After surviving the year 2020, we all could use a (lucky) break this 2021. And if you've already prepared your red CNY outfit and shoes to bring out all the luck, you shouldn't forget about your beauty products, too!
To celebrate the Year of the Ox, beauty brands have come up with covetable items in auspicious colors and designs that would, hopefully, bring us prosperity and happiness.
Dressed in colors of red and gold (although there is one brand that used neon brights), these skincare and makeup products are sure to give a vibrant touch to your outfits and vanities! If you're about to run out of moisturizer, need to restock on sunscreen, or just want to try a new lip color, here are some of the best Chinese New Year 2021 limited edition releases to look out for.
MAC Moon Masterpiece Collection
MAC's Moon Masterpiece Collection is unlike any typical red-and-gold packaging. This time, the Canadian cosmetics brand is adorning its products in limited edition Pop Art-inspired packaging. Think: Andy Warhol.
You can find the neon bright goldfish design emblazoned on the Powder Kiss Lipsticks, Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain, Eyeshadow X9, Powder Blush Duo, and Extra Dimension Skinfinish.
NARS Lunar New Year Collection
It's traditional Chinese-meets-contemporary romantic florals for NARS' Lunar New Year 2021 collection. The seven-piece collection features a ruby red packaging engraved with a flower design and a gold NARS label.
Its eyeshadow quad palette includes lustrous shades of soft petal hues of "Deep Sunrise," while lipsticks come in shades that's equal parts sweet and sultry. Adding to the collection is the After Glow Lip Balm in Orgasm and the Light Reflecting Setting Powder.
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion (Limited Edition)
What better way to usher in the Year of the Ox with soft, plump skin than with this bottle of treatment lotion? For this Lunar New Year, the best-selling Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion (P2,300) gets a revamp with a bold red and gold glass bottle. Keep your skin calm, healthy, and hydrated with this lotion that's made with reishi, fermented chaga and coprinus mushrooms, known for their skin-soothing properties.
Sephora Collection Ox Collection
We all could use a bit of good luck this year, and if luck comes in the form of makeup, we'll take it! Sephora Collecion's Ox Collection features an Eyeshadow Palette (P1,700), Petal Pink Satin Lipstick (P990), Metallic Lipstick (P990), Makeup Brush Set (P2,500), Diamond Cut Buffing Brush (P1,500), and a Blush and Highlighter Palette, all in an Oriental-inspired packaging.
Shiseido Chinese New Year 2021 Collection
It's time to usher in good fortune and good skin with Shiseido's Chinese New Year 2021 collection. Your favorites from this Japanese beauty brand such as the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (P6,600), Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream (P6,200), VisionAiry Gel Lipstick (#222 Ginza Red) (P1,500), and Synchro Skin Case (for Cushion Compact) (P900)
Shu Uemura Iron Reds Collection
Shu Uemura's products have been painted a striking red with melting gold for the Iron Reds Collection. Three of their most iconic products get the upgrade, namely, the Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (P6,655), Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil (in Seal or Acorn) and Petal 55 Foundation Brush.
That's not all, Shu Uemura also released 13 new Rouge Unlimited Iron Reds Collection (P1,775 each) lippies in different striking bold hues perfect for any Lunar New Year party!
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ Lunar New Year (Limited Edition)
No matter what time of the year it is, we will always need sunscreen. The Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen (P2,520), which is an invisible and weightless sunscreen—perfect for the Manila weather—now comes in a limited edition Chinese New Year box and in a bigger packaging, too!
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