Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, beauty advent calendars are a great way to explore a variety of products make up your mind about which goodies are worth buying in full size. We rounded up 10 best beauty advent calendars of 2017 so you know which holiday gift sets are worth your attention. Even though winter holidays are a few months away, we highly recommend picking up advent calendars ahead of time as these traditionally sell out very quickly.
Clarins Advent Calendar 2017
One of my favorite European cosmetic brands offers 24 sample size skincare and makeup products that include all of the best selling products. I already reviewed many of the products from Clarins Advent Calendar 2017 on the blog. Check out full reviews on Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Clarins Supra Volume Mascara, Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick and Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream.
What’s Inside: Beauty Flash Balm, Mascara Supra Volume, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin, Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, Bronzing Duo Mineral Powder Compact, Joli Rouge Lipstick, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Cleansing Milk, Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream, Toning Lotion, Eye Contour Gel, Extra-Firming Mask, Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream, 3 gift tags and 3 charms to clip onto your key ring.
Shop: $125 and free shipping, available at ClarinsUSA.com.
The Body Shop 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
This 24 piece The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2017 contains all the best selling body care essentials, including my favorite Mango Shower Gel. There is also plenty of lip balms and hand lotions that will last you for the entire year. A set of makeup and skincare goodies are paired with three skin exfoliating tools. Finally, there is a selection of winter holidays inspired soaps and a lash curler. It’s a truly versatile set that will work for many beauty lovers.
What’s Inside: Lip Butter Mango, Shower Gel Mango, Soap Frosted Plum, Shower Gel Coconut, Nail File, Shower Gel Pink Grapefruit, Soap Frosted Berries, Hand Cream Coconut, Eyelash Curler, Body Lotion Mango, Bath Lily White, Soap Vanilla, Eye Definer Black, Facial Cleansing Sponge, Shower Gel Strawberry, Lip Butter Shea, Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Chamomile, Hand Cream Almond, Gloves Bath Red, Body Butter British Rose, Brush Brow/Lash Comb, Born Lippy Lip Balm Strawberry, Body Lotion White Musk, and Glitter Dust Gold.
Shop: $55 at TheBodyShop.com.
L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar 2017
If you have under $200 budget, consider L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar 2017 that contains 24 mini gifts, including newest fragrance by the brand, Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, that I adore. Among other favorites are body products from Almond Line and Shea Butter Hand Cream.
What’s Inside: Almond Shower Oil, Almond Supple Skin Oil, Almond Milk Concentrate, Almond Delicious Hand Cream, Arlésienne Eau de Toilette, Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel, Aromachologie Conditioner, Aromachologie Shampoo, Cherry Blossom Shimmering Body Lotion, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Divine Cream, Divine Youth Oil, Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette, Immortelle Precious Cream, Immortelle Essential Water, Immortelle Oil Make-Up Remover, Shea Butter Lip Balm, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Light Comforting Cream, Shea Butter Cleansing Oil, Shea Butter Shower Cream, Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream, Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, Verbena Eau de Toilette.
Shop: $124 at usa.loccitane.com.
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box Advent Calendar
This advent calendar contains just 12 best-selling makeup and skincare products in a beautifully decorated box. As suggested in Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box description, the box will make a cute jewelry holder when you use up all the hyped beauty goodies. This calendar would be handy not only as a gift but also as a present for yourself as it features full-size makeup products by a world-renowned makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.
What’s Inside: Goddess-Skin Clay Mask, Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer, Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer Shape, Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, Take It All Off Genius Eye Makeup Remover, Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow in Jean (full size), Rock ‘n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Amber Moon, Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara, Color Chameleon Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil in Mesmerizing Mink (full size), Lip Luster Luxe Color-Lasting Lip Lacquer in Unleash Me (full size), Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame (full size).
AmorePacific My 12 Days of Botanical Beauty Advent Calendar
If you appreciate luxury Korean beauty products, AmorePacific My 12 Days of Botanical Beauty Advent Calendar is your perfect match. Over the last few years, I had a chance to test a few products by the brand and I was always impressed with the quality and effectiveness of this high-end skincare line. My absolute favorite AmorePacific ‘Time Response’ Skin Renewal Sleeping Masque is so awesome that I included it in my Top 10 Favorite Masks guide. I also enjoyed The Essential Creme Fluid, especially during the warm season. The selection of products in this advent calendar features some of the cult AmorePacific products that I’m personally dying to test out like Treatment Enzyme Peel.
What’s Inside: Treatment Enzyme Peel, Treatment Cleansing Oil, Treatment Cleansing Foam, Treatment Toner, The Essential Creme Fluid, Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System, Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Crème, Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque, Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum, Future Response Age Defense Crème, Vintage Single Extract Essence, Natural Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen.
Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Gift Set
If you are looking for a perfect match of makeup and skincare products, Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar 2017 is the one to pick. The gift set contains some of the most hyped goodies such as Take The Day Off Makeup Remover and the newly launched but super popular Clinique Pop Lip Colour. A lovely bonus is Blushing Blush Powder Blush and an exclusive blush brush combo. If you are looking for the best value for your money, this Clinique set is the answer.
What’s Inside: Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer, Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, All About Eyes, Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Cocoa Pop, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream, Blush Brush, Clinique Smart SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer, Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer, Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum, Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips, Cream Shaper For Eyes in Black Diamond, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Woppin’ Watermelon, Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cherry Pop, Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream, Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx, Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy, Aromatics in Black Perfume Spray.
Shop: $65 at clinique.com.
ASOS The Advent Calendar 2017
Until this year, I had no idea that the brand offers advent calendars (or even sell beauty products, if that matters!). As it turned out, ASOS The Advent Calendar 2017 is one of the most exciting ones this season. Combining a mix of high-end and affordable goodies, this holiday gift set seems like a great investment. Personally, I’m the most excited about 111Skin Mask (because I love their eye cream), Caudalie Vinisource Moisturising Sorbet (because I used up 2 samples and loved the product), and Foreo Luna Play. The latest device cost $39 if purchased separately which brings me to the conclusion that $87 is a pretty good price for such impressive roundup of beauty goodies.
What’s Inside: 111Skin Limited Edition Gold Brightening Treatment Mask, Alpha-H Liquid Gold, Carmex Mint Moisturising Lip Balm, Caudalie Vinisource Moisturising Sorbet, Codage Scrubbing Cream, Cowshed Natural Lip Balm, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, Eyeko Skinny Skinny Deluxe Eyeliner, Foreo Luna Play, Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel, Lottie London Arch Rival Volumising Eyebrow Powder, Luxie Beauty 231 Eye Brush, NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Serum, Nude by Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Oskia Renaissance Mask, Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, REN Clarimatte T-zone Control Cleansing Gel, Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss, Starskin Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Lip Mask, The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray.
Shop: $87 at us.asos.com.
Rituals Advent Calendar 2017
As you already know, I’m a huge fan of The Ritual of Hammam Line, and especially of the hot scrub. I’m barely familiar with the rest of the lines though so this advent calendar might become the best introduction to this luxury bath & body brand. The holiday tree shaped calendar contains 24 best selling products by Rituals as well as a few candles, exfoliation mist, and makeup goodies. Whether you are looking for a gift for skincare junkie or just find a meaningful present for yourself, Rituals Advent Calendar 2017 is one of the best quality gift sets to pick up this holiday season.
What’s Inside: Miracle Wipes, The Ritual of Sakura Shower Scrub, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream, The Ritual of Dao Night Balm, The Ritual of Dao Bed & Body Mist, The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Lotion, The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel, The Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub, The Ritual of Hammam Black Soap, The Ritual of Dao Relaxing Serum, The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel, Samurai Cool Down, Scrub Glove, Mini Mascara, The Ritual of Anahata Mini Candle, Magnesium Bath Crystal Sachet, The Ritual of Anahata Foaming Shower Gel, The Ritual of Dao Shower Oil.
Shop: $79 at rituals.com.
Bare Minerals Box of Wonders Advent Calendar 2017
If you are looking to expand your makeup collection, consider this beautifully designed Box of Wonders by Bare Minerals. The set contains a wide color range of lip and skin products that will take you (or a person you’ll be gifting it to) through a full year of makeup experiments.
What’s Inside: Mini Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick – Baby (cool pale pink), Mini Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick – Strip (rich rosy brown), Mini Statement Luxe-Shine Lipstick – Rebound (medium neutral pink), Mini Statement Luxe-Shine Lipstick – Elite (rose berry with gold pearl), Mini Moxie Plumping Lipgloss – Dreamer (golden sand), Mini Moxie Plumping Lipgloss – Rebel (pink mauve), Mini Moxie Plumping Lipgloss – Socialite (sparkling pink), Mini Moxie Plumping Lipgloss – Best Dressed (briar berry), Eyecolor – Brave (starlight veil), Eyecolor – Marvel (golden beige), Eyecolor – Wonderment (vibrant peach), Eyecolor – Amazed (light plum), Eyecolor – Wearable Plum Dark (deep plum), Mineral Veil (translucent soft finish), Tinted Mineral Veil (translucent soft finish with hint of warm tint), Blush – Lovely (sweet pink), Blush – Sunkissed (warm pink flush), Warmth (healthy-looking sunkissed glow), Flawless Radiance (chiffon, crème-sheen), Lash Domination Mini, Lash Domination Petite Precision Mini, Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Deluxe Sample, Pen and Notepad.
LUSH 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2017
For all natural skincare lovers and bath bomb fanatics, LUSH 12 Days of Christmas Set would be a perfect match. A beautifully designed festive box contains a dozen of limited edition holiday goodies, including five bath bombs (my favorite is The Snowman), two shower gels and soaps, and a handful unique goodies like angel-shaped bath oil and body conditioner. All the products in the set are natural and vegan.
What’s Inside: Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Shoot For The Stars Bath Bombs, Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb, Snow Angel Luxury Bath Oil, The Snowman Bubble Bar, Twilight Shower Gel, Santa’s Christmas Shower Gel, Christingle Invigorating Menthol Bliss, Sleepy Lotion, Golden Pear Soap, Baked Alaska Citrus Surprise.
Shop: $114.95 at LushUSA.com.
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What are some of the advent calendars you are looking into this year? Any recommendations from previous years on which brands to look into while shopping for holiday gift sets? Please leave your recommendations in the comments area below.