Fierce Chinese New Year beauty collections to gift for the Year of the Dragon

Gong Xi!


By Redzhanna Jazmin

Fierce Chinese New Year beauty collections to gift for the Year of the Dragon

From Guerlain to Shu Uemura, here are the prettiest Chinese New Year beauty collections to shop for the Year of the Dragon.

The Lunar New Year is set to fall on February 10 2024, and the festive frenzy is in full swing. As always, we’re here to clue you in on the prettiest collections from our favourite beauty brands so you can ring in the Year of the Dragon looking your best.

Our CNY beauty gift guide is chock-full of opulent and indulgent beauty must-haves curated just for you, from flacons decorated with traditionally inspired artwork to your favourite formulations in jumbo sizes (and even bolder hues of crimson), find the prettiest and most auspicious CNY beauty collections to shop:



Limited Edition Rouge Dior

For Chinese New Year, the iconic Rouge Dior couture colour lipstick comes housed in a limited-edition case. Inspired by red packets, the crimson packaging has been etched in gold with intricate designs by artist Pietro Ruffo. The refillable bullet is infused with floral lip care, offering all-day comfort and hydration with a highly pigmented formulation and a matte velvet finish. The shades included in this limited collection range from rosewood to red—perfect for day to night (and anything in between!).


Shu Uemura

Invincible Reds Collection

Shu Uemura’s Chinese New Year collection perfectly embodies the Zodiac of the year, the dragon. This fiery festive collection features motifs of dragon scales and gold-embossed, calligraphic etchings throughout its meticulously crafted packaging—the perfect addition to your vanity for the new year.

The collection includes two shades of the Rouge Unlimited Kinu Cream and Rouge Unlimited Kinu Matte each, the Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (available exclusively at Sephora), the Hard Formula H9 Brow Pencil, Face Colour Refill and the Petal 55 Brush.



YSL Beauty

Rouge Pur Couture Mattes on Fire Collection

Enter the Year of the Dragon in style. In honour of the Lunar New Year, YSL Beauty has given its iconic The Slim Matte Lipsticks a refresh in new red-hot, fiery shades. The star shade of the new collection, #2024 Fiery Vermilion, is a bold orange infused with hot red—the perfect companion for any upcoming festivities. Further, together with the lipstick collection, YSL has some incredible gift sets to score featuring cult favourites from the brand’s celebrated lineup.




The Loong Collection

For the first time, Lancome collaborates with London-based Chinese contemporary artist Jacky Tsai in honour of the festive season. Named the “Loong Collection”, the collection has been designed to capture the essence of the Loong’s legendary power and harmoniously weave together Eastern and Western cultures. The ornate floral dragon decorates the limited-edition cases for the Advanced Genefique Serum and the Absolue Soft Cream—a stunning staple on any vanity.



SK-II X Maison Kitsune

Pink Limited Edition PITERA™ Essence

SK-II’s iconic Facial Treatment Essence with Pitera has gotten a festive makeover for the Lunar New Year, and it’s another stellar collaboration with the French-Japanese fashion house, Maison Kitsuné.

This year’s special edition essence comes in a chic, blush-toned bottle decorated with Maison Kitsuné’s iconic fox—the perfect addition to any vanity. So, if you’re looking to do a big new year beauty overhaul, here’s a good place to start!




First Care Activating Serum VI Lunar New Year Edition

chinese new year beauty products

Sulwhasoo celebrates the Lunar New Year with a stunning limited-edition bottle for its iconic First Care Activating Serum. The matte white bottle has been adorned with an orange linework dragon to bring good luck to your vanity all-year-round.



The Bee Bottle by L’Atelier Truscelli

This exquisite, dragon-encrusted flacon is Guerlain’s first foray into Chinese New Year exclusives. The brand’s signature bottle has undergone a big makeover, having been coloured a striking glass and adorned with an elegant gold dragon designed by Parisian jeweller Francesco Truscelli.

This dragon is a fear of craftsmanship, featuring 142 Swarovski crystals and four drop-shaped crystals.

Available in limited pieces exclusively at Guerlain The Exchange TRX Ultimate Boutique.


Laura Mercier

Radiant Fortune

Laura Mercier’s limited-edition festive collection includes a range of best-sellers from the label, including the Blush Color Infusion, the Mini Roseglow Caviar Stick Duo and the Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Velour Puff Set. Each product has new packaging that features a bold red hue and golden dragon motif that are here to elevate your beauty game for an auspicious new year.



The Legend of the Dragon Collection

Inspired by the ancient tales of Chinese imperial dragons and their mythical strengths, this new limited-edition collection features a gorgeous blend of plum and cedarwood notes—refreshing and elegant for the Lunar New Year. In this collection, you’ll find a foaming shower gel, a golden body scrub, a body cream, fragrance sticks, a scented candle, an eau de parfum, a car perfume, a kitchen set, and a gift set.




Power of Tea Trio

Need a refill on your skincare favourites? Fresh has got you covered with its Power of Tea trio. Three of the brand’s most coveted anti-ageing, tea-infused powers—the Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, the Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Serum and the Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream—have received a festive makeover for the season so you can bring the auspicious energy of the dragon to your vanity table. Who knows—maybe it’ll usher in good luck and greater skin come 2024!

The limited-edition Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence (RM580), Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Face Serum (RM500) and Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream (RM470) will be available to shop at Fresh boutiques and online.



Dr Dennis Gross

Limited Edition Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare has given its best-selling exfoliating peels an auspicious makeover for the Lunar New Year. Wrapped in a luxuriously rich red case and decorated with dragon-inspired decals etched in gold, the limited-edition launch is your new vanity staple.



Paula’s Choice

Lucky Radiance Kit

Usher in the new year with great skin—Paula’s Choice has curated the Lucky Radiance Kit specially for the occasion! Comprised of its viral 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster, two golden tickets and the brand’s limited-edition beige and red Year of the Dragon packets, it’s got everything you need for the festive season.



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