If you’ve never felt the joys of counting to the big day with a beauty advent calendar, this year might be the best time to start.
After all, 2020 has been a gift that hasn’t stopped giving – but in all the worst possible ways. As the chocolate or candy bar versions you got when you were a kid, beauty advent calendars are an exciting way to discover new brands or new products, especially if you are fed up with your current perfume or moisturizer . In addition, these miniature treats will make perfect travel companions once borders reopen to the world.
Each meticulously packaged with specially commissioned artwork or original shaped drawers, these reusable boxes double as stylish organizers for your dressing table, even after the holidays. From the scented extravagance of Penhaligon and Jo Malone to the grooming essentials of Mr. Porter, here are our favorite beauty advent calendars to start the countdown to Christmas.
If your skin is in dire need of help before the holiday season, look no further than Clarins’ nifty countdown. The Hanging Fabric Calendar contains 24 Achievements such as Lip Perfector 01 (a Duchess of Cambridge favorite), Beauty Flash Balm, and Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara. Those with hands as parched as their skin will also appreciate the Travel Size Hand & Nail Care Cream, which definitely deserves a place in your purse, especially during times like these.
This limited-edition vacation special is perfect for getting your better half into the proper skincare routine, especially since it contains all of the brand’s most beloved products like Midnight Recovery Eye Treatment and Lotion for the body Creme de Corps. It doesn’t hurt that the unisex mix is ââhoused in a generously sized box designed by French artist MaÃ¯tÃ© Franchi, whose bold and colorful illustrations will easily get you in the Christmas spirit at the start of the month.
Few things can herald the arrival of the most beautiful time of the year like a Jo Malone candle. This year, the brand continues its countdown to the big day with 24 cream-colored drawers, each filled with its deliciously scented products – from the miniature one. body lotions and colognes with candles. We won’t say what day, but keep your eyes peeled for favorites like the Peony & Blush Suede Candle.
If a whiff of Penhaligon’s perfume is enough to put a smile on your face, imagine the joy 24 can bring. Filled with miniature products – including her most iconic scents and a few handy extras like lip balm and hand cream – this Advent Calendar is a perfume lover’s dream and is an easy way to explore the many bestsellers in British perfumery without breaking the bank.
If we can’t escape the tropics this Christmas, we might as well embrace it. Sephora is bringing us the wild side of beauty this year with an enchanted jungle theme, and the best way to experience it is through its advent calendar. The 24-piece set is a complete kit that covers all the basics – from basics like eyeliner and eye shadow, to nail polish, nose strips and even a pocket mirror. You will be ready just in time for Christmas.
Is there a better time to get the men in your life to adopt a personal grooming routine? Mr. Porter’s replaces chocolate snowmen with a selection of serums, creams, deodorants and hair products – basically everything a man needs in life, and more. Cheerfully illustrated in a festive watercolor print, the Advent Calendar opens to reveal grooming enhancements such as Dr Barbara Sturm, Malin + Goetz and Augustinus Bader.
It’s no secret that Net-a-Porter knows how to do luxury, so trust its Advent calendar to be a showcase for the best in beauty. Featuring 25 small drawers – marked with silver leaf numbers, of course – in a chic monochrome chest, the calendar contains holy grails such as Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, Right Eye Gel Hyaluronic Marine Dew It from Dr Dennis Gross, and even Slip’s elastic fine hair silk.