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2020 has been quite the year, so I'm finding tiny moments of joy in any corner I can. One such corner is with the announcements of holiday beauty launches (which seem to start cropping up earlier and earlier with each year—but no complaints here). And of course, with holiday beauty launches come the festive cream of the crop: Holiday beauty advent calendars.
So whether you follow the rules and count down with one product per day or can't help but tear through all the drawers the day your calendar arrives (it's me, a Gemini), 2020 has no shortage of truly gorgeous beauty advent calendars—and some at steep discounts compared to what 25 products would cost when purchased individually.
So ahead, sort your way through our festive list of the best beauty advent calendars, from Armani Beauty to Lush.
Armani Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar
The Armani Beauty advent calendar is always my pick for the best makeup advent calendar, and I dare say the brand has outdone themselves with this year's curation. In Armani Beauty's 2020 advent calendar, you'll find a selection of the brand's best-sellers across makeup, fragrance, and skincare, including six full-sized products.
The Best Products Inside: Eyes to Kill Mascara, Lip Maestro #405, Crema Nera Eye Cream, Si Passione Intense
L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar
While L'Occitane's Premium Advent Calendar is sold out for the season, you can still get your hands on the Signature iteration and count down from the 1st to the 24th. The calendar—which was inspired by the Christmas Market in Provence, France—contains everything you need to keep winter skin hydrated from head-to-toe.
The Best Products Inside: SOS Hydration Masque, Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Lip Balm, Rose Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil
10 Days of Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar
Year after year, Balmain turns around one of the most elevated advent calendars of the season. Case in point: the brand's 2020 advent calendar. This year, you'll find 10 of Balmain Paris Hair Couture's most well-known products—plus a few that might be new to you—packed delicately into this intricate cylindrical design full of individual boxes.
The Best Products Inside: Mini Detangling Spa Brush, Golden Pocket Mirror, Argan Moisturizing Elixir