Chinese New Year Beauty
Chinese New Year is almost upon us – we hope you have your fortune cookies ready. This year, on February 16, we will celebrate the start of the Year of The Dog, which many Chinese believe to be an auspicious and lucky symbol, so let’s hope it bodes well for the year ahead. The Year of The Dog is thought to be a year of happiness, loyalty, friendliness and honesty – just like the animal itself.
To celebrate Chinese New Year, many of our favourite beauty brands bring out limited editions of their most popular products. Here are some of our favourite finds for this year. Happy shopping, and may fortune smile upon you.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette 2018
This has got to be one of the best and most collectible Chinese New Year Limited Editions we have seen at Beauty Over 40. Featuring a canine motif embossed onto the powder, to celebrate the Year of The Dog, this complexion enhancing palette with light diffusing and brightening properties is designed to create a flawless complexion for any skin tone. The ivory and bronzed hued pearlisers give your skin a naturally radiant, iridescent glow. The packaging is to die for too – the case is decorated in Chinese symbols for fortune and luck, and the red hue on the lacquered top symbolises positivity, happiness and good fortune. RRP $105.00.
SK-II Chinese New Year Facial Treatment Essence
For the first time ever, the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence bottle is completely red, symbolising, good luck, good fortune, and joy. The limited Edition bottle is inspired by the Chinese character “Meng”, which represents Dreams. The bottle celebrates the commitment to writing one’s own destiny in a showcase of contempoary Chinese calligraphy, and encourages you to #PaintYourDreams. The SK-II Facial treatment formula has been unchanged for over 35 years, and comprises over 90% wonder bio-ingredient PITERA™, with over 50 micro-nutrients, to help boost hydration, and keep skin smooth and radiant. 230ml RRP $265.00.
Givenchy Prisme Libre & Le Rouge Chinese New Year Limited Editions
For those familiar with the iconic Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Limited Editions, for the third year in a row, Givenchy is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a limited edition of the emblematic loose powder. For the first time Givenchy’s iconic lipstick, Le Rouge, is also part of the collection. Featuring festive decorations paying tribute to three strong symbols in Asian culture: the colour red, which evokes joy and happiness; gold, a precious, luminous colour that’s synonymous with prosperity; and cherry blossoms, which express beauty, strength and renewal. The Limited Editions are available in the best-selling shades – Prisme Libre’s shade No. 1 Mousseline Pastel combining four complementary pastel shades to unify, mattify and give your complexion luminous radiance. Le Rouge Shade No. 305 Rouge Égérie covers your lips in an incandescent red with a velvety smooth finish. Prisme Libre 12g RRP $78.00. Le Rouge 3.4g RRP $59.00.
Jurlique Rose Body Oil & Activating Water Essence Chinese New Year Limited Editions
Jurlique have packaged two of their best selling plant-based skincare lines into gorgeous Limited Edition Chinese New Year packs, with a purely Jurlique twist. Featuring stunning red designs, to symbolise, luck, happiness and good fortune, the floral image is a nod to the plant based goodness that is Jurlique. The Rose Body Oil is a delicately rose-scented, moisturising body oil that nurtures both the skin and the senses, whilst vitamin E hydrates your skin and help provide antioxidant protection. The Activiating Water Essence is the first truly natural plant-based water essence capturing the vital living energy of plants, and it helps to activate skins optimum vitality, enhancing the performance of serums and moisturisers, to improve skin vitality and skin condition. Rose Body Oil 200ml RRP $88.00 (valued at $118.00). Activating Water Essence 150ml RRP $73.00.
Guerlain Rouge G & Abeille Royale Chinese New Year Limited Editions
With red symbolising good fortune, prosperity, and happiness, luxury brand Guerlain has launched Chinese New Year limited editions of it’s best selling Rouge G lipstick and Abeille Royalle skincare lines. Inspired by an enchanted garden, the gorgeous red and gold packaging is magical. The Limited Editions feature the best selling Rouge G in shade #25 – Garconne, a creamy, yet intense lip colour, and Abeille Royale Lifting Oil with the repairing power of bee products helps to restore firmness when massaged into your skin. Rouge G 3.5g RRP $74.00. Abeille Royale Lifting Oil 50ml RRP $202.00.
Shiseido Ultimune Duo Chinese New Year Limited Edition Set
You can trust Japanese brand Shiseido to know what we want and need this Chinese New Year, and we need this set featuring a duo of the best selling Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. Ultimune not only helps repair the damage that occurs as we age, it increases the efficiency of any product used after it (serums, moisturisers etc), so they work even better. The Limited Edition set contains Ultimune in 75ml and 50ml sizes, and is valued at $285.00, with a RRP $199.00.
Trilogy No 15 Limited Edition Beauty Oil
Beautifully packaged, in a limited edition Chinese New Year design, with a Year of the Dog emblem, this little bottle of goodness if perfect for all skin types. To find the magic formula for the No 15 Beauty Oil, the creators traveled everywhere from the tropical shores of Hawaii to the mountainous regions of Africa, to source 15 of the finest pure plant oils to blend a clinically proven anti-pollution super-seed oil. This luxurious beauty oil does wonders for your face, body AND hair – making it the ultimate multi-tasker! 30ml RRP $35.95.
As we mentioned earlier, these are all Limited Editions, so if you like any of them, get them quick, while stocks last. We predict these gorgeous beauties won’t last long at all.