The Lunar New Year is happening this weekend and just in time for the joyous celebration, we’ve rounded up some of the best styles to wear this season, plus limited edition Lunar New Year skin and beauty products for you to collect. This 2020 is the Year of the Rat in the element of metal, which is predicted to be a lucky year for most of us. In the Chinese zodiac, the Rat represents kindness, generosity, and diligence, values that we all strive to uphold. To check out what’s in store for you this year, refer to the infographic below. Up next, an array of Lunar New Year styles for you to wear this festive season.
Women’s Clothing for the Lunar New Year
1. JOHANNA ORTIZ Romantic Portrait Jacquard Puff-Sleeve Top
Amp up the romance this Lunar New Year with this Johanna Ortiz piece that features a notched, stand collar and lace up front. It also has half puff sleeves, shirttail hem, and structured fit for a unique silhouette that you’ll love to wear in casual and semi-casual occasions. Pair with jeans, black slacks, or white cutoffs for a look for all seasons. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
2. OSCAR DE LA RENTA Floral-Embroidered A-Line Dress
This A-line dress from celebrity favorite Oscar de la Renta features floral embroidery details that are feminine and chic. The holiday-appropriate dress features a crew neckline, short sleeves, an A-line silhouette, and a hem that hits just right above the knee. The dress is crafted from viscose, polyester, and lyocell and made in Italy. Oscar de la Renta’s world renowned New York based company began in 1965 and offers an amazing line of women’s accessories, bridal, childrenswear, fragrance, beauty, and home goods on top of its wildly popular women’s ready to wear collection. Inspired by femininity, craftsmanship, and timeless style, the romantic silhouettes and impeccable tailoring make for pieces that are always in fashion no matter what the season. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. CAROLINA HERRERA One-Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Knit Dress
This season, show off some skin with this Carolina Herrera dress in ribbed jersey. It features a chic and playful one-shoulder neckline, a short flutter sleeve, an A-line silhouette, and a hem that falls just above the ankle. A chic look that will take you from day to night, this dress is a product of Carolina Herrera, a brand launched by the designer in 1980. A darling to the stars, Herrera has carefully crafted refined looks, earning her the highest accolades among celebrities. Hailed as “Fashion’s First Lady,” Herrera is inspired by all things beautiful. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. SACHIN & BABI Chelsea V-Neck 3/4 Mutton-Sleeve Bow-Front Gown
A bow at the front waist is the main event of this mutton-sleeved gown from Sachin & Babi. It features a v-neckline with three-quarter sleeves that lets you get down to business and puff shoulders for more impact and staying power. It has a column silhouette that ends on the floor so you can waltz into any room and make a bold statement. This piece is from Sachin & Babi, a brand launched by husband-and-wife design team Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia in 2008. Their pieces are characterized by exquisite textiles with intricate hand work that make up a polished glamorous style. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Wool-Silk Sweetheart-Neck Ruffle Front Dress
Crafted in Italy, this Alexander McQueen cocktail dress is made of luxurious wool-silk crepe. It features a sweetheart neckline and asymmetric ruffled peplum. It has a body-conscious silhouette and a hem that hits about at the knee. Alexander McQueen’s pieces are known for its romantic and provocative style, as well as the contrast of elements such as fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. Inspired by culture and the arts, the brand’s pieces are truly innovative, emotional, and uncompromising. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
Lunar New Year Accessories
1. PRADA Daino Bucket Bag with Removable Web & Leather Straps
Style and function combine in this Prada grain leather bucket bag that’s perfect for day to night use. It features a flat top handle, removable, adjustable shoulder strap that is 41.3 inches in length, and open top with drawstring closure. Outside, it has a logo at center front and inside, there is a logo-jacquard lining and one card slot. The much-loved Prada brand began in 1913 in Milan and since then has provided the world with iconic collections of men and women’s clothing and accessories. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
2. THE MARC JACOBS Square Acetate Sunglasses
Step out in style with The Marc Jacobs square sunglasses in mixed acetate. It features monochromatic lenses and logo script, with logo detail at the temples. Also features 100% UVA/UVB protection. Tracing its roots back to 1986, the Marc Jacobs brand has since then been providing a stylized grunge aesthetic to both men and women’s clothing and accessories. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
3. DAVID YURMAN Châtelaine Three-Drop Garnet Earrings with Diamonds
Embody opulence this season with this pair of three-drop earrings from David Yurman. From the Châtelaine Collection comes this pair made of 18-karat yellow gold featuring a faceted, prong-set garnet post and Pavé diamond bezel and double-drops. It has a 1.64 total diamond carat weight and is approximately 1.6 inches long and 0.6 inches wide. David Yurman is a sculptor-turned-jeweler, whose eponymous collection was introduced in 1980. His collection features artistic, sculptural pieces that provide a refreshing new interpretation and a fresher look at how accessories are made and worn. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
4. PORTOLANO Woven Napa Leather Driving Gloves
There’s something about wearing gloves that gives off a luxurious, timeless look. This season, Portolano offers a Lunar New Year-appropriate look with this pair of driving gloves in napa sheepskin leather. It features a top opening with belt and snap, an elasticized wrist, and woven tonal leather trim throughout the top. Portolano is a 125-year old glove producing and distributing brand in Naples, Italy, providing customers with a variety of hats, scarves, and cold-weather accessories for both men and women, all made using high-quality materials. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
5. MICHELE Deco 18 Chateau Gold Mosaic Diamond Watch
This opulent deco diamond-grid bracelet watch from Michele is the perfect accessory for the Lunar New Year. It features 18-karat yellow gold plated stainless steel hardware, a seven-link bracelet strap with deployant closure and is interchangeable with any 18mm Michele strap, a 33mm x 35mm rectangular watch head, 203 hand-set diamonds at dial and bezel, and a three-hand Swiss quartz movement. The luxurious watch has a sapphire crystal window and a 1.10 total diamond carat weight. It is water resistant up to 5 ATM. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
Skincare and Beauty
1. SUNDAY RILEY Limited Edition Lunar New Year Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment
This Lunar New Year, celebrate the coming of a prosperous new year by gifting (to friends or to yourself) this best-selling Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment from Sunday Riley. This limited edition of the cult favorite comes in a red bottle, the color of good luck and fortune. Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is uniquely developed with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that effectively exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, resulting in smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Designed for all types of skin, this lactic acid treatment helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and visible signs of aging. It effectively clarifies, smoothes, and re-texturizes to provide renewed radiance. It is powered by high potency, purified grade lactic acid, licorice that brightens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, lemongrass for radiance, and aloe to soothe the skin. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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2. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Stunna New Year Highlighter + Lip Set: Lunar New Year Edition
Our favorite makeup brand is giving us another reason to love it! This Lunar New Year, get your hands on this limited-edition set of two cult favorites, the Killawatt Highlighter in Mean Money and Hu$tla Baby and Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored. Fenty Beauty’s iconic highlighter is now paired with a universal red lip paint that’s perfect for the season. Use the longwearing Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter that comes in two shades, Mean Money and Hu$tla Baby, to highlight the face, eyes, lips, and collarbone, and then swipe on the Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored, which offers a soft-matte finish perfect for all skin tones. Impressively rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating at Sephora.
3. PAT MCGRATH LABS MTHRSHP Sublime: Golden Opulence Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Labs puts a new spin on the Mothership line of eyeshadows with MTHRSHP Sublime, a collection of six amazing shimmers and mattes that perfectly exemplify the joyous spirit of Lunar New Year. Get inspired with moods of prosperous luxury and opulent celebrations and festivities with this set of six colors, which feature rich pigments in the nude, gold, and rose spectrums. Each color provides great payoff for looks that will last from day to night. This palette includes colors Eternal Opulence (metallic pale peach), Tranquility (neutral peach matte), Lotus Luxe (shimmering rouge), Prosperity (nude pink matte), Moonphase (glittering rose), and Gold Fortune (antiquated metallic gold). Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars with an 83% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “As someone of Chinese descent and one who collects Pat Mcgrath eyeshadow palettes, I HAD to get this one, and I must say that the colour story is a match made in heaven…Personally, I’m happy to see companies produce and cater to all different backgrounds and cultures, especially in the case of truly instilling and incorporating the values of inclusivity in their brand. As usual, the eyeshadows are the usual Pat Mcgrath quality, as they all are incredibly smooth, buttery, pigmented, and easy to blend across the board. If you love high shine metallics and rosy tones, you won’t be disappointed.” ScaryTeddy
4. TOO FACED Lunar New Year Diamond Light Highlighter
New Year, new highlight! This limited edition Diamond Light Highlighter from Too Faced celebrates the Year of the Rate with magnificent shine. The multi-use diamond fire highlighter comes with reflecting pearls and is custom poured to ensure no two highlighters are the same. It’s infused with real crushed diamond powder and light-reflecting pearls so you get that luxe sparkle like no other. This product is produced with no sulfates and phthalates. Shop at Sephora.
Promising review: “The packaging is so adorable! Love the original. Beautiful color, shine, shimmer, goes on so smoothly. Love this highlighter!” Breeeeeeeeee8
5. GIVENCHY Lunar New Year Collection 2020 Le Rouge Semi-Matte Lipstick
What better time than now to wear a perfectly red lip? This Chinese New Year, get yourself a gift with this limited edition of the iconic Le Rouge lipstick in shade 316 Orange Absolu. Because it’s the Lunar New Year, the lipstick is exclusively wrapped in a red vinyl-style case featuring a golden 4G logo design, a pattern that pays tribute to the first Rouge Couture created by house founder, Hubert de Givenchy. This lipstick glides easily and delivers intense semi-matte color in a lightweight formula that’s packed with hyaluronic acid spheres and Acmella oleracea flowers for instant hydration. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
More Lunar New Year Makeup and Beauty
1. FRESH Limited-Edition Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum
Imagine your facial skin wearing a corset. That’s exactly what it will feel like when you apply the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum. Slow down the hands of time with this firming serum that gives skin a corset-like lifted effect, resulting in luminous and younger-looking skin. It’s powered by Fresh’s Black Tea Complex of Black Tea Extract, Black Tea Ferment, Blackberry Leaf Extract, and Lychee Seed Extract that together inhibit the damaging effects of free radicals and improves skin elasticity. Its peptides help firm the skin and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Lastly, honeysuckle leaf extract helps firm and smooth the skin. This product does not contain sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. Shop at Sephora.
2. GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment
This Chinese New Year, clear skin is achievable with the Supermud Clearing Treatment from Glamglow. THis number one best-selling charcoal mud mask effectively addresses problem skin and skin imperfections with charcoal, a blend of six acids and K-17 clay. It’s powered by Activated-X charcoal that helps lift dirt, toxins, and excess oil from deep inside the pores and Super Six Acid Blend that loosens dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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3. KORRES Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil
Sometimes, you need a little help removing that longwear makeup you wear to all-night parties. This gentle, weightless, face cleansing oil harnesses the powers of real rose petals to effectively melt away makeup, even waterproof ones. Korres Wild Rose Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil effectively removes makeup and impurities for a cleanse like no other. Add this to your beauty routine today. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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Your Lunar New Year forecast courtesy of #Sulwhasoo x @AnitaRosenbergStudio: Expect a roller coaster of change, turns, and shake-ups during The Year of the Rat. If you crave challenges and an adrenaline rush, this is the year for you. Adaptability and innovation are the driving forces behind every success in 2020. Use this year to discover your true purpose in life. Do new things and think outside-the-box. The more innovative you can be the more successful and positive your year. Seek teachers and inspirational coaches to help you find balance and harmony. The busy year may cause everyone to neglect themselves and burn out. Pay attention to your emotional health and well-being and don’t let your candle flame extinguish. The brighter you shine in 2020, the happier your life and the more you are seen and noticed.
4. SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum Lunar New Year Limited Edition
Harnessing the power of five Korean herbs in a unique JAUM Balancing Complex™ formula, this best selling K-beauty serum is a prepping serum that soothes, nourishes, and firms the skin. It has a lightweight formula that replenishes moisture to smoothen and hydrate skin effectively. Its antioxidant-rich moisture leaves skin prepped and ready for the products to be applied next in your beauty routine. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating at Sephora.
5. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Red Case
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this limited-edition Pure Color Envy Lipstick from Estee Lauder. Housed in a holiday-appropriate limited edition case, this Pure Color Envy lipstick features a creamy, sensually soft, smooth and comfortable formula. Comes in the color Carnal, perfect for all the festivities for a classic, timeless lip. Shop at Neiman Marcus.
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