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8 best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2020

Advent calendars are the gift that keeps on giving. We’ve put together eight of the best beauty-centric calendars including little luxuries from cult-favourite makeup, skincare, hair and candle brands.

After the year that’s been 2020 it’s no surprise Christmas is already on many of our radars. The pressure is on when it comes to gifting this year especially, but we’re all a bit tight on the purse strings, too. But we’ve found the perfect present, enter: advent calendars.

There’s sexy ones, healthy ones and what could be best of all, beauty ones. They’re literally the gift that keeps on giving, they pack a big punch once they’re unwrapped and there’s something for everyone in every little flap. If there’s a make-up die hard, skincare obsessive or hair-enthusiast look no further than these eight beauty calendars, bursting at the seams with cult products and high-end little luxuries.

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1. Mecca Max Beauty-Full Days Advent Calendar ($65, at Mecca)

Perfect for travel or stashing into your handbag, this 12 piece mini makeup kit includes all the essentials like bronzer, blush, highlighting powder, eyeshadows, primer, lip liner and brow gel.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures ($295, at Charlotte Tilbury)

Packed with both full and travel size products, including Tilbury’s iconic Pillow Talk lipstick, Magic Cream and Supermodel Body.

3. Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($374.35, at Net-a-Porter)

This year’s calendar is better than ever. There’s little surprises from almost every cult beauty brand, think: Hourglass, Dr Barbara Sturm, Augustinus Bader, Pai, By Terry, U Beauty and Oribe. Guaranteed to make any beauty aficionados wish list complete.

4. L’Occitane Classive Advent Calendar ($99, at L’Occitane)

24 of the French beauty house’s signature products including luxurious bath and body items, lush haircare and skincare essentials.

5. Palm Beach Collection Advent Calendar ($79.95, at Myer)

Perfect for those obsessed with candles, this gift comes with ten mini signature scents and two new Christmas-themed fragrances to unlock just in time for the big celebration.

6. ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Advent Calendar ($70, at ASOS)

For the teenage beauty buff in your life. This box covers all the brands Instagram and YouTube stars love – Ardell fake lashes, Dr Jartt sheet marks, Nars Laguna bronzer and Aussie hero Sand & Sky pink clay mask.

7. The Body Shop Make it Real Together Ultimate Advent Calendar ($250, at The Body Shop)

Spoil someone special from top to toe with 25 of the best Body Shop goodies. There’s the Drops of Youth concentrate, Vitamin C sheet mask, Banana shampoo and conditioner and the Almond Milk and Honey body butter.

8. Armani Beauty Advent Calendar ($560, at Armani Beauty)

A luxurious mix of full size and deluxe samples catering to your whole beauty routine – from makeup must-haves like the Lip Maestro and Eccentrico mascara, to Si, Acqua Di Gio and Armani Code fragrances, to eye cream and makeup remover.

All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.