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If you’re a beauty obsessive like me, you probably look forward to the holiday season for a few reasons. First and foremost: it’s the time of year when all of your loved ones gift you the latest and greatest skincare and makeup that you’ve been eyeing for months. Second, it’s so fun to create some holiday-inspired beauty looks. Third, and most important, it’s a great opportunity to save a bunch of money on beauty products, thanks to all of the advent calendars that get released from incredible brands.
I was never into advent calendars until I realized the incredible savings they offer in terms of makeup, skincare, and fragrance products that are actually popular and in demand.
Case-in-point: the under-$200 Saks Fifth Avenue designer calendar that includes Gucci, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Olaplex, and Augustinus Bader products (to name a few). That’s just the tip of the iceburg, though. You can also shop — and save big — on advent calendars from NYX, Benefit Cosmetics, BareMinerals, and so many other brands.
Check out the best 2022 beauty advent calendars below:
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Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars
You’ve probably heard of Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk, and if you’re a dedicated fan of the lip color, you’re not going to want to miss this beauty advent calendar. This “diamond chest” comes with 12 days of beauty surprises worth $325. You’ll find some of the brand’s best-selling products.
Amazon Premium Beauty Advent Calendar
Did you know that Amazon has a premium beauty secret section where you can score some of the best beauty finds? If you’re new to Premium beauty, let us help. You have to add this beauty advent calendar to your cart ASAP. It comes with 12 days of beauty surprises from high-end beauty brands you’ll love.
Anthropologie George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
This beautiful advent calendar offers $300 of beauty products. You get 24 samples of products from brands like Grown Alchemist, Supergoop!, and Sunday Riley — including nail polish sets, face masks, cleansers, and more.
TILI Try It, Love It 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
This beauty calendar has all of the beauty brands we love — Elemis, Sunday Riley, Beekman 1802 — packed into one supremely useful box. It comes with lip balms, face masks, wrinkle-erasing serums and so much more. Anyone obsessed with skincare will love it. Oh, and it’s on sale for 20% off.
Stock up anyone on your list with Philips B’s best-selling (and best-smelling) hair products. The calendar includes shampoo and conditioner sets, the Forever Shine Conditioner Detangling Toning Mist Rejuvenating Oil, and a Thermal Protection Spray.
Philip B. 8 Days Of Hanukkah
Hanukkah is quickly approaching! To get in the holiday spirit, grab this calendar that features hair-reviving surprises. The set includes travel-sized shampoo and conditioners, a rejuvenating oil, and a detangling toning mist.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar
L’Occitane’s holiday advent calendar is packed with 24 gifts that are sure to impress. Each day contains one of the brands’ most loved formulas, including this hydrating Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, that’s just in time for cold weather and dry hands.
MAC Bursting With Surprises Advent Calendar
Calling all makeup lovers. This advent calendar holds a surprise behind each “door.” We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the calendar contains “24 mini and major surprises to unbox daily,” per the brand.
Saks Fifth Avenue 2022 Advent Calendar Set
This is a beauty advent calendar that we know isn’t going to last. It includes a whopping 25 designer products like Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s coveted Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance, a Parfums de Marly Delina Candle, the Victoria Beckham-approved Rich Cream, and so much more. You’d think all of this would cost you thousands, but it actually rings in for under $200 thanks to its current discount. Our advice? Grab this supremely good advent calendar immediately (and try not to open it all at once).
Dozen Delights Advent Calendar Set
When it comes to aging skincare, few brands do prevention products as well as Perricone MD. With this calendar, you’ll be able to snag a whole skincare routine, from vitamin C cleansers to two face-firming serums, and a plumping moisturizer to boot. Valued at $415, you’ll save more than $250 with this purchase.
Sephora Collection Wishing You Advent Calendar
This is the perfect gift for any beauty lover. It’s under $50 and comes with all of Sephora’s beauty essentials, like sheet masks, nail polishes, makeup sponges, and so much more.
LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar 2022
This is the crem de la crem of beauty advent calendars. LOOKFANTASTIC is known for it’s huge advent calendars that sell out in seconds. Luckily, this year’s is available for pre-order ahead of its October 1 launch. The calendar comes with 26 products that you’ll get to open over 25 days. Everything from makeup to skincare to hair care is included, and there’s a good mix of travel-size and full-size products. Some of the brands included in this year’s advent calendar include Drunk Elephant, The Ordinary, PMD, First Aid Beauty, Elemis, BeautyPro, Christophe Robin, and Rituals, to name a few.
If you get all products separately, you could end up spending over $500. But if you get the Lookfantastic Advent Calendar, you’ll get 26 products for just $120. That’s close to $400 in savings—a pretty incredible bargain, especially if you love trying out new beauty products.
Limited Edition Holiday 24 Day Advent Calendar
This is a lipstick lover’s dream: NYX’s 2022 advent calendar is equipped with all of the lip shades you could ever want. Not to mention, it’s got matching eyeshadows and glosses as a bonus.
Elemis Skin Wellness Advent Calendar: The Complete Collection
Skincare lovers, this one’s for you. The Elemis advent calendar is as luxe (and as generous) as possible. Worth $732, you’ll be able to get 24 different skincare products for $255. This is the biggest savings we’ve seen on a beauty advent calendar thus far. With this set, you’ll get every single item you need for your skin, face, and your body.
Clean Beauty Countdown 12-Day Advent Calendar Gift Set
In my opinion, BareMinerals has perfected the “No Makeup Makeup” routine, and this advent calendar proves that. It’s got everything you’d need to get that subtle glow — skincare included. Worth $242, you’ll save close to $150.
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