


5. Alcheme Lucky {me} Toner
How about an auspicious upgrade to your customised skincare regime? Set to launch an exclusive toner that pairs with their bespoke lineup, Alcheme's new product packs botanicals such as ginseng, orange blossom, and centella asiatica to keep your skin amply hydrated and refreshed throughout what feels like a never-ending festive season.

Available from 23 January to 6 February


6. Hera Limited Edition Golden Pig Collection
Here's K-beauty with a side of auspicious: you've got blooming peach blossoms and a tiny flying golden pig set against a red backdrop adorning some of Hera's star products. From the Rouge Holic Shine lipsticks to the luxe anti-ageing Signia Cream, these are perfect for keeping or gifting.

Available at the Hera flagship store and Hera counter, $45 - $380


7. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition
This one comes as no surprise, though this year's FTE is admittedly the sleekest one yet. Made over in a vibrant, matte red bottle and decorated simply with a symbolic swirl meant to represent the curl of a pig's tail, patting on Pitera-infused goodness has never been more stylish.

Available at all SK-II counters, $269


8. YSL Beauté Touche Eclat Le Cushion Collector
With a page taken out of mister Saint Laurent's iconic 1977 China couture collection, this compact flashes an inspired dragon scales-meets-golden koi carp pattern and is cray gorgeous. Not to mention its imperial blue hue makes it a standout amongst all the reds.

Available exclusively at the YSL Takashimaya shopping centre store from 17 January

9. Laneige Chinese New Year Collection
Jumping aboard the CNY bandwagon with illustrations of lanterns, fireworks, and frolicking pigs, Laneige is going all out this Lunar New Year. Favourites such as the Anti-Ageing BB Cushion and the Silk Intense Lipstick haven't been spared from the royal red-and-gold treatment, though we recommend you go the whole hog (get it?) and pick yourself up a lavish skincare and makeup set. 

Available at all Laneige boutiques and counters, $36-$284



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