happy february and happy new year (新年快樂)! chinese new year may begin on february 5 but it doesn’t hurt to welcome the new year with luck, happiness, and fortune.
2019 is the year of the pig. the pig is the sign best known for being friendly, generous, honest, and overindulgent. regardless of your own sign, take the year of the pig as a sign to treat yo’ self. how? by buying auspiciously adorned, limited edition beauty products in red, lunar new year packaging.
here’s what i might spend my red envelope (紅包) money on:
nars powermatte lip pigments ↬ as a part of their chinese new year spring 2019 collection, nars released three new, exclusive shades: flame, firework, and firecracker. fortunately, the trio has the same thin, long-wearing formula that makes reapplying a breeze. unfortunately, the collection is exclusively sold in asia.
becca shimmering skin perfector pressed in “year of the pig” ↬ in honor of the year of the pig, becca released a new, limited edition highlighter with a cute piggy patterned imprint. contrary to many of becca’s intense, metallic highlighters, the “year of the pig” has a soft sheen, perfect to add to an overflowing and ever-growing highlighter collection and perfect to ring in the new year with subtle luxury.
hourglass year of the pig blush in “vivid flush” ↬ in line with subtle luxury and soft sheens, hourglass released a limited edition shade of their ambient lighting blushes in a rosy, bright pink. warning: may emphasize asian glow.
givenchy le rouge lipstick in “no 325 rouge fétiche” ↬ red lipstick remains just as vital today as it was in ancient china. during the tang dynasty, powder was applied before lipstick. while powdering before lipstick is still a technique to improve longevity of the color and mattify the lipstick formula, givenchy saves you time with its semi-matte le rouge.
nudestix lucky lunar kit ↬ ring a prosperous new year all day and all night with this nudestix duo, which can easily be plopped into your purse. easily swap out the neutral “mystic” for the pop of poppy red, “stiletto” to change a makeup look from day to night.
mac lucky red collection ↬ 哇!! this packaging! fortune does, indeed, favor the bold. the exquisite, metallic red packaging with the large fú, meaning good fortune or luck, on it features iconic reds such as “ruby woo” and “lady danger” as well as new additions such as “lotus light.” want to tone it down? try the powder blush duo featuring “melba,” one of the most beautiful blushes to ever exist—no exaggeration.