Oh, January – it’s that time of the year when you’re digesting all of December’s happenings, yet preparing for all the Chinese New Year celebrations to come. To help you glam up for the Year of the Tiger, read on for five of our favourite lip must-haves to ring in the new year
With its subtle yet beautifully designed packaging, Gucci Beauty’s Rouge à Lèvres Voile collection is a trio of red lip shades paying homage to the colour of prosperity. Including the limited-edition hue designed specifically for Lunar New Year, 520 Marina Scarlet, the range also includes two existing colours of red, 25 Goldie Red and 203 Mildred Rosewood. The lipstick’s cover boasts a vintage-inspired design featuring blue roses and is finished off with a gold ribbed bottom.
Featuring Christian Louboutin’s signature high heel, the Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte and Matte Fluid is a sleek addition to your makeup collection. The bright red hue is ideal for one looking to illuminate the CNY look with little to no effort.
Dolce & Gabbana Beauty
Blooming from the outside (and of course the inside), Dolce & Gabbana’s Sheerlips is a hydrating lip balm that adds a slight tint of colour yet keeps a very natural look. With minimal effort needed, the lip product combines the texture of a balm and arrives in four flower-inspired shades. Lovely Tulip is a dusky pink colour; Sweet Lily, a pale candy pink; Spring Peony, a vivid fuchsia, and finally Joyful Sunflower, is the perfect coral.
Red lipstick can almost never go out of style. Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip paint is for anyone looking to add a pop of colour, as well as a little shimmer (because why not). And with V-day right around the corner, there’s more reason to get your hands on a red lip shade.
Perfect as a gift set or to gift yourself. Dior’s Rouge Dior limited-edition Lunar New Year gift set includes four Rouge Dior lipsticks and one lip balm. Meticulously stored in a fabric case with a Toile de Jouy pattern inspired by the 18th-century textile archives, the set includes the ultimate red of the House of Dior – 999 in velvet finish, the brick red shade Rayonnante – 840 in velvet finish, the voluptuous rosewood Icône – 720 in velvet finish, the daring rosewood Classic – 772 in matte finish, and the lip balm in a universal shade Diornatural – 000 in satin finish. Infused with natural-origin extracts of red peony and pomegranate flower, the lipsticks ensure comfort and echoes Dior’s chic couture with the lipstick belts branded in the initials “CD.”