Beauty brands are always trying to one-up each other when it comes to packaging, and we reckon that it’s even more so during Christmas.

Colourpop wowed us with its Rudolph-inspired festive collection, while Cute Rumour took a trip down the rabbit hole to give us a lipstick collection that exudes Alice in Wonderland vibes.

Most recently, we stumbled upon a C-beauty brand that may have just created the most adorable makeup product for the holidays.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick group

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Just take a look at this feline-themed lipstick collection, and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.

This brand new lipstick series is created by Beijing’s Palace Museum, a.k.a. the Forbidden City, which was China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1911.

No, we’re not pulling your leg. The museum actually ventured into the world of cosmetics in the last few years and offers a myriad of beauty products at its physical and online store, called the Palace Museum Cultural Creativity.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick with snow

To ring in the festivity, the lipstick packaging is dressed in bright red and adorned with holiday elements like the snowflakes.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick packaging

At the top of the cap sits a snow-coloured kitty, which comes in different coloured eyes for different lipstick shades.

But if you think that the packaging is irresistible, wait until you see the lipstick bullet up-close.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick bullet details

Yes, the lipstick bullet is indeed embossed with a picturesque silhouette of the Forbidden City topped with snowflakes.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick bullet swatch

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That’s not all, one of the shades even has specks of gold on the lipstick bullet – doesn’t it just look oh-so-luxe?

palace museum christmas cat lipstick single

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Looking at the lipsticks, we certainly get why netizens have been lusting over this combo of irresistible design online.

It’s simply a visual feast for the eyes if you ask us!

palace museum christmas cat lipstick shade 5

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And we’re not sure about you, but we don’t think we could even bear to use it because it’d be such a shame to ruin the stunning lipstick bullet.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick shade swatches

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Launched just in time for Christmas, the cat-themed lipstick collection consists of five highly wearable shades that we guarantee will flatter most skin tones.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick shade 1

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In case you’re wondering about the lipstick formula, it’s said to have a moisturising matte texture that wears comfortably and doesn’t dry out the lips.

palace museum christmas cat lipstick collage

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With a winning combination of aesthetically pleasing packaging and comfortable finish, you won’t go wrong gifting this to a fellow makeup junkie, cat lover, or even yourself!

Palace Museum’s cat-themed lipsticks retail at approx. RM72.58 (¥109) each on Taobao.