Special Beauty Picks to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Mark this auspicious event on the lunar calendar with a statement beauty gift or purchase


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The pioneering signature serum from Estee Lauder is dressed in New Year finery -- begone brown, razz up in metallic red – so you can treat your skin daily with this special bottle of Advanced Night Repair, $188. From a select number of larger Life pharmacies and Smith & Caughey’s Queen St.

Divine Harmony is the name of L'Occitane’s cosseting range combining botanical and marine ingredients age fighters. Divine Harmony Face Cream, $265, is an oil and water fusion echoing the intent of mind and body coming together. Boutique locator see Loccitane.co.nz

Seek out immunity and strength for your skin in this impactful red bottle of Shiseido’s Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, $159 for 50ml, and available in other sizes. From selectred pharmacies and department stores.

Indulge in a double dose of the good oil, with Living Nature’s Pure Radiance duo pack, containing two Radiance Night Oils. Now at a special price of $79 this was a Christmas treat, but in red and gold is also well-matched for Chinese New Year. Stockists at Livingnature.com

Choose any two of the 12 shades of Antipodes natural lipstick, $37 each, such as Dragon Fruit Pink or Oriental Bay Plum and you will receive this bonus lipstick bag with charms. This is an example of the sort of promotional deal being done by brands that may not have launched special products, but are anyway keen to join the party. At participating stockists. See Antipodesnature.com

Lap your limbs in the velvety caress of the limited edition Jurlique Rose Body Oil, $97. Or soak up the Australian natural brand’s facial Activating Water Essence, $80, also beautifully boxed. From selected department stores and pharmacies.

Define your face contours with GlamGlow Gravity Mud Lunar New Year Mask, $94. This firming mask in a limited edition jar has an innovative peel-off formula to tighten and tone. From Mecca Cosmetica and Maxima stores, and Meccabeauty.co.nz

For a luminous start to the lunar New Year, a collection of La Prairie’s sumptuous skincare has been collected in a special White Caviar Ritual Kit, $725. Precious caviar is indeed one of the prized ingredients to aid brightening and firming. Exclusive to Smith & Caughey, Queen St.

The dog is a sign of loyalty and honesty, here its noble visage is embossed into Chantecaille’s Year of the Dog Face Highlighter, $63, so it can brush close to yours. From Mecca Cosmetica stores or see Meccabeauty.co.nz

For a just peachy complexion, look no further than M.A.C Lunar New Year Luck and Fortune Powder Blush Duo, $60. It is part of a collection of graduated pink shades, including in lipsticks and eyeshadows. Only from M.A.C Botany and Smith & Caughey's Queen Street in Auckland and at Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch.

Red lipstick brings the colour of joy and good fortune to your face and with Lancome’s Chinese New Year Rouge Absolu in (matte red) Rouge Vintage, $60, the special red canister carries a Year of the Dog embellishment as well. From selected department stores and pharmacies.

You’ll feel lucky to carry this gold palette emblazoned with red blossoms which houses Yves Saint Laurent’s Chinese New Year Blush Palette, $113. From selected department stores and pharmacies.

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