Cover The newest beauty launches for January 2021 (Photo: Dior)

We're lining up the best new beauty products to hit Hong Kong this January, including a new edition of the iconic Rouge Dior, Chinese New Year make-up collections and more

2021 is here and with all new beginnings, come plenty of new products to be excited about. With Chinese New Year on the horizon, there's no time like the present to update your beauty collection for the festivities. Or, get prepped for the year ahead by investing in some new skincare products––promising to keep you looking and feeling your very best this year.

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Rouge Dior 2021

First created in 1953, Dior's iconic lipstick gets an upgrade this new year. Launched on January 1, the new Rouge Dior features a refillable case with a bold, modern design. 

The signature, colour-enhancing formula has also been enriched with floral lip-care ingredients, infused with natural-origin ingredients such as red peony, pomegranate blossom and she butter to both nourish lips and showcase the most intense of lipstick shades. Available in 72 shades, the new Rouge Dior offers everything from the perfect nude to flatter every skin tone, to the classic statement-making reds.

Available at Dior

YSL Pure Shots Soft Polish

Looking for poreless and plumped looking skin to kickstart 2021? YSL's new Pure Shots Soft Polish is promising just that. Helping to tackle the impact of pollution and the first signs of ageing on skin, the new product is a bi-phase peeling lotion treatment. 

Specially designed for urban skin, Pure Shots Soft Polish aims to tighten pores and bring clarity to tired skin, combining a 3% acid cocktail of LHA and refining AHA for a soft yet efficient peeling, with nourishing Argan oil to plump and moisturise the skin. 

Available at YSL Beauté from January 4, 2021

Caudalie Resveratrol-Lift Collection

Launching on January 5, Caudalie is taking anti-ageing beauty to the next level with its new and upgraded Resveratrol-Lift collection.

Together with Genetics Professor Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, the brand has discovered the new generation Advanced Grapevine Resveratrol patent––an unprecedented combination of Vine Resveratrol, vegan collagen booster and micro hyaluronic acid–– which is present in the entire new collection.

Containing no silicon, alcohol, mineral oils, parabens, phenoxyethanol, paraffin, phthalates or animal-derived prodicts, the collection features the Firming Cashmere Cream, Firming Eye Gel-Cream, Firming Night Cream and the hero Instant Firming Serum.

Available at Caudalie from January 5, 2021

Nars The Chinese New Year Collection

It may only be  early January, but Chinese New Year is just around the corner––and Nars's new collection is helping us get prepped for the festivities.

The limited-edition collection is aptly decked out in red and gold packaging, featuring a delicate floral design. Along with a a new generation of lipstick in fours shade––from nude to bold––the collection includes an intense quad eye shadow palette in new petal-soft hues, specially designed for Chinese New Year. The collection is completed with a weightless Light Reflecting Setting Powder to ensure your look has a soft matte finish that looks luminous in any light.

Available at Nars

Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Eye Cream 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

Had one too many late nights in 2020? Derm Institute's new Youth Alchemy Eye Cream can help.

Said to be one of the most potent solutions for pain-free and needle-free results to visibly reduce deep wrinkles and expression lines, the cream promises to instantly firm, tighten and lift the delicate eye area.

Available at Harvey Nichols