Ring in the Lunar New Year with these 8 limited edition beauty gifts
“It’s the [year] of the tiger”
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / January 27 2022
Yep, it’s that time of year again, the Lunar New Year is upon us and in 2022 we’re welcoming in the energy of the tiger.
Prepare for a year filled with adventure, growth and (an appropriate amount of) risk-taking. And what better way to mix things up than to get risky with your bank balance and invest in a few limited edition Lunar New Year inspired beauty products.
Honestly we can’t think of a better way to celebrate prosperity and good fortune than to douse ourselves in a veil of gold highlight (Clinique really doesn’t disappoint this time of year). But there’s also a slew of skin-perfecting cult serums that we all know and love dressed in ceremonial red packaging too. And a shiny red edition of a Dyson best-seller to splurge on…
Whatever your beauty predilections, there’s a Lunar New Year-themed product to indulge in…
Glasshouse Fragrances Year of the Tiger 380g Soy Candle
Nothing smells as sweet as celebrating the new year with a classically-scented candle. The iconic Glasshouse Kyoto In Bloom scent just got a 2022 refresh, housed in a champagne gold glass vessel, complete with Year of the Tiger limited edition packaging. Enjoy notes of citrus, camellia and lotus with an earthy and luxurious base of amber, sandalwood, vanilla and musk.
$54.95 at Adore Beauty
SK-II PITERA Essence 2022 New Year Limited Edition
It doesn’t matter the limited edition packaging as far as we’re concerned; any bottle of SK-II essence is welcome in our skin care routine. Take the cue emblazoned on this year’s flacon and rewrite your skin’s destiny utilising the pitera-rich formula to encourage cellular turnover. It’ll also minimise texture, tone and fine lines for a healthy, radiant complexion, so it’s safe to say the risk will pay off.
$305 at Adore Beauty
Clarins Lunar New Year Limited Edition Double Serum
We need very little convincing to christen a new bottle of Clarins Double Serum, but the fact that the brand’s Lunar New Year limited edition offering contributes to raising awareness and funds for the endangered North-Eastern China Tiger (in partnership with the World Wide Fund) makes it a must-have all around. Slather on a healthy dose of the turmeric, glycerine, and quinoa seed formula (which also happens to include oat kernel and cocoa extracts, avocado oil, milk thistle oil, and squalane to boot); it’s all in the name of a good cause after all.
$200 at Adore Beauty
Dyson Corrale™ Straightener in ‘Red/Nickel’
The Dyson Corrale™ Straightener just got dressed up in its limited edition Lunar New Year best. Enjoy the same heat-controlled styling with a ruby red glow up to amp up the festivity of the whole experience. We’re talking a cord-free styler boasting flexible plates that make for a smooth pass every time (no hair pulling here).
$699 at Adore Beauty
Dr. Dennis Gross Lunar New Year Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
The ferocious tiger adorning the iconic alpha beta peel may be what initially draws you to purchase this limited edition offering, but we think the additional five extra peel pads will be the reason it secures a spot in your basket. Slough away dead skin cells with this powerful resurfacing treatment that’s packed full of AHAs and BHAs for that fresh, glowy skin that we’re all after.
$125 at MECCA
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum Lunar New Year Limited Edition
We know we can trust Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to strengthen our skin and promote a radiant complexion. But when a limited edition version of the serum this beautiful lands on shelves it’s hard not to be tempted by it’s pretty exterior. Firm skin, minimise fine lines and wrinkles, and glow like never before, all the while knowing your bathroom cabinet looks ten times better than anyone else’s you know. Goals.
$110 at Adore Beauty
Clinique Cheek Pop Highlighter Limited Edition
While most Lunar New Year beauty gifts put the glitz into their packaging, this inclusion from Clinique makes you the star of the show. Gild your cheekbones in a swathe of gold luminescence with this Year of the Tiger commemorative compact; sheer, luminous and light-reflecting, this is a delightful addition to any makeup kit.
$42 at MYER
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Lunar New Year
A blend of potent Korean herbs underpin this skin-renewing and preparatory serum, hydrating, firming and nourishing your complexion in turn. A no-brainer in attaining Instagram-worthy glass skin, the fact that the limited edition serum bottle is a prize all its own is really just a cherry on top of the very delicious cake that is this formula.
$196 at Sephora
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.