Cover Photo: Courtesy of Guerlain

The year 2020 marks the Year of the Rat in Chinese zodiac, and lots of major beauty brands have unveiled limited-edition makeup and skincare products in festive packaging to celebrate the occasion.

Get ready for the Year of the Rat and infuse your beauty routine with good fortune with these stunning, luxury makeup and skincare collections:

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With every item adorned in auspicious hues of red and gold, this new collection from Nars will bring you fortune, prosperity and great makeup looks.

Cult classics including Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder and Singapore Quad Eyeshadow are dressed up in stylish packaging, along with two limited-edition compact cases specially designed for Aqua Glow Cushion and Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation. The collection also comes with two new shades of Afterglow Lip Balm—Orgasm (peachy pink with golden shimmer) and Nuits de Chine (sheer scarlet red).

Available at Nars boutiques

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It doesn’t get more striking than Jurlique giving a makeover to its two classic skincare products in bright red, embellished with hand-drawn botanical illustrations by famed artist Adriana Picker.

Not only is the packaging absolutely beautiful, it’s incredibly effective, too. The Activating Water Essence which formulated with marshmallow root extract, calundula extract and peach leaf extract will deliver an immediate moisture boost to thirsty skin, while the lightweight Rose Body Oil crafted with rose gallica extract and jojoba oil will make your skin look instantly more radiant.

Available at Jurlique boutiques

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To complement the festive season, Givenchy has launched limited editions of its classic Prisme Libre Loose Powder and Le Rouge lipstick with new looks inspired by the brand’s vintage aesthetics.

Combining four harmonious pastel shades for a smooth and matte finish, the loose powder is repackaged in red leather cap with iconic “4G” logo in gold. For the lipstick, fiery Le Rouge No.316 Orange Absolu will add a bright pop of orange with a velvety finish, bringing you an even and bold lip look that lasts longer.

Available at Givenchy boutiques

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Clé de Peau Beauté

The highly coveted beauty brand Cle de Peau Beaute is launching a special lip makeup collection dedicated to its iconic shade #103 Legend Red, just in time for Chinese New Year.

Inspired by the beauty of a classic red rose, the collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of Legend Red, and interprets the colour as an expression of boldness in four textures and finishes to match every mood and occasion. From Lipstick Cashmere, Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine to Refined Lip Luminser and Radiant Lip Gloss, this collection has everything you need to make a statement from day to night.

Available at Clé de Peau Beauté boutiques

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You can always count on Guerlain for beautiful and quality beauty products and its Lunar New Year collection is no exception. It arrives in an auspicious mix of red and gold festive packaging, featuring three iconic, highly sought-after items—Youth Watery Oil, Météorites Limited Edition powder and Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa perfume. Looking exceptionally luxurious and stunning, this collection would add a touch of glamour to any vanity.

Available at Guerlain

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For nearly 40 years, SK-II’s top-notch skincare line has long been synonymous with the iconic miracle ingredient—Pitera™—which boasts an unrivalled ability to promote skin’s natural rejuvenation process to soften skin and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and pores.

In honour of the Year of the Rat, the Japanese beauty label has collaborated with Disney to bring a dose of festive magic to its award-winning Pitera™ Essence (aka the "miracle water"). The acclaimed facial treatment essence is housed in a red bottle printed with a Mickey Mouse applying the product to his face, which makes it an adorable gift for the beauty junkie in your life.

Available at SK-II stores

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This year, Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is joining hands with the world-renowned artist, Hideki Inaba, to launch an elegant blossom-themed collection to celebrate the occasion.

The brand has repackaged two of its cult-favourite items—Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact and Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate—in festive floral designs, that will help you achieve flawless skin and glam up your festive look in no time. The two items are almost too beautiful to use—almost.

Available at Shiseido stores and counters

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If you’re after just one face serum that can be worked into your skincare routine, this is a good bet. Fresh’s Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum is reimagined in an eye-catching red bottle etched with gold during the celebratory season, which features a formula rich in black tea extract, black tea ferment as well as blackberry leaf extract to help you start the year off right with a youthful, nourished complexion.  

Available at Sephora 

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Atelier Cologne

A sensual unisex fragrance from Atelier Cologne that offers a sophisticated olfactive experience for you to welcome Chinese New Year with joy and happiness. Presented in a brand-new vibrant red jar adorned with handcrafted golden lotus flower, Santal Carmin is meticulously crafted with a blend of fresh bergamot, sandalwood and guaiac wood, which will add a strong and yet elegant touch to your fragrance collection. This is an uplifting, soft smoky scent that is sure to turn heads at any parties.

Available at Atelier Cologne stores

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If you’re yearning for an in-depth reboot for your skin after all the bingeing over Christmas, Clarins’ classic Double Serum is a perfect pick-me-up. The brand has created a special edition of the product with a glittering champagne gold bottle, which comprises of 21 precious anti-ageing water and oil-soluble ingredients for you to reveal rejuvenated, supple skin for the new decade.

Available at Clarins 

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