Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2023

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Best in Skincare

La Mer 12 Days of Christmas Collection

12 Days of Christmas Collection

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Best in Skincare

La Mer 12 Days of Christmas Collection

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There’s nothing like a little La Mer luxury and this 12-piece collection gives all the essentials from luscious creams to silky serums, hydrating lip treatments, face masks, and more.

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Best Luxury Beauty

Dior Le 30 Montaigne Holiday 2023 Advent Calendar

Le 30 Montaigne Holiday 2023 Advent Calendar

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Best Luxury Beauty

Dior Le 30 Montaigne Holiday 2023 Advent Calendar

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If there were ever such a thing as too chic, this calendar would be it. Over 24 days, you can try some of Dior’s best beauty moments, like their bestselling perfumes and viral lip products.

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Best Brand Mix

Blue Mercury 31 Days of Dazzle Advent Calendar 2023

31 Days of Dazzle Advent Calendar 2023

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Best Brand Mix

Blue Mercury 31 Days of Dazzle Advent Calendar 2023

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This is all you could ever want this Holiday season: 31 of Blue Mercury’s best-selling products, all housed in a gorgeous case. Gift this to a person you want to impress (like me).

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Editor Favorite

Armani Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023

Holiday Advent Calendar 2023

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Editor Favorite

Armani Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar 2023

“My favorite holiday look this year was done by Armani beauty and featured their foundation, new blushes, mascara, and more. I love that this advent calendar offers so many full-sized products, like the sheer highlighter, which really gives you that ‘from within’ glow,” shares digital beauty director, Danielle James. If you want to delve into the brand, particularly its fine fragrances, this advent calendar is for you.

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Best for Full Body Care

The Body Shop The Ultimate Advent of Change

The Ultimate Advent of Change

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Best for Full Body Care

The Body Shop The Ultimate Advent of Change

Now 40% Off

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The recipient of this baby will be stacked for self-care days for awhile. It includes a variety of face masks, shampoos, conditioners, shower gel, hand balm, lotion, and more! Whether they’re a fan of The Body Shop or not, they will get a ton of use from this investment.

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Best in Fragrance

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

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Best in Fragrance

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

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Jo Malone makes the dreamiest collection of fragrances. Sometimes when you visit the counter at the store, the variety feels overwhelming. This advent calendar is the perfect solution to testing out 24 different scents to land on a signature one (or two or three) for you.

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Celeb Favorite

Dr. Barbara Sturm Holiday Advent Calendar

Holiday Advent Calendar

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Celeb Favorite

Dr. Barbara Sturm Holiday Advent Calendar

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The skincare line every A-lister is obsessed with has entered the advent calendar chat. Every day open a new window that will make your skin glow. By the time we get to the new year, you’ll have the best skin around.

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Best for Bee Lovers

Guerlain The Hive of Wonder

The Hive of Wonder

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Best for Bee Lovers

Guerlain The Hive of Wonder

Do you have a friend who’s obsessed with Beetok—this may be the perfect beauty advent calendar to gift. “I’m obsessed with advent calendars and this one is gorgeous, it’s shaped like an apiary—which is perfect for the bee-loving brands. This advent calendar contains nine 10ml sized perfumes, skin care, candles, and more—you truly get a diverse Guerlain experience,” says James.

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Most Festive Packaging

Rituals The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar

The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar

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Most Festive Packaging

Rituals The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar

Now 20% Off

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This might be the most fun advent calendar to unbox on the entire list. Each product is stylishly wrapped around the Rituals tree. Inside, you’ll find everything from candles to body mists, lotions, fragrances, and so much more.

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Affordable Luxury

PAYOT 24 Surprises to Experience Payot Beauty Skin

24 Surprises to Experience Payot Beauty Skin

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Affordable Luxury

PAYOT 24 Surprises to Experience Payot Beauty Skin

Now 65% Off

Payot has a long history in French skincare, with its founder being one of the first female doctors. The brand democratizes luxury skincare with its affordable offerings that transforms lackluster skin. “This advent calendar is on sale for less than $100 and really showcases the best of the brand. My first introduction to Payot was via the hand cream and this calendar has allowed me to try various hair and skin products, all which I love,” says James.

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Most Popular Brand

Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

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Most Popular Brand

Kiehls Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar

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The artwork on the packaging of this year’s Kiehl’s Advent Calendar is a gift in itself. But inside, you’ll uncover all the best products from the cult-worth brand, like toners, creams, masks, and a variety of serums.

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Best Storytelling

Diptyque Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar Gift Set at Nordstrom

Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar Gift Set at Nordstrom

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Best Storytelling

Diptyque Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar Gift Set at Nordstrom

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This year, Diptyque is celebrating the magic of the flame in an advent calendar that uncovers a new intoxicating fragrance, ranging from candles to perfumes and soaps. Each compartment features a calligram inspired by the poetic definition of ‘flame,’ found in the Encyclopédie des Lumières, making it all the more special.

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Best in Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics 12 Days of Kissmas Advent Calendar

12 Days of Kissmas Advent Calendar

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Best in Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics 12 Days of Kissmas Advent Calendar

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Lipstick lovers are obsessed with the Kissmas set every year. This one includes all the colors you could ever imagine, including a clear gloss and matte creams.

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Trendiest Nail Kit

Aprés Holiday Advent Calendar

Holiday Advent Calendar

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Trendiest Nail Kit

Aprés Holiday Advent Calendar

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This might be the most exciting advent calendar on this list because everyone’s talking about the magic of Aprés nails. In it you’ll score $300 worth of products including bestselling items from 2023, full-sized bottles of Gel Couleur, and Signature Soft Gels. But our digital beauty director, Danielle James, is most excited about the exclusive never-before-seen products hidden throughout these 24 drawers.

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Best Value in Skincare

Elemis First Class Skincare Advent Calendar

First Class Skincare Advent Calendar

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Best Value in Skincare

Elemis First Class Skincare Advent Calendar

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Elemis has cult following for good reason. Gift this to a fan and you’ll instantly become their favorite person. It includes full-size best-selling products for an entire skin routine that are valued at $760 for only $260.

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Prettiest Packaging

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

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Prettiest Packaging

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

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This one from L’Occitane is a classic. It features tons of products across skincare, body care, shower favorites, and special editions. Plus, the pop-up style story book is interactive with major aesthetics for display appeal.

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Best Splurge

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

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Best Splurge

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar

Now 30% Off

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Advent calendars are the ultimate value gift sets, where you can uncover some of the best (and hidden) savings of the entire year, especially in the world of luxury beauty. This YSL Advent calendar is valued at $552 but priced at $400. Inside you’ll score full-size and mini gifts across fragrance, beauty, skincare and accessories. Check out our TikTok for a fun office unboxing with ELLE editors!

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Most Versatile

Fresh Advent Calendar Skincare Set

Advent Calendar Skincare Set

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Most Versatile

Fresh Advent Calendar Skincare Set

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Behind each little drawer is a skincare surprise like face masks, targeted serums, and nourishing moisturizers. There’s no one that doesn’t like Fresh.

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Most Festive Nail Kit

Olive and June Christmas Calendar

Christmas Calendar

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Most Festive Nail Kit

Olive and June Christmas Calendar

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Nail care at home has never been cuter. This exciting advent calendar includes seasonal polishes, nail art, and accessories that turn your home into one rad mani studio.

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Best in Candles

Glasshouse Fragrances Women’s 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

Women's 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

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Best in Candles

Glasshouse Fragrances Women’s 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

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Glasshouse Fragrances have been the hottest holiday gifts in Australia for over a decade, and they have finally made their way into the U.S. market. In fact, our digital beauty director gifted this to her mom for the holidays. This gorgeous gift set serves as beautiful holiday table decor with 24 of the most nostalgic luxury scents inside. If you know, you know.

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Vanessa Powell

Vanessa is an established editor, stylist and shopping expert covering all things style, gear and wellness. She lives in Los Angeles and is passionate about sharing innovative products, tips and trends for people and the planet.

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