Happy fourth day of Chinese New Year! It may be back to work (and school), but we’ve got another 11 more days of CNY to indulge in this once-a-year celebration. If you’re looking to deck out your vanity in some limited edition CNY beauty packaging, you’ll want in on our top picks for CNY 2020.  Here are our real favourite ways to wear red and gold this auspicious season!

1. Jurlique Activating Water Essence, SGD93

Jurlique’s classic beauty tonic, now in a limited edition CNY packaging so elegant we’re tempted to leave it as decor. Although, we can’t resist the high-performance formula that revitalises and re-energises skin for a luminescent, healthy complexion. For ultimate happy skin, the botanical-extracts-infused essence is also free of artificial colours, fragrances, Parabens and Sulfates.

2. Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate CNY 2020, SGD130

Lancome’s iconic anti-aging serum in its limited edition bold red dress fulfills huat ah and every other CNY wish for everlasting youth. Revel in the Advanced Genifique’s updated formula, boosted with a new combination of 7 prebiotics and probiotic fractions. It’s a 7-day wonder that promises more youthful, even-looking skin in a week and greater resilience in the long-run.

3. Clarins Golden Double Serum, SGD170

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It can’t just be me — but who else is really feeling the name ‘Golden Double’? For extra prosperous vibes, the potent Clarins Double Serum now dons smooth, matte gold hardware, complemented by Clarins’ iconic red lettering. Infused with 21 plant extracts, the powerful serum claims noticeable results with more supple, smooth and illuminated skin in just one week. Make way for the new year and renewed skin!

4. Thann Eastern Orchard Shower Gel, SGD33

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For soft, clean and healthy skin, this shower gel is gold (it sure looks like it too). Infused with Vitamin E and organic essential oils, the Eastern Orchard shower gel aims to moisturise, protect and restore skin. To complete a luxurious, soothing bath experience, breathe in deep and delight in the scent of yuzu, as well as neroli essential oils.

5. Maybelline Shine Compulsion Gold Crush (in GLD84, SRD82), SGD14.90

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Light up with Maybelline’s first oil-in-lipstick, decked out in scintillating gold and black hardware. The bold colours come suspended with crushed gold pigment for a shimmering, three dimensional finish. Definitely one of the most CNY-appropriate lippies for an irresistible shine, at an incredibly affordable price!

6. Diorific Happy 2020 Rouge Scintillant (066 Passion), USD38

Featuring Dior’s signature golden jewel case, the Diorific Happy 2020 lipstick is an opulent accessory fit for an abundant, prosperous New Year. The glittering bullet delivers velvet smooth, creamy and long-wearing colour for your most classy lips forward. Our favourite? O66 Passion, for its intense, vivid red!

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7. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine (105 Rouge Lulu), SGD52

If strong lips aren’t your look this New Year, the Rouge Volupté  Shine is a must-have for its sheer, high-shine finish. It’s flexible formula offers exceptional comfort both for wear and to reapply. The iconic bullet needs no further introduction — decked in YSL’s trademark polished gold case, it’s a year-round festive staple!

It’s not too late to put some huat in your CNY beauty regime and these high-performing must-haves will do just that (plus a lot more)!

Take care,

Melisa Goh

Melisa Goh

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