Beauty Advent Calendars for the Sample-Loving Student

What’s better than getting a gift for the holidays? Getting a gift for every day of the holiday season! Beauty advent calendars are on the rise and for good reason. Whether it’s brand or product specific, each calendar has something for everyone, making them a perfect gift for others or even yourself! Check out these calendars coming out on Black Friday - right on time for the holiday season!

The Space NK Advent Calendar

This year, the Space NK advent calendar includes  25 cult favorites such as Sunday Riley’s Juno Oil, Ouai’s Wave Spray, Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser and many others, all at a fraction of their usual price.

Price: $250

lookfantastic Advent Calendar

lookfantastic’s calendar will feature a variety of brands which are all  ideal for dry, winter skin. Spoilers reveal that Glamglow’s mask, First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream and Caudalie’s serum will be included.

Price: $115

Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Net-a-Porter’s calendar includes some of our most beloved (and pricey) hair and beauty brands from the Strategist, New York Magazine’s product review site. Including everything from R+Co and Leonor Greyl to Sachajuan and Sunday Riley, this is one we’d recommend scooping up before it sells out.

Price: $208

Sephora Collection Once Upon A Castle Advent Calendar

Definitely on the cheaper side for this holiday season, the Once Upon a Castle advent calendar is a “beauty smorgasbord” with lots of variety. Note that these are exclusively makeup minis from Sephora’s in-house collection. Highlights include the Cream Lip Stain, a favorite of the Cut’s Kathleen Hou, and a blueberry body wash.

Price: $45

QVC Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

For a varied mix of both high and low end beauty, QVC’s calendar offers variety. It includes skincare favorites from Dr. Jart and Kate Somerville, plus makeup products such as a Bare Minerals mascara and the It Cosmetics brow gel.

Price: $65

Diptyque Advent Calendar

This selection from Diptyque, a cult luxury perfume brand, contains 15 mini candles as well as perfumes and oils. Festive and appropriately lavish, this calendar is amazing for anyone who loves candlelight in the holiday season - yourself included!

Price: $425

Charlotte’s Beauty Universe

This one is all about the presentation. Glittered boxes line the 12 beautifully crafted makeup and skin-care staples. Highlights include the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick and the rich Magic Cream.

Price: $200

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

The first U.S. Jo Malone drop EVER, this advent calendar is the ultimate gift set of 24 perfumes, oils and candles. Perfect for those who are fiends for bath and fragrance products - especially those who are big Jo Malone fans.

Price: $450

L’Occitane Signature Advent Calendar

L’Occitane’s advent calendar is for hand cream lovers. Considering a single hand cream typically sells for $12, this medley of pocket-sized goodies is a nice investment for the holidays. It includes both soaps and creams.

Price: $59

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Don’t miss out on this whopping 24-count skincare advent calendar from Kiehl’s. It’s filled with enough masks, serums, cleansers and moisturizer minis to last you for months. Definitely a steal for any Kiehl’s or skincare lover.

Price: $70


Written by: Autumn Samuels

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