The best Lunar New Year beauty products 2020
Lunar New Year 2020 is just a few weeks away and excitement is building. To celebrate the biggest event of the Chinese calendar, many beauty companies have created covetable limited-edition collections that we 100% need in our lives.
This trend is gaining the same serious traction and anticipation as Christmas advent calendars, with dedicated beauty junkies vying to get their hands on the chic, one-off festive makeup and skincare gems. 2020 is the Year of the Rat and despite the bad rap the rodents may get, in Chinese culture rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus, with those born under the sign believed to be clever, quick-thinkers and successful.
Check out our round-up of this year’s limited-edition faves that you’ll want to add to your makeup bag ASAP.
MAC Lunar Illusion Collection
These three products - Powder Blush in Pinch O'Peach, $54, Eyeshadow Palette, $82 and Lipstick in Cockney, $38 - are part of a 12-piece collection that reimagines MAC classics with new combinations and textures, all wrapped up in intricate detailed packing.
Clinique Limited Edition Collection
Can we please all take a moment to appreciate the adorable rat Zhi Zhi, created by Clinique to commemorate 2020’s celebration? The cute creature adorns the limited-edition gold cheek pop shade ($48) and red and gold packing of the Hydrating Jelly Base, which also comes with a smart red case ($55).
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
Everyone’s favourite serum in a capsule has received a decadent, red packaging makeover ($150). These little bundles of liquid gold are the perfect way to boost skin’s moisture barrier and keep it soft, strong and supple during summer.
Kiehl's x Eirian Chapman Collection
Celebrating adventure, gifting and good fortune in 2020, Kiehl’s has collaborated with Eirian Chapman, a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. She enjoys making art people can see and use in their everyday lives, and has created Rock-It the Rat to adorn celebratory versions of best-selling Ultra Facial Cream ($98) and Calendula Toner ($60).
Shiseido Ultimune Duo Set
While Shiseido’s limited edition set may not have the fun decorative drama others do, the real incentive to buy is the incredible value – a saving of $87! ($259)
Estee Lauder Limited Edition Collection
These tried and true Estee Lauder icons - Advanced Night Repair, $190 and Pure Color Envy Lipstick, $63 - come in chic oriental red packaging, plus the ANR comes with a gold rat charm.
Which of these are you excited to try?
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