Besides putting on new clothes, usher in this Lunar New Year by surrounding yourself with two of the most significant colors in Chinese culture – red and gold. Red symbolises good fortune and joy while Gold signifies wealth and prosperity. Instead of donning clothes and giving (or receiving) envelopes in the symbolic shades, why not incorporate them into your beauty regime to bear this significance and summon prosperity for the twelve months ahead? Check out this 8 auspicious beauty products that are worth celebrating. Gong Xi Fa Chai!
#1 Sloane Inc Skin Superfood Red Algae
To have remarkably smooth and healthy complexion, first you have to believe in the importance of skin health. Your skin is only as good as what you feed it. This incredible vanity fare is jam-packed with Astaxanthin, one of world’s most powerful antioxidants, from red algae found to be 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C. It delivers optimal cellular nourishment and effective antioxidant protection against the ravages of time. This non-greasy wonder cream with its deep penetrating property will supercharge your skin radiance by boosting collagen production and cell regeneration.
#2 Giorgio Armani Limited-Edition Chinese New Year palette
2016 is the year of the Monkey, in keeping with the Chinese zodiac. What is more festive than celebrating this Lunar New Year with a Highlighting Powder of gold shimmer, bronze and champagne pearls, stamped with a graphic monkey pattern?
Not only that this universal shade flatters all skin tone, it highlights the skin’s complexion with a matte-yet-luminous finish.
3# Givenchy Prisme Libre Year of the Monkey Edition
Dressed in traditional festive colors of good luck and fortune, Givenchy celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year with this mattifying and color-correcting loose powder in a Mousseline Pastel colour harmony. This Chinese zodiac inspired design comes in a red coloured lid, decorated with golden edge and gold-coloured symbol of the brand. This product is exclusively available in Asia.
4# Sloane Inc Gold Glow Recovery Mask
This luxurious cream textured facial mask promises to transform your skin beautifully luminous and glowing with suppleness in just 20 minutes!
This wonder skin recovery cream is also jam-packed with multivitamins and generously sprinkled with pure gold flakes to nourish and replenish tired, dull skin. Credit to soothing Sea Buckthorn Berry extract, this incredible cream offers unparalleled hydration and protection leaving you with luxuriously luminous complexion almost instantly!
5# Kerastase Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist
What is better than your beloved formula, reimagined in a New Luxurious Glass Bottle to summon prosperity for the year ahead? The best hair oils are multitasking miracle products that you can do the job of your leave-in conditioner, styling cream and shine spray in one. This multitasking nourishing oil helps to deliver ultimate softness and nourishment for sublime shine that’s ideal for normal to thick hair. With four essential oils, Elixir Ultime promises to deliver 71% more shine than your hair’s natural state with 24 hours anti-humidity protection.
How to use: Apply 2-4 pumps (depending on your hair length) thoroughly on dry or towel-dried hair. Style as desired.
6# PIXI Golden Glaze Brow Brightener
This is one of the coolest new beauty products to have on your radar this Lunar New Year. This taming illuminating brow gel helps to hold brow hairs in place all day while giving a lifted, brightened and awakened look to the eye area.
Not only that this brow gel is infused with aloe vera and pantheon for optimal brow care, its soft golden sheen leaves the brows looking fresh and luminous. Simply brush up and out to soften and brightens brows in an instance!
7# M.A.C Cosmetics
This Year of the Monkey, M.A.C Cosmetics is also celebrating in a grand manner. The brand has announced a collection of festive shades and flickering finishes inspired by the drama of Chinese opera. The collection consists of lively shades of eyeshadow, Penultimate eyeliner, bright coloured lipstick and Modern Mandarin Powderblush to usher in the Chinese New Year.
8# Estee Lauder The Year of the Monkey Powder Compact
The clever, mischievous, quick-witted people born under the Year of the Monkey foster good fortune. To welcome the New Year, Estee Lauder toasts this charmed sign with this refillable golden compact, set with Swarovski crystals, depicts a monkey holding a peach. Perfect as a gift, this Lucidity Transcucent Pressed Powder compact includes a convenient mirror, and is delivered in a specially packaged box, together with a velvety pouch.
– By Jennifer Wu
*This article has been selected Editor’s Choice for Jan 2016*