The festive season is around the corner and what better way to cheer ourselves up or improve the mood of our loved ones in these tough times with some special goodies.

Festive Fragrance

Lunar New Year
Source: Jo Malone London

In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, Jo Malone London presents its popular English Pear & Freesia in a limited edition bottle dressed in white and gold florals. Even the cap comes in the colour gold, which symbolises ultimate wealth and riches in the Chinese culture. 
The cultural relevance does not stop there as the fruity fragrance’s ingredient, the pear is believed to representimmortality and prosperity. 
What’s more, the British brand has produced an exclusive set of hongbao to accompany purchases of the festive edition English Pear & Freesia Cologne. Available in 30ml (RM300) and 100ml (RM575) variations, the colognes can be bought at all Jo Malone London stores.

Go For Glow

Lunar New Year
Source: Fenty Beauty

Turn heads and inspire envy this holiday season with Fenty Beauty’s cult favourites, perfectly packaged together in a festive edition set. The brand’s must-have, diamond-dusted highlighter is paired with its iconic gloss, guaranteed to add glitz and glamour to your look.

The highlighter aptly named Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in Royal Icing delivers pure, show-stopping champagne pink and gold sparkle all over the face and body. It has a unique jelly-powder formula that’s cool to the touch and disappears into the skin effortlessly.  Finish off the look with Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Cheeky, a bright red-orange lip gloss packed with a lot of shine and shimmer that feels as good as it looks.
A set of these two products is priced at RM252 at Sephora stores and

Love In a Bottle

Lunar New Year
Source: SK-II

Loved by women the world over for its effectiveness in making skin healthier and appear radiant and luminous, the SK-II Pitera™ Essence gets a celebratory makeover this Chinese New Year.

With a modern and playful take on festivities and reuniting with friends, family and loved ones over the Year of the Ox, the popular essence features the ‘XOXO’ abbreviation in bold gold brush strokes against a vibrant red bottle, symbolising the best gift anyone could ever give in an unprecedented time we’re living in now – virtual hugs and kisses with lots of love!

The SK-II Pitera™ Essence XOXO New Year limited edition also features a collaboration with Swedish-French artist André Saraiva and his graffiti alter egos Mr. & Mrs. A, which can be seen expressing their love for Pitera™, the essence’s signature ingredient that helps to keep skin looking youthful and flawless. The price for crystal clear skin? RM759 at SK-II counters nationwide.

Look Ravishing At The Reunion

Source: MAC

MAC cosmetics sets the makeup tone this season with a wealth of artful shades for eyes, lips and skin for a prosperous new year. Even more attractive is that the collection called the Moon Masterpiece is  adorned in an eye-catching Pop Art packaging. 

“This collection is everything you need to get ready to give good face and give way to the Lunar New Year,” says Regan Rabanal, MAC Senior Manager of Makeup Artistry, Asia Pacific. “The collectible, fish-embossed (Extra Dimension Skinfinish) highlighter is a standout in Double-Gleam, the uber-popular shade to keep you glowing from day to night.”

Other items in the range include Powder Kiss Lipstick in five colours, Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain in two colours, Eye Shadow X 9 in a variety of shades, and Powder Blush Duo in two shades. Prices range from RM96 for the Powder Kiss Lipstick and RM225 for the Eye Shadow X 9.

Red Hot

Source: Sulwhasoo

The colour red, which denotes love, courage and prosperity is the shade that Sulwhasoo has chosen to dress the bottle of its First Care Activating Serum, a best-selling anti-ageing skincare product for the past 23 years. For a limited time only, the First Care Activating Serum Chinese New Year edition comes in a sleek, glossy red bottle, which will make a bold statement on any vanity table and hopefully, bring good luck to the user this year.

After all, red also represents luck, joy and happiness in the Chinese culture. This serum contains the Korean brand’s star ingredient, the JAUM Activator™, which is an essential anti-ageing booster that activates skin’s natural renewal ability to rejuvenate youthful and glowing skin. No surprise why one bottle of this youth potion is sold every ten seconds the world over.