Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with Chinese New Year-themed beauty goodies that make the perfect gift for a loved one—or yourself

Your make-up bag and vanity deserves to be just as festive as you, and if that’s your mantra, then look no further than these make-up items this Chinese New Year.

For beauty enthusiasts, what better way to welcome the Year of the Rabbit than with your best face forward, thanks to beautiful make-up products with touches of glittering gold and ravishing red? Here are some of this year’s most wonderfully designed limited-edition CNY-themed beauty buys, and our top picks.

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1. Nars light reflecting pressed setting powder for your face

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Above (Photo: Courtesy of Nars)

The light reflecting pressed setting powder from Nars gets an auspicious red and gold makeover for Year of the Rabbit. This lightweight powder is formulated to set products on the skin whilst not making it appear flat and creates an overall illuminating and soft-focus effect that minimises fine lines and pores. Rest assured, your skin will look as soft as a bunny’s fur.

2. Laura Mercier blush infusion for your cheeks

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Ginger can often be found in Chinese New Year dishes’ recipes, and it’s also the name of one of Laura Mercier’s gorgeous blush powders. For the festive season, choose this—a matte peach shade with morning-to-evening versatility that is encased within a bright red box. For a special touch, the powder is etched with a rabbit motif.

 

3. Shu Uemura Fireworks collection for your lips

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Red is the colour of prosperity in Chinese culture and Shu Uemura is here to help you add a touch of prosperity to your pout. For CNY, the Japanese brand has released two bold lipsticks—in metallic rust and a brown-toned red—as part of their Fireworks collection (which includes eyeshadows and setting powder) and both offer a saturated pop of colour.

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4. Mac Cosmetics eyeshadow palette for your eyes

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Above (Photo: Instagram/@maccosmetics)

With hard-to-miss red packaging featuring lucky red knot motifs, Mac Cosmetics’ Year of Glam eyeshadow palette will make you look bright-eyed as you set your sights on a stellar Year of the Rabbit. The eight-shade palette contains shades of mink, pink and buff in shimmery and matte finishes, ideal for adding sparkle to your festivities.

5. Ormonde Jayne perfume for a finishing touch

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Create an olfactory memory for this year’s CNY celebrations with a few spritzes of Tanger eau de parfum by Ormonde Jayne. Despite being released in 2020, the zesty orange bottle inspires cheer during this festive period. The main notes include ylang ylang and amber, as well as mandarin, a fruit commonly associated with good fortune in Chinese culture.

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