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By Shimron Singh | January 13th, 2023

Lunar New Year 2023 Must-Haves: Beauty brands have us in a chokehold when they dress up packages in beautiful designs & Lunar New Year is no exception. The daring & bold red color associated with the festivity becomes a cult-favorite and collectible for many. We know we’re being biased but the Year of the Rabbit is arguably the cutest zodiac of them. We are expecting our makeup & skincare shelf full of adorable, little bunnies.


lunar new year must-haves
Photo: SK-II

Okay, SK-II has blown our minds with this innovative and playful take for Lunar New Year! They’ve encased their Pitera-infused Facial Treatment Essence in the iconic White Rabbit designs. This is a creamy & milky candy that we all love, reminding us of our childhood. It definitely wants to make us eat the skincare itself but of course, please do not do that.

Shop the SK-II x White Rabbit collection here.

Charlotte Tillbury

Photo: Charlotte Tillbury

Charlotte tillbury have dressed up their fan-favorites in the symbolic red color & lucky plum blossom print. The limited edition collection includes the Magic Cream®, Airbrush Flawless® Finish Powder, Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and a Matte Revolution lipstick in Blossom red. This is definitely a Lunar New Year must-have, right?

Shop the Charlotte Tillbury Lunar New Year Collection here.


lunar new year must-haves
Photo: Sephora for Tatcha

Tatcha’s Essence is an all-time favourite that has won the Allure 2020 Best of Beauty Award. Tatcha has tactfully dressed up the community favorite in a gorgeous red color and ume blossom design, paying homage to the festivity. We count this as one of our Lunar New Year Must-haves!

Shop Tatcha’s Essence here.

Pat McGrath

Photo: Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath always wows us with its bold & daring designs, and we didn’t expect anything less for Lunar New Year. The “Fortune Favors the Bold: New Year Collection” is everything. The gold. The rabbit. The eye-catching red. The designs. Everything just blends beautifully with one another, hence why had to share it with you.

Shop the Pat McGrath Collection here.

Clé De Peau

Photo: Clé De Peau

Clé de Peau has also hopped on the best-selling bandwagon. They’ve glitzed up their best-selling serum in a limited edition chinoiserie design with the elegant peony — a symbol of good luck. Your skin is bound to feel soft & radiant with energy this Lunar New Year!

Shop the Clé de Peau collection here.

Estée Lauder

Photo: Estee Lauder

We did say we will see a shelf full of adorable bunnies this Lunar New Year. Estée Lauder have formulated their eyeshadow palette to represent the shades inspired by the Year of the Rabbit. The luxury brand has taken a playful and artistic approach for this festive season and we absolutely love it!

Shop the Estée Lauder eyeshadow palette here.


Photo: Sulwhasoo

Sulwhasoo has taken a peter-rabbit style design for their First Care Activating serum. Sulwhasoo’s anti-aging formula makes your skin look healthier and awakens natural radiance from deep within. Admire the illustration whilst getting your skin care on.

Shop Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating serum here.

Laura Mercier

Photo: Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier went ham on their blush, with the rabbit embossed onto the actual product! The bunny design symbolizes good luck — meaning everytime we apply the blush, we got luck on our side *wink*.

Shop Laura Mercier’s blush here.

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