11 of your cult beauty faves just got a Lunar New Year makeover
The year of the Ox is upon us
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / January 19 2021
Lunar New Year marks the transition from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox, with 2021 specifically celebrating the metal Ox. Renowned in Chinese culture for their hard-working nature and contributions to agriculture, the Ox is intelligent and reliable.
And so, really, it makes perfect sense to celebrate this year with a collection of beauty products that work the hardest in our kits (how’s that for justifying your next haul?). Here are 11 cult fave beauty picks that just got a Lunar New Year makeover:
M·A·C Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick / Moon Masterpiece in Healthy, Wealthy and Thriving
Delivering a delightfully hazy poppy hue to the lips, M.A.C’s much-loved powder kiss lipstick in ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Thriving’ is the perfect shade to welcome in prosperity for the new year. Pair it with a light wash of gold highlight on the Cupid’s bow for that good fortune glow.
Dr. Dennis Gross Chinese New Year Limited Edition Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel
What better way to wipe the slate clean than with Dr. Dennis Gross’ skin-refining peel pads. Gently swipe the 2-step exfoliating formula over skin for an enviably clear and glowy complexion.
NARS Quad Eyeshadow in Deep Sunrise
Whether you’re prepping for the new year at home or on-the-go, this purse-friendly eyeshadow quad from NARS will make any eye look a cinch - though we do recommend going straight for the gold shade to delve directly into the festive spirit.
Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion
Though the bottle may be a stunning shade of ruby, this mushroom-infused treatment lotion tackles redness at the source, soothing skin and eliminating any unwanted signs of irritation for calm, cool, collected skin that’s ready to take on 2021.
Laura Mercier Set For Luck Translucent Loose Setting Powder with Puff
There are few setting powders with the staying power of this iconic translucent offering. Set makeup in the morning for coverage that works just as hard as you do - we’re saying goodbye to shine in the year of the Ox.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - Chinese New Year
Enjoy all the perks of your favourite setting spray formula with a limited edition red finish made specially for the new year. The packaging may be different but this OG setting spritz is just as good as you remember.
Charlotte Tilbury Lunar New Year Lipstick in Kissing Sweet Blossom
Queen of the pinky nude lipstick, celebrity MUA Charlotte Tilbury has released a special new shade just for the upcoming auspicious occasion, called ‘Kissing Sweet Blossom’.
Limited Edition Clinique iD base: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Just when you thought the customisable Clinique iD range couldn’t get any better, they’ve added a gold ox head dispenser to the iconically personalisable range. We’re not screaming, you’re screaming.
LANCÔME Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum Lunar New Year
Enjoy all the skin-lifting benefits of the genifique formula, now housed in this red, rose-adorned vessel.
GUERLAIN Rouge G Blooming Bee Collector's Case Lunar New Year
If you’re an avid collector of Guerlain’s mirrored lipstick cases, this iconic gilded bee design from the brand is surely one to add to the portfolio.
Sisley Ecological Compound Set
A splurge to say the least, but one that’s well worth it in our opinion, the Sisley Ecological Compound Set features all your essentials from the brand, including their famous emulsion formula.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.