The holiday season might be renowned for its endless cookies and over-flowing joy, but it's also a time when beauty offers comes out of the woodwork. From limited-edition makeup sets to gift-with-purchase deals that seem too good to be true, beauty lovers have a lot to look forward to as Christmas approaches.
One of the best ways to count down to the big day—in addition to browsing your favorite beauty brands for the aforementioned holiday goods—is with a beauty advent calendar. Just like the chocolate-dispensing contraptions from your childhood, beauty advent calendars reveal desirable gifts behind their little doors. The only difference is that instead of discovering different truffles and barks, you'll find party-ready lipsticks, festive nail polishes, complexion-perfecting skincare, and deliciously-scented perfumes. In other words, they're a delightfully grown-up take on a Christmas staple.
Keep scrolling to discover the 12 best beauty advent calendars you can get your hands on this holiday season so that you can shop your favorites before they sell out.
Nail polish lovers will love this adorably diverse assortment of mini lacquers to switch up their look for every holiday party on the agenda.
This pretty cabinet of Charlotte Tilbury treasures is already on every It girl's wish list. And, considering it features a full-size Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, it's truly no wonder.
Live the luxe life this holiday season with mini scented delights of our favorite Diptyque staples, including candles, eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and skincare goodies.
Test out a rainbow array of colors from Ciaté's collection with these festive mini nail polishes.
Enjoy a treasure trove of L'Occitane en Provence minis in this delightful Christmas set.
You score a range of makeup and skincare minis with this product-packed beauty box from bareMinerals.
With daily skincare and makeup surprises from brands like Joanna Vargas, Sunday Riley, Charlotte Tilbury, and Hourglass, it's safe to say this advent calendar will incite serious joy during the holiday season.
While the deliciously-scented skincare and haircare products in this advent calendar are worth swooning over, it's the overall theme of the box that gives us major heart eyes. Each day features trivia celebrating history-making women to inspire people everywhere to dream big and do work.
Give yourself (or your loved ones) the gift of gorgeous, glowing skin as Christmas approaches with this 25-day advent calendar. Chock-full of hydrating, collagen-infused skincare products, your complexion is sure to thank you.
Made to look like a collection of fairytale books, this 25-day assortment of haircare, skincare, and makeup minis is nothing short of magical.
This brightly-colored advent calendar features 24 of the brand's best-selling skincare products, ranging from cleansers and serums to face masks and moisturizers.
From lip stains and nail polish remover wipes to nose strips and invisible hair rings, this set of 24 goodies will make you feel nothing short of #blessed this holiday season. Best of all, 11 of the featured products are never-seen-before limited editions.
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