It’s official: Christmas is coming. Mark my words, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is about to start playing on an endless loop as the children frolic and play against a backdrop of joy and ringing bells.
What, not feeling it yet? Well, to get you into the holiday mood, we’ve compiled a list of the best beauty advent calendars for 2019. Packed with everything you need from festive fragrances to pint-sized treats for your travels, these beauty advent calendars make for the perfect vanity dresser accessories to own—not to mention, an excellent gifting idea:
La Mer Advent Calendar 2019
Get your glow on with La Mer’s power-packed advent calendar by counting down to skin perfection with 12 indulgent mini skincare. Our favourites include The Renewal Oil, The Eye Concentrate, the iconic Crème de la Mer, The Intensive Revitalising Mask and more. Whether you’re in need of a pampering treat or planning to surprise someone special in your life, this may very well be the perfect gift.
RM1,600; available at La Mer counters
Armani Beauty Advent Calendar
Armani Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Brace yourselves this holiday season for Armani Beauty’s first ever advent calendar—packed with 24 luxurious goodies ranging from fragrance to makeup. Highlights include the Lip Maestro and Eyes To Kill Stellar Eyeshadow in full size, the latest Si fragrance, the Tone-Up Cushion and more.
RM1,500; available November 15 at Armani Beauty Mid Valley
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2019
Start your month off right with this limited-edition skincare advent from Kiehl’s, containing 24 luxurious skincare products including eye treatments, cleansers, creams, bath soaps and masks. Feast your eyes on the whimsical designs by the world-renowned Finnish graphic artist, Janine Rewell—a guaranteed keeper in our advent arsenal.
RM399; available online and in-store
Diptyque 2019 Advent Calendar
The theme for this year’s diptyque advent calendar is ‘Lucky Charms’—a collaboration between the brand and German-based illustrator Olaf Hajek. The 25-day calendar delivers on 25 different products (from luxe fragrances to home scents) featuring lucky charms inspired by the motifs and folklore of an array of different cultures.
RM2,990; available at Diptyque Pavilion
Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2019
Enter the Magician’s Parlour with Jo Malone’s advent calendar this Christmas, with 24 spectacular bath, body and home gifts curated to captivate and indulge you, including bath and body miniatures to delectable fragrances (including the limited-edition Rose & Magnolia cologne).
RM2,200; available at Jo Malone London stores
Inspired by stars, the fundamental symbol of the holiday season, M.A.C. Cosmetics has curated a fantastical selection of lipsticks, lipglass, eyeshadows, pigments and face products for their Stars for Days advent calendar, complete with a cute matching keychain.
RM899; available online and in-store at Pavilion, KLCC, Mid Valley, Sunway Pyramid and Imago KK
Can’t get enough of Clarins’ bestsellers? Discover 12 beauty pick-me-ups in each drawer of this limited-edition advent, including the cult favourite Lip Oil, Beauty Flash Balm, Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Extra-Firming Mask and more.
If the glitter-dusted snazzy shape of this advent doesn’t blow you away, let Charlotte Tilbury wow you instead with a mix of 12 full-sized makeup and travel-sized skincare products—perfect for the festivities home and away. The best part? Reuse this magical box as a jewellery case after Christmas!
RM873; available online
This 10-day advent calendar packs a set of hair necessities, making sure your locks are in tip-top condition for the holidays. The sentimental packaging is modelled after the brand’s French boutique and boasts a selection of 10 shampoos, conditioners, creams, masks, hair oils and exclusive accessories, making this the perfect gift for your loved ones (or treat for yourself).
RM1,350; available online at Net-A-Porter
Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar 2019
Net-a-Porter returns with their sell-out advent featuring cult classic favourites for makeup, skincare and bath products from the most prolific and sought-after brands, including Omorovicza, Marc Jacobs, Dr Sebagh and Johanna Vargas. Shop it, stat, before it runs out once more!
RM1,230; available online at Net-a-Porter
Count down to Christmas with Sephora’s Frosted Party advent calendar, featuring an array of makeup, skincare and bath products for you to pamper yourself in time for the holiday season. Peek behind the cute party of penguins to discover fun-sized treats such as the Melting Showery Jelly, fizzing bath bombs, fruity eye masks and more.
RM235; available online at Sephora Malaysia
With 24 treats for 24 days, NYX delivers on a dreamy collection of brushes, makeup, balms and more. While we’re reserving spoilers for you to reveal each drawer on your own, just know that you can expect to use every product to create your party-ready holiday makeup look. Bonus: they’re all full sized!
RM287.50; available online at Lookfantastic and in NYX stores
L’Occitane Premium Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
L’Occitane’s advent towers boast 24 fun-sized premium products that you can bring along for your travels. The two towers can rotate a full 360 degrees to expose hidden troves filled with beauty treasures. Pamper yourself with L’Occitane’s bestsellers including the Immortelle Essential Water, Almond Milk Concentrate, Shea Intensive Hand Balm, Divine Cream and more.
RM358; available as a ‘Purchase With Purchase’ offer (mininum RM30 spend online)
Check out the Buro Christmas Village here for more gifting ideas.
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