Celebrate Chinese New Year with these limited edition beauty buys

In celebration of Chinese New Year on February 8, international cosmetic brands have launched a series of limited edition beauty products to honour the Year of the Monkey. Brands including YSL, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy and Estee Lauder have given some of their cult classic bestsellers a makeover, with make-up and skincare products decorated with fun and cheeky monkey motifs and packaging coated in lucky colours of red and gold. Here’s a round up of some of our favourites.

Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Highlighting Palette


How cute is this! It’s a highlighting pressed powder palette containing shades of gold, bronze and champagne.

Estee Lauder Year of the Monkey Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II


Estee Lauder’s cult brown bottle gets a golden makeover and comes with a red monkey key chain.

YSL The Year of the Monkey Palette


This gorgeous gold palette contains five eyeshadows in warm pink and taupe tones. The packaging is striking with an abstract metal work design.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year


The brand’s bestselling loose powder shade, Mousseline Pastel, is repackaged in a bold red design featuring gold monkeys surrounding the Givenchy logo.

MAC Year of the Monkey Spring 2016 Collection


MAC’s new colour collection includes eyeshadows, lipsticks, a eyeliner and a blusher. If you purchase a product from this collection you’ll also receive a complimentary glided envelope.

Guerlain KissKiss The Chinese New Year Shaping Cream Lip Color


This red lipstick comes in a new gold case with a sleek cube design. Formulated with hyaluronic acid spheres and commiphora oil to leave lips with a satiny sensation.

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