Author: Fleur Burrows
09 Nov 2022
October only means one thing for the beauty initiated - the reveal of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendars. The time has come to ohh & ahh over all of our favorite brands' attempts to lure us into holiday beauty mania, and over here at MMM we are positively feverish at this year's offerings.
Why countdown to Christmas on your google calendar when you can do it in style? We’ve rounded up the best of the beauty advent season.
AUD295 USD200 GBP150
This Charlotte Tilbury chest is every girly-girl's dream. The MMM gals all got way too excited about the beautiful presentation of this advent calendar, and it definitely serves as a display piece year-round. With 5 full size products and 7 mini’s, you are getting every penny’s worth with a mix of the best selling makeup and skincare products. For long time fans and newcomers alike, there’s something in every gorgeous pink draw for everyone.
AUD662 USD430 GBP370
Anyone serious about their home scents is likely already worshiping at the church of Diptyque (with the candles on the altar, naturally). This year's box comes adorned with a speckled pattern to represent the Milky Way and glows in the dark. Breathtaking! This year's Holiday Advent Calendar contains three limited-edition Christmas smells for the first time: miniature Neige and Étincelles candles, and a small Sapin candle.
AUD323 GBP172 USD215
By Terry has put together a buffet for the luxe-level beauty obsessed among us. This year we get a smattering of all By Terry’s most iconic products - 9 make-up & skincare must-haves in full size, 12 travel sizes and 3 face and eye brushes. The box itself is electric in pink and rose red, and we love its traditional punch-out sections meaning you can’t sneak a peak!
AUD119 GBP59.50 USD65
Benefit’s offer this year features 12 fun-size and mini products with a mix of brow top-sellers, mascaras, pore primers & face powders. Benefit has boasted the best brow products for years, and now is the time to test the waters if you’ve been wanting to step your brow-game up! We also spy their renowned Hoola bronzer and Pore Primer, all essential for getting your holiday-glam on.
AUD99 GBP55 USD80
The lead up to Christmas is a busy one, between last minute shopping and holiday parties, the body definitely takes a beating. Don’t just party hard, pamper hard! 24 days of pampering await you, filled with L’occitane’s most-loved body, hair and skincare products. Most covetable items go to the Almond Shower Oil (a must have!), award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, and the chic hair comb.
AUD495 USD315 GBP220
“Indulge in Gold” is YSL’s instruction of indulgence in this ultra-luxe advent offering. For this $$$$ calendar, you get 4 full size makeup products, 19 mini products and 1 gift concealed in individual drawers. It’s a real treat-yourself moment, and if you can’t indulge in YSL, what can you indulge in? The 9 lip colours have us excited, 1 colour for every holiday event.
AUD80 GBP42.50 USD55
Pretty in pink and super chic, we love bang for buck, and for this amazing price you get 25 days of glam, covering you for lip glosses, highlighters, eyeliners, and accessories. Bonus points for Revolution, this whole set is vegan & cruelty free. This ones the best value budget buy on our list, and goes to show you can still get quality at a palatable price point!
AUD278 GBP150 USD175
This 12-door advent calendar contains the best of the classics from HUDA Beauty, Wishful skincare, and Kayali fragrances. The value is through the roof, with 8 full size items and 4 mini’s, this calendar is full of goodies that promise to go the distance. We have our eye on the HUDA Beauty full-size Cheeky Tint Blush Stick in Coral Cutie (perfect festive blush shade!) and the Wishful Eye Lift & Contour Double Peptide Hydrogel Masks for some holiday party recovery.
AUD108 GBP45 USD52
NYX is giving us 12 days of their cult best-sellers! Inside you’re getting a mix of setting powder, dewy setting spray, solo eyeshadows, matte setting spray, liquid highlighter, eyeshadow primer, lip glosses and matte liquid lipstick. Everything you need to get yourself through the holiday season! We’re a sucker for the solo eyeshadows, aptly named Sleigh Bells, Peppermint Shimmer and Ginger Bread House.
AUD99 GBP45 USD45
Sephora has entered the advent-game this season with a selection of 24 makeup, skincare, bath, and accessory surprises! If you or your loved ones are going to be traveling this holiday season, this is the calendar to snag. It’s full of mini’s to stock up your toiletries bag, or even if you just want to try a lot for less. It’s a super versatile offering for the person in your life who just seems to have everything.
AUD199 GBP95 USD120
LOOKFANTASIC boast that this year's calendar is the biggest worth value they’ve done ever. It’s easily worth 3 times what you’re paying and is year on year a global sell out. They’ve put together an edit of 26 products of best selling skincare, hair care, body care and makeup featuring cult beauty brands such as Elemis, By Terry, ESPA and The Ordinary. We love the inclusion of two candles, Rituals Ayurveda mini reed diffuser, and a soothing warming eye mask because we all deserve a little self-care me-time this year.
AUD170 GBP85 USD99
If you’re an Asos-aficionado like me you’ve got the sale notifications on your mobile set up on the app, because I bet my whole Christmas list on the fact you could snag this for a good discount before we even hit December! We’re working with 29 products (a mix of skincare, makeup, body care and hair care), a branded tote bag and a branded makeup bag. We love the brand diversity in this one, with products from Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex, Sol de Janeiro, ELF, MAC and more. The reviews are raving, with top scores for value, giftability, range of products and some shoppers even loving it so much, they’ve gone back for seconds.