We are not going to recommend you red apparel and accessories for Chinese New Year – you probably already know where to get them. Here are some other products that can ring in the new year too, and that beauty enthusiasts can definitely appreciate.
1. Ring in new year cheer with roosters
Dressed in cheery yellow that reminds you of spring, and adorable rooster motifs, the Give Me Luck collection by Etude House is a limited edition line that you should collect to commemorate the upcoming Year of the Rooster. The collection includes Etude House’s signature Look at My Eyes eyeshadow (SGD11.90) and Color in Liquid Lips Juicy lip tint (SGD17.90), which are available in a range of gorgeous limited-edition colours. We especially love that the eyeshadow comes in wearable shades of browns, corals, and pinks – colours that we know can never go wrong on Asian skin tones.
2. Celebrate the festive season with phoenix
The iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is given a limited edition face lift for Chinese New Year. The limited edition bottle is emblazoned with a majestic Suminagashi-inspired phoenix design – a sign of the strength and luck that you’re welcoming in the new year. What’s more, you’d definitely want to arm yourself with radiant-looking skin as you go house-visiting, and this skin-loving product will help you with that. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition is available at SGD259 for 230ml.
3. Toast to an amazing year ahead
Mandarins that we eat during Chinese New Year aren’t just delicious, but are also rich in vitamin C. Another way to increase your vitamin C and antioxidant intake for brighter, healthier skin? Try the Laneige Collagen Drink.
Containing collagen from the tilapia fish and enriched with natural extracts from red orange and pomegranate, this supplement helps your skin with collagen synthesis. Free from artificial colouring, preservatives, and sugar, the Laneige Collagen Drink also has low amount of calories (105 kJ) compared to similar drinks in the market. This is available at SGD52 for a box of 10 bottles.
4. Refresh your hair colour in auspicious red
If colouring your hair red for Chinese New Year is a yearly routine, try the Liese Creamy Bubble Color in Red Velvet to beat the crowd at salons. This hair dye has a warm, copper red finish to complement Asian skin tones and is easy to apply, thanks to the large and firm bubbles it produces that spreads smoothly and uniformly on hair.
From now till end of Jan, Liese Creamy Bubble Color in Red Velvet will retail at a special price SGD16.90 instead of SGD19.90and is available at leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets.
5. Attract good luck with brighter eyes
In face reading philosophies, bright-looking eyes are a good sign; it indicates better fortune. To enhance the appearance of your eyes, consider beauty lenses. Try Acuvue Define, which has just launched two variants – Radiant Bright and Radiant Charm.
With a special technology that helps lightens, contrasts and enlarges the look of your eyes, these lenses also features a technology that ensures colour pigments don’t come into direct contact with the eyes. With UV protection and promising 20 hours of moisture, they don’t just accentuate the way you look, they’re also very comfortable.
The Acuvue Define range is available at all authorised optical stores, at SGD64 per box.
6. Wake up refreshed to greet the new year
The mornings of the Chinese New Year period are important – it’s when step out with your new outfits and make visits to the elders you respect most. Nothing like a good night’s rest is going to help you look refreshed and energetic, and we’re not just talking about feeling physically fresh – make sure your skin looks awake too!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair helps take care of your skin while you sleep, and it has launched a limited edition metallic red bottle to celebrate Chinese New Year. It retails at SGD163 (50ml) for a limited period.