Ever since Christmas in July started, people have already been counting down the days until all the beauty advent calendars drop. Trading in your paper calendar for one with beauty products to count down the days until Christmas is a no brainer. There are so many brands that create their own unique beauty calendars every year with 12, 24, and sometimes even 25-pieces. And let’s be real, you know you can’t wait for your actual Christmas gift to arrive.
If you genuinely follow them, beauty advent calendars are a great way to treat yourself. You’ve hustled and bustled for other people’s s gifts. The least you can do is let yourself enjoy a little playtime. Plus, the beauty of beauty advent calendars is that you have a chance to try new products for the first time.
Over here at TCF, we love testing new makeup and skincare. And out of all the beauty advent calendars that are dropping from Sephora, MAC and a ton of others, we’ve racked up the absolute best (in our humble opinion). Take a look at some of the coolest beauty advent calendars you can buy right this second.
This year, MAC is handing out some of their most iconic goodies. The holiday exclusive set features 24 full-size products. There are several matte lipsticks, eyeshadow singles, glosses, and even loose glitters galore. Though it’s valued at $300, you get it for $195.
For the nostalgic one in your life, they’ll adore this Hello Kitty Advent Calendar calendar from OPI. Each day is a new mini OPI lacquer inspired by the animated character. And what’s even better is it’s sold exclusively on Amazon, so Prime Members, rejoice!
Prepare to throw down on Elemis’ Advent Calendar. If you need to stock up on skincare, this calendar has you covered until next year. The 25-piece gift set includes everything you could ask for in facial washes, body creams, and even some full-sized products, too. Get in where you fit in because this one is bound to go quickly.
You can easily find gifts under $10 that you know someone will love from Target. This 12-piece is made for the self care love. The spa advent calendar features products from Eucalyptus essential oils to gel face masks and bath salts.
Clarins is offering up 24 products in sample and travel sizes for its advent calendar. Though you’ll find a lot of treatments, scrubs, and cleansers, there’s still lip balms and mascara to make you feel pretty too.
Need some Better Than Sex Mascara to-go? How about a new primer? QVC’s Christmas Beauty Advent calendar is festive AF with cosmetics and skin prep. So if you’re in the market for a new luxe makeup routine, this calendar is a great place to start.
Photo Credit: Charlotte Tilbury
You can easily save over $70 on 12 full-size and travel-size Charlotte Tilbury products. Don’t get me wrong, the packaging is cute. But it’s the matte lipsticks, body shimmers, glosses, and eyeshadow that will have you running to your cart.
This became an accidental advent calendar gift guide, because this 12-day cosmetic set from Kohl’s is great gift for teens and tweens. From mini nail polish duos to lipsticks and nail tools, there’s something your tween or teen will love in here.
As lipstick-obsessed as we are, there was plenty of space for NYX Cosmetics’ Greatest Lip Advent Calendar. With 24 various shades of NYX’s best selling lipsticks and glosses, you can steal a mix of mid-size and sample size lippies.
When you think of beauty advent calendars, Urban Outfitters may not be the first to come to mind. But with the brand’s personal beauty collection and a bunch of Mario Badescu products, you’ll dig these 12 mini picks more than you know.
L’Occitane’s products are nothing cheap. Some of the Brand’s most iconic products like the almond milk concentrate, rose handcream, and essential oil Shampoos can be found in this nifty advent calendar. At $105 value, you can steal this lux advent calendar for $64 shampoos can be found in this nifty advent calendar. At $105 value, you can steal this lux advent calendar for $64.
BareMinerals is one of the few clean beauty brands on the luxury market. Celebrate with some cleaning make up options this year with many versions of fan favorite products. Some of the best pics in this calendar highlight the brands mineral veil finishing powder, endless summer bronzer, and loose blushes
Photo Credit: Ole Henriksen
If you’re a glow baby kinda gal, then you’ll love Ole Hendriksen’s compilation of beauty products. Control oily skin with the Brand’s Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator or plump the skin with the bestselling Truth Serum. You can definitely brew an entire routine off of this one calendar.
With the stress of the holidays, you might just want to keep the goodies in the body shops calendar for yourself. Packed into this cute classic house shaped packaging or 12 assorted goodies from bath bombs, facial scrubs, hand creams, and a plethora of other bath and body treats.
Photo Credit: Anthropologie
You should expect nothing less than greatness in an advent calendar from Anthropologie. For $72 you’ll get Verb’s hydrating mask, Pixi’s iconic Glow Tonic, and even Sunday Riley night oils among 22 other premium sample sizes to Dublin. Wellness peeps will seriously dig this one.
Are there any advent calendars you would have liked to see? Which ones did we hit on in the mark?
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