Okay, we’d be lying if we said we don’t enjoy counting down the days ’til Christmas as soon as December hits. But let’s be honest, if there’s anything that could make the days leading up to December 25 even better, it’s makeup advent calendars. Whether you’re shopping with a beauty-obsessed loved one in mind or treating yourself to a new set of products, these calendars could easily be one of the best ways to build up your anticipation for the upcoming holiday.
More likely than not, your early memories of an advent calendar involve opening each compartment to find bite-size chocolates or miniature trinkets. Those days have long since passed and with it the traditional advent calendars. However, considering how this year’s iterations are chock-full of high-quality beauty products, we’re certainly not going to complain.
From a splurge-worthy option filled with luxurious skincare products to a full selection of nail polishes, there are plenty of beauty advent calendars that’ll tide your holiday excitement over until Christmas morning. Scroll down to see the best.
BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar Set ($99)
If you're not sure where to start, BareMinerals' advent calendar is filled with miniature versions of some of its best-selling products, like the Endless Glow Highlighter.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Moon Advent Calendar Vault ($200)
If you want to give (or keep!) high-quality products, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Moon Advent Calendar Vault. This gift set—which can be reused as a jewelry case—includes both full-size and travel-size products beloved by beauty lovers everywhere, such as the brand's Magic Cream.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar ($60)
Anyone who loves to give themselves the gift of a chic manicure will obsess over Ciaté's Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar. Complete with one full-size polish colors and 22 mini shades—10 of which are new—this set will be the perfect gift for the one who always has their nails on point.
Diptyque Advent Calendar ($425)
If you're shopping for the girl who loves to have a signature scent on her, Diptyque's Advent Calendar is filled with candles perfumes and more. In other words, it'll be just what you need.
Lancôme Holiday Advent Calendar ($110)
From the first day of December all the way until Christmas Eve, each piece in Lancome's Holiday Advent Calendar—which includes high-quality skincare products as well as makeup—will keep you looking fabulous as you count down the days.
Net-A-Porter Beauty 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($260)
Net-a-Porter's 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar may be one of the most anticipated advent calendars of them all. With full-sized and travel-sized products from major industry labels like Joanna Vargas, you simply can't go wrong.
NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar ($60)
Love a good lip color? NYX 's 2019 makeup advent calendar is filled with mid-size versions of cult-faves including the best-selling shades of the brand's Butter Gloss and Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick.
Sephora Collection Frosted Party Advent Calendar ($45)
Looking for an affordable advent calendar? This one from Sephora was practically made for you. The brand's Frosted Party Advent Calendar includes a series of makeup, skincare, body, and accessories products—sounds good, right?
Space NK Advent Calendar — The Beauty Anthology ($265)
Space NK's advent calendar, which is aptly titled "The Beauty Anthology," is separated into four volumes: Pre-Party, Night Out, Morning After, and Everyday. That way, you get everything you need for any occasion.
Balmain Paris Hair Couture 10 Day Balmain Advent Calendar ($270)
Balmain's 10-day advent calendar, which is designed to look like the luxury fashion house's French boutique, was created for the woman who loves to treat her hair with luxury. Featuring products like a moisturizing shampoo and a chic hair accessory, this set has everything you need for the perfect 'do.
The Body Shop Deluxe Vegan Advent Calendar ($110)
If you're in the pampering mood this holiday season, you won't go wrong with this advent calendar from The Body Shop. Filled with vegan bath and body products, shampoo, and more, it's also perfect for someone who wants to use more ethical products in their everyday routine.
Capri Blue 12 Days of Volcano Holiday Gift Set ($158)
Each of the products in Capri Blue's 12-day advent calendar features the brand's signature scent, Volcano. You'll find beauty and skincare products along with room spray to create the perfect atmosphere at home.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2019 ($495)
For the ultimate skincare junkie, there couldn't be anything better than Dr. Barbara Sturm's holiday advent calendar. With 21 different treatments in a variety of sizes, this gift set is the perfect way to experience the brand and its products.
Glossybox It’s the Season to be Glossy Advent Calendar ($99)
You'll open up Glossybox's advent calendar to find a curated selection of beauty, skincare, haircare, and beauty tools to lead you up to Christmas Day. Featuring brands like Oribe, Ciaté, and Viktor & Rolf, this calendar features 15 full-size products along with 10 smaller items.
Kiehl's Skincare Advent Calendar ($90)
Give someone the gift of luxurious skincare with this advent calendar from Kiehl's. With cleansers, masks, serums, and more, there's no doubt that whoever receives this will be opening each door with high anticipation.
Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 ($275)
Liberty London's extensive advent calendar includes 18 full-size beauty products, including a Diptyque candle and a hair mask from Davines. It also has seven sample-size products for you to try out this winter.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar ($64)
This classic advent calendar is filled with some of the most popular products from L'Occitane. Indulge in hydrating hand creams or rich lip balms among other products to keep our skin fresh all season long.
Rituals Advent Calendar ($75)
You can count on Rituals' top-notch beauty products to be one of the most exciting things to look forward to each day up until Christmas. However, the brand gives it a unique touch, as it includes one candle to be lit each Sunday before the holiday.
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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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