7 Beauty products you need in time for the Lunar New Year

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By Wei Yeen Loh

7 Beauty products you need in time for the Lunar New Year



Trust prestige skincare brand SK-II to offer the best, limited-edition designs on every occasion of the year. The iconic Facial Treatment Essence now comes in a vivid red hue, with the external box emblazoned with the Chinese character “Meng,” a Mandarin character for “dreams.” What better way to embrace the new year this festive season with a symbol of beauty, especially when it represents good fortune, luck, and joy?

Available at RM657 for 230ml at SK-II counters

Givenchy’s bestselling Prisme Libre loose powder is decked this Lunar New Year with an arresting, cherry-blossom design. Boasting a stylised decor on the lid of the case, the Prisme Libre also comes with a powder puff that’s adorned with dainty golden flowers for a luxurious touch. Choose from four pastel shades to mattify and give your complexion a radiant glow. 

Available at RM305 at all Givenchy ID counters

If you’re a fan of Lancôme’s star lippie, the L’Absolu Rouge, you’ll be happy to find that two shades now come with a new, limited-edition red lacquered case printed with a geometric, graphic motif of a dog. Available in 368 Rose Lancôme and 178 Rouge Vintage, the lip colour is infused with a moisture-boosting complex and Vitamin E for a comfortable, day-long wear that will not feather or budge.

Available at all Lancôme counters and stores

Usher in a tide of good luck and prosperity this year with M.A.C Cosmetics’ aptly-named eyeshadow palette from its Lunar New Year range. The Luck and Fortune Eyeshadow Palette comes with nine matte, satin, and pearlized shades that you can rock for a day-to-night look this festive season. From cool peachy beiges to delicate dusty pinks, we can’t decide which colour we’re crushing on the most.

Available at RM215 

Inject a pop of colour to your vanity shelf with Glamglow’s Gravity Mud Firming Treatment that comes in a bright red jar this season. If you haven’t tried this yet, this innovative face mask will blow your mind with a colour-changing technology that transforms the hue of your mask from white to chrome upon application. Complete your ritual with the mask application brush that will help evenly coat your face with the product.

Available at RM322 at Sephora Malaysia

Don’t forget to deck your lips with an enviable shade of red before you head out. Nudestix’s Chinese New Year 2018 Lip Kit is a set of lip pencils that is infused with shea butter and Vitamin C to hydrate your lips adequately. Wear the statement-making red for a pretty pout, or go with understated nude if your outfit already packs a punch. Tip: The matte red lip pencil doubles as a cheek colour as well — a must-have in your bag!

Available at RM92 at Sephora Malaysia


Got a soft spot for corgis, poodles, or any breed of dog for that matter? Get your hands on Etude House’s latest Lucky Puppy Cushion Case—easily customisable in case you feel like switching it up on different days. Our favourite has got to be the corgi one in a sunny marigold background.

Available at RM88 for 1 refill + 1 case

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