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The best 2020 beauty advent calendars that you can shop now


By Wei Yeen Loh

The best 2020 beauty advent calendars that you can shop now

While 2020 has been pretty much been a rollercoaster ride (a major understatement IMO), a handful of us are more excited to wrap up this year with one of our favourite things about the holiday season: advent calendars, of course.

More than twenty beauty merch housed behind the cutest of ‘doors’ in festive calendars for us to count down to Christmas? Yes, please—the more, the merrier! Below, we’ve compiled all the beauty advent calendars you can start shopping ahead of time now before they sell out by next month:

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2020

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2020

Diptyque has worked with Parisian artist Ugo Gattoni to create the most surreal and vividly-detailed illustrations for the Holiday 2020 collection, The Marvelous Beasts. The star of this lineup is most definitely the Advent Calendar—filled with 25 miniature and full-sized surprises ranging from emblematic products to limited-edition items from the holiday collection.

But what we can’t get over is how stunning the calendar is—the perfect collectible to add to your existing stash of advents from yesteryear(s).

RM2,990, available at Diptyque Pavilion

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2020

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2020

Fragrance fiends and advent lovers alike can score Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar this year to count down to Christmas with 24 scent-tacular treats. Must-haves include bath and body products, miniature candles, travel-sized colognes and more. Don’t miss out on the rest of the holiday collection in store—including the decadently-scented Orange Bitters candle.

RM1,750, available at Jo Malone London boutiques

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La Mer The Twelve Days of Luminous Hydration Advent Calendar

La Mer Advent Calendar 2020

La Mer continues to bowl us over once again with an extraordinarily-designed advent calendar, filled with 12 goodies that any skincare enthusiast would relish. The glacial-chic Twelve Days of Luminous Hydration Advent Calendar is packed with iconic picks such as the Renewal Oil, Crème de la Mer and more.

RM1,690, available at select La Mer boutiques

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar – Holiday 2020

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

YSL Beauty’s advent calendar is the gift that keeps on giving this season, with 24 curated picks across categories (makeup, skincare and fragrance) that would make the perfect gifts. Whether it’s the Rouge Pur Couture in fun sizes (and classic shades) or the Opium EDT and Libre EDP for a sultry evening out, this advent is a surefire way of welcoming the festive season with aplomb.

RM1,350, available online and at YSL Beauty boutiques

Armani Holiday Advent Calendar

Armani Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

An avid fan of Armani Beauty’s iconic bestsellers? You’re in luck, because this 24-piece advent calendar is available and ready to be on display on your vanity. Armani Beauty’s advent this year boasts holiday must-haves, such as fragrances (Sì Passione EDP, Acqua di Giò EDT, My Way EDP and more), lip colours (Lip Maestro, Rouge D’Armani Matte), eye makeup and skincare favourites.

RM1,350, available at Armani Beauty boutiques

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Kiehl’s Holiday 2020 Advent Calendar

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2020

Kiehl’s holiday collections never disappoint—not especially if you’re an art lover—and this year, the American brand has collaborated with Lyon-based illustrator Maite Franchi to create the quirkiest of designs for the holiday lineup. This collection is also reportedly the ‘greenest’ one to date by Kiehl’s, with fully recyclable gift boxes, zero plastics and 100 percent previously recycled paper.

The limited-edition Advent Calendar is made for skincare fanatics—filled with the brand’s bestsellers such as the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner and more.

RM399, available online and at Kiehl’s boutiques

Clarins 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar

Clarins Advent Calendar 2020

Count down to Christmas with glowing skin thanks to Clarins’ 24-Day Advent Calendar. Open a drawer a day to unveil travel- and sample-sized bestsellers from the brand, including the Lip Comfort Oil, SOS Rescue Mask, Blue Orchid Oil and body products such as Tonic Body Balm and Exfoliating Body Scrub among others.

RM347, available online

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L’Occitane Signature Beauty Advent Calendar

L'Occitane Advent Calendar 2020

L’Occitane has teamed up with award-winning French artist Édith Carron to conjure a fantastical world of Provence on this year’s advent calendar. Glimpse a Provençal holiday market in the form of imaginative illustrations as you open each ‘door’ to discover indulgent essentials from L’Occitane, including the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum and new hair launches.

RM238, available online and at L’Occitane boutiques

MAC Cosmetics Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar

MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2020

MAC Cosmetics is taking the unconventional route this holiday season with an advent calendar in a shape of a pie—a metallic/frosted finish keepsake case that you can upcycle after Christmas. This limited-edition mini advent calendar comes with 12 full and travel-sized beauty treats, including lipsticks in bestselling shades (Velvet Teddy, Diva etc), eyeshadows, lip gloss and more.

RM429, available at MAC Cosmetics boutiques

Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Advent Calendar

Sephora Advent Calendar 2020

Add some colour to your vanity with Sephora Collection’s advent calendar, a flaunt-worthy pick with motifs of wild animals in the most vibrant hues. Twenty four beauty surprises are concealed behind each puzzle-shaped door, from makeup and skincare to bath products and accessories.

RM280, available here

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2020

Looking to splurge on yourself (or your loved ones) this upcoming holiday season? Charlotte Tilbury’s advent calendar is one decadent buy you ought to consider. This rose gold-hued treasure trove is filled with an array of magical gifts—both in full and travel sizes. Psst: it’s also your chance to get your hands on a limited-edition shade of the Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil.

£150 (RM814), available here

By Terry Twinkle Glow Advent Calendar

By Terry Advent Calendar 2020

A steadfast fan of By Terry’s Baume de Rose? Or perhaps you can’t get enough of pint-sized beauty essentials (how else would you be able to sample everything)? By Terry’s festive offering has 24 products for you to peruse—we don’t want to spoil it for you, so shop it in the link below.

RM829.50, available here

Kens Apothecary Limited Edition 12 Days of Joy Advent Calendar

Kens Apothecary Advent Calendar 2020

Get more bang for your buck with Kens Apothecary’s limited-edition advent calendar this year. Valued at more than RM1,500, the advent is packed with 12 beauty goodies from a slew of brands that you can find at Kens Apothecary, including By Terry, Eve Lom, Omorovicza, Caudalie, Jack Black, Sachajuan, Marvis, Grown Alchemist and more. Psst—don’t miss the latest addition to this lineup: vegan and clean haircare brand Rahua.

RM499, available online and at Kens Apothecary stores

Lancôme Holiday Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Lancome Advent Calendar 2020

Lancôme’s all-in-one advent calendar packs a punch with 25 beauty treats for skincare lovers and makeup enthusiasts alike. A welcoming must-have to usher the festive season with aplomb, the advent boasts Lancôme’s bestsellers such as the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks, Teint Idole Ultra Wear Long-Lasting Foundation, and more.

RM650, available here

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