The countdown to Christmas is on, and there is only one thing we can think of to make this process a tad more satisfying: a beauty advent calendar, of course. What could be more exciting than opening one of those little whimsically designed paper doors and surprising yourself with a vanilla-scented hand cream or a mini face mask day after day? Uh, nothing.
Clearly, we aren’t the only ones who feel this way. Lately, more and more of your favorite beauty brands have joined in this Christmas tradition, curating advent calendars filled with everything from skincare essentials to hair products and makeup. Best of all, these little product-filled treasure chests make the perfect gift for any beauty lover. Trust us, grab any beauty junkie one of these and they’ll love you forever.
Below, you’ll find the best beauty advent calendars from brands like Ulta, Charlotte Tilbury, Clarins, and more. And remember, try not to open all of the doors at once.
SkinStore’s 12 Miracles of Beauty
With over $340 worth of skincare essentials (think: Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel and First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser), this 12-slot calendar will ensure your skin stays glowing — even through holiday stress.
Diptyque 208 Advent Calendar
Looking to treat yo’self this season? Gift yourself an indulgent and relaxing set filled with 15 mini candles, seven personal fragrances, two body care products, and a limited edition surprise — all with luxurious scents by Diptyque. Sure, the price is a bit hefty, but, hey, you deserve it.
Charlotte’s Beauty Universe
There’s a simple reason why so many celebs adore Charlotte Tilbury’s products: They’re really good. And thanks to this 12-piece set, you can get your hands on several of the brand’s cult-favorite goodies at once, including a travel-size Magic Cream and a full size version of her iconic nude lipstick, Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk.
NYX Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar
Are you the type to rock a different lip color every day? If so, you need this 24-slot NYX advent calendar in your life ASAP. With 14 brand lip new shades in its popular Soft Matte Lip Cream and Butter Gloss formulas, plus 10 eyeshadows and highlighters, you’ll have plenty of options to switch up your look all season long.
Clarins Advent Calendar Set
Filled with 12 full-size and travel-size Clarins favorites (Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Smooth Perfect Touch), this holiday advent calendar has everything you need to perfect a French girl beauty routine.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Set
For the nail polish addict in your circle: This holographic calendar comes with 20 mini nail polishes, a mini top coat, a mini hand treatment, a full-size nail polish, and two sheets of nail tattoos for endless mani/pedi combos.
L’occtiane Signature Advent Calendar
Everybody loves a gift that gives back. For each purchase of the Signature Advent Calendar (filled with 24 delightfully scented, travel-size body products), L’occitane will help UNICEF provide Vitamin A supplements to children in the fight against preventable childhood blindness.
Ulta 12 Days of Beauty
For under 20 bucks, you’ll get 12 beauty surprises ranging from highlighters to lipsticks to eyeshadows, and more. Talk about a beauty steal!
Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
Calling all beauty enthusiasts! From Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturizer to Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Le Marc Lip Creme, this chic little box has everything you need to get you through the holiday season.
Sephora Collection Wish Upon a Star Advent Calendar
Sephoraholics, here is the one you’ve been waiting for. The beauty powerhouse is giving you all the tools you need to create a fierce holiday beat including a large blending sponge, a pair of falsies, lash glue, and glitter. Best of all, you can use these beauty bag essentials time and time again. (We won’t blame you if you open all of the doors at once.)
Rituals The Ritual Of Advent Calendar Gift Set
Behind each door (there are 24, to be exact) awaits a mini candle or body product made with scents to help you unwind and recharge.
QVC Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar 24-Piece Collection
Look no further for the ultimate beauty box. From hair masks to brow powder to moisturizer, QVC covers all of your beauty wants and needs in one adorably packaged advent calendar.
Oribe Collector’s Gift Set
Oribe is blessing us with all of the tools we need for a good hair day, plus a ruby red lipstick to complete your look. Within this set you’ll find travel-size versions of the brand’s best-sellers including the Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner, plus the coveted Dry Texturizing Spray.
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