Coming third in the Chinese zodiac, the tiger is considered the king of all beasts as it embodies power, courage and ambition – traits often associated with the colour red. It is time to incorporate the same bold festive hue into your beauty routine in celebration of the Year of the Tiger
From the latest spring 2022 collections to classic bestsellers, here are our nine recommendations to launch into the new Lunar New Year.
Armani Beauty – Lip Power
Officially launched in all Hong Kong stores this January, Armani’s new Lip Power Longwear Lipstick promises to create highly saturated lip shades that last for 8-hour vibrancy with one swipe. While long wear and comfort are often two contradictory qualities in lipsticks, Lip Power captures a unique formula that gives a satin-finished look meanwhile leaving a comfortable and light texture, expressing an enigmatic and beautifully bold attitude. With its slim and elegant lines, the red cap snaps tightly shut to prevent the bullet from drying out.
Bobbi Brown – Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown has launched The Claret Collection with some of its iconic products in red and gold limited edition cases for the 2022 Chinese New Year. The Highlighting Powder in pink glow among them is a timeless piece known for its reflective natural glory based on a silky and pearl pigment formula. Gently sweep it to cheekbones, bridge of the nose or even inner corners of the eyes, you can instantly brighten your makeup with some shimmering and rosy highlights.
Chanel – Blush Lumière
The Pêche Rosée in shimmery pink coral and the Brun Roussi in luminous terracotta brown are two creamy blush powders from Chanel’s Spring Summer 2022 Collection. Inspired by the La Pausa villa that once belonged to Coco Chanel, the collection draws inspiration from its harmonious and beautiful natural scenery. Crafted in a sophisticated sunbeam motif, the powders add a sun-kissed and healthy glow effect for a natural look or help you build a more intense and sculpted look.
Charlotte Tilbury – Airbrush Flawless Setting Powder
Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Airbrush Flawless Finishing Setting Power is now encased in the limited-edition lucky red tiger print packaging. Its micro-fine and breathable formula with rose wax and almond oil can visibly smooth and blur the appearance of fine lines and pores. While at the same time soften and hydrate your skin. Compact and light, it is a perfect piece to put in your handbag. The power comes in four shades to suit different skin tones.
Guerlain’s lipstick bestsellers N°214 satin shade is now presented in the new prestige limited edition Rouge G Legendary Bee to celebrate an exceptional new year. It is designed and hand-embroidered by the French embroidery studio Maison Baqué Molinié. Using gold threads and sparkling beads that are sewn onto a delicate velvet padded mesh to pay homage to the bee emblem of the House, manifesting the traditional savoir-faire and artisan techniques.
Huda Beauty – Tiger Wild Obsessions Palette
The Tiger Wild Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is a limited-edition champagne gold palette with terracotta neutrals and warm pinks from Huda Beauty to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Nine pigmented shades including creamy suede-soft mattes and high-drama metallics are encapsulated in the case. illustrated on the case is a fierce tiger face with stunning eyelashes, to help unleash the wild side of beauty this year.
Laura Mercier – Blush Color Infusion
“Nothing gives you a sense of youthfulness and the appearance of health the way your cheeks do,” says brand founder Laura Mercier. “After all, the cheeks represent the two largest areas on your face, so they’re something people notice.” Now its Blush Color Infusion in the ginger shade is engraved with a vivid representation of a tiger and packaged in a red metalized case to celebrate the festival. It is a pale nude hue in a matte finish that can blend seamlessly with the skin to build a natural and healthy look.
Nars – Climax Liquid Eyelinerand Mascara
The just-arrived Climax Liquid Eyeliner and Mascara from Nars deliver any look from a think and sharp line to a bold and dramatic stroke, as well as a soft and feathery lash curve, with buildable volume. With no smudges, feathering and clumping, the two pieces can easily elevate, lengthen and volumize your eyes to give them a more defined look.
Pat McGrath – Celestial Odyssey Eyeshadow Palette
Ultimately, we would like to wrap up our Chinese New Year makeup list with Pat McGrath’s new limited edition of Celestial Odyssey Eyeshadow Palette. Echoing its name, it enshrines 18 fantasy-inducing hues, including Saturn Sunset, Gold Galaxy, Galactic Glow, Lotus Luxe and more. With its incomparable ‘blendability’ and creamy texture, the palette contains different finishes of both warm and cool tones, from sateen shimmer to gemstone sparkle, foiled metallic and matte velvet.