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With Chinese New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for new clothes to welcome the new year! Don’t forget to also check out these new beauty products that will help you put your best face forward as you bask in the festivities and receive (or give out) red packets!

1. The Body Shop Youth Bouncy Eye Mask

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Keeping the tradition of shou sui (守岁) and stayed up late on the eve of Chinese New Year? De-puff your eyes bags and remove all signs of fatigue with this springy multi-use eye cream that can be applied during the day or used as an overnight mask. The Drops of Youth range is infused with three powerful plant stem cells, known for their regenerating properties to keep your skin looking youthful!

The Body Shop Youth Bouncy Eye Mask retails at SGD 39.90, and is available at all The Body Shop stores.

2. SK-II Chinese New Year limited edition Facial Treatment Essence

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Dream big in 2018 with SK-II’s auspicious take on their best-selling facial treatment essence. Inspired by the mandarin character for dreams – also known as ‘Meng‘, the product comes in a luxe red bottle perfect for the lunar new year.

The SK-II limited edition Facial Treatment Essence retails at SGD 269, available until March 2018 at all SK-II counters.

Check out our new review of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and see how gorgeous the new limited edition bottle for Christmas 2018 looks!

3. MAKE UP FOR EVER Complexion Kit

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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect foundation to go with that spanking new dress, check out MAKE UP FOR EVER’s complementary one-to-one 3 Minutes BFF (Best Foundation Forever!) service. The service helps customers find their ideal foundation based on undertones, skin type, desired coverage level and finish from their range of cult-classic foundations. Bring home a customized three-day sample to try before deciding if you would like to purchase a complexion kit. Complexion kits comprise of a Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer (in travel size), a foundation of your choice and a Mist & Fix Setting Spray (in travel size).

Each complexion kit retails at SGD 94 (U.P. SGD 131), and the BFF service is available daily now till the end of the year at MAKE UP FOR EVER Downtown Gallery, Sephora ION, and Sephora Ngee Ann City. The service will also be available at other locations in the heartlands at Sephora Tampines and JEM on weekends

4. ORBIS limited edition 2018 Night Time Pack Koubijin

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Skip the hassle of the night time sheet mask and moisturise your skin for the new year with a night time pack instead! The cream mask features White Strawberry Extract and Fermented Chardonnay Extract that work together to quench dry skin throughout the night, and promises brightening and anti-ageing effects as well.

The limited edition Night Time Pack is retailing at SGD 48 and is available at all ORBIS boutiques, counters and on the ORBIS online store.

5. Yves Saint Laurent Chinese New Year 2018 Blush Volupté Hope & Joy edition

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With Yves Saint Laurent’s signature brand logo and Meihua blossoms decked in a bold shade of red on a gold base, this palette exudes oriental class at its best. This product you see above features their popular Blush Volupté N°5 – a wearable fuchsia shade with a lighter pink at the centre to highlight the cheeks – perfect for a fresh spring look!

The blush retails at SGD 88, and is available exclusively at YSL Beauté Takashimaya.

6. Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil

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Ring in the new year with shimmer and shine using the new Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil! If you like Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, you will love this lip product as it uses the same comfortable long-wearing formula but with a new liquid-crystal finish. The Everlasting Glimmer Veil is available in nine shades, including two scarlet shades for luck and happiness! For mesmerising glitter lips, wear the Everlasting Glimmer Veil on it’s on, or veil it over the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick for an enhanced bold lip look.

The Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil is priced at SGD 35 and is available at Sephora.sg and will be available at all Sephora stores in February 2018.

7. Astalift Emulsion


With a lightweight milk texture, the Astalift Emulsion is easily absorbed to plump up and moisturise your skin in preparation for 2018! The emulsion contains evening primrose seed extract, known for its powerful antioxidant properties, and promises to delay ageing by 3.7 times to help you stay 青春常駐! (This means “staying forever young”, a popular greeting during Chinese New Year.)

The Astalift Emulsion retails at SGD 70 for 100ml, other products in the range include the Astalift Night Charge Cream and the Astalift Eye Cream. Astalift boutiques are located at Nex, Wisma Atria and JEM.

8. HYSSES A Fruitful Spring limited edition scent

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Home-grown brand HYSSES debuts their limited edition Jubilance scent for the lunar new year in an essential oil and room scent spray. Spritz the room scent around your house before welcoming your friends and relatives in for a lingering fresh citrus fragrance that is sure to brighten the mood!

The Jubilance room scent retails at SGD 32.90, or purchase it as a festive bundle with any other room scent at SGD 53.80 (U.P. up to SGD 64.85). Each bottle of essential oil retails at SGD 28, but you can save 15% if you purchase either two Jubilance essential oils or when you pair Jubilance essential oil with any small Chakras/Remedies/Specialty Oil. Room scents and essential oils can be purchased from now to 28 February 2018 at all HYSSES boutiques in Singapore.

9. Sulwhasoo invigorating ginseng extract ampoule

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If you’re not familiar, ampoules are typically filled with active ingredients for a potent dose of nourishment after face cleansing and before a moisturiser is layered on. The Sulwhasoo Invigorating Ginseng Extract Ampoule incorporates oriental herbs in the form of red ginseng and ginseng berry extracts, both known to improve your physical energy for a more brilliant look to usher in the new year!

The Sulwhasoo Invigorating Ginseng Extract Ampoule retails at SGD 198 for 28 ampoules at 20g each, and is available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters.