21 beauty advent calendars that are a definite must-have this Christmas
Go on, treat yourself
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 27 2019
Christmas is well and truly on its way, and while you’re probably busy thinking about what you’re going to get others for Christmas, we think you deserve a little something too. Namely, a beauty advent calendar that helps you countdown the days until Christmas and is filled with incredible little beauty products. Yep, it is literally the gift that keeps on giving every single day, and it will get you hyped up for the 25th of December. We've rounded up the absolute best beauty advent calendars that are doing the rounds at the moment, plus a sneak peek of what's inside each of them.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Could this be one of the most luxurious Christmas beauty advent calendars on the market?! We certainly think so. Discover 24 slots filled with a mix of their signature scents, along with travel-sized versions of hand creams, body lotions, and so much more. We're sure you - or your recipient - won't be disappointed with this gift this Christmas. (Psst... you'd better get in quick - the brand has sold out online but they've let us know there are just a few units left across the nation).
Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy Of Makeup Magic Beauty Advent Calendar
If you're obsessed with the British beauty brand (let’s be honest, who isn't?), the Glittering Galaxy Of Makeup Magic Beauty Advent Calendar should be at the top of your shopping list this festive season. Inside, discover a mix of 12 full-sized and travel-sized goodies across the makeup and skin care category (yep, including the cult Magic Cream!).
Palm Beach Collection 2019 Candle Advent Calendar
With 12 mini candles that smell like coconut and lime, jasmine and cedar, and lilies and leather (just to name a few!) in this home fragrance gift set, your interior will absolutely thank you for popping open each of the windows in the Palm Beach Collection 2019 Candle Advent Calendar every day.
Lancôme Advent Calendar
We shrieked with delight when we clapped eyes on Lancôme's highly coveted Advent Calendar this year. From makeup products (such as an under-eye concealer, mascara, face primer and lipsticks) to fragrances (hello, La Vie Est Belle EDP!) to even skin care (you can't go past mini samples of an eye cream and moisturisers), this advent calendar is one not to be missed this season.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 Edition
24 products in this beauty advent calendar, including two full-size products and a little gift, too?! Yep, you're reading correctly. Spoiler alert: You'll find the brand's best-selling product - the Touche Éclat - in one of the slots!
L'Occitane Premium Advent Calendar
L'Occitane are offering two advent calendars this year - the Classic Advent Calendar and the Premium Advent Calendar - and we think the latter is the way to go. Why? Because it's filled with 24 travel-sized products that can nourish your face, body and hands (there’s a mix of body lotions, shower gels, hand creams and face creams), plus little fragrances that can keep you smelling great all year round. Now, who could say no to that?!
Clarins 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar
Expect 24 mini beauty products in the Clarins 24-Day Christmas Advent Calendar, including makeup products like mascara and lipstick, body products like body oil and hand cream, and facial skin care products like cleanser and hydrating masks.
La Mer Twelve Days of Glowing Renewal
This has got to be one of the best beauty advent calendars going around, that's for sure. Filled with 12 mini gifts such as a Crème de la Mer and The Eye Concentrate, this is definitely a present where you’ll savour every single piece through the year.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
You’re looking at this year’s super deluxe advent calendar from Diptyque, which contains miniature candles, fragrances, decorations and even a perfumed skin sticker?! Psst... with just 30 units available nation-wide, you'd better get in QUICK.
ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar
Not only do we think this beauty advent calendar box from ESPA is super neat (after you finish opening up all the slots, you can use it to store your trinkets!), but the goodies inside are just as special... hello, Soothing Body Oil, Energising Shower Gel, Pink Hair and Scalp Mud (SO heavenly!) and Hydrating Floral Spafresh Spritzer.
Mecca Max Beauty Within Advent Calendar
The easiest way to up your makeup stash this season is with Mecca Max's Advent Calendar, which is filled with 12 mini buys, such as a lip stain, a lip gloss, an illuminator, a bronzer, and a blush and highlighter duo... just to name a few.
Natio ‘12 Days’ Christmas Gift Set
One of Australia's favourite natural beauty brands, Natio, is launching a 12-piece advent calendar this year, filled with makeup products like a lip crayon and eyeliner, and handy tools like a pencil sharpener and foundation application sponge.
MAC Stars For Days Advent Calendar
We want MAC's Advent Calendar purely for the star-shaped packaging! But, the products inside each of the 24 boxes deserve a mention, too. A special shoutout to the six mini lipsticks, five eyeshadows, four mini and full-size Lip Glasses (the brand's popular lip glosses), and three mini pigments... just a name a few. Woah!
Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique
The Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique contains 24 of the brand's best-sellers, including Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, and Pep-Start Eye Cream.
The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Ultimate Advent
The Body Shop never disappoints in the beauty advent calendar department. This year in the Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, expect products like shower gels, body butters, body creams, hand creams and hair masks in yummy scents like British Rose, Coconut, Camomile, Banana, Juicy Pear and Warm Vanilla. *chef’s kiss*
OPI Hello Kitty Advent Calendar Mini 25 Gift Set
This limited edition beauty advent calendar from OPI is one of the cutest gift sets going around. Filled with 25 mini nail colours, you're guaranteed to never run out of nail polish again. Well, at least for another year...
Elemis 12 Days of Beauty
With cult beauty products like Elemis' Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Superfood Facial Wash, Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm and Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks inside the brand's advent calendar, this is one of the best ways to update your skin care collection this festive season.
Babor Advent Calendar 2019
Ampoules are at the core of Babor's brand, which is why it's no surprise that they've launched a beauty calendar filled with... yep, you guessed it, sleek little ampoules to hydrate, nourish, and make your skin seriously glow. If you've never used Babor's ampoules before, they're a cinch to incorporate into your routine; all you need to do is break them open, massage the solution into your skin, and apply a moisturiser over the top. Easy.
The Beauty Advent Calendar
Look no further if you're after an advent calendar that's filled with seriously practical little gifts. The Beauty Advent Calendar is packed with 24 products including an Endota Spa Natural Lip & Cheek Tint, Kester Black Nail Polish, Original Mineral Project Sukuroi (an incredible hair balm!), ModelCo Turbo Lash Wand and La Mav Firming Eye Lotion, just to name a few. It's priced at $235, yet it actually contains $530 worth of products. How's that for a good deal?!
Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
The annual Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar is no joke; they mean serious business when it comes to gifting. Upping the ante this year, the brand has 25 impressive slots of full-size and travel-size beauty treats from Dr. Barbara Sturm, Oribe, Dr Dennis Gross and 111 Skin, just to name a few.
Amazon Beauty 2019 Advent Calendar
The Amazon Beauty 2019 Advent Calendar is designed for the ultimate beauty lover. There are so many products inside that deserve a special mention, such as hair care products from Wella SP and OGX, makeup products from Revlon and Rimmel London (yep, we've spotted a mascara from them in here!), and even a full-sized FOREO Luna Play to wash your face with.
Looking for more gift ideas this Christmas? Here are 10 of the best new beauty launches this November.
Which beauty advent calendar is your favourite this year, and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.
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