Nothing quite jingles Christmas as a countdown in the jolly month of December, with one new beauty goodie to uncover and try each day. If you haven’t already had an Advent calendar, this year is your year to hop on this ah-mazing gift to yourself that just keeps giving – every day.
24 (or 12) days of surprises, each one promising to bring good cheer, sounds just like what the doctor ordered as a perk-me-up for the days leading up to Christmas! Packing goodies of brands’ bestselling or special edition products in both full and smaller sizes, they’re a great way to soak up the festive cheer whilst trying out new products throughout the month.
We’ve put together a list of 17 of the best beauty Advent calendars you can get in Singapore this year – we’ve done the hard work for you ladies so all you’ll need to do is click away, to get your hands on one of these babies!
Beauty advent calendars to get in Singapore in 2019
1. ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar
With 24 items packed into a sturdy soy ink printed box that is absolutely meant to be re-used, those of you who are fans of ASOS (and there are many of us, we know!) can look forward to doing your part for the environment whilst partaking in some Christmas-time retail indulgence! Count down to Christmas with a mixture of skincare, makeup and haircare products from brands like Clarins, Clinique, Dr Jart, Ordinary, NARS, Elemis, Crayola and Coco and Eve. Available from ASOS at SGD129.69, with free shipping to Singapore.
2. The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendars
The Body Shop is releasing three beauty Advent calendars this year, one for every budget, need and dream!
All three Dream Big calendars are cozily housed behind snow-capped houses, that together will make up a fabulous winter-wonderland Christmas village.
The Beauty Advent Calendar, great if you want a fail-safe introduction to the brand, is filled with 24 mini-sized versions of their bestselling products, such as the delicate-scented British Rose Shower Gel and the zesty Mango Hand Cream.
The Deluxe Beauty Calendar packs a mixture of full and mini-sized products from crowd-favourite ranges, such as a travel-sized Shine Lip Liquid in Cherry Gum and a full-sized set of the deliciously fun scented Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner.
The biggest calendar available is the Ultimate Advent Calendar, perfect for fans of The Body Shop – is filled with 14 full-sized surprises including staples in every beauty girl’s vanity cupboard such as the invigorating Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, and the creamy Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask.
Available from The Body Shop outlets island-wide and Lazada (available at a discount!).
3. Sephora Frosted Party Advent Calendar (Best value alert!)
Sephora’s advent calendar has 24 days worth of surprises that will pamper you from head to toe. Open up doors on a cute winter landscape with happy penguins to uncover Sephora favourites like bath fizzes and shower jellies, as well as limited edition lip and eye colours.
With a whole arsenal of products from hair accessories to skin care to makeup, this makes a wonderful introduction to the brand’s in-house products, or for someone who is just getting started with their beauty expedition.
Available at SGD80 from Sephora’s website or in Sephora stores island-wide.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Make-Up Magic Advent Calendar
Makeup artist turned brand Charlotte Tilbury is the name on many beauty junkie’s lips, and her advent calendars are always one of the most anticipated in the industry every year.
This year, you can look forward to 12 days of out-of-this-world beauty happiness with a line-up of the brand’s bestselling products, including a full-sized version of the iconic Pillow Talk matte lippie as well as a mini tub of cult-favourite Goddess Skin Clay Mask.
The case itself is breathtaking, with gold and silver galaxy themed prints set against a midnight sky, opening up to a dazzling rose-gold case of drawers which you will definitely want to re-use on your vanity table in the upcoming year.
Available from Beautylish at approximately SGD275 (USD200), with free shipping to Singapore.
5. Clarins 12-Day Advent Calendar
Give yourself the gift of a different Clarins product each day in December! 12 of the brand’s bestselling products in 12 days – sounds like a real treat, we say! Treats include every from makeup to skincare and body products, including the popular Lip Comfort Oil, One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser, and Beauty Flash Balm. This is definitely a great item to give or to keep.
Available at SGD101 from the Clarins website and Clarins counters island-wide.
6. Feelunique 24 and 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar
Another calendar that comes in both 24 and 12 day options, Feelunique’s breathtaking boxes are inspired by the glacial beauty of the Northern Lights. Packing prismatic drawers encased in an aurora of resplendent colours, fans of brands can dance with delight whilst pulling out deluxe sized products from brands like Huda, Benefit, Charlotte Tilbury, Lime Crime and Zoeva.
They’re amazing value-for-money, packing products worth more than twice the retail price of the entire set for both the 24 and 12 day options. And long after you’re done counting down to Christmas, use the lovely drawers on your vanity table to store make-up, jewellery or trinkets!
Available from Feelunique at GBP45 (approximately SGD80) for the 12-Day Calendar, and GBP79 (approximately SGD140) for the 24-Day Calendar, with free shipping to Singapore on orders above GBP75 (approximately SGD132).
7. Jo Malone Advent Calendar (Most luxurious!)
This calendar is surely a feast for your senses, with 24 days’ worth of Jo Malone’s exquisitely scented products ready to perfume your life. It’s truly an ultimate indulgence if you’re into fragrances, filled with captivating colognes and luxurious body crèmes tucked behind a charming illustrated rendition of the façade of the Georgian townhouse that is home to Jo Malone in London.
Treat yourself to miniature versions of firm favourites Blackberry & Bay Cologne and English Pear and Freesia Body Crème, as well as new scents such as the Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense. Fragrance connoisseurs will surely love this indulgent calendar, so we say take a deep breath and go for it!
Available from all Jo Malone boutiques at SGD730.
8. Lookfantastic Advent Calendar
This beauty Advent calendar by UK-based health and beauty online retailer Lookfantastic sells out every year, and the 2019 edition is set to follow the same path. Literally jammed-packed with 25 amazing products worth SGD700 in total from some of the most coveted brands in the beauty world – this calendar will make any beauty-lover’s Christmas dreams come true!
Among the gems you’ll unbox are a nine-pan Morphe palette, a mini tub of Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, a 20-piece pack of First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads and a travel sized Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Bath and Shower Gel.
Available from Lookfantastic at SGD134, with free shipping to Singapore.
9. Liberty Advent Calendar
Posh UK department store Liberty London is well-known for its iconic Tudor-style building, its luxury fashion and homeware, and its Advent Calendar which sells out at record-speed every year. Packed full of GBP600 of products behind its 24 kitschy-printed drawers, beauty aficionados can look forward to pulling out products from popular brands like Bobbi Brown and Aveda, as well as cult favourites just waiting to be discovered like Byredo and Le Labo.
This usually sells out b quickly, but you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve upped stocks by up to 50% this year… So what are we waiting for, ladies? Available from the Liberty London website at SGD390, with free shipping to Singapore.
10. Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar
Finnish beauty brand Lumene is many a beauty It girl’s secret weapon to glowing skin, and you can try some of their bestselling products too, with this selection of Lumene’s most popular products in this 24-day Advent calendar. Treat your skin to 16 skincare and eight makeup favourites in mini sizes, all made from Nordic ingredients that encapsulate the natural goodness and purity of Arctic spring water and extracts from plants of the tundra such as birch sap, pine bark and spruce knot.
Cult favourites like the C Glow Boost Essence, Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask and Invisible Illumination Mini Instant Glow Beauty Serum are but some of the magic that lie in store for you in this glacial advent calendar. Available from Feelunique at GBP89.90 (approximately SGD160), with free shipping to Singapore on orders above GBP75 (approximately SGD132).
11. MAC Starring You
This is only the second time MAC is launching an advent calendar and we’re so happy they decided to do this again, cos it’s a real steal! Featuring products that are worth more than SGD350 in both full and mini sizes, fans of the brand will really delight in the constellation of luminary products – one for every day leading up to Christmas.
Classics like MAC’s bullet lipsticks in three different shades including the iconic Velvet Teddy, as well as fan-favourite Strobe Cream in Pinklite, are just some of the star-studded items in store for you behind those shiny doors.
Available at SGD 299 from MAC stores and counters island-wide.
12. Marks & Spencer 2019 Beauty Advent Calendar
Everyone’s favourite British retailer Marks & Spencer has its very own advent calendar which has been packed with bestselling body creams from its eponymous brand as well as products from other well-loved brands such as L’Occitane, Stila, Murad and Nails Inc. It’s really great value for money, giving you more than GBP300 worth of products for only GBP40 (approximately SGD70) – as its fans in the UK can tell you, seeing how it’s sold out there now. You can try your luck at the Marks & Spencers outlets in Singapore.
13. Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
If you want to pamper yourself after one heck of a 2019 with just one item, you’ll want to seriously consider Net-A-Porter’s Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar. A monochromatic beauty housing 25 days of luxurious surprises – with 15 full-sized products tucked within its smooth pull-out drawers – it’s a beauty-junkie’s dream box!
The list of brands included reads a bit like a who’s who in beauty: Kora, Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Eyeko, Hourglass, Sunday Riley, Algenist and Barbara Sturm are but a few of the brands.
Available from Net-A-Porter’s website at SGD260, with free shipping to Singapore.
14. OPI Hello Kitty Advent Calendar
Greet Christmas with a hearty “OHAI” with the ultra kawaii OPI Hello Kitty Advent Calendar! Packed with 25 mini bottles from the OPI Holiday ’19 collection, this will make the perfect gift to that friend who is a nail buff AND a Hello Kitty fan!
ach mini-sized bottle is encased within cute illustrations of everyone’s favourite feline, which you will be sure to enjoy popping out each day in the countdown to Christmas! The colours range from alpine whites to sweet pinks and purples to deep midnight blues – the shades are simply gorgeous.
Available from Feelunique at GBP65 (approximately SGD115), with free shipping to Singapore on orders above GBP75 (approximately SGD132).
15. Boots Harry Potter Advent Calendar
There’s no need to cast any beauty spells or cheering charms on yourself this Christmas if you manage to get hold of this magical Harry Potter beauty calendar by UK drug-store chain, Boots! Encased in a pink-based rendition of the Hogwarts castle are mini-sized versions of Hogwarts house-themed bath bombs, nail polish, eye masks, and magical colour changing lippies. There’s even a Voldemort-themed eyeshadow brush for those of you who prefer to tread on the Dark side…
Well, wands up and ready cos we predict that this will be a sell-out, and we don’t even need a charm to tell us so! Retails at approximately SGD62 (GBP35) on the Boots website. This ships only within the UK but you can use a forwarder like VPost to ship this over to Singapore. (Read our DV guide to using VPost if you’ve yet to sign up for an account!)
16. Space NK Advent Calendar – The Beauty Anthology
If you’ve not heard of Space NK, this is a great introduction to the UK-based luxury beauty retailer. They are known for producing beautiful Advent calendars year after year, and its offering this year is a breath of fresh air amidst the many glossy boxes on offer. Packaged in a four-volume anthology, each tome (aptly named “Pre-Party”, “Night-Out”, “Morning After” and “Everyday” will contain what you will need to ace the entire Christmas season and beyond.
Look forward to uncovering favourite products from brands such as Olaplex, Fresh, Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, Oribe and Sunday Riley as you make your way through all 24 doors of this adventure!
Available from Space NK at GBP195 (approximately SGD340) with free shipping to Singapore.
17. bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty
The brand beloved for its clean beauty has launched a very gift-worthy 24-day calendar, packed into a pretty pink box. 24 mini-sized products of bareMineral’s favourite make-up and skincare products lie behind the windows; you’ll be delighted to pop open a treat each day of December!
Some firm favourites that are included in the calendar include Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, and Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara, as well as new arrivals such as the Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum Deluxe. Available from ASOS at SGD146.36, with free shipping to Singapore.