Top Lunar New Year Beauty Releases for a Fresh Start


We may have just counted down for New Year’s, but there’s another major celebration on the horizon—Lunar New Year. Commonly called the Chinese New Year or The Spring Festival, the upcoming holiday marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice.

On January 22, 2023, we’ll enter the Year of the Rabbit. The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity, so 2023 is all about hope.

If that isn’t enough to get you excited for another fresh start, we can also look forward to much-awaited, exclusive makeup, skincare, and hair care drops. It’s become an annual tradition for our favorite beauty brands to unveil limited-edition shades, packaging, and products to help us celebrate—and this year is no exception. Let’s usher in good luck, health, and prosperity for the new year the best way we know how—with these top celebratory beauty releases.

Beautylish Presents Lunar New Year Brush — Year of the Rabbit, $125

We teamed up with legendary Japanese brushmakers to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a special Lunar New Year Brush—artfully designed and as delightful to use as it is to behold.

Missed a year? Round out your collection with Beautylish’s Lunar New Year Brush Bundle—a collection of past years of the Tiger, Pig, Rat, and Ox.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lunar New Year Edition, $37

Go bold in the new year with the richly pigmented Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Blossom Red—this limited edition scarlet shade comes in gorgeous cherry blossom packaging to symbolize the 2023 Lunar New Year.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Lunar New Year Edition, $45

Charlotte’s luxe, micro-fine cashmere veil that blurs imperfections and gives skin a soft-focus, airbrushed finish now comes in limited edition Lunar New Year packaging—for a limited time only.

Oribe Lunar New Year Signature Hair Set, $110

Oribe’s bestselling shampoo and conditioner duo is now wrapped in a statement-making gift box, featuring a traditionally auspicious red and gold foil pattern.

KOYUDO Year of the Rabbit “Jumping on the Moon” Brush Set, $145

This exquisitely handcrafted set from KOYUDO features white Saikoho goat hair, timeless pearl white-coated brass ferrules, and a gorgeous blue gradient handle with a jumping rabbit design as a symbol of hope.

KOYUDO Year of the Rabbit “Plum Blossom” Brush Set, $325

Extremely rare red-tailed squirrel hair—known for its soft feel and resiliency—is bundled on black Japanese cherry wood handles and gold-coated brass ferrules, while an elegant plum blossom and mother of pearl rabbit inlay inspires good fortune and success this Lunar New Year.

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+ Lunar New Year Edition, $372

The bestselling serum known to visibly firm, lift, and smooth skin—now packaged in a limited-edition, celebratory red jar.

Augustinus Bader The Serum Lunar New Year Edition, $390

Inspired by 30 years of research and innovation, this lightweight, hydrating milky serum serves as your daily boost of complexion correction—and is now housed in festive Lunar New Year packaging for a limited time.

Hourglass Vanish Primer Lunar New Year Edition, $56

Hourglass’ bestselling primer known to smooth skin and control shine for an airbrushed finish just got a festive refresh—this time, in a special edition packaging to commemorate the holiday.