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Beauty buys: Limited-edition Lunar New Year sets to covet

This month’s edition of Beauty Buys is a little special. In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, we’re compiling all the limited-edition beauty releases in conjunction with the festivities so you can dress up your face while visiting relatives. After all, it’s not just enough to be just dressed for the festivities – your skin should be glowing to invite prosperity into your life.

Chanel Limited Edition Rouge Allure Velvet
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A gift for a loved one or yourself — the Chanel Limited Edition Rouge Allure Velvet comprises three Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks in iconic shades. There’s the Rouge Allure Velvet 43 La Favourite, a luminous coral shade, bright orange Rouge Allure Velvet 57 Rouge Feu, and Rouge Allure Velvet 58 Rouge Vie which is a deep pink rosebud shade housed in an exclusive red-lacquered tube that’s just for this Chinese New Year. Three of the lipsticks are packed in an elegant black case with a red interior.

Chanel Limited Edition Rouge Allure Velvet, RM433

Sulwhasoo x Antoinette Poisson First Care Activating Serum EX Limited Edition
Image: Sulwhasoo

Start the year with a beautiful note, whether it is your skin or on your dressing table. Unlike its previous limited edition designs, this year Sulwhasoo collaborated with French atelier, Antoinette Poisson. The iconic bottle is now in a sophisticated red shade, with illustrations of the zodiac rat. Golden peonies decorate the outer box, symbolising good fortune and happiness. This may be different from the previous years, but the design is still an ode to the Sulwhasoo’s heritage and cultural background.

Sulwhasoo x Antoinette Poisson First Care Activating Serum EX Limited Edition, RM495

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair in Red Bottle
Image: Estée Lauder

The brand’s best-selling serum is all dressed for Chinese New Year. A powerful nighttime renewal treatment, this serum from Estée Lauder ensures that skin is well-hydrated each time you wake up. Long usage will also show improvements in wrinkles and fine lines and generally healthy and younger-looking skin. Now the serum is ready for the festivities in its lucky red shade. The bottle also comes with a keychain that’s inspired by the Year of the Rat.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair in Red Bottle, RM435

Laneige Bright New Year collection

Not just one product but Laneige has a whole limited-edition collection just for the festivities. Named, Bright New Year, the collection has the products wrapped in celebratory red to usher into the new year. There are also dashes of fireworks and shades of red and gold colours throughout. Some of Laneige’s iconic products are in this line, which includes the Perfect Renew Regenerator and BB Cushion.
Images: Laneige

L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Oil-in-Serum
Image: L’Occitane

Your favourite L’Occitane products are now available in grande size. Immortelle Reset Oil-in-Serum, which is originally 30ml, is now available in a 50ml bottle and that’s not all. This light water-gel serum is prepared for the New Year, with red and golden shades to go with the theme.

L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Oil-In-Serum Limited Edition 50ml, RM379

Lancôme Advanced Génifique

Lancôme‘s bundles for Chinese New Year is definitely abundant. Instead of the little black bottle, Advanced Génifique is now in radiant red of a limited time only. Lancome’s best-selling serum is not the one that’s sporting a new look, the Advanced Génifique Eye Cream and Advanced Génifique Light Pearl Eye are also dressed the same. Each of them comes in a bundle set, because why give just one when you can give the total package of healthy-looking skin.

Images: Lancôme

Jolin Lee
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.
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