Chinese New Year-inspired beauty treats

Chinese New Year-inspired beauty treats

Red and gold

Text: Renée Batchelor

It's that time of the year. Chinese New Year music is already playing and some beauty brands have cleverly created special treats just for the festive season

The 8th of February is less than a month away and we know that oranges, monkeys and the colour red are going to be big this Lunar New Year. If you celebrate and are looking for some auspicious or Chinese New Year-themed beauty goodies, you'll be pleasantly surprised that they do exist. Here are some of our picks, from cute monkey motifs to red, pink and gold themed makeup.

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Set
In a glossy lacquer box, four of the dazzling reds and rubies from the latest Lips & Boys collection —  Alejandro, Henry, Leonardo and Luciano — are the perfect purse stuffers when you hop from home to home.

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys

Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Advanced Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Treatment Lotion, $62
The brand's free-standing Ion Orchard store is the only place you can get this beautiful monkey sleeve for your Skin Relief Treatment Lotion. 

Origins CNY 2016 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex with Year of Monkey Keychain, $159
The brand's signature anti-ageing marvel comes specially packaged in a metallised gold bottle with a monkey keychain (not shown). A charming keepsake for fans of this golden oldie.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins, $37 each, from Escentials
Gorgeous and seductive glosses in rich and festive shades let you give lip without ever opening your mouth.

Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins in Lust, Anger and Decadence, $37 each

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Couture Palette Collection: Gold Lust in #7 Parisienne, $105
While the special, hammered metal case dazzles, the gorgeous pinks and mauves in this eyeshadow palette will give you the most delicate smoky eyes.

YSL Gold 2016