Usher in a fierce and fabulous Year of the Tiger with these auspicious beauty finds:
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum
Sulwhasoo’s three global bestsellers—First Care Activating Serum, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX—are celebrating Chinese New Year decked in bold, auspicious red topped with gold Lucky Knots entwined into loving hearts. For the uninitiated, Chinese knots are an important part of the culture, with a long history symbolising happiness, love, longevity, harmony and prosperity.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum 2022 Limited Edition, $198 for 120ml; Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum 2022 Limited Edition, $265 for 50ml; Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX 2022 Limited Edition $330 for 60ml, available at Shopee
SK-II Year of the Tiger 2022 PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition
Celebrate the new year with the trusty SK-II PITERA™ Essence, SK-II’s signature facial treatment essence that unlocks healthy, resilient and Crystal Clear Skin. Inspired by the courage, power and strength of the tiger, the limited-edition bottle design reflects the equally bold statement behind the brand purpose and mantra: “Destiny is not a matter of Chance, is a matter of Choice”.
SK-II Year of the Tiger 2022 PITERA™ Essence Limited Edition, $289, available at Lazada
Chantecaille Year of the Tiger Bio Bio Lifting Mask
Chantecaille’s upgraded Bio Lifting Mask+ has been supercharged with the newest cutting-edge botanicals and peptides to reduce the look of fine lines, visibly lift and contour the face, and boost collagen production—think Hexapeptide Amplified, which is 50 times more potent than the original to address wrinkle depth of expression lines by help to reduce muscle contraction, relaxing the face quickly without paralysing the skin. The all-red edition debuts in support of SUJÁN, which dedicates its longstanding, crucial conservation work to protecting tigers and leopards in India.
Chantecaille’s Bio Lifting Mask+, $402, available at Tangs
Best of Clarins set featuring the Double Serum Tiger Limited Edition, $218
The Year of the Tiger represents a period of strength, energy and courage—qualities needed to face challenges head-on with dynamism and enthusiasm. Clarins’ seeks to empower skincare lovers with that same boost of confidence (and hydration, nutrition, regeneration and protection) with their iconic complexion-revitalising formula, Double Serum, which now comes in a luxurious 75ml bottle in limited edition packaging inspired by the striped jungle cat. The campaign for this comes in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness and funds for the preservation efforts of endangered Northeastern China tigers, whose species have been depleting over the last century due to poach, illegal trades and loss of habitat.
Clarins Double Serum Tiger Limited Edition 75ml Set (includes Clarins trial sizes of V Shaping Facial Lift, Total Eye Lift, Tonic Body Treatment Oil and Lip Comfort Oil), $218, available at Clarins
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Matte Revolution Lipstick in K-Romance
Charlotte Tilbury is ringing in the lunar new year with a new addition to the Matte Revolution family. The shade—titled K-Romance—pays homage to Han So Hee, the brand’s first-ever Korean ambassador; a berry-red hue designed to flatter a variety of skin tones. Its long-lasting capabilities and moisturising formula is encapsulated within a limited-edition casing featuring scarlet tiger stripes.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Matte Revolution Lipstick in K-Romance, $52, available at Sephora
Gucci Limited-Edition Rouge à Lèvres Voile in 520 Marina Scarlet
Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, has crafted a new lipstick hue intended to invoke good luck and enthusiasm. 520 Marina Scarlet is touted to be a festive red shade peppered with rich orange undertones—an audacious colour that belies its new packaging harbouring a vintage rose print that is meant to bring about “calmness, balance, and moderation”.
Gucci Limited-Edition Rouge à Lèvres Voile in 520 Marina Scarlet, $59, available at Sephora
Dr Dennis Gross Limited-Edition Lunar New Year Universal Daily Peels
Quantity and quality come hand-in-hand for Dr Dennis Gross’s CNY special. The cult-favourite two-step chemical peel will be retaining its winning formula comprising five potent acids and antioxidants, and it will be available in 35 sheets rather than 30 this season. The box also sports an exclusive tiger motif print for that extra dose of huat.
Dr Dennis Gross Limited-Edition Lunar New Year Universal Daily Peels, $135, available at Sephora
MAC Lunar Luck Made My Fortune Palette
Prosperous hues of red, gold, and bronze take centre stage with MAC’s latest nine-pan palette. Described as “fireworks for the face”, its pigment-packed formula ensures that only a light dusting is required to create a standout make-up look.
MAC Lunar Luck Made My Fortune Palette, $68, available at Sephora
Limited Edition Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum
Lancôme’s skin-strengthening elixir now comes in apropos new packaging for the Lunar New Year. The brand’s primary inspiration lies in the Beijing Opera. Or, more specifically, key elements within such productions such as the traditional masculine opera mask which Lancôme has chosen to re-invent this season. Their interpretation of the classic prop is done in homage to DAN—the general name for female roles in the opera—and is rendered on both 30ml and 100ml bottles.
Limited Edition Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum (30ml), $135, available at lancome.com.sg
L’Occitane LNY Limited Edition Immortelle Reset Serum
Your abode isn’t the only thing that’s in for some spring cleaning. Extend that treatment to your mien too with L’Occitane’s Immortelle Reset Serum. The skin-brightening and -renewing concoction has undergone a face-lift this season in terms of packaging—where the inclusion of red blossoms grants a perfect celebratory touch to the best-selling item.
L’Occitane LNY Limited Edition Immortelle Reset Serum (50ml), $135, available at sg.loccitane.com
Estée Lauder Limited Edition Red Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
Everyone’s favourite Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex now comes all dressed up for the huat-filled festivities in a special Limited Edition Red bottle—embellished with a golden tiger looking like it’s ready to pounce into the Lunar New Year. Limited edition gift-with-purchases are also still available, including a Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 557 Fragile Ego, red packets and a matching Year of the Tiger pouch.
Estée Lauder Limited Edition Red Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, $177 for 50ml, available at Sephora
Shu Uemura limited edition Lush Lava Reds ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil
Easily one of the most repurchased skincare items in history, Shu Uemura’s ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil has been given the Lush Lava Reds treatment, adorned in red with swirls of molten golden lava. Almost kintsugi like, this limited edition collection exudes strength, energy and confidence as we usher in Chinese New Year.
Shu Uemura limited edition Lush Lava Reds ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil, $165 for 450ml, available at Sephora
Rouge Dior Lunar New Year Limited Edition Gift Set
The Rouge Dior Lunar New Year Limited Edition Gift Set is a treasure box of five lip products, housed in a fabric case adorned with a Toile de Jouy pattern inspired by the 18th-century textile archives. Inside, there are four Rouge Dior lipsticks in two finishes—iconic red 999, brick red 840 and 720 rosewood Icone in the velvet finish and 772 Classic rosewood in matte—as well as 000 Diornatural, a universal shade lip balm to keep pouts soft, plump and effortlessly satiny.
Rouge Dior Lunar New Year Limited Edition Gift Set, $285, available at Dior
Givenchy Limited Edition Prisme Libre Loose Powder
Beyond granting an ethereal glow to skin, this edition of Givenchy’s Prisme Libre Loose Powder is said to serve as a lucky charm of sorts. This is conveyed through design elements that hint at “luck, love, and joy”. Take a closer look and you’ll notice that its heart-shaped design is actually composed of two interlocking Gs—a homage to the House’s iconic 4G logo. Its endless pattern, on the other hand, promises that such prosperity will last through CNY season and beyond.
Givenchy Limited Edition Prisme Libre Loose Powder, $90, available at Sephora
Clé de Peau Beauté’s Chinese New Year Limited Edition The Serum
A partnership with notable illustrators Marie Pommepuy and Sebastien Cosset led to the conceptualisation of Clé de Peau Beauté’s CNY Limited Edition Collection. Skincare-favourite, The Serum—revered for its complexion-smoothing capabilities—is one of the few products that received a face-lift. This January, The Serum has scored a new flacon that expresses the “exuberance of the Chinese New Year Festival” through elegant gold motifs.
Clé de Peau Beauté’s Chinese New Year Limited Edition The Serum, $380, available at cledepeau-beaute.com/sg