There are a lot of holiday traditions, but there’s one custom we certainly all look forward to every year: getting an Advent calendar. While the typical chocolate is nice and all, if you’re a beauty aficionado, our favorite calendars are stuffed with the best skincare and makeup products. They’re a perfect way to treat yourself in anticipation of the holidays or give one to a friend as the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a great introduction to brands and products you might not have otherwise thought of trying — so you’re bound to find new favorites. Plus, the packaging is always fun. Now that we’re pretty sure you’re convinced to get one, it’s just a matter of figuring out which one to buy:
Revolve Beauty Advent Calendar
This year, expect Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment (8 ml) as one of the stars in the beauty squad of this next-gen fashion retailer’s beauty Advent calendar. Well-loved for its gentle exfoliating properties, take this mini with you on the go during your holiday travels to stay bright all season. Just like last year, we’re sure this calendar will sell out fast.
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar
Thirty-seven items — including Sunday Riley’s full-size C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum — make up this gift set. Plus, feel good about stocking up on your beauty favorites: Cult Beauty is committing to planting one tree per every Advent calendar sold.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar
Beauty lovers, rejoice! The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is filled to the brim with 10 mini- and 20 full-size cult buys — one of which includes Sunday Riley’s fan-favorite Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream — to elevate your beauty game.
Molton Brown Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
For those who didn’t think bath time could get better, meet Molton Brown’s limited-edition Advent calendar, which houses 24 bathing luxuries and fragrances. Our favorites: Rhubarb and Rose Bathing Oil, Volumising Shampoo, and Merry Berries & Mimosa Body Lotion.
George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Packed with $300 worth of sought-after beauty items, George & Viv’s Advent calendar makes for a glowing gift. Discover 24 premium samples from beauty brands like Sunday Riley, Grown Alchemist, Mario Badescu, and more.
NYX 12-Pc. Mrs. Claus Advent Calendar Set
Featuring 12 of the makeup brand’s best-sellers, you’ll get a variety of face, eye, and lip products in this limited-edition gift set. Think: long-lasting eye shadows, creamy liquid lipsticks, and a versatile highlighter. We’re also fans of the HD Finishing Powder — an essential for keeping those Zoom holiday party looks on point.
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar
Treat yourself or your beauty-obsessed friend to this glow-getter — a collection of 27 deluxe, full-size products from iconic brands like Sunday Riley, Olaplex, and Charlotte Tilbury.
Tatti Lashes Enchanted Forest Advent Calendar
Are you looking for long, fluttery lashes? This fun and flirty set gives you 24 of the best faux lash looks from the Tatti Lashes. Your lash wardrobe will be complete with different styles that make your eyes pop. Plus, it includes a limited-edition bonus on the 25th day (you deserve it).
Sephora Collection Wishing You Advent Calendar
When you want instant gratification, but all the fun of a variety of beauty treats, this “Advent calendar” does the trick. Once you open the box, you’ll immediately see 24 beauty surprises — makeup, skincare, and bath — from the Sephora Collection.
Cohorted Beauty Advent Calendar
Cult-classic beauty products in one sleek advent calendar?! Dreams do come true. And Cohorted’s all-in-one box is here to make it happen. Featuring 12 luxury beauty products, this holiday must-have boasts essentials from Fresh, Wander Beauty, Benefit, and more.
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