- Best Beauty Advent Calendars
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2021
Gone are the days when we would look forward to chomping on a cheeky chocolate (or two) each December morning. Now, we’re counting down to Christmas by peeling back those mystery doors and indulging in everything from face serums to hair mists, perfumes and scented candles.
With Christmas creeping up on us, it's only right that we put you on to the best beauty advent calendars out there. Even if you don't count yourself as a beauty fanatic, these calendars are universally adored for their value for money and their ‘treat yo'self’ vibe. Not to mention, they're the perfect way to try out a bunch of new products, whilst also amping up the holiday cheer.
This year we're expecting a line-up that's more impressive than ever before as beauty brands battle it out for the ‘best beauty calendar of 2021’ title. From Benefit to Charlotte Tilbury, Clinique to Kiehl’s, there’s something for everyone in this marvelous mix. Although, be warned, they won’t be around for long, so grab your favorite while you can.
Give yourself a moment away from the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas festivities. The ESPA Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar brings a spa-like experience to your home (or anywhere in the world) as 25 mini and travel-sized beauty treats await behind 25 special doors.
Add a splash of glitz and glam with this sell-out advent calendar from Charlotte Tilbury. Featuring two of Charlotte's iconic makeup looks, the calendar contains goodies such as her renowned Magic Cream Moisturizer and the cult-favorite Pillow Talk Lipstick. Getting that A-lister look has never been easier, daaarling.
Who doesn't want to countdown to Christmas with one of the world's finest fashion houses? Balmain ensure that you celebrate this holiday season in style with the City of Lights Gift Calendar. Arriving in two sizes (medium and large), the City of Lights Gift Calendar is all about extravagance, from the presentation to the contents. Your hair will look salon-fresh throughout all of December, and beyond.
Christmas is all about firing up candles, indulging in bubble baths and perfecting your self-care routine. This advent calendar from Rituals tantalizes all of your senses as it’s filled to the brim with beauty treats that boast decadent aromas, luxe textures and prestige packaging. Expect everything from shampoo and shower gel to body mists and candles. Mums will love this one!
NYX are loved for supplying beauty on a budget, and their Christmas advent calendar ensures that you bag yourself even more savings. Filled with 24 makeup essentials, including iconic lip, face and eye products, this calendar gives you so much more bang for your buck. Swapping candy for cosmetics has never been easier!
This one is for the skincare savvy. Kiehl’s ensure that your complexion is protected from the cold December weather and those Christmas parties by boxing together their cult-favorite products. Throughout the festive season, you can uncover everything from their iconic Ultra Facial Cream to the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and give tired the skin the TLC it deserves.
December is a non-stop month of eating, shopping and of course, celebrating. L’Occitane’s Classic Beauty Advent Calendar reminds you to indulge in a little extra TLC during the run-up to the big day.
Lumene knows exactly how to spoil the skincare-obsessed. Looking fantastically festive, this treasure trove is stuffed with 24 of the brand's best-selling and most-sought after products. If you take pride in your skincare routine, then you do not want to give this a miss.
Know a big Benefit fan? Or maybe you’re one yourself. Either way, this advent calendar makes the ideal gift for the brow-obsessed. Helping you celebrate Christmas in style, the cozy keepsake box is packed with Benefit’s iconic brow products (Gimme Brow included), as well as the cult Hoola Bronzer and BADgal BANG mascara.
Huda Beauty and Wishful Skincare come together to bring you the ultimate House of Huda 12 Door Advent Calendar. For 12 days, you’re spoiled with Huda Kattan’s best and most-sought after beauty products, including the fan-favorite Obsessions eyeshadow palette.
Other than Christmas day itself, December is a month packed with endless festivities and celebrations. Revolution ensure that you are always party-ready with this epic advent calendar. Brimming with makeup essentials, including lipstick, highlighter, eyeshadow and fixing spray, it’s all the glam a gal, or guy, needs.
Dr. Barbara Sturm is back with her second-ever advent calendar. This year it’s home to 24 extra-special skincare treats, including the iconic Enzyme Cleanser, Brightening Serum and Glow Drops. Whilst the calendar itself might be mega-bucks, it allows you to fast track your way to a pro-grade skincare collection.
Haven’t got enough time to squeeze in a nail appointment? Fear not, as Barry M treat you to 12 nail goodies that are perfect for DIY Christmas manicures. Your fingertips will look fab when wrapped round a prosecco glass, opening prezzies and tucking into xmas dinner.
Feeling inspired? We hope so! It’s time to make December your most pampered month yet. With these beauty advent calendars by your side, you'll feel so cool, calm and collected that the stress that comes with gift-buying won't even faze you. If you’re after gift ideas, why not check out our Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas for Her Under £100 or our list of the Best Stocking Fillers for Her? You’re welcome.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.