So, remember when you were younger and you had an advent calendar with candy inside leading up to the holidays? They make them for adults, but better — let us introduce you to the best holiday gift you can buy: beauty advent calendars. Behind each door is a surprise product — some mini-sized and some full-sized — for you to discover as you open it, day by day. Whether you’re picking one up for yourself (no shame there) or buying it for a beauty-obsessed friend, opening one of these treasure chests of products is the easiest way to feel like a kid again. Ahead, find the best 11 makeup and skin-care advent calendars to really get you in the holiday spirit this year. 

Lancôme Holiday Advent Calendar

With a mix of skin-care, makeup and fragrance products inside, you can’t go wrong with the Lancôme Holiday Advent Calendar. You’ll get a chance to discover 24 items during the month of December, including the cult-favorite Hypnôse Mascara.


Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar

The Kiehl’s 2019 limited-edition advent calendar features 24 fun surprises to open leading up to the holidays. You’ll get to experience some of its best-selling cleansers, serums, face masks and moisturizers in mini form, so you can find out which ones you like best before buying the full size.


YSL Advent Calendar Gift Set

Behind each door of the YSL Advent Calendar Gift Set is a full-size or travel-size beauty, skin-care or fragrance product. That’s 24 days to discover your new favorite product. Talk about little luxuries on the daily!


Atelier Cologne Luxury Advent Calendar

With scents of orange sanguine and clementine hidden inside the adorable packaging, this fragrance-based advent calendar has body-care and parfum products inside. 


NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Greatest Lip Advent Calendar

To make every lipstick lovers’ dream come true, the NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Greatest Lip Advent Calendar includes 24 best-selling lip shades from the brand. Inside is a mix of mid-size lipsticks and lip glosses to help you count down to your most festive beauty look yet. 


Essence Spread the Magic Advent Calendar

For the ultimate makeup lover, this fun calendar features full-size products ranging from nail polish, lipstick, mascara, accessories and more. Discovering what’s inside each box is almost as fun as discovering how much you love each of the products. 


Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic 

Travel and mini-sized products have their perks, but the Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic contains 12 full-size products. Behind each door is a new treasure to discover.


Diptyque Advent Calendar

With 25 treasures to open leading up to the holidays, the Diptyque Advent Calendar has everything from candles, parfums and skin-care products for you to enjoy. Is anyone else dying to see what’s behind day 25? 


L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

There’s nothing to get you in the holiday spirit like opening a bunch of mini presents to yourself leading up to the big day. The L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar contains beauty treats to pamper yourself from head to toe. 


Sephora Collection Frosted Party Advent Calendar

For the beauty lover who equally values makeup, skin care and body care, the Sephora Collection Frosted Party Advent Calendar is the perfect option. In it are 24 items, including some limited-edition products.


Bastide Les Treize Desserts Holiday Gift Set

This limited-edition advent calendar from Bastide gives you 13 days of fun beauty surprises. Inside are mini and deluxe-size samples of the brand’s best-selling body, perfume and skin-care products.


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