The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2018

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Remember as a kid when you used to count down the days to Christmas with a chocolate advent calendar? Now, beauty brands like Dermalogica, Elemis, L’OCCITANE and more have all released their own version of the beloved advent calendar, but instead of candy, theirs are chock full of luxury and cosmetic-centered goodies that include makeup, tools, and more. Talk about a modern twist on a classic favorite!

Whether you want to give them as a gift or just treat yourself this holiday season, check out our guide to the best beauty advent calendars of 2018. Note: They’re limited-edition, so be sure to get one before they sell out!

1.Dermalogica 12 Days to Glow Advent Calendar ($135)


Containing 12 TSA-friendly travel sizes of Dermalogica’s top-selling products, this advent calendar is perfect for skin care fans. Ideal for all skin types, these brightening, firming favorites will reveal healthier skin, keep it smooth and protect it all day long. Includes PreCleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, and other favorites.

2. L’OCCITANE Signature Advent Calendar ($59)

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Featuring 24 irresistible beauty products and beautiful illustrations, this whimsical advent calendar contains popular favorites such as Shea Body Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel, Almond Delicious Soap, and more. With each purchase, L’OCCITANE will help UNICEF provide vitamin A supplements to children in the fight against preventable childhood blindness.

3. Elemis Holiday Advent Calendar ($215)


Count down the days until Christmas with this luxurious advent calendar that features 25 best-selling skin care surprises. In addition to 24 travel-size products, ranging from Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules to the Superfood and Peptide 24/7 lines, the final day has a special surprise: a full-size jar of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. The ultimate indulgence for yourself, friends or loved ones.

4. Babor Ampoule Advent Calendar ($99)

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This set comes with 24 ampoules with active ingredients that are specifically formulated to have a revitalizing, rejuvenating and firming effect. By Christmas you’ll have glowing, vibrant-looking skin perfect for all the festivities. Ampoules in the set include: Hydra Plus (Hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin), Algae Vitalizer (plankton algae to revive and protect skin), Life Express (reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles), and more.

5. Paul & Joe Makeup Collection 2018 ($75)


12 pockets filled with a variety of limited edition Paul & Joe items will help create the perfect ultra-glam beauty look this holiday season. Housed in a spirited Christmas case with a fun cat-lovers surprise, this kit allows you to create flawless and elegant looks for Christmas Day and into the New Year.

6. L’OCCITANE Luxury Advent Calendar ($124)

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This captivating, interactive advent calendar comes in a unique moving design, with two towers that rotate a full 360 degrees, revealing beautiful designs on all four sides. It comes with 24 exclusive gifts for the ultimate luxurious countdown, and includes Immortelle Diving Youth Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, and other favorites.

7. ULTA 12 Days of Beauty ($18)

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Valued at $74, this is the perfect gift for any beauty enthusiast. Each box contains a special beauty surprise, featuring trendy and unique formulas designed to inspire your creativity. Includes Matte Liquid Lipstick, Brow Pencil, Shimmer Blush, and more.

8. NYX Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar ($55)

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Featuring fan-fave formulas in 24 shades, this limited-edition advent calendar will take you on a sweet journey. From 10 blendable powders to 14 mid-size lip colors, this amazing assortment has everything you could ever dream of.

9. Sephora Wish Upon a Star Advent Calendar ($36)


Packed with 12 of your favorite Sephora cosmetic and accessory items, this beauty-full advent calendar has everything you could want this holiday season. Each door reveals a beauty surprise to keep you looking festive all season long. Includes: lash adhesive, glitter, mascara wands, blending sponge, false lashes, and more.