Let’s open the 2018 ASOS Advent Calendar day-by-day with Katie! I’ll share my quick reviews, value breakdown and a lot of images of this mid-price best selling 2018 USA beauty advent calendar from ASOS. It’s a treasure box with 24 of the most-buzz beauty goodies and here’s my feedback! *This post contains spoilers.
ASOS beauty advent calendar 2018 or ASOS The Face + Body Calendar is available at ASOS USA for $87 or £55 for UK site.
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ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar Review
ASOS The Face + Body Calendar is certainly a massive box that will delight the holiday countdown for every beauty junkie. ASOS beauty advent calendar 2018 contains this year’s most hyped beauty items likes J.One’s Jelly Pack, Caudalie Micellar, Sand & Sky Porefining Mask, Iconic Illuminator, INC.redible cosmic blur or Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass.
The box has a neat sleeve that lists products and their descriptions. There are two large shelves that you can slide out and discover each day’s goody. All right, look no further if you do not want to see any spoilers!
I’ll share the reviews of items behind each door by order e.g., the first picture is for doors 1 and 2 and so on. It’s easy to open and I can see myself having so much joy waking up and rushing to open this advent calendar everyday for 24 days!
Next up, a close up of each item in the ASOS beauty advent calendar 2018.
Spectrum Wonder Sponge Review ($5.99 value) in FULL SIZE
This one is exactly like Beautyblender, same size and color – just a little harder.
Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion: 1.6fl.oz./50ml ($11.50 value)| Full size $23
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing water: 50ml ($7 value) | Full size
Carmex Original Pot Review: 8.4ml ($0.93 value) in FULL SIZE
I really like this classic! The mild mint floral scent is neutral. The balm is thick and has a great spredibility. It has an awesome cooling effect. If you don’t mind dipping your nail in the pot, this is a nice first aid balm to restore our lips from matte lipstick!
MAC Strobe Cream Hydrant Lumineux: 6ml ($4.08 value) | Full size $34
Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel: 55ml ($2.42 value) | Full size $11
Luxie Rose Gold Small Contouring Brush 512 Review ($16 value at Nordstrom) in FULL SIZE
This Luxie small contouring brush is a lot more dense compared to other high-street brushes. It picks up product more and distributes product evenly. I like the small head for contouring very much. It hugs around the curves of your shape better than larger brushes and is perfect for spot contours.
Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Face And Body Wash Review: 30ml ($6.75 value) | Full size $45
If tea tree done absolute wonders for you, you’ll enjoy product from this Australian brand Alpha-H. I like the non-foaming formula. It’s suitable for acne-fighting. It cleans well and I like to use it in the shower for occasional anti-bacteria purpose.
ASOS DESIGN Makeup Matte Lipstick in Punchy Review 3.5g (if FS $11.50 value) | Full size $11.50
The finish is semi-matte and semi-opage. I received Punchy (shade may vary) which is a candy pink shade. I think it’s quite bright and may look too bold on some people. It wears well and feels comfortable but a bit patchy.
INC.redible You glow girl in cosmic blur Review : 0.32oz ($12 value at Sephora) in FULL SIZE
This gelly cosmic blur is so fun and so out of this world pretty. It sold out in 4 days after launching at Sephora last winter. If you like holographic makeup, this $12 is a must try! I like to add a little bit on the inner corner of my eyes. I also dab it a bit on top of my non-glitter and non-metallic eyeshadow – just to make an interesting wet look. This shade is wearable with blue shade light reflecting particles – not so party like holographic doll. It can look greasy if overdone.
SKYN Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels Review: 0.11oz ($15 value) | Full size $15 – $30
This new item from Skyn Iceland is a great item for winter, the pads are completely dry and have no dripping liquid. I peeled the covers and the pad is more like dry sticky gel. It stayed on the skin extremely well. After I pulled them off, it’s interesting that it’s so dry and matte. The undereye area is completely plump and bright. The result stayed until the next day. If you don’t like dripping masks or using a cold mask in winter, consider this eye gel!
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator Review: 7ml ($5.46 value) | Full size $39 – $52.50
BOD Mermaid Shimmer Sorbet Petite: 1.7fl oz/50ml ($0.9 value)| Full size $9
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara Review: 3ml ($15.50 value) | Full size $31
I can see why this is an all time best-selling mascara from Bobbi Brown. It will add length without grouping a single lash together. Made it ideal for a no-makeup look. I like that it naturally made my eyelashes look like they got some 2x implant. I highly recommend it if you want to get longer, and more natural looking lashes.
J.ONE Jelly Pack: 5ml ($4.2 value at Sephora) | Full size $42
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel Reviewl: 15ml ($31.76value) | Full size $108
It is a white-yellow gel with a fruity smell. Super light and super absorbant. It makes my skin nice and moist.
GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow: 7ml ($6.86 value) | Full size $49
This light pink moisturizer has a yummy creamsicle scent – that can be overpowering. The texture is incredibly light, almost like a liquid. The ingredients are also fantastic. It might not be hydrating enough for dry winter months. You will see a slight sheen on skin where it’s applied and that should be good for a dewy look. This shade, Nude Glow, has a gold-hued highlighter that is stunning and adds glowing from within in a second. I also found out that this moisturizer-highlighter works best on top of my foundation. When I applied it under my foundation, it looks too natural.
Here’s the swatch:
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer Review (shade may vary) 3g ($11.25 value) | Full size $30
I like this easy to use compact bronzer. It’s medium pigmented and it’s matte – which made it ideal for the cheek, face, nose, forehead, or anything contoured without looking like we’re trying too much. The shade has a soft warm undertone that is blending beautifully with a coral blush. It’s versatile!
Benefit Hoola Swatch:
Iconic London Illuminator in Blush Review: 5ml ($15.11 value) | Full size $40
This Illuminator looks like a metallic nail lacquer. It’s surprisingly so spredable. I love the warm peachy highlights. It added a subtle nice grown-up healthy glow.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 Review: 5ml ($5.20 value) | Full size $52
This product made its way to my 4-in-1 sunscreen hall of fame since the legendary Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2018 launched. First, it’s a great green CC cream that will do the job correcting red and brown spots. Second, it’s a fantastic sunscreen. Third, the balm-like texture is an excellent primer that is not pore-clogging at all. Finally, this is a nice treatment with alternative ingredients. TOTALLY recommended!
111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask: 30ml ($25 value) | Full size $160
First Aid Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay: 1 oz ($5.11 value)| Full size $24
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay – Porefining Face Mask: 13ml ($6.37 value) | Full size $49
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque Rview: 15ML/0.5FL ($3.47 value) | Full size $50
ASOS The Face + Body Calendar 2018 is revealed here:
ASOS beauty advent calendar 2018 is valued at $186.11 and shipping is free almost worldwide!
Can you imagine waking up in the morning and enjoying a new makeup and cosmetic surprise extravaganza everyday?! Ooh and Ahh, then reading how to use them, applying them, people asking what that glow is from. And we will answer, it’s from one of my beauty advent calendars! LOL, am I the only person who is obsessed with this?
They introduce us to new UK and Korean beauty brands and also the best of US brands that we will fall in love. The discovery is great for $3.63 a day for me. ASOS did a great job this year and I think this product will sell out before Black Friday, like last year. It’s disappointing that they don’t have a beauty coupon nested in the box for our next purchase or the like.
Will you grab one? What’s beauty advent calendar you planned to gift yourself or your loved one?
Check out my mega post for 80+ gorgeous beauty advent calendar 2018 – updated daily!
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