written by Jenny Li

This Lunar New Year is the year of the Rat, the first zodiac animal and means the beginning of a new day, which is fitting to start off the 2020s. Many fashion and beauty brands have launched products and collections in celebration of Chinese New Year (CNY), here are just a few favourites that you might want to spend your red packets on…

Pat McGrath Labs:

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Pat McGrath has been teasing us with the latest MTHRSHP Sublime palette in Golden Opulence. Inspired by Gong Li as Empress Phoenix in ‘Curse of the Golden Flower’, this six-shade palette is truly worth trying. Alongside this McGrath has also released two, Mini Lip Gloss Trio kits in Red Opulence and Bronze Opulence.


Chloé have released exclusive to the year of the Rat handbags, in two of Chloé’s signature bag styles. The print on the Small Aby Lock Bag and the Mini Chloé C Bag are designed by Julie Verhoeven and, have a unique red lining that compliments the bag. These limited-edition bags are definitely special pieces that any handbag junkie would love in their collection.

Mini bag
Mini bag


ColourPop Chinese New Year of the Rat Lunar New Year Collection Set Includes the Good Fortune Lux Liquid Lip Bundle, Lucky You Super Shock Cheek Duo, and White Tea Face Milk from Fourth Ray Beauty Packaging

Colourpop’s Lunar New Year Collection is one to check out. It includes the Good Fortune lip bundle, Lucky You cheek duo and the White Tea face milk. These products come individually or as a whole set, and would be a great addition to your new year vanity. 


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Off-White have unveiled their CNY menswear and womenswear collection, with the main slogan being ‘good luck’ and embroidered peach flowers. So, if you’re feeling a wardrobe update is due or you like collecting limited pieces, then go take a look at this collection. There are many red clothing items that represent the major colour of CNY and would for sure make a statement. 


This eye-catching Lunar Illusions collection from MAC for CNY is sure to brighten up your vanity. Although it doesn’t have a rat image pressed into the highlighter like, Becca’s limited-edition trademark Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter, the dragon is still a significant imagery in Chinese culture. It also gives this collection a powerful vibe that makes it all the more interesting. This collection consists of four lipsticks, four lipglasses and a highlighter.

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