Lunar New Year 2023 – The Year of the Rabbit

January 23rd, 2023

January 23rd, 2023

Lunar New Year is a time of celebration, welcoming a new lunar year and the start of spring. The festival represents togetherness and prosperity, with Lunar New Year traditions including dining and spending time with family and friends, cleaning the home to make space for good fortune, and gifting essentials for the coming year.

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit – the luckiest animal in the Chinese zodiac – and we are lucky that three of our favourite brands have released limited edition collections to celebrate.


To celebrate the Year Of The Rabbit, Charlotte Tilbury’s has revealed a limited-edition Plum Blossom Print Collection of four of her New Year beauty secrets.

Magic Cream Moisturiser (£79).  Start fresh by opening a new pot of Charlotte’s award-winning, globally loved moisturiser, giving tired, dehydrated skin an immediate skin revival. Born backstage and beloved by the stars, Charlotte’s iconic formula has an instant turnaround, working in just 28 seconds to give skin a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow.

Packaged in a refillable and recyclable glass jar, this limited-edition version of Charlotte’s Magic Cream features a red, plum blossom print on the rose-gold lid.

Charlotte has also created a limited-edition Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (£38), decorating her iconic, rose-gold compact with the collection’s beautiful, plum blossom print.

Available in four shades, a light veil creates an airbrushed-looking finish that blurs the look of pores and mattifies shine. Keep it in your handbag as the ultimate touch-up powder and add a little bit of luck to your makeup bag!

For the first time, Charlotte has created a limited-edition version of her fabulous Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (£26) especially for the new year! Her hydrating, high-performance setting spray has become an instant favourite with makeup lovers around the world, helping to lock in makeup for up to 16 hours and smoothing and blurring the look of skin. It can also be used to prime skin ahead of makeup application. Formulated to party all night and stay all day, Charlotte’s setting spray lets you enjoy your lunar new year celebrations with the peace of mind that your makeup looks airbrushed and flawless!  This limited edition is formulated with a delicate, gentle scent and features the collection’s vibrant plum blossom print on the lid.

Gift luck to lipstick lovers this new year with Charlotte’s limited-edition Matte Revolution Lipstick in lucky Blossom Red (£26). In Chinese culture, red is a lucky colour that brings good fortune to all, so Charlotte has created a new shade of her award-winning, modern matte lipstick formula. This gorgeous shade is a warm, tawny, orange-red lip colour in Charlotte’s comfortable matte formula; it’s a lucky new year gift that encapsulates the warm glow of festive lanterns and is the perfect red lipstick to wear from day to night.

The collection’s plum blossom print looks gorgeous on Charlotte’s iconic rose-gold lipstick bullet, giving this limited-edition shade a little extra luck to help everyone, everywhere become the most confident version of themselves in the Year of the Rabbit.

Charlotte’s Lunar New Year collection launches on the 22nd January on charlottetilbury.


Pat McGrath Labs have launched Fortune Favours The Bold – The New Year Collection. The limited-edition luxury collection features powerful pigments and luxe textures in gorgeous red and gold packaging.

Limited Edition Venus in Fleurs Luxe Quad: Voyeuristic Vixen (£56)

Conjure the ultimate eye elegance in sublimely stunning shades summoning the joyous spirit of Lunar New Year. Four brazenly bronze and captivating copper hues evoke harmony and luxury in creamy, petal-soft matte and sparkling crystalline textures. Each silken powder formula glides on, imparting an even layer of intensely saturated colour in a single swipe. Brilliantly blendable and ultra-buildable, this universally flattering all-occasion quartet delivers iconic looks, ranging from everyday-exquisite to celebratory opulence.

Limited Edition MatteTrance™ Lipstick in Rouge 8 (£36)

Empower your pout with a couture-classic red destined to attract good fortune. This luxurious limited edition shade is a mesmerising mid-tone brick red debossed with a divine damask motif. The unique oil-infused powder formula creates a lush, soft-focus effect, helping to condition lips for a supple, comfortable feel with long-lasting wear. Its creamy-matte texture can be applied directly from the bullet for maximum seduction, pressed onto lips for an angelically blurred stain, or blended into cheeks for a sensual, siren-worthy rush of longwearing colour.

Get both the Quad and the Lipstick in the Limited Edition Lunar New Year Eye & Lip Duo (£68).

Limited Edition Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Powder in Light (£30). This delicate, silky powder glides on effortlessly, blurring fine lines and imperfections while delivering a luminous, lifted effect with an even, soft-focus finish. Infused with light-reflecting properties, this blendable, buildable and brightening formula provides highlighted effects that complement all skin tones and is the ultimate finishing touch to any eye look. Wear it solo, or pair with Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer shades 1-14.

Get the Quad and Skin Fetish in the Limited Edition Lunar New Year Illuminating Eye Duo (£70) or all three products in the Limited Edition Lunar New Year Everything Kit (£103).

All available now at patmcgrath (with free express shipping to the UK).


NARS Cosmetics have also launched The Lunar New Year Collection featuring bestselling NARS essentials in festive red and gold packaging.

Get set for new beginnings with the Light Reflecting Setting Powder Set (£34) The translucent formula locks makeup in place all day with a weightless, luminous finish. Powered by NARS’ Light Reflecting Complex, it optimizes light reflection on the skin, creating a soft-focus effect by optically fading fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Paired with a puff for applications anytime, anywhere.

Take artistry into your own hands with a limited-edition Brush Roll Set (£79) featuring four full-sized brushes specially designed for the New Year with red handles, housed in a brush roll. Includes:

  • #16 Blush Brush for seamless cheek applications
  • #15 Precision Powder Brush to highlight small areas of the face
  • #22 Blending Brush for blending eyeshadow into the creases of the eyes
  • #21 Small Eyeshadow Brush for targeted shading on the eyes or highlighting underneath the brows.


All available now at narscosmetics.



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