The 11 Best Beauty Advent To Gift Your Loved Ones or Even Yourself This Christmas!

Categories : Editor's Pick, Makeup

It’s almost time for Christmas, and pretty sure you are wondering what to gift your loved ones. Why not, a beauty advent calendar?! Gifting a beauty advent calendar is like gifting a bunch of small presents at once. They’re usually filled with minis or travel sizes, so they’re a fun way to try new eyeliners, mascaras, eyeshadows, cleansers, or serums without potential waste. They’re fun to open in the days leading up to the holidays, and are a great way to try new products without fully committing to the full size. Here are our top picks of the 11 best beauty advent calendars you can find in Malaysia.

1. MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar

MAC released their very first beauty calendar last year, and this year they are back with a bang. Their star-shaped calendar is definitely stellar that will make you shine just in time for Christmas. There are 24  mini and full-size products in total in this calendar which includes lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows, lashes and other makeup products. You can get this star shine online for RM899 or in-store at Pavilion, KLCC, Mid Valley, Sunway Pyramid and Imago Kota Kinabalu.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar: 

  • Strobe Cream in Pinklite Pink Pearls 6ml (Sample Size)
  • In Extreme Dimension Mascara (Sample Size)
  • Prep + Prime Lip
  • Prep + Prime Fix + (Sample Size)
  • Brow Set in Clear
  • Multi Formula Sponge x2 (+ complimentary service)
  • Prep + Prime Skin Base (Sample Size) 6ml
  • False Lashes in 36
  • Fast Response Eye Cream 15ml
  • Cleanse Off Oil (Sample Size) 6ml
  • Clear Lipglass
  • Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow 6ml
  • Pro Longwear Fluidline Blacktrack
  • Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara
  • Velvet Teddy Lipstick – Deep-Tone Beige Matte
  • Boldly Bare Lip Pencil in Dirty Red Brown
  • Rose Mini MAC Pigment – Rose with Copper Sparkle
  • Eye Shadows:
  • Havana- Dirty Copper Brown (Extra Dimension)
  • Mulch- Red-Brown with Bronze Pearl (Velvet)
  • Tempting- Sinfully Rich Coco (Lustre)
  • Lipsticks/ Mini MAC:
  • Twig- Soft Muted Brownish-Pink (Satin)
  • Lady Danger- Vivid Bright Coral-Red (Matte)
  • Lipglass/ Mini MAC
  • Candy Box

2. Kiehl’s Skincare Advent Calendar

This is actually the best – selling beauty advent calendar in Malaysia at the moment! And we know exactly why. This calendar contains 24  limited-edition skincare products from Kiehl’s. From eye treatments, cleansers, creams, bath soaps, masks- well you just name and it is in it. To add to the merry, the calendar was designed by the world-renowned Finnish graphic artist, Janine Rewell. We can bet you this Kiehl’s calendar will definitely be a cult favourite. Priced at RM399, you can get this whimsical masterpiece online or in any Kiehl’s store across Malaysia.

 Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 14ml
  • Midnight Recovery Eye 3ml
  • Lip Balm #1 3ml
  • Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution 4ml
  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml
  • Centella Cica Cica Cream 4ml
  • Hydro-Plumping Re-texturizing Serum Concentrate 5ml
  • Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 5ml
  • Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 7ml
  • Ultra Facial Cream 7ml
  • Super Multi-Corrective Cream 7ml
  • Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream 7ml
  • Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque 14ml
  • Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men 15ml
  • Ultra Facial Cleanser 30ml
  • Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash 30ml
  • Creme de Corps 30ml
  • Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 40ml
  • Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence 40ml
  • Ultra Facial Toner 40ml
  • Amino Acid Shampoo 65ml
  • Amino Acid Conditioner 65ml
  • Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 75ml

3. Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar

It is officially Christmas at Sephora. Their Frosted Party advent calendar is super cute and quirky, perfect for a fun happy season. The advent calendar features an array of makeup, skincare and bath products for you to pamper yourself in time for the big day. There are also surprises behind the cute party of penguins. Open it and you’ll discover mini treats such as the Melting Shower Jelly, fizzing bath bombs, fruity eye masks and more. For just RM 235 it is available both online and in-store at Sephora Malaysia.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • 1 #Lipstories (3 Oui!)
  • 1 Cream lip stain (40 Pink tea)
  • 1 Mini eye pencil (09 Intense Black)
  • 1 Mini Lip Pencil (03 Classic red)
  • 1 Colourful clip-on eyeshadow (204 Under the cover – shimmer)
  • 1 Color Hit nail polish (178 Rose bouquet)
  • 1 x 2 Express nail polish remover wipes
  • 1 Colourful watermelon lip balm
  • 1 Fizzing star for the bath – Beach Vibes
  • 1 Fizzing star for the bath – Pillow Battle
  • 1 Melting Shower Jelly – Let’s Have Fun
  • 1 Melting Shower Jelly – Pillow Battle
  • 1 pair of Grape Eye Masks
  • 1 Shea Lip Mask
  • 1 Charcoal nose strip
  • 1 Pineapple nose mask
  • 2 x 2 Express eye makeup remover wipes
  • 2 Invisible hair rings
  • 1 mini nail file
  • 6 little nail stencils
  • 1 pocket mirror
  • 1 penguin brooch

4. Dior Advent Calendar

This year’s Christmas is extra special because the luxury fashion house of Dior joins the Advent calendar game. This calendar has 24 stylish and classy windows where in each window, you’ll discover an iconic product from Dior plus few exclusive surprises! This artwork by French illustrator Vincent Darré will take you in the magical world of Christmas in Dior. This calendar is priced RM2, 040 and you can either buy it online or in any Dior stores around the country.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • MCD Oud Ispahan 7.5 ml
  • MCD Gris Dior 7.5 ml
  • MCD Ambre Nuit 7.5 ml
  • MCD Rose Kabuki 7.5 ml
  • MCD Bois d’Argent 7.5ml
  • MCD Sakura 7.5 ml
  • MCD Lucky 7.5 ml
  • MCD Holy Peony 7.5 ml
  • MCD Jasmin des Anges 7.5 ml
  • MCD Spice Blend 7.5 ml
  • MCD Dioramour 7.5 ml
  • MCD La Colle Noire 7.5 ml
  • Jasmin des Anges Creme 15 ml
  • Ambre Nuit Creme 15 ml
  • Balade Sauvage Creme 15 ml
  • Rose Ispahan Soap 50 g
  • Balade Sauvage Soap 50 g
  • Ambre Nuit Candle 35 g
  • 30 Montaigne Candle 35 g
  • Figue Méditerranée Candle 35 g
  • Jardin d’Orangers Candle 35 g
  • Ceramic Heart
  • Ceramic Disc

5. L’Occitane Beauty Calendar

The playful illustrations of Hsinping Pan, make the LOccitane advent calendar a to look almost like an enchanting fairytale storybook and this particular one tells the story of Mother Nature. The calendar features 24 nature-made surprises including their famous shea buttercream, almond shower oil and rose hand cream. The calendar also features two towers that can rotate a full 360 degrees to expose hidden troves filled with beautiful natural treasures. This calendar will not just do good for you but also for our planet. You can the calendar for RM358 in any store as a ‘Purchase With Purchase’ offer with a minimum RM30 spend.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  •  Immortelle Precious Cream 
  • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm 
  • Rose Hand Cream
  • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream 
  • Almond Delicious Hands 
  • Aromachologie Revitalizing Sugar Cube
  • Lavender Hand Cream 
  • Almond Shower Oil 
  • Shea Light Comforting Cream
  • Almond Milk Concentrate 
  • Verbena Body Lotion 
  • Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 
  • 5 Essential Oils Shampoo 
  • Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel 
  • Shea Butter Hand Cream 
  • Shea Butter Milk Extra-Gentle Soap 
  • Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm 
  • Soap with Verbena Leaves 
  • 5 Essential Oils Conditioner 
  • Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 
  • Verbena Shower Gel Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel 
  • Shea Butter Foot Cream Net.
  • Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser 

6. NYX Beauty Calendar

This advent calendar will be a dream gift for lipsticks lovers! We’ll tell you why because all the 24 surprises in the calendar are mainly lip products! It features fun-size liquid lipsticks, cream lipsticks and lip glosses along with few other makeup essentials. It’s a great opportunity to try different colours and lipstick textures for a stunning and sexy lip to attend all those Christmas parties! It is available online and in all NYX stores for just RM287.50.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Foil Play Cream Pigment in ‘Dagger’
  • Suede Matte Lipstick in ‘Ace’
  • Pro Spot Concealer Brush
  • Suede Matte Lip Liner in ‘Ace’
  • Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in ‘Snow Rose’
  • Cosmic Metal Lip Cream in ‘Crystallized’
  • Faux Black Eyeliner in ‘Blackberry’
  • Metallic Eyeliner in ‘Gold’
  • Retractable Lip Liner in ‘Nude’
  • Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream
  • Hot Singles Eye Shadow in ‘Whipped Cream’
  • Slip Tease Full Color Lip Lacquer in ‘Camel’
  • Lip Lingerie in ‘French Maid’
  • Face & Body Glitter in ‘Bronze’
  • Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick in ‘Crystal Crush’
  • Line & Load All-In-One Lippie
  • Liquid Suede Metallic Matte in ‘Biker Babe’
  • Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter in ‘Golden Hour’
  • Worth The Hype Volumising & Lengthening Mascara in ‘Black’
  • Candy Slick Glowy Lip Color
  • #thisiseverything Lip Scrub
  • Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish
  • #thisiseverything Lip Balm
  • Pro Crease Brush

7. Lancome Advent Calendar

This year, Lancome came with a beautiful bright pink and gold calendar that just looks fabulous and has got some pretty fabulous goods too! The high-end luxury calendar includes beauty and skincare products such as mascara, shower gel, lipstick, makeup brush and more. Overall, this compact yet indulging advent calendar is the best way to discover your favourite Lancome products! Valued at RM 1, 049, you can get this beauty online or in Lancome stores.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Renergie Nuit Multi-Lift 15ml
  • Hydra Zen Anti Stress Cream Gel 15ml
  • Mini Foundation Brush
  • Bi-Facil 30ml
  • Advanced Genifique 7ml x 2
  • Lait Galateis Douceur 50ml
  • Le Crayon Khol Mini 01 Noir
  • Renergie Multi Lift 15ml
  • Effacernes Longue Tenue 02 Beige Sable
  • Tonique Comfort 75ml
  • Advanced Genifique Yeux 5ml
  • Advanced Genifique Yeux Light Pearl 5ml
  • L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte 505 Adoration
  • Absolue Revitalising Night Ritual Mask 15ml
  • L’Absolu Rouge 132 Caprice Cream 1.6g
  • La Vie Est Belle 4ml
  • Tresor Shower Gel 50ml
  • Absolue Soft Cream 15ml
  • Monsieur Big Mascara 01 Black
  • O de Lancome Body Lotion 50ml
  • Hypnose 01 Mascara
  • Prep and Matte Primer 10ml
  • Idole Parfum 5ml

8. Clinique Beauty Calendar

This bright pink with disco lights details advent calendar by Clinique features 24 of miniatures of their best- selling products.  It features products such as makeup remover, eye cream, lip colours, brushes and more making it the perfect gift for beauty enthusiasts. For just RM255, you can get all the power-packed calendar online and in-store.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Pop Lip Colour + Primer 3.9g Love Pop
  • Facial Soap Mild 15ml
  • Clarifying Lotion 2 60ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion + 30ml
  • Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 7ml
  • Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Night Moisturiser 7ml
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser Gel 15ml
  • 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula 30ml
  • Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 7ml
  • Clinique Smart Custom Serum 15ml
  • Fresh-pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser
  • All About Eyes 5ml
  • Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream 7ml
  • Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream 30ml
  • Take the Day Off Lids, Lashes & Lips 30ml
  • Pop Splash Lip Gloss
  • Tinted Lip Balm
  • Pop Lip Matte Colour + Primer 2.3g
  • Blushing Blush Powder Blush 3.1G
  • Blush Brush
  • Lash Power Mascara 2.5ml Black
  • Quickliner for Eyes Intense
  • Aromatics in Black 4ml
  • Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser

9. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

Thus glitter-dusted snazzy shape advent calendar by Charlotte Tilbury is just a mind-blowing work out art. The calendar features 12 full-sized makeup and travel-sized skincare products perfect for the Christmas parties at home and away. You also reuse this magical box as a jewellery case after Christmas! You can get this dazzling trove for RM 2, 069 online. 

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Lip Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds 
  • Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
  • Bronze to Mesmerise in Star Gold
  • Superstar Lips in Sexy Lips 
  • Charlotte’s Magic Moisturizing  Cream 
  • Wonderglow Primer 
  • Multi-Miracle Glow
  • Goddess Skin Clay Mask 
  • Rock ‘n’ Kohl in Amber Moon
  • Legendary Lashes Mascara 
  • Supermodel Body Shimmer 
  • Take It All Off Cleanser

10. Clarin’s Advent Calendar

Clarin’s lovers this one is the great catch you! This calendar has 12 of the best selling products. This is a great way to discover Clarin’s products. Each product is hidden behind one drawer. The products include the cult favourite Lip Oil, Beauty Flash Balm, Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Extra-Firming Mask and more. You can get the 12- Day Advent Calendar for RM 268 and RM 468 for 24-Day Advent; available online and in-store.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D – 01 perfect black
  • Joli Rouge – 732 joli rouge
  • Beauty Flash Balm
  • Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
  • Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
  • Tonic Body Treatment Oil
  • One-Step Facial Cleanser
  • Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream – Normal to Dry Skin
  • Instant Eye Make-Up Remover
  • Moisture-Rich Body Lotion
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin
  • Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
  • Natural Lip Perfector – 01 rose shimmer
  • Water Lip Stain – 03 red water
  • SOS Primer – 00 universal light
  • Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
  • Instant Concealer – 02 medium
  • Extra-Firming Mask
  • Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask
  • Eye Contour Gel
  • SOS Pure Rebalancing Clay Mask
  • SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask
  • Holiday Keychain

11. Armani Advent Calendar

Armani Beauty has just entered the Malaysia beauty scene are already making big waves. This year, brace yourselves for their advent calendar. This calendar is packed with 24 of their luxurious goodies ranging from fragrance to makeup. This debut calendar is one you need! Costing a sum of RM1,500 this fancy calendar is available at Armani Beauty Mid Valley.

Here’s the full list of the products available in the calendar:

  • Eyes to Kill Stellar #2
  • Lip Maestro #400
  • 17 Miniatures Mini Ecstasy Shine
  • #400 Mini Rouge D’Armani Matte
  • #102 Mini Lip Magnet
  • #400 Mini Ecstasy Lacquer
  • #402 Mini Lip Maestro
  • #500 Mini Eyes to Kill Mascara
  • Classic Mini Eye tint #12
  • Mini Eye Makeup remover
  • Mini Crema Nera Eye cream
  • Mini Cushion Toneup #02
  • Min Crema Nera Acqua Pantelleria
  • 7ml Mini Si EDP
  • 7ml Mini Si Fiori
  • 7ml Mini Si Passion
  • 7ml Mini Aqua Di Gioia EDP
  • 5ml Mini Code EDT
  • 5ml Mini Aqua Di Gio EDT
  • Lip Magnet 
  • Pin Bow
  • Pin Lips
  • Pin Si Passione
  • Pin Armani keyring