Over the past few years, luxurious and decadent beauty advent calendars have become a pre-Christmas staple for lovers of all things glamor.
Whether focused on skincare, perfume or makeup, every beauty brand has created an Advent calendar to sprinkle the Christmas road with sparkling cheerfulness.
While some of the older entries in the category, like Liberty and Selfridges, sell out within 24 hours of going on sale, there are still some terrific calendars available – some opulent, some cheap, some sophisticated, others pleasantly sumptuous.
Here’s our roundup of a purchase that will brighten up a gloomy December.
Beauty Diptych Advent Calendar, Â£ 320
The hefty price tag will make it unobtainable for many, but if you can afford it and adore the sophisticated, fresh scents from French perfume house Diptyque, you won’t regret splurging. It’s a treasure that takes you on a discovery of the brand’s long-time favorite fragrances, as well as new releases. The calendar features a limited edition Holiday Special candle, seven mini scents, body oils, bath treats, and eleven of the mini candles that Diptyque is rightly revered for (your home will never smell better). Buy here
ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Advent Calendar, Â£ 35
ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Advent Calendar
Overall, ASOS’s fun and sparkling 12-day Advent Calendar is more affordable. As the name suggests, it covers 12 days before Christmas and has makeup and skincare products from some of the hottest brands on the market: Nars, Nip + Fab, Dr Jart +, to make a few. If you know a teenage girl who is interested in beauty, she will be happy to receive it. Buy here
Mr Porter’s 12 Day Grooming Advent Calendar, Â£ 105
Mr Porter’s 12-Day Grooming Advent Calendar
Whether you are a gentleman who already knows the value of a good grooming regimen, or you don’t know where to start but want to look better, the Mr Porter’s Advent Calendar has something for you. . This is a curated collection of the most effective male grooming products on the market. From anti-swelling masks and skin serums, beard oils and hair products, this cute box has everything you need to effortlessly look better rested and collected. Buy here
The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar 2020, Â£ 69.50
The advent calendar of perfumery
If you love perfume, but don’t have the amount of change you need for Diptyque’s offer, the Fragrance Shop Calendar is a great buy. With 25 days of perfumes, skincare and makeup surprises from forward-thinking brands like Lord + Berry, CK, Burberry and Missguided, it’s a simple way to smell good and stay on trend this season. holidays. Buy here
BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, Â£ 89
Bare Minerals Advent Calendar
If you have sensitive skin or find silly season excesses making your face pop (like a lot of us do) then bareMinerals is the brand for you. Known for their mineral-rich formulas, their excellent product line is reliably gentle on fussy skin. With a mix of cleansers, serums, and the most popular items in their makeup line, this is perfect if you want to pamper your skin without stressing it out. Buy here
Charlotte’s Beauty Treasure Chest, Â£ 150
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar
No one is as glamorous as makeup artist turned beauty mogul Charlotte Tilbury. Her âJeweled Beauty Treasure Chestâ (named with a typical Charlotte Tilbury understatement) is ideal for anyone wanting to remember the heyday of Hollywood movie glamor. With 12 high-end and elegant products, both for makeup and skin care, all in its usually luxurious art deco packaging. I don’t mean to betray the game, but one of them is her famous Pillow Talk lipstick, a shade that’s suitable for all women. Buy here.
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Dior Advent Calendar, Â£ 340
Do you want luxury? You got it.
Yes, that’s quite the price, but with advent calendars from Harrods, Liberty, and Selfridges long out of print, this remains one of the truly decadent multi-product advent calendars still on the market. Certainly the packaging is the most sumptuous, in a box illustrated by Safia Ouares to represent a Parisian snow landscape (Emily’s lovers in Paris, apply here). Inside is a delicious selection of perfumes, makeup, skincare and a snow globe – for that touch of magic. Buy here.
Giorgio Armani’s 2020 Advent Calendar, Â£ 250
The Giorgio Armani Advent Calendar 2020
Giorgio Armani is a brand that exudes an unbridled and daring sensuality, and its Advent calendar, filled with red and gold packaging, absolutely reflects this. Includes six full-size products (including two of their iconic Lip Maestro lipsticks, which are oh-so-plush and densely pigmented) and 17 minis, including an oh-so-chic Armani compact mirror. Looking to channel an Italian movie star? This is for you. Buy here.
OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar, Â£ 65.90
OPI Shine Bright Nail Polish Advent Calendar
If you have a friend or loved one who loves to keep their nails trimmed in bright colors, this is a perfect gift. OPI is known for its professional grade nail polish and this calendar features 25 cutting edge shades to encourage and delight. The names of colors along the vibe are enough to set the mood: Malaga wine, BogotÃ¡ blackberry, dawn berries, strawberry margarita. Buy here.
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