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Advent calendars are the gifts that keep on giving during the holidays, which is why they’re a great one-and-done early present for your favorite beauty buffs (or yourself) before December. The best beauty Advent calendars are often worth well over the price you’re paying, as the value sets are stocked with full- and travel-sized products that can be gifted as one glamorous package or divvied among the makeup mavens and grooming enthusiasts in your life.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best Advent calendars for beauty lovers, from prestige brand best-sellers to ultra-luxurious sets by labels often spotted in the vanities of Hollywood stars (including Dr. Barbara Sturm, Charlotte Tilbury, Budapest-based Omorovicza and others). Shop our top picks below before they sell out.
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1. Benefit Cosmetics The More, The Merrier Advent Calendar
Whether your giftee is a loyal Benefit babe or eyeing the beauty brand’s best-selling brow products and primers, this 12-day Advent calendar ensures a holiday filled with travel-friendly makeup surprises. Benefit Cosmetics’ The More, The Merrier holiday gift set includes mini and “fun size” versions of its Porefessional Pore Minimizing Primer, Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Brow Gel, Hoola Matte Bronzer, 24-Hr. Brow Setter Clear Eyebrow Gel, Badgal Bang! Volumizing Mascara and more.
2. Spotlight Oral Care 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
For the ones on your list who prioritize their pearly whites, this 12-day Advent calendar from dentist-founded Spotlight Oral Care includes vegan- and cruelty-free products for keeping their chompers merry and bright. It incudes a sonic toothbrush, a set of 28 teeth-whitening strips, whitening toothpaste, lip scrub, a white jade facial roller and other sweet (but cavity-free) treats.
3. Florence by Mills Advent Calendar
Available for pre-order at Ulta and on the brand’s website, Millie Bobby Brown-founded beauty brand Florence by Mills’ Advent calendar is for tweens and Gen Z giftees who love clean skincare and cosmetics. The 12-day set is packed with best-sellers such as full-sized versions of the Built to Lash Mascara, Get Glossed Lip Gloss, Hit Snooze Lip Mask, Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask, All That Shimmers Body Highlight Dust and more, as well as limited-edition shades and travel sizes of the Oh Whale! Tinted Lip Balm, Hit Reset Moisturizing Mask Pearls and Feed Your Soul Berry Love Pore Mask. Topping off the calendar is an exclusive holiday ornament.
4. Sephora Holiday Vibes Advent Calendar
Say goodbye to the usual dry skin that comes with winter weather with Sephora’s bestselling Advent calendar, which is packed with 24 reusable boxes filled with hydrating skincare, eye masks and makeup wipes as well as hair accessories, lip colors, nail polish and many more holiday beauty goodies.
5. Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar
Available for pre-order starting Oct. 18, London beauty retailer Space NK’s cult-favorite Advent calendar is filled with over $900 worth of beauty goodies to open over 24 days, including from luxury brands such as Augustinus Bader, Drunk Elephant, Hourglass, La Mer, Olaplex, The Ordinary, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Rose Inc, Sunday Riley, Charlotte Tilbury and many, many others.
6. Paledone Central Perk 12 Days of Bath Advent Calendar
There’s truly an Advent calendar for every type of beauty lover, including Friends fans. This Central Perk bath and body gift set reveals 12 days of sweet-scented bath salts and fizzy balls, lip balms, hand creams, nail care tools and more.
7. L’Occitane Signature Holiday Advent Calendar
Your giftee can start every day with moisturized skin when they open L’Occitane’s Advent calendar, which is stocked with luxurious hand creams, haircare products and skincare in one charming package inspired by a Christmas market in Provence, France.
8. Chantecaille 12 Days of Botanical Beauty Advent Calendar
Hollywood insider-loved luxury beauty brand Chantecaille’s Advent calendar comes in the form of an eco-minded reusable box filled with 12 best-sellers. The 12 Days of Botanical Beauty holiday box includes five full-sized products and seven travel-friendly items, including the Bio Lifting Serum+, Bio Lifiting Cream+, Rose de Mai Face oil, Stress Repair Concentrate+ and Full Brow Perfecting Gel, to name a few.
9. Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar
Makeup mavens will love Hollywood makeup artist-turned-beauty entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury’s Advent calendar, which promises 12 skincare and cosmetics best-sellers in a glamorous reusable jewel-handled chest. It contains three full-sized products and nine travel-sized items, including the brand’s Pillow Talk lipsticks, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand rose gold highlighter, Wonderglow primer, Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and more.
10. Beekman 1802 All Aglow Shadow Box
Known for bringing Schitt’s Creek‘s Rose Apothecary brand to life, New York-based Beekman 1802’s luxe beauty Advent calendar quickly sold out (again) after its Sept. 30 drop date. Word on the street is that the box may be restocked; the handmade special edition gift box is back in 2021 with 24 products, including the brand’s best-selling goat milk soaps and hand creams and skincare.
11. Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar
Available for pre-order in mid-October, Net-A-Porter’s best-selling luxury beauty Advent calendar promises over $1,800 worth of full- and travel-sized skincare goodies from Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm, 111Skin, Tata Harper and many other cult-favorite brands.
12. Liberty The Men’s Advent Calendar 2021
Gents can stay groomed throughout the holidays and beyond with Liberty’s luxury Advent calendar, which is packed with skincare, fragrance and bath products from Davines, D.S. & Durga, Frédéric Malle, Venn, Augustinus Bader, Dr. Sebagh, Dr. Barbara Sturm and other cult-favorite labels, plus a pocket square from the print-happy textile brand and a tiny bottle of gin for toasting the season.
13. Balmain City of Lights Medium Advent Calendar
Treat your (or your loved ones’) tresses with Balmain’s City of Lights Advent calendar, which comes with five luxury beauty treats ranging from haircare to a festive scented candle, all in a chic gold and white display box.
14. Saks Fifth Avenue Ready, Set, Refresh! 14-Piece Advent Calendar
Beauty buffs will be delighted with 14 days of skincare, haircare and fragrances when they open up Saks Fifth Avenue’s Advent calendar. The Ready, Set, Refresh set opens up to reveal products from Augustinus Bader, Briogeo, Eve Lom, Furtuna Skin, Sunday Riley and R+Co., to name a handful.
15. Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar
Not located near Hollywood-beloved skin-care expert Dr. Barbara Sturm? You can still get the #SturmGlow with one of the best luxury beauty Advent calendars, courtesy of the starry skin specialist. The massive box contains 24 travel- to full-sized products for keeping your visage looking youthful and healthy during the holidays and beyond, including the brand’s best-selling Super Anti-Aging Serum, the Hyaluronic Ampoule, Enzyme Cleanser, Balancing Toner and more.
16. Omorovicza Gold Cabinet
Hailing from Budapest is starry skincare brand Omorovicza’s Gold Cabinet holiday collection, which contains the label’s luxurious Gold Rescue Cream, Gold Eye Lift and Gold Flash Firming Serum along with an eye wand and gua sha facial lifting stone for completing your holiday ritual. (Mila Kunis, January Jones, Jamie Lee Curtis and Chrissy Teigen have incorporated the brand in their beauty routines.)
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