9 Advent Calendars Perfect for Every Beauty Junkie
What could be better than opening presents on Christmas morning? Opening a tiny present every morning leading up to Christmas Day! Not only are advent calendars a great way to fill the entire month with festive cheer, they’re also worth way more than their price tag, giving you more bang for your buck. We’ve rounded up nine advent calendars perfect for beauty junkies.
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Text: Chelsea Joseph
1. The Body Shop Ultimate Advent Calendar, $229
‘Tis the season of giving, so why not do a little good while picking out presents? This holiday season, every purchase at The Body Shop, including this advent calendar, goes towards supporting the education of girls and young women. If that’s not enough to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside, this advent calendar contains some of the brand’s most iconic products, including goodies from their Drops of Youth and Oils of Life collections, newly-launched products and special edition collections so every day is as exciting as Christmas Day.
2. LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, $134
This chic blue and gold packaging elegantly conceals 25 beauty products that cover all the bases, from skincare to makeup and hair care. Look out for products from Elemis, Rituals and Morphe, among other brands that will keep you looking radiant throughout the festive season and beyond.
3. Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar, $293.75
This luxurious cabinet contains a slew of specially curated high-end beauty products and is sure to be the perfect gift for the ultimate beauty junkie friend—or even yourself. Dress your face with makeup from brands like Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury or Marc Jacobs, or save your skin after a long night of partying (or doing OT) with products from Sunday Riley and Susanne Kaufmann.
4. M.A.C Starring You Stars For Days Advent Calendar, $299
This advent calendar will ensure you play the starring role this season with some of the best-selling shades of lipsticks and eyeshadows in varying finishes. A beauty junkie’s dream, this one has all you need to create that glammed up look to party the night away.
5. Diptyque Advent Calendar, $560
For a dash of good luck this Christmas, Diptyque collaborated with artist Olaf Hajek to come up with a calendar filled with candles, eau de toilette, eau de parfum and skincare products. Each numbered box is also filled with a trinket like a ladybug, four-leaf clover or a shooting star, symbolising prosperity and luck, making each day a little more #blessed than the last.
6. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, $730
There’s no better way to discover the beloved scents of Jo Malone than through this advent calendar. With its classic pale yellow packaging, this opulent box contains 24 miniatures that are perfect for the fragrance aficionados. Ranging from colognes to candles and even scents for the home, this calendar is perfect for your newlywed friends that just got their new BTO.
7. Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic, $200
If we could write to Santa and ask him for anything, this would be it. This glittering box houses some of the most out-of-this-world makeup and skincare icons from Charlotte Tilbury to help you create (and remove) simple but dazzling looks. With a mixture of full-sized and travel-sized products, you’re sure to be filled with the Christmas spirit with each gift.
8. Vincent Darré For Maison Christian Dior Advent Calendar, $650
Inspired by the iconic address and Christian Dior’s humble beginnings, this advent calendar reflects the facade of that townhouse with intricate hand-drawn details by artist Vincent Darré. Treat yourself or a loved one to this enchanted world with 24 little presents including candles, fragrances and body care for the most luxurious Christmas anyone could ask for.
9. Clarins Advent Calendar, $188
The joy of opening presents on Christmas Day shouldn’t just be reserved for that single morning alone. Extend that feeling of glee by celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with all the best-sellers—including the Beauty Flash Balm, Hydra-Essentiel Cream, Toning Lotion with Chamomile and Gentle Foaming Cleanser among others. These are sure to keep your skin radiant and glowing despite the late nights and over-indulgence during the festive period.