10 best beauty advent calendars of 2021 to buy makeup lovers this Christmas
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For the people who love it, getting new makeup is always a blast. You get to flex your creative skills and look more beautiful at once–what’s not to love?

However, the beauty industry is rarely a cheap one. Even budget brands can cost a pretty penny! That’s one thing that makes beauty advent calendars so appealing: They’re festive, economical, encourage you to try new things, and they make the perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves a full face of makeup.

We perused the 2021 calendar offerings looking for the best options out there that will keep you stocked in essentials for the whole season and introduce you to some new faves. Keep reading to see which 10 beauty advent calendars are our top picks for Christmas 2021.

L'Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar

A holiday classic returns with the L’Occitane advent calendar and all its moisture-renewing favorites inside. You’ll get 24 sample size products including the Shea Intensive Hand Cream, Aqua Réotier Ultra-Thirst Quenching Moisturizer, and Verbena Body Lotion that will make anyone with dry skin shout “hallelujah” this Christmas.

The calendar’s retail value is estimated at $115.

L'Occitane
$79.00

Advent Calendar - Target Beauty Capsule - 12ct

For a more affordable calendar that lets its receiver play with 12 days of makeup from E.l.f, Real Techniques, NYX, Maybelline, and more, try this Beauty Capsule from Target for just $20.99.

Target
$20.99

25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, Created for Macy's

Macy’s yearly advent calendar is always chock full of beauty standbys, and this year delivers such diverse goods as Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara, Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, and 22 other luxury items for a steeply discounted price in their trial sizes.

The estimated value included is $292, plus you’ll get a $10 off coupon for your next Macy’s beauty purchase as a bonus!

Macy's
$99.00

NYX Gimme Super Stars! Holiday Advent Calendar

NYX is a cheap, reliable brand that not only follows the trends, they help create them. Gift yourself or your favorite beauty guru this 24-piece kit that includes full and travel sizes of favorites like Pore Filler primer and Butter Gloss to plump up your pout.

NYX
$60.00

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Holiday Calendar Save 75%

One of the most coveted calendars of the year comes from ASOS and features 24 products (15 of which are full size!) plus a reusable tote and tie-scarf. Hair products, color products, skincare–you name it, it’s in here for a quarter of the suggested retail value. Buy now because these numbered and branded boxes are selling out quickly!

ASOS

Essence Advent Calendar

Two things we do here at Wishlist: Trust Ulta and love a surprise. Indulge both by checking out this mysterious Essence Advent Calendar that promises 24 beauty surprises with not a drop more info about them available. Think of it as a beauty blind box.

Ulta
$45.00

Snow One Loves You More 12 Day Advent Calendar

E.l.f.’s calendar is such a fantastic deal this year because it’s basically the equivalent of buying a full makeup starter kit, tools and all, for under $50. The lash curler, sponge, eye shadows, and blending brush are fantastic staples in any artist’s kit, so buy this for the fledgling glamour gal in your life.

E.l.f. Cosmetics
$45.00

OPI Holiday '21 Nail Lacquer Mini 25pc Advent Calendar

If someone you love is constantly shelling out hundreds for professional manicures and wants to save some dough, gift them this 25-piece nail polish calendar from the best lacquer makers in the game, OPI.

OPI
$69.95

Lush Advent Calendar

You can slap on all the powders and paints known to humankind, but we all know you’ll never look your best if you’re not getting the rest and relaxation you deserve. Seek it out with this overstuffed box from Lush featuring all the company’s best signature products meant to help you reach zen in your bathtub and beyond.

Lush
$299.95

Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar Set

Benefit’s hit products like Hoola Bronzer and Pore-fessional are almost universally loved for a reason, and the reason is they’re unbeatable. Jump on this deal to try a full range of their customer favorites and enjoying your holiday season with a perfectly made-up mug.

Benefit
$65.00
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