SHANGHAI: ‘The Year of the Dog’ is all set to mark the Chinese New Year – also known as Spring Festival, Lunar New Year – in 2018. Starting from Feb 15th, billions of people will celebrate the auspicious event. Thus, tapping into the market, the beauty and fashion industry have already taken initiatives to pay tribute to the joy, prosperity, and beauty related to the festival by launching their 2018 Chinese New Year ‘limited edition’ collections! The collections come in a range of pretty pinks and reds, and can even make for a great Valentine’s Day present.
Celebrating the oriental culture and mystery, here is the list of some gorgeous limited edition products with Chinese elements we selected for you…
MAC Lunar New Year 2018
The new year delivers dreams in abundance. Under the shade of flowering trees, wonders of possibilities lie ahead. The romantics born under this year’s sign possess an unwavering independence, as well as the dedication to turn their most breathtaking desires into their destinies. Match that radiant spirit with sweetly luminescent eyes, and peach and blossom-pink lips and cheeks. The year welcomes those who dare to dream – and bring their fantasies to life.
YSL Chinese New Year Face Palette
This exclusive makeup palette is adorned with a golden metallic case, surrounded by Meihua blossoms and made iconic with a bold red version of the signature YSL logo. The palette is inspired by the Meihua, a plum red flower that symbolizes hope and joy and blossoms when all else is frozen. The 2018 Chinese New Year Palette is a collector’s item that is both a true celebration of YSL Beauty and a tribute to new beginnings.
LANCOME Chinese New Year 2018 Collection
The Chinese New Year is a special time to recognize those who have been most devoted to us. Lancôme, an age-old companion to women in beauty, celebrates this year with L’Absolu Rouge. A container with a red lacquered cap is adorned with a dog to remind us of loyalty, which the Year of the Dog represents, along with two popping lipstick shades that match perfectly with the Chinese New Year state of mind!
GIVENCHY Prisme Libre & Le Rouge
Givenchy celebrates the Chinese New Year with a must-have limited edition of its iconic lipstick, Le Rouge, in its best-selling shade, 305 Rouge Égérie; an incandescent red with a velvety finish. For the occasion, Le Rouge is decorated with three strong symbols of the Asian culture; the colour red, which is the shade of the Spring Festival in China and evokes joy and happiness, while the colour gold represents prosperity. The Cherry blossoms we see symbolize beauty, strength, and renewal. More than a lipstick, Le Rouge is the couture object of desire!