Make-Up Advent Calendars We’re Swooning Over This Year
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Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones we give ourselves. And if you’re a beauty lover, the festive season will feel extra joyous if you have a make-up advent calendar offering a surprise present every day during the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Advent calendars are, after all, the gifts that keep on giving.
To help you out, we’ve curated our favourite make-up and beauty advent calendars that you can purchase for yourself or as the ultimate early present for a loved one.
Why we love make-up advent calendars
Beauty advent calendars let you try up to 25 different products and usually offer great value for money. In addition, they typically include miniature versions (although sometimes deluxe or even full sizes) of a brand’s bestselling products. So, if there’s a brand you’re interested in, this is a great way to test its most popular offerings.
Plus, miniatures aren’t just cute to look at – they’re also great for travel. Purchasing a calendar from a brand you already love? This may be your chance to collect travel-sized versions of your favourite products.
The best make-up calendars for 2023
1. Clarins 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar – Women
Clarins’ 12-Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £65, is chock-full of some of our favourite products, including the make-up bestsellers. It’s got miniatures of the Lip Comfort Oil, Beauty Flash Balm, Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D and Lip Perfector Mini in 01 Rose Shimmer. The products included are worth over £160, so you save 59% overall.
2. Make-up Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar
Enjoy your share of glitter and sparkle (or know someone who does)? Then the Make-Up Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar, £48, is a great choice. Inside, you will find eyeshadow and cheek palettes full of shimmery, nude tones, an illuminating make-up setting spray, a set of false eyelashes and even a trio of eyeshadow brushes.
3. Barry M 25 Days of Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar
Barry M’s 25 Days of Beauty Discovery, £40, is worth over £120 and contains 25 full-sized beauty treats, including nail paints, make-up and beauty tools and accessories.
4. Mylee Advent Calendar
Another one for nail polish lovers, the Mylee The Winter Carnival Collection, £49.99, is specifically for DIY gel manicures. These require a UV or LED lamp and, once applied, will last up to three weeks with no chipping. It includes 12 nail products, including gel polishes, nail art tools and some nail care essentials.
The best make-up advent calendars for 2023
Clarins 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar
24 days of Clarins beauty treats? Yes please! For just £135, you can nab the ultimate beauty advent calendar for 2023 – the 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar – filled to the brim with over £262 worth of Clarins beauty make-up, skincare and body care favourites.
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