‘Tis the season of giving but if we’re being honest, we’re probably gifting these beauty Advent calendars to ourselves.
The Advent calendar craze started way back in the 19th century as a way to count down to the days of the Advent season - the 24-day period before Christmas. The calendar was reinvented in more recent years as a box featuring 24 “doors” or “windows” that open to reveal a chocolate or sweet treat. Today, there are even Advent calendars with makeup.
Rounded up below are the best advent calendars for guys and girls who love all things beauty, including an over-the-top, extravagant set from Dior Beauty and babe-on-a-budget sets from Target, NastyGal, and more. There are many makeup deals for the holiday season but these ones stand out spectacularly.
Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar By NYX Cosmetics
NYX is putting the secret in Secret Santa this year. They're not revealing exactly what's in their Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar but we do know it's a mix of 24 Butter Glosses, Soft Matte Lip Creams, and more.
Purchase the lippies for $65 from NYX.
12 Days Of Botanical Beauty By Amore Pacific
Skincare obsessives, this Advent calendar is for you. It includes 12 products from Amore Pacific, including their Treatment Enzyme Peel and Cleansing Oil that's geared towards dry, dull skin.
It's available at Sephora for $55.
12 Days Of Beauty By ULTA
Try 12 goodies from ULTA Beauty's in-house brand, like their Gel Bounce Eyeshadow and Clear Brow Gloss, when you buy this box set. There's even Body Glitter for a festive holiday look!
The set is $74 at ULTA.
Countdown To Beauty By Birchbox
Birchbox's take on the classic Advent calendar includes every must-have of the moment, including OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil and Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment.
All of this sells for only $35 at Birchbox.