The 10 Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2020
A present a day keeps the winter blues away. Now you'll just have to decide whether to keep these gorgeous advent calendars for yourself or gift them to someone special this holiday season
Ideal for the fresh-faced beauty in your life, this calendar comes with several skincare goodies — including the cooling Eye Contour Gel and the all-in-one Beauty Flash Balm — and two natural makeup look essentials: a mascara and a tinted lip oil.
Buy It! Clarins 12-Day Advent Calendar, $60; clarinsusa.com
A catchall for e.l.f.’s best-selling products, this calendar includes the skin perfecting Poreless Putty Primer you’ve been dying to try, one of the drugstore’s best makeup sponges and 10 more products perfect for a sparkly holiday look.
Buy It! The e.l.f.tastic 12 Day Advent Calendar, $45; ulta.com
This gift set features the Brazilian orange citrus, lime oil and almond oil infused-Celebrate Body Milk (an exclusive to Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar), festively-shaped bath bombs, luxe body products and … best of all? A reusable box!
This vanity-worthy heart-shaped box includes a combination of products from all three brands founded by celebrity makeup artist and beauty blogger Huda Kattan: makeup collection Huda Beauty, cruelty-free skincare line Wishful and perfume brand Kayali.
Buy It! Huda Beauty 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $175; hudabeauty.com
Because what screams “luxe” more than 24 days of perfume gifts? The scents included in this advent calendar are gender-neutral and made from 92% renewable natural origin ingredients, so it’s bound to result in a new go-to for you or someone on your list this holiday season.
Buy It! Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar, $108; ateliercologne.com
Featuring everything from pretty nudes to sultry shimmers in Ciaté London’s new Plant Pot formula (which is infused with biotin, bamboo and hydrating bakuchiol extracts), this gift is ideal for that friend who started an at-home nail salon during quarantine.
Buy It! Mini Mani Month 2020, $65; us.ciatelondon.com
Break it up into stocking stuffers or gift the entire box to someone special — this calendar has a little bit of everything: beauty, skincare, makeup and self-care accessories.
Buy It! Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Advent Calendar, $45; sephora.com
Candle lovers, this one’s for you! Open the beautiful gold-foil-stamped box for 12 days to discover cult classics like Santal Vanille and Spiced Pumpkin Latte from Voluspa’s Japonica Collection.
Buy It! Voluspa Advent Calendar Mini Candle Set, $75; sephora.com
From rich shimmer shadows and a variety of lip formulas, to liquid illuminators and the popular HD Finishing Powder, this kit has everything you need to create a full-glam holiday look.
Buy It! NYX Diamonds & Ice, Please! Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar, $27.50; ulta.com
Treat yourself or someone on your list with 24 of bareMinerals' best-selling mins, like the All-Over Face Color Loose Bronzer and the Pureness Gel Cleanser.
Buy It! bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, $99; ulta.com