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Top 10 10 Best Beauty Advent Calendars

These Beauty Advent Calendars Will Sell Out—Buy Your Fave Today

These Beauty Advent Calendars Will Sell Out—Buy Your Fave Today

We love a good grab bag of beauty samples. We especially love being gifted an array of products to try—and that's exactly what follows in the form of beauty advent calendars. Each day this holiday season, you (or whoever you gift) will have a delightful time opening each trap door to reveal a miniature beauty essential waiting to be taken for a test run. Not only are these adorably packaged, but the advent calendars are actually a really smart way to sample sometimes expensive products before committing to a full sized portion. What's more, you're bound to discover products and formulas of brands you already love but never knew to try. All in all, these can serve as stocking stuffers or gorgeous gifts in their own right—for you or someone you love. Indulge a bit this holiday season, and your skin and senses will thank you! Opening image: @kiehls

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November 14, 2018

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NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar

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BEST FOR: Creating colorful makeup looks on a regular basis

USERS SAID: "Such a perfect idea for teenagers this Christmas! A family member is turning 13 the beginning of December, so this couldn't be a more perfect gift!"


Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Set

Our Score

BEST FOR: Bringing the nail salon home

LOVED FOR: The products in this set are vegan and cruelty-free!


Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar

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LOVED FOR: This is a great way to sample the range of Kiehl's skincare products before committing to a full-size version.

FUN FACT: The packaging is designed by American artist Andrew Bannecker, best known for his use of vivid colors, hand-crafted drips, and textures.


ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar

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WHY YOU NEED IT: Sample big-ticket items like 111 SKIN's rose gold mask and Rodial's Dragon's Blood sculpting gel.

FUN FACT: Every part of the package counts. This calendar's packaging is completely recyclable


Net-A-Porter Beauty 25 Days of Beauty

Our Score

BEST FOR: The luxury product lover

HELPFUL TIP: These luxury samples are so nicely sized and useful, you could consider this your go-to travel beauty kit.


Ulta 12 Days of Beauty

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LOVED FOR: Being an affordable stocking stuffer young ladies will love.

USERS SAID: "The things in each box are very small, but it's good little stocking stuffers. My daughter is 13 and I think this will be perfect for her"


Diptyque 2018 Advent Calendar

Our Score

BEST FOR: Anyone who swoons over fragrance, whether a lotion, candle, or room spray

ABOUT THE BRAND: Luxury perfumer Diptyque began in 1961 at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, where three artistic friends opened a storefront bazaar. The trio's creative spirit and elegant taste eventually converted the curated shop into a world-renowned perfume house. 


L'Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar

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BEST FOR: Anyone who loves to relax in a good bath or lather up in a steamy shower

WHY YOU NEED IT: Who isn't dry this time of year? This calendar will be a skin savior thanks to all of the hydrating body care included.


Clarins Advent Calendar Set

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LOVED FOR: There is no skimping when it comes to this calendar. A few full size products are included!

WHY YOU NEED IT: Did you read that? Full size products? Affordable price point? We rest our case.


Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Beauty Universe Collection

Our Score

ABOUT THE BRAND: After working as a world-renowned makeup artist for celebrities, Fashion Week, and magazine cover shoots, Charlotte Tilbury understands the secrets of makeup. The tips and tricks she learned along the way helped inspire her namesake cosmetic and skin care line, launched in 2014.

WHY YOU NEED IT: Celebrities love make up artist Charlotte Tilbury, and her range is designed based on many of their favorite looks. You deserve star treatment, too!

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