One of my favourite things about Christmas is beauty advents calendars. Last year, Mister gifted me L’Occitane’s advent calendar, which I opened all together (I don’t have the patience for a daily reveal – too much for my frail nerves). This year, I haven’t decided on which one I want yet as I have been occupied with moving apartments, but now that things seem to have settled a little bit, I am on a hunt again.
Yes, this is an excessive purchase, which is exactly why I was on the fence last year. I kept on eyeing them, but not taking the plunge and swiping my card to pay for one. Mister saw me circling around them like a hawk, and decided to help me out. He bought one, and I realised that I must have been quite clearly obsessed if he even knew about them, let alone know which one to buy.
This year, I might do the honours myself. I am still on the fence because I really don’t need anything right now (I have just unpacked my makeup and accessories, so everything is fresh as dew in my head). But I had to look, and share the ones here that made it to my wish list (I have listed them from lowest to highest price).
There are a few advent calendars by Douglas, and most come with a variety of brands, including beauty products by Starskin, Ariana Grande, Mercedes Benz perfumes, Biotollin and many other brands, perfect for those who do not want a strictly beauty advent calendar.
Available at Douglas and Amazon.
24 beauty products, in original size, such as Volume Mascara and “Spread the Magic” highlighters, lipstick, and bath bombs.
Available at Essence, Amazon and Kosmetik 4 Less.
3. Maybelline New York’s Advent Calendar
The calendar has 22 original size products and 2 minis – primarily mascaras, nail colours and lipsticks.
Available at Douglas, Amazon, Zalando and Feelunique.
4. Makeup Revolution
Behind the 24 doors hides various revolution bestsellers such as lipsticks, highlighters, primers and a new eyeshadow colour palette.
Available at Revolution Beauty and Amazon.
5. OPI’s Hello Kitty Advent Calendar
25 Mini Nail Lacquer in various winter colours. OPI is known for its highly pigmented and long lasting nail polishes – for up to 7 days hold.
Available at OPI, Amazon, Zalando and Feelunique.
6. Essie’s Beauty Advent Calendar
8 original products, 10 miniature sizes and 6 other surprises come packed in a frosty calendar.
Available at Essie, Amazon, Zalando and dm-drogerie markt.
There are two options to choose from at Rituals – an exclusive calendar and a deluxe version. Both contain products from the extensive, nourishing and fragrant Rituals range, for example in the form of shower foam, black soap, shower oil and scented candles.
Available at Rituals, Douglas and Amazon.
The enchanting Advent calendar 2019 by Sephora is filled to the brim with 24 high-quality cosmetics and care products. These include various masks, make-up, bath products and much more. In addition, there are also great accessory surprises, like a pocket mirror and six nail stencils.
Available at Sephora and Amazon.
The Zalando Advent Calendar 2019 includes beauty products from Zalando bestseller brands, and comprises a little something for skin, nails, eyes, hair and teeth. Highlights include a MAC Lipstick, a Clinique High Impact Mascara, Essie Nailpolish, a Dewytree Hyaluron Mask, a MIO Skin Tight Body Serum, and a NYX Foil Play Palette.
Available at Zalando.
10. Aveda’s Haircare Advent Calendar
A gift set with 12 products, curated for damaged hair.
Available at Aveda, Douglas, Zalando and Rossmann.
With products worth 190€, it includes Colour & Care Nail Laquer, Perfect Colour Lipstick, waterproof Angel Eyes Mascara, Stylo Waterproof Eyeshadow and a Perfect Teint Foundation.
Available at Amazon, Douglas, Galeria Kaufhauf and Schuback Parfümerie.
The Feelunique advent calendar 2019 does not only impress with its trendy design. The content is convincing! Behind the 24 doors you’ll find surprises from Rituals, NYX, Philip Kingsley, Aveda, Eucerin, Shiseido, Benefit and more.
Available at Feelunique.
Amazon’s limited edition beauty advent calendar Includes 24 beauty and care products from brands like Babor, Rituals, NYX, EOS or Elizabeth Arden.
Available at Amazon.
NYX Love Lust Disco Advent Calendar contains 31 beauty products to sweeten the whole of December.
Available at Zalando, Amazon and NYX.
Flaconi Love Brands advent calendar includes perfumes, toiletries and other highlights from LOV, Babor, Clinique, L ‘Occitane, Urban Decay, Stop the water while using me, Jette and more.
Available at Flaconi.
The MAC Christmas Calendar 2019 comes in a stylish star design and surprises you with items like mascara, eye shadow, lipsticks, prep + prime natural radiance, eye cream and much more.
Available at Douglas and MAC.
17. La Mer
12 ultra luxurious miniature skin treatments, perfect to slip in your overnight bag for a little getaway. ‘From uplifting luminosity to soothing moisture, discover a collection of mini-treatments – all infused with cell renewing Miracle Broth – for an entire season of radiance.’ Yes please.
Available at Amazon and Douglas.
18. Maison Christian Dior’s Advent Calendar
Discover a cult product by Dior or an exclusive gift behind every door. 24 surprises (such as Oud Ispahan, Gris Dior, Ambre Nuit, Jasmine des Anges, Ambre Nuit candle and Balade Sauvage soap) that immerse you in the magical world of a Dior-style Christmas party.
Available at Dior, Douglas and Flaconi.
19. Jo Malone Advent Calendar
24 luxurious surprises, including popular fragrances, candles and bathing essentials.
Available at Jo Malone and Galeria Kaufhof.