The best Lunar New Year makeup to shop

Time to embrace your inner tiger

Lunar New Year will arrive on February 1 as we welcome in the year of the tiger.

The tiger has an energetic and risk-taking energy, which might just be the mood you embody as the Chinese new year begins.

As always at this point in the calendar, brands release themed makeup to celebrate and mark the occasion – usually to suit the animal in the spotlight.

Red is a colour that’s often used, too, given it’s thought to be lucky.

What’s always guaranteed though, is pretty packaging.

So whether you’re celebrating the New Year or are in need of a makeup refresh, now’s a good time to snag classic bestselling products in limited edition cases – making them that bit more special.

These are our top Lunar New Year beauty products – which will sell out sharpish.

MAC Cosmetics 159S Blush Brush

Sweep against cheeks (Picture: MAC)

Get it for £30 from MAC.

MAC brushes are loved by makeup artists.

This brush couldn’t be sweeter, with its limited edition pattern and tiger artwork.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Powder

Powder down (Picture: Feel Unique)

Get it for £42.50 from Feel Unique.

As one of the bestselling powder out there, many will jump at getting it in elevated packaging.

Mix the four shades together for a colour correcting effect.

Huda Lunar New Year Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

The eye of the tiger (Picture: Selfridges)

Get it for £27 from Selfridges.

This is the first time Huda has released a New Year palette – and the warm fiery tones sure are tiger-like.

Nars Banned Red

An easy-to-wear red (Picture: Nars)

Get it for £22 from Nars.

Banned Red is the lipstick TikTok star Addison Rae supposedly uses – it’s a popular shade with many, now made even prettier.

Clinique Cheek Pop Highlighter

Gleam and shine (Picture: Selfridges)

Get it for £20 from Selfridges.

For years Clinique have been creating a highlighter for the event.

Being gold, it’ll work on a wide range of skin tones.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Only Muse

Lucky red (Picture: Charlotte Tilbury)

Get it for £28 from Charlotte Tilbury.

This matte formula won’t dry out lips as it’s so lightweight.

Plus, it’ll be hard to lose this in your bag given how bright the bullet casing is.

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