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The 20 Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2023
A beauty product a day adds joy to the holidays.
by : ELLE Canada- Oct 27th, 2023
Running the gamut from luxury fragrances and fun bath bombs to best-selling makeup and cult-favourite skincare, this year’s beauty advent calendars are worth getting excited about. It’s no secret that the weeks leading up to the holidays can be hectic—and there’s nothing like unwrapping a full- or travel-sized beauty product to inject some cheer into your day. Ready to treat yourself and start getting into the holiday spirit? We’ve rounded up 20 beauty Advent calendars that are perfect for doing just that.
Winter Illuminations Advent Calendar, Valmont
Swiss luxury skincare brand Valmont’s 12-day calendar is an absolute treat for skincare lovers. Tucked inside this beautiful gilded box are twelve of the brand’s l’Elixir des Glaciers premium line-fighting treatments, including lifting creams, hydrating serums, resurfacing masks and so much more.
Hudson’s Bay “25 Days of Colour” Holiday Beauty Calendar, Hudson’s Bay
This 25-day Advent calendar from Hudson’s Bay includes 49 top-rated skincare, makeup and fragrance products from 32 brands, including YSL, Nars, L’Occitane and even a smart mask treatment device from Foreo. With a value of over $1600, this one is an absolute steal.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar, Kiehl’s
The Kiehl’s Advent calendar is always something to look forward to, and this year is no different. Inside you’ll find $397 worth of skincare goodies, including full-size and deluxe products.
Sisley-Paris Advent Calendar, Sisley-Paris
What could be more luxe than an Advent calendar from Sisley Paris? Designed by Sisley’s founder Isabelle d’Ornano, this patchwork-inspired Parisian box includes so many of the brand’s bestsellers, including a mini of the iconic Black Rose Cream Mask.
Armani Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, Armani Beauty
Armani’s red-and-gold Advent calendar is filled with 12 full-size products and 12 minis and includes fragrance, skincare and makeup. Plus, you get a 15% Armani Beauty coupon with purchase.
Yves Rocher Advent Calendar, Yves Rocher
This wallet-friendly Advent calendar from French beauty brand Yves Rocher contains all the essentials for the perfect Everything Shower. And the packaging? Stunning.
YSL Advent Calendar, Yves Saint Laurent
Not only is YSL’s marble-printed Advent calendar gorgeous to look at, but it’s filled with 18 minis, 5 (!) full-size products and one very special gift. Curious to know what it is? You’ll have to open it to find out.
Clarins 12-Day Advent Calendar, Clarins
This 12-day Advent calendar from Clarins contains everything you need to get your skin right for the holidays. And yes, it includes the Lip Comfort Oil.
Biotherm Advent Calendar, Biotherm
Biotherm’s 24-day Advent Calendar includes top skincare and bodycare picks infused with the brand’s most famous ingredient, Life Plankton. If you’re a fan of the brand, it’s a must-buy.
Frosted Frenzy Advent Calendar, MAC
The makeup fanatic in your life will adore this limited-edition MAC Advent Calendar, which includes so many of the brand’s bestselling lipsticks along with brand new shades. This one is selling fast, so act quickly.
The Advent of Change, The Body Shop
The Body Shop’s Advent calendar is filled with $181 worth of hydrating body butters, gorgeous-smelling shower gels and skincare essentials. It’s created with recyclable packaging to minimize excess waste.
Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar, Diptyque
Leave it to fragrance house Diptyque to create one of the most beautiful Advent calendars this year. Inspired by the brand’s festive scents—Sapin (Pine Tree), Délice (Delight) and Coton (Cotton)—you’ll find enough candles and perfumes to last you ’til next year.
Sephora Favorites Advent Calendar, Sephora
Love Sephora but find it difficult to narrow down your shopping list? Go for this Sephora Favourites calendar, which contains hits from Sol de Janeiro, Summer Fridays, L’Occitane and more.
Holiday Countdown Gift Set 24 Beauty Surprises, Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder’s celestial-themed holiday countdown is filled with deluxe travel-size samples of the brand’s most beloved makeup, fragrance and skincare products, including a handful from the Advanced Night Repair line.
Box of 24 Wonderful Treasures, L’Occitane
L’Occitane is known for its excellent bath products (Almond Shower Oil, anyone?) but the Provençal brand has so much more to offer. Peek inside this 24-day calendar and you’ll see what we mean.
The Atelier Advent Calendar, La Mer
If your New Year’s resolution was to pamper your skin, there’s still time. Snag this ultra-indulgent (and very beautiful) Advent calendar from La Mer, which features the brand’s most sumptuous creams and serums.
Christmas Buds Advent Calendar, Lush
For a fragrant treat, open up the Lush Advent calendar, which includes cheeky bath products like a Snowman Bubbleroon and a Chocolate Santa Bath Bomb.
The Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar, Guerlain
Guerlain’s Hive of Wonders Advent calendar is almost to pretty to open up, but who are we kidding? Designed by Turkish jeweller Begüm Khan, it’s filled with the brand’s most covetable bee-inspired skincare and makeup selects.
Beauty Advent Calendar, Pupa Milano
This snow-themed calendar from Pupa Milano includes 24 of the brand’s most popular makeup products and has a value of $450. Get ready for major holiday glam moments.
Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar, Acqua Di Parma
Acqua di Parma’s stunning Mediterranean-inspired Advent calendar makes an excellent keepsake and will have you dreaming of summer days in Italy. And that’s the greatest gift of all.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, Jo Malone
Jo Malone’s Advent calendar is filled with an array fragrances and body products that can be used together or individually, so you can mix and match to find your next signature scent. It also includes a full-sized fragrance and two travel-sized candles.
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