The Best Lipsticks for the Lunar New Year


Shades of Prosperity

Highlighting the must-have lipstick hues of this festive season that embody the spirit of the prosperous Year of the Tiger.

Lipsticks have the innate power to bring together and complete one’s look with just a simple swipe on the lips. The right shade not only becomes your best accessory but also gives you that added boost of confidence too. With festivities still in full swing as we gear up to welcome the Year of the Tiger, we showcase the lipstick shades to look out for during this auspicious season, ranging from traditional classic reds to bursts of mandarin.


Dior Beauty Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999 Velvet

Ring in the New Year with this classic, rich red hue from Dior Beauty. One of the House’s signature shades, the 999 lipstick complements all skin tones, has the power to effortlessly tie together any outfit and seamlessly transitions from day to night wear. We like the Velvet finish as it’s the perfect balance between matte and satin—not too shiny, and completely non-drying too. Another option is to opt for the Metallic finish of the 999 to add a bit more of a festive flair to your make-up look.


Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Voile in Marina Scarlet

Gucci Beauty’s limited edition Lunar New Year lipstick collection is emblazoned with a porcelain-like ivory lacquered tube that features vintage-inspired soft blue roses for a warm, and sweet welcoming of the new year. The star of the collection is their special Lunar New Year shade: Marina Scarlet. One of our hottest ticket items for this auspicious season, this festive red is imbued with rich orange undertones that pay homage to this prosperous Year of the Tiger.


Chanel Beauty Rouge Coco Bloom in Vitalité

The Rouge Coco Bloom lipsticks are ideal for those long celebration days as its comforting formula will have your lips nourished and moisturised throughout eventful reunion dinners and family-packed get togethers. The shade Vitalité is one we couldn’t take our eyes off of as its cool-toned medium dark red hue strikes the perfect balance between sexy and family-friendly elegance.


Sisley Paris Le Phyto Rouge in Orange Acapulco

Nothing says the Year of the Tiger more than this beaming shade from Sisley Paris. The Orange Acapulco is a vibrant, almost true to orange hue and its balm-like, buildable formula allows you to control just how bright you’d like the colour to wear. Formulated with their signature Hydrabooster complex that is composed of microspheres of hyaluronic acid and konjac glucomannans, expect your lips to be instantly plumped and smoothed for a luscious pout.


Givenchy Beauty Le Rouge Sheer Velvet in Rouge Brique

Vibrant colour meets a sheer matte finish with this new Givenchy Beauty lipstick. Their Rouge Brique shade is our pick from their latest collection as its dusty orange undertone lends a hand in tying the hues of the tiger to our lipstick choice. Its hybrid matte formula is incredibly lightweight and promises up to twelve hours of wear, making it ideal for full day festivities.


Burberry Beauty Burberry Kisses in TB Orange

Not for the faint hearted, this shade of orange is incredibly vibrant, rich and pigmented too. One swipe is all you need to coat your lips with a full pout of colour. This burnt coral hue stays in place all-day and provides the lips with up to 24-hour hydration for comfortable wear.


Guerlain Kiss Kiss Shine Bloom in Corolla Rouge

Guerlain’s Corolla Rouge is a neutral-toned, medium-dark red that flatters all skin tones and can effortlessly transition from day to night. With its medium, buildable colour payoff, and its balm-like texture, expect comfortable wear that smartly softens most of the lines on the lips and dresses your pout in sumptuous colour and watery shine.