Advent calendars aren’t new. They’ve been around for several hundreds of years. Basically, an advent calendar is a Christmas card with several flaps. Each flap is meant to be opened on different days of the 12 days of Christmas for different messages. As time went on, people started filling these flaps with small gifts, like chocolates or jewelry.

These days, advent calendars are a seasonal offering by many brands including beauty brands, and no wonder — it’s often a cheaper option than buying all of the full sized products, and you get to try a range of makeup and skincare before committing to them.

You can unlock your Beauty Advent Calendar over several days (if you have the discipline that is). Otherwise, you can just open every flap all at once on Christmas Day. These are some of the beauty Advent calendars you’ll definitely want this holiday season:

  1. Benefit Cosmetics, Gimme Some Sugar (RM231 on Sephora)

This lovely cosmetic gift box comes from Benefit and looks just like a three-tiered cake. Each tier is chock-full of Benefit products including a Roller Lash Mascara, POREfessional face primer, Hoola Bronzing powder, and one Highbeam highlighter. The set constitutes a full face makeup set starting from primers to highlighters. The cake inspired tin can be used as a beauty storage box for far longer after the cosmetics have finished.

Benefit's Gimme Some Sugar
Image credit: Sephora
  1. Inc.redible 12 Days of Beauty Gold Advent Calendar (RM275 on Sephora)

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with this set of 12 beauty products from Inc.redible. These 12 products include items for skincare, lips, and nails. Among the mini products included here are the Jelly Shot Lip Quencher in Lilac, In a Dream Word lipgloss, Nails Inc. white glitter nail polish, and easy nail filer and Mermaids Be sheet mask.

Inc.redible advent calendar 2018
Image credit: Sephora

For products from Sephora, get these Sephora discount coupons that will help you save more on costs when you shop this festive season.

  1. NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty (RM 280 on Hermo)

NYX presents an exciting collection of 24 of the best fan favourite products all in one advent calendar. Products include smooth eyeshadow colours, cheek blushers, soft matte lip creams and highlighters for a complete cosmetic experience which you can mix and match according to your mood and the occasion. Drop by Hermo’s online shop here to pick this advent calendar up.

Remember that you can use these Hermo promo codes to double up your savings when you shop for any beauty product.

Image credit: Hermo
  1. The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s 12 Days to a Beautiful Christmas (RM 420.13 on Lazada)

The Vintage Cosmetic’s Advent Calendar is a sweet collection of 12 beauty accessories and tools to help you look your best this holiday season. These pink and white tools include a teardrop beauty blender sponge, hair rollers, eyelash curlers, a hairbrush, hair clips and more. These tools are meant to help you apply makeup and style your hair quickly and effectively in as little time as possible.

The Vintage Cosmetic company advent calendar
Image credit: Lazada


  1. No. 7, 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar (RM385.84 on Lazada)

No 7 is an American beauty brand that’s renowned all over the world. You can get their Advent calendar shipped straight into Malaysia directly and enjoy this package of 12 of their most well-loved products. The calendar includes things like their Exceptional Definition Mascara in black, the Air Brush Away primer and the Stay Perfect TM Eyeshadow in gold.

No 7 Beauty advent Calendar 2018
Image credit: Lazada
  1. The Body Shop Deluxe Advent Calendar (RM1,112 on Lazada)

Be prepared for 24 of the best Body Shop products all together in one shocking pink Advent deluxe bonanza package. All products are environmentally and eco-friendly, made through cruelty-free methods. The ingredients are all vegetarian too, meaning your skin will be nourished through its usage. Products will include moisturisers, masks, body wash, soaps, fragrances and a whole lot more.

Body Shop Advent Calendar
Image credit: Lazada

You can bring down your shopping costs at Lazada with these Lazada promo codes, available for a wide variety of products, including beauty and cosmetic products.

These are just a sampling of Beauty Advent Calendars available now.

Smarter Shopping Tip: If you're not in a hurry to gift these or use them for counting down your days, maybe get them nearing Christmas or even after Christmas. Seasonal products are more likely to go on sale when they're out of season.

Have fun unboxing your Beauty Advent Calendars this holiday season!

*Featured Image Credit: Joanna Kosinska | Unsplash