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The Limited Edition Chinese New Year Beauty Products You'll Actually Want

Nothing says prosperity and luck better than one (or two) limited edition beauty products all decked out in auspicious colours and motifs. Here, our edit of the ones to get.
#1: Hera Golden Pig Collection Age Reverse Cushion, $80
Beyond its impressive cosmetic benefits to mask unevenness and long-lasting wear, this all-in-one cushion also plumps skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. To commemorate the Year of the Pig, Hera launches a special Golden Pig Collection which also includes Rouge Holic Shine, Signia Cream and Magic Starter. #2: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Flame, $40
Featuring the same ultra-thin, long-lasting formula that we’ve come to love the PowerMatte Lip Pigment for, Nars launches three new shades, as part of its CNY collection. Our favourite is Flame, a bright pink shade that is perfect for brightening up the complexion. Plus, it stays put all day long, which makes it perfect for a day or house-visiting. Also check out the special packaging for Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation in this collection. #3: Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum, $260
If you love Lancome’s iconic youth-boosting serum, you have to get your hands on this limited edition, jumbo-sized serum. It usually retails at $170 for 50ml, so you’ll essentially be saving 24 percent with this one. We can’t think of a better way to start the year of the pig, if you ask us. #4: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense Limited Edition, $105
Besides the awesome formula that contains red pine extract (a signature ingredient found in all of the products in the brand’s Timetreasure line), this anti-ageing cushion compact comes packaged in a luxurious black and gold case. What else is included in the brand’s ShineClassic collection: the Multi Powder Compact and Powder Compact. #5: M.A.C Cosmetics Lucky Red Collection Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $33
A perennial favourite among M.A.C fans, Ruby Woo is one of the most flattering shades of red. Plus, this limited edition collection features a specially designed motif that’s inspired by the art of Chinese paper cutting. What’s not to love? #6: L’Occitane Chinese New Year Limited-Edition Shea Butter Hand Cream, $39 
Fans of L’Occitane will be familiar with its ultra-nourishing Shea Butter Hand Cream. Consistently among the brand’s best-sellers, it is made with super rich Shea Butter extract to soften and protect dry and rough hands from the most extreme of climate conditions. This limited edition features a bright red packaging and is only available at The Shilla Duty Free stores across the Asia Pacific region, so be sure to stock up on it if you’re heading out of town this month. #7: Benefit Red Piggy Bank, $54
Pop this super cute tin open and you’ll find deluxe-sized versions of Benefit’s iconic Benetint, Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Roller Lash — easy-to-use makeup essentials that are suitable for virtually every skin tone. Plus, the red tin doubles up as a piggy bank after you’re done with the products. #8: YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion Collector, $92
Inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s China collection in 1977, this year’s limited edition Touche Eclat Le Cushion tells the story of the ancient Chinese koi carp which swims up a waterfall and transforms into a dragon at the end of the arduous journey. Featuring an imperial blue shade engraved with an intricate dragon’s scale pattern, it symbolises hope, determination and accomplishment for a successful year ahead. #9: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Limited Edition, $269
Every Chinese New Year, SK-II will reveal a limited edition design of the brand’s iconic Facial Treatment Essence. And this year, it’s no different. The key product now comes in a bold red coloured bottle with a playful swirl design that is meant to be a modern interpretation of a pig’s tail.