Chinese New Year beauty buys you need

February 5th marks the beginning of Chinese New Year and this means limited-edition beauty buys that we just can’t talk ourselves out of. From Guerlain to Givenchy, some of our favourite brands are joining the celebrations, so scroll down for our pick of the best makeup, skincare and fragrance to bring in The Year of the Pig.

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1. Guerlain Eau De Cologne Imperiale CNY

Guerlain Eau De Cologne Imperiale CNY


Impériale was the very first Eau de Cologne created by Guerlain in 1853 and it’s stood the test of time. Both floral and citrus, the iconic scent is one to add to every fragrance collection. We can’t wait to get this limited-edition red bottle on our dressing table.


Guerlain Eau De Cologne Imperiale CNY, £75


2. Givenchy Le Rouge Lip Colour

Givenchy Le Rouge Lip Colour


Inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s first collection as creative director at Givenchy, this case is adorned with her beautiful clover print in a one-off red and gold design. The lipstick itself comes in the shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, an intense red with a semi-matte finish.


Givenchy Le Rouge Lip Colour, £31


3. Giorgio Armani Highlighting Face Palette

Giorgio Armani Highlighting Face Palette


A true Chinese New Year keepsake, this packaging is decorated with a gold fortune symbol for serendipity and success in the year ahead. The powder comes in one shade to suit every skin tone and illuminates your complexion for a natural-looking healthy glow.


Giorgio Armani Highlighting Face Palette, £60


4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Miniature Chinese New Year Set

Acqua di Parma Colonia Miniature Chinese New Year Set


Cased in a special red and gold box to bring in Chinese New Year, this is a luxe take on the classic Colonia miniatures collection. Inside you’ll find a Colonia, Colonia Pura, Colonia Essenza, Colonia Club and Colonia Intensa. A fresh and sophisticated fragrance for every spring occasion.


Acqua di Parma Colonia Miniature Chinese New Year Set, £48


5. Benefit Fortune, Fun & Favourites! Gift Set

Benefit Fortune, Fun & Favourites! Gift Set


We can always count on Benefit to bring the fun. Not just a very giftable gold piggy bank, you’ll find three of their best-selling products inside. The POREfessional face primer will prep skin for makeup, Gimme Brow+ creates fuller-looking brows and GALifornia is the perfect peach blush.


Benefit Fortune, Fun & Favourites! Gift Set, £26.50


6. Guerlain KissKiss Limited Edition

Guerlain KissKiss Limited Edition


Guerlain’s KissKiss lipstick already has one of our favourite formulas, and to celebrate Chinese New Year it’s been redesigned with a metallic red case that we can’t wait for an excuse to show off. Enriched with mango butter and hyaluronic acid spheres, it’s super-hydrating and gives the illusion of fuller lips.


Guerlain KissKiss Limited Edition, £29.50