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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.