Words by Emma Tiernan
November 26th, 2018
Remember the time when you would get an advent calendar every December to count down the days until the arrival of the big man, and if you were lucky you would be allowed to eat the chocolate hidden behind the door for breakfast? I can still recall the excitement of opening the box every morning to see what type of chocolate was inside, and even now as an adult I still love a good chocolate-filled advent calendar. However, in recent years, some genius had the idea to make advent calendars aimed specifically at all the beauty enthusiasts out there which, if you ask me, pretty much trumps any and every chocolate calendar. The concept, naturally, proved extremely popular and has really heated up in the past two years, with the biggest brands getting behind it and we couldn’t be happier about it.
And so, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most lust-worthy calendars on the market to help you count down to the main event in style. These beauty boxes contain everything you will need to see you through the party season, from skincare saviours and haircare heroes to makeup marvels and so much more.
Calling all Charlotte Tilbury lovers, this is the advent calendar you’ve been waiting for! The calendar contains 12 days worth of the brand’s best-selling hero products. We’re talking about Charlotte’s cult Magic Cream and Wonder Glow primer as well as the most coveted nude lipstick, Pillow Talk.
Looking for the ultimate indulgence? Then the Jo Malone calendar is for you. Hidden behind its doors are 24 luxurious surprises, consisting of colognes, perfumes, candles and more, in an array of Jo’s signature scents.
For the ultimate beauty treat why not opt for Space NK’s first ever beauty calendar? The opulent green and purple box contains 25 pull-out drawers with surprises from new brands including Drunk Elephant as well as bestsellers from Sunday Riley, Eve Lom and more.
Create the ultimate hygge-inspired atmosphere this season with the Diptyque advent calendar. Filled with 25 mini pleasures such as candles, fragrance and body care products, there’s plenty to discover in the build-up to Christmas.
Online beauty retailer lookfantastic’s annual advent calendar features 25 doors in which you’ll find everything from skincare treats, tanning products, haircare, cosmetics, branded tools and exclusive products. Literally everything you will need for the party season ahead!
Indulge your senses with the L’Occitane Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar. It contains 24 doors filled with irresistible surprises such as shower gels, shampoos, soaps and eau de toilette.
With 24 doors packed with beauty treats from brands such as 111SKIN, Caudalie, Dr Jart+, GLAMGLOW and MAC, the ASOS advent calendar is a must for any beauty lover.
The Beauty Countdown advent calendar is brimming with beauty heroes from all the iconic brands at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The 25-day set holds cult products you won’t want to miss from Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown and the rest of the Estée Lauder family.
This one is for all the NARSissists out there! With 24 doors containing star-studded favourites from the brand, plus the cool spiked design, it’s the perfect beauty gift!
Nobody does luxury quite like Net-A-Porter and this Christmas they’ve curated an exclusive box filled with a selection of their best selling travel-sized products. Each of the 25 drawers reveals a product from cult brands like Dr. Dennis Gross, Omorovicza, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley.
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