When it comes to the holidays, nothing excites beauty geeks more than beauty advent calendars.
The daily unwrapping of gifts behind wee numbered doors to uncover surprises all the way until Christmas, just the thought of that makes our hearts flutter!
Ahead, we rounded up 25 beauty advent calendars you wouldn’t want to miss if you want to count down to the most wonderful time of the year in style.
Trust us when we say we’ve lined up visually stunning advent calendars that are filled to the brim with makeup, skincare, perfume, body care and even haircare favourites, right below for you.
1. Inika Organic
If you’re shopping for organic beauty gifts for a friend (or maybe even yourself), we highly recommend you consider this advent calendar by Australian natural beauty brand, Inika Organic.
This limited-edition set is loaded with 12 of the brand’s top skincare and makeup favourites, including a mineral eyeshadow, vegan mascara, vegan lipstick, hand cream, and oil cleanser.
Inika Organic Beauty Advent Calendar retails for S$216 on Lookfantastic.
NYX may no longer be readily available here but if you’re a fan of the brand, don’t miss your chance to dress your face with a myriad of makeup treats in the brand’s limited-edition advent calendar.
With deliciously wearable lip shades ranging from subtle pink to bold plum, there’s something for every look and every event to give you a statement-making result.
Better yet, you’ll also get your very own lip scrub to treat your lips before you pucker up and apply your chosen lip shade.
NYX Diamonds and Ice Please 24 Day Holiday Countdown retails for S$90 on Lookfantastic.
3. By Terry
For a limited-edition set that’s jam-packed with opulent products, look no further than this By Terry set that comes with 14 of the brand’s makeup must-haves plus 10 skincare essentials!
Expect to get your hands on luxurious beauty goodies in full and mini sizes, such as the Crayon Khol Terrybly, Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra Powder, Baume De Rose Lip Scrub, and Baume De Rose All-over Oil.
By Terry Twinkle Glow 24 Day Advent Calendar retails for approx. S$266.62 (£150) on Feelunique.
4. Benefit Cosmetics
Have some fun as you patiently wait for the holidays with this fun-filled advent calendar by Benefit Cosmetics that is brimming with 12 surprise bestsellers and joyful favourites.
Benefit Cosmetics Shake Your Beauty Minis Makeup Set retails for S$112 on sephora.sg.
With very limited sets available in Singapore, Dior’s edition of advent calendar is as exclusive as you can get.
Inside the enchanting box designed by illustrator Safia Ouare, you can expect to find 24 miniature surprises including makeup, skincare, fragrances, and even a collectible snow globe.
Dior Advent Calendar retails for S$600 exclusively at Dior Beauty boutiques.
6. La Mer
‘Tis the season to pamper your skin, and there’s no better way to do so than with the coveted goodies from La Mer.
Keep your skin hydration in check as you count down to the festive season with this set of well-loved Miracle Broth-infused skin saviours that promise head-to-toe treatments.
La Mer 12 Days of Luminous Hydration Beauty Advent Calendar retails for approx. S$756.04 (£425) online at Harrods.
From the Beauty Flash Balm and Blue Orchid Oil to the Hydra-Essentiel Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, discover an iconic Clarins product every day and get yourself a gorgeous glow with this online-exclusive 24-piece set!
Diptyque’s annual limited-edition advent calendar is always a must-have for scent aficionados, and this year’s version – with packaging hand-illustrated by artist Ugo Gattoni – is no different.
Among the seasonal signatures that you’ll find this year’s winter blue rendition are the Moonlit Fir candles, along with the brand’s most coveted candles, fragrances, body creams, and scrubs – Do Son or Eau Capitale, anyone?
Diptyque Advent Calendar retails for S$490 on Selfridges.
This set of 25 award-winning superstars is specially curated by the premium British skincare brand to reawaken your skin’s senses with the finest scientific innovation for face and body.
Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar retails for S$360 online.
10. Dr. Barbara Sturm
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on the internationally acclaimed products by the aesthetic doctors to the stars, you won’t want to miss this gift set that’s bound to keep the pampering going right into 2021 with 24 signature skincare formulas in full, deluxe and sachet sizes.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2020 retails for approx. S$621 (US$460.86) on Net-a-Porter.
Fresh’s products make good gifts any time of the year, and especially so during Christmas! This advent calendar, which features 12 of the brand’s favourite face and lip treatments, will make have enough minis for you (or a lucky recipient) to savour all season long.
Fresh 12 Days of Beauty Set retails for S$197 at all Fresh and Sephora stores as well as online at sephora.sg.
L’Occitane captures the beauty of Provence at Christmastime this year with a special collaboration with award-winning French illustrator Edith Carron.
As you admire the the colourful streets of the Provencal marketplace during the holiday season on this 24-piece set, relish in hidden gems such as hand creams, bath and body products, haircare, and even the crowd-pleasing Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum.
Psst… L’Occitane’s annual advent calendar sold out in less than two weeks last year so be sure to snag it before it’s too late!
L’Occitane Provence Advent Calendar can be purchased for S$80 with a minimum nett spend of S$30 at all L’Occitane stores.
13. The Body Shop
Jam-packed with crowd favourites from the brand’s Shea, Strawberry, Mango, Coconut, and Almond Milk series, this is one gift that will uplift, pamper, and rejuvenate without breaking the bank.
You’ll also feel really good shopping for gifts at The Body Shop this year too, as 10 cents from each online and offline transactions made locally in November and December will be donated to Daughters of Tomorrow to help underprivileged women on their back-to-work journeys to build financially independent and resilient families.
The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendar retails for S$89 at all The Body Shop stores.
For a little bit of everything beauty in the run-up to Christmas, you can’t go wrong with the limited-edition jungle-themed set by Sephora that’s surprisingly easy on the bank account.
Sephora Wild Wishes Advent Calendar retails for S$85 on sephora.sg.
15. Jo Malone
Always a favourite for many, Jo Malone’s annual advent calendar never disappoints with its selection of best-selling colognes, miniature candles, bath oils, and more.
All the mini treats, which are carefully selected to celebrate this year’s ‘Season of Scent’, are housed inside Jo Malone’s traditional townhouse packaging design.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar retails for S$690 at all Jo Malone boutiques.
Filled with the brand’s icons like the Chubby Stick, Lash Power Mascara, and Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, this set by Clinique will get your skincare, makeup, and fragrance collection perfectly sorted during the festive period.
Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar retails for S$141 on Selfridges.
17. Revolution Beauty
To spoil makeup junkies without breaking the bank, you’ll love this beauty advent calendar by Revolution Beauty.
Play with a wide variety of exclusive makeup, tools, and accessories which are presented in the form of eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses, matte lipsticks, and makeup brushes, among others.
Revolution Beauty The Advent Calendar retails for S$74.99 on ASOS.
18. Balmain Paris Hair Couture
Indulge your hair with the ultimate haircare brand, Balmain Paris Hair Couture. In this luxe advent calendar, you’ll find 10 of the brand’s most popular hair products and accessories – each one nestled inside a numbered box featuring an illustration of an ancient Parisian building.
Oh, and did we mention that you can expect to find the brand’s signature Detangling Spa Brush that’s been scaled down to a mini travel-sized version? Too cute!
19. Giorgio Armani Beauty
This must-have Little Red Book – OK, we totally made that up – is the advent calendar that makeup lovers will adore.
Unearth six full-sized and 17 mini versions of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s iconic products hidden behind glamorous red and gilded gold doors, including Lip Maestro, Eccentrico Mascara, and SÌ Passione EDP Intense, just to name a few.
Oh, it also comes with a special compact mirror so you can ensure that you look picture perfect at every moment.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Advent Calendar retails for S$380 on Selfridges, but is currently discounted to S$300 at the time of writing.
From lip balms and travel-sized eaux to scented candles and hand lotions, British perfumer Penhaligon’s has packed a ton of its most-loved scents and fragrances in its striking advent calendar to give you 25 surprises – yes, there’s something special for the actual day, too.
Penhaligon’s Brilliant British Advent Calendar retails for S$585 on Selfridges.
M.A.C lovers, end the year with a bang when you celebrate Christmas with this limited-edition firework-frosted case that treats you to 24 of the brand’s best-selling makeup goodies in mini and full sizes.
M.A.C Boom Boom Wow Complete Advent Calendar retails for S$289 exclusively at the ION Orchard and Takashimaya stores.
22. Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury’s advent calendar is back for another year to bring festivity and magic with a mix of full-sized and travel-sized makeup and skincare faves, including the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand as well as the famed Magic Cream and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk.
That’s not all, you’ll get to score the new Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara too. Once you’re done unwrapping the glitzy box of goodies, don’t forget to keep aside the crystal-embellished drawers.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures retails for approx. S$266.85 (£150) on Cult Beauty, but it’s currently out of stock at the time of writing. You can submit your email address to have them notify you when it’s back in stock.
23. Acqua di Parma
Indulge in Acqua di Parma’s highly coveted aromas – think Rosa Nobile, Colonia, Magnolia Nobile, and Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri – in the form of perfumes, body creams, bath salts, hair care, and even a candle as you count down to the jolly season.
24. Atelier Cologne
Featuring an assortment of pure perfume sprays, dabbers, and finely crafted soaps, you’ll might just discover a potential signature to bathe yourself in with this advent calendar by master perfumer house Atelier Cologne.
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2020 retails for S$470 on Selfridges.
It is the season of giving after all, so don’t forget to shower your man with some grooming TLC!
With this set from Mankind, your man can indulge in a wide range of premium male grooming brands such as Aveda, Jack Black, Marvis, and ESPA that are worth more than S$670!
Mankind 12 Days 2020 retails for S$180 on Lookfantastic.