We're all for ringing in the New Year more than once - especially when there's little red envelopes involved - and this year, we're planning a celebratory splurge on some Chinese New Year make-up. Why? Because some of our favourite products have been all dressed up for the occasion in to-die-for packaging, plus there's brand new colours to sample - and that's news any beauty girl will deem worthy of celebrating.

1. M.A.C Year of the Monkey collection

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys

Four new lippies in shades of red, coral and beige, three black, gold and creamy white eyeshadows, an inky black eyeliner and a Modern Mandarin satin blush make up M.A.C's Year of the Monkey collection, on beauty counters now.

2. Shu Uemura Limited Edition cleansing oils

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys

Beautifully illustrated versions of Shu Uemura's cult-status cleansing oils, adorned with traditional Chinese Kite Art.

3. Giorgio Armani Chinese New Year Illuminating Palette

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys

From the cheeky monkey imprint to the red lacquered compact, we're tempted to buy this palette for its striking looks alone. Luckily, it's just as good on the inside - an Armani Glow pressed powder that delivers a natural matte yet luminous veil.

4. Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Collector in Gold Lust

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys

Five pinky-mauve eyeshadows in a range of textures - matte, pearl, satin and metallic - await within this opulent gold palette - a 2016 essential, we say.

5. SK-II New Phoenix Facial Treatment Essence

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys

Emblazoned with a graphic Chinese paper cutting design of a phoenix, this is a whimsical update on the minimalist SK-II aesthetic. The phoenix symbolises empowerment, elegance and rebirth - fitting values for 2016.

Oriental opulence: 5 Chinese New Year beauty buys