A ginseng-powered serum for skin serenity, a neutral eyeshadow quad for visual balance, and pH-respecting exfoliating pads for beauty that radiates— add these 21 Chinese New Year 2024 beauty products to your shopping cart for luck this year. But even if you lose at the mahjong table, we can still guarantee that you’ll be the brightest, and most beautiful flower amongst the rest.
Pictured Above: Sisley Le Phyto-Gloss
Peonies have long symbolised prosperity, good luck, love and honour which makes this limited edition design from Sisley a little totem of good luck to tote around. Its four shades are also formulated with mother-of-pearl that imbues a shimmery finish without the stickiness.
$68, SHOP NOW.
The embossed dragon on this highlighter already makes this product a must-buy but if you’ve been looking for a glow-imbuing powder that practically feels like nothing, then here you go. It’s also buildable from a light shimmer to a spotlit strobe-like effect that can be seen from quite the distance.
$60, SHOP NOW.
Whether you wish to wink at Lady Luck to draw a winning set of cards or find an eyeshadow palette to last through an entire day of visiting, look no further than this quad that imbues the lids with four prosperous shades that have flecks of gold in them.
$95, SHOP NOW.
Technically, not a Chinese New Year festive set but technically, again, can be purchased to form one for all your moods come the festivities—Nomade for strength at the mahjong table, the classic Chloé if you’re looking to make a soft, first impression, and Atelier Des Fleurs Magnolia Alba if you want to draw luck from the auspicious flower. Each purchase also nets you complimentary red packets.
$195, $156, and $380 respectively, SHOP NOW.
Partnering with Chinese artist Ryan Feifei on the box design that features the auspicious motif of a dragon, another fortune that favours you with the purchase of this serum is an eight piece gift set that comes with it.
$240, SHOP NOW.
Here’s one for the collectors of all things artisanal and ravishing: the technique used by Beijing artist Xi Wen to produce the intricate design on the Le Serum is called cloisonné which involves hammering bronze wires into its shape and pattern.
$300, SHOP NOW.
If your New Year’s resolution includes skin streaming then Dr Dennis Gross’s “Year of the Dragon” pack is a good place to start. Just swipe twice for instantly glowier skin and feel free to share the good things as the pack comes with an extra five sachets.
$155, SHOP NOW.
The Chinese New Year-inspired colourway of the limited edition Supersonic™ were specifically chosen because of its auspiciousness. Blue for confidence, trust, and loyalty, and a new shade of topaz for knowledge and prosperity.
$699, SHOP NOW.
Chinese New Year 2024 is the equivalent of a three-day marathon and only the strongest will come out unscathed no thanks to them using this set: a three-step skincare routine to cleanse, depuff, and smoothen, and a lounge set that cools the body down while wicking moisture away. Each set also comes with a pack of red packets designed by artists from Eden School, in support of the Autism Association (Singapore).
$358, SHOP NOW.
Quite the accomplishment if we can be honest: a warm-toned red lippie that goes on and stays flawless and opaque no matter how much or long you’ve been feasting. And when you pair it with Givenchy Beauty’s new loose powder that illuminates for an all-day radiance when gently buffed into the skin, you’re promised double happiness come Chinese New Year.
$108 for the powder, and $66 for the lipstick, SHOP BOTH HERE.
$1,240, SHOP NOW.
This limited edition beauty special by Lancôme is the best of East-meets-West: a roaring dragon on its case by London-based Chinese artist Jacky Tsai and a Parisian skincare formula that boosts skin recovery in an instant.
$352, SHOP NOW.
Don’t know why, but there’s something about the occasion that makes us want to carry the smallest of bags to go visiting. Thankfully, Laura Mercier has a solution for those who are expecting long days: two sticks that imbue a creamy-shimmery finish and can be used all over the face. You might not even need to pack them in fact as they promise a 12 hour finish that’s also sweat-resistant.
$42, SHOP NOW.
Each of these warm-toned shades comes with its own storyline title—Just a Dream and She’s Got Flare amongst others—making it perfect for making you the main character at any gathering you go to. Our particular favourite is Sparkle Starter, a deep green that’s a chicer take on the auspicious shade.
$55, SHOP NOW.
If you’re feeling unlucky, a swipe of these four shades from NAR’s limited-edition eyeshadow palette will have you looking forward and knowing that good fortune is on its way. If all else fails, at least you’re guaranteed all-day wear instead as they’re formulated to withstand heat and humidity.
$70, SHOP NOW.
Once you’re done admiring the set’s lush design of butterfly-shaped blooms, wood dragons, and auspicious jewel tones, get ready to be equally as impressed by its offerings. It features a shampoo, conditioner, and spray that thickens the look of hair while imbuing all-day volume.
$180.94, SHOP NOW.
Sure, you can use any of these 10 scents from the powdery-seductive Duchess Rose to the citrusy-woody Heartless Helen depending on your mood come Chinese New Year but if you’re planning to escape to another country, this is the right time to buy this set. It also comes with a dragon-printed twilly and of course, red packets.
$61, SHOP NOW.
Not to be overtly superstitious but if you feel like you’re “holding” on to bad luck, it’s time to wash it all away using the powerful properties of this cleansing oil. The calligraphic dragon design and intense red of its bottle also make it look strikingly prosperous.
$180, SHOP NOW.
The Chinese New Year packaging of the SK-II x Maison Kitsuné is the cutest one on this list and while it might be a little too cute to use, you’re going to want to do so for its potent blend of brightening, plumping, and soothing ingredients. Just the product you need to combat late nights and binge eating.
$328, SHOP NOW.
Sulwhasoo’s limited edition First Care Activating Serum is perfect if you’re the type to take Chinese New Year glam seriously. Its formula promotes turnover for smoother, brighter skin while making sure it’s happily hydrated but let’s talk about the packaging. With a dragon that soars with a magic pearl on its cap, does it get anymore auspicious then that?
$210, SHOP NOW.
Tatcha’s take on Chinese New Year is different as its packaging features the Japanese plum instead which signifies the arrival of spring in Japan. It’s a motif for beauty health, and renewal just like the properties of the toner itself.
$185, SHOP NOW.