This 2022, it may just be our year to finally celebrate the Year of The Tiger with our family and relatives (with safe distancing measures in place, of course).
And with house visits (and tons of late-night mahjong sessions) on the cards, it’s time to get your beauty arsenal well-stocked with products that will help you look your best this Chinese New Year.
Ahead, Daily Vanity has rounded up a list of skincare and makeup essentials that will get your skin glowing and all dolled up from day to night. Happy shopping!
Skincare products that impart a healthy glow
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery
Look bright-eyed this CNY with this supercharged advanced night repair treatment, now with 10 times the Concentrated Repair Technology, to help repair the visible impact of lack of sleep, UV, pollution, and even blue light.
When used regularly, the featherlight formula can dramatically reduce the look of every key sign of eye ageing, including puffiness, lines, and dryness.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery retails for S$111 at all Estée Lauder counters and boutiques islandwide as well as Sephora.
Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream
Inspired by the brand’s bestselling Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum, the all-new Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream is a weightless formula that hydrates, plumps, and balances skin to banish dryness and flakiness.
The whipped gel-cream is loaded with five different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, and three antioxidant-rich plum extracts to increase your skin’s moisture levels in no time. The formula is also infused with ice willowherb to control sebum and strengthen your skin barrier for a healthy glow.
Oh, and did we mention that the moisturiser is housed in Glow Recipe’s first-ever refillable glass jar?
Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream retails for S$57 at Sephora.
Innisfree Black Tea Youth Enhancing Skin
Get the coveted K-beauty glow with Innisfree’s all-new Black Tea Youth Enhancing Skin.
Powered by its signature Reset Concentrate™, the hydrating toner is formulated with Jeju hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and tocopherol to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and get your skin ready for the next step in your skincare ritual.
Innisfree Black Tea Youth Enhancing Skin is available at all Innisfree stores across Singapore and online at the official Innisfree e-store.
Laura Mercier Nourishing Rose Oil and Perfect Cream Hydrating Skincare Duo
For skin that’s aglow with health, trust this exclusive skincare set to get the job done.
It contains Nourishing Rose Oil, a restorative formula that infuses skin with a blend of kukui and macadamia seed oils to instantly soothe and rejuvenate the complexion, and Perfect Cream Multi-Tasking Moisturizer, a lightweight cream that keeps skin looking smooth and radiant with antioxidants, vitamin-rich black tea ferment, and a Marine Complex.
Laura Mercier Nourishing Rose Oil and Perfect Cream Hydrating Skincare Duo retails for S$105 at Sephora.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask (Limited Edition)
Treat your pout to this limited-edition tinted lip treatment of moisture-sealing squalane, calming Japanese peach extract, and nourishing Japanese camellia oil for soft, pillowy lips.
You’ll definitely fall in love with the captivating fuchsia hue that adorns this special jar, which is inspired by the red camellia bloom.
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask (Limited Edition) retails for S$48 at Sephora.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks
Say goodbye to tired peepers with this box of individually-packaged gold foil eye masks that brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles with hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf extract.
Lavender oil is added into the formula to provide a cooling effect while soothing and calming the under-eye area.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks retails for S$40 (for a box of six pairs) at Sephora.
Makeup products that boost youthful radiance
Bobbi Brown x Monopoly Collection Luxe Lip Color (Limited Edition)
Level up your lip game with this ultra-rich formula that dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned – even after it’s removed.
Not only does it help visibly reduce the appearance of lip lines with lasting moisture to help relieve lip flaking, but it also needs just one swipe to deliver maximum colour payoff.
There are two colours to choose from: Afternoon Tea, an everyday neutral; and Parisian Red, a bold fiery hue.
Bobbi Brown x Monopoly Collection Luxe Lip Color (Limited Edition) retails for S$52 at all Bobbi Brown boutiques and counters islandwide as well as Sephora.
Burberry Beauty Ultimate Glow Fluid Foundation
Forget thick, heavy makeup – a luxurious serum foundation is all you need this CNY to attain a youthful glow, day or night.
Formulated with a cocktail of active skincare ingredients including hyaluronic acid and viola extracts, this lightweight formula plumps and smoothes your skin with its eight-hour hydrating properties for a visibly youthful and radiant complexion.
What’s more, it’s also packed with antioxidant-rich white tea extracts to help protect your skin from environmental damage and is enriched with light-reflecting pearls to create a lit-from-within finish that unifies the complexion while giving a second-skin feel. Available in 12 shades.
Burberry Beauty Ultimate Glow Fluid Foundation retails for S$89 at Sephora.
CHANEL N°1 de CHANEL Red Camellia Revitalizing Lip and Cheek Balm
CHANEL recently launched an all-new beauty line called N°1 de CHANEL. Part of the collection is the Red Camellia Revitalizing Lip and Cheek Balm.
Formulated with a blend of red camellia oil and plant-origin wax, this creamy multi-use balm can be applied using the fingertips to lips and cheekbones for a natural shine.
Its smooth, non-oily texture melts instantly on the skin to nourish and plump lips and cheeks while providing hydration. Comes in six shades.
CHANEL N°1 de CHANEL Red Camellia Revitalizing Lip and Cheek Balm retails for S$72 at all CHANEL boutiques and counters across Singapore as well as CHANEL’s official e-store.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (Limited Edition)
The red carpet secret weapon in every celebrity clutch is now dressed in a limited-edition tiger print packaging just in time for CNY!
This complexion-enhancing, micro-fine powder is well-loved for its airbrushed, soft-focus effect that it achieves by smoothing and blurring the appearance of fines lines, pores, and imperfections for a flawlessly illuminated complexion all day long.
On top of that, it also boasts a combination of rose wax and almond oil so that the formula glides onto the skin like silk and never looks cakey, patchy or dry.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder (Limited Edition) retails for S$78 at Sephora.
Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter
The fan-favourite Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter is now a liquid skin-nourishing formula, delivering next-level glow with a super-fine shimmer that you can easily build from a sheer veil to a showstopping radiance.
Its light-as-air radiance is transfer-resistant and dries down quickly. Plus, it comes in a range of shades for all skin tones.
Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter retails for S$39 at Sephora.
NARS Quad Eyeshadow in Taj Mahal
Make your eyes shine with this golden, shimmering eyeshadow palette in the cult-classic shade Taj Mahal. In it, you’ll find multi-dimensional neutrals that are complemented by a purple-red matte for smouldering intensity.
NARS Quad Eyeshadow in Taj Mahal retails for S$70 at all NARS boutiques and counters islandwide.