Okay, hear me out: An advent calendar is by far the most cost-effective purchase you can make this holiday season. A bold claim, I know, but after combing through pretty much all the beauty advent calendars on the market and doing the math for each, I can confidently say that each calendar's price per product is absolutely unmatched.
Consider the Dr. Barbara Sturm advent calendar: The average price per product in it is under $25, while a typical Barbara Sturm product will run you over $100, at least. This is the case across all the advent calendars I found. They're all offering heavily discounted beauty items in a bundle. Buy them for the beauty lover in your life or keep them for yourself. The best advent calendars are below, ranked by how cost-effective each item is within the calendar.
Anyone who's ever used E.l.f. products knows they work just as well—if not better—than many higher-end brands. With 11 full-size makeup items, it doesn't get much better than this advent calendar for a budget-conscious makeup lover.
Price per item: $1.07
This advent calendar is basically like a personal nail salon. With 25 different nail polishes included, you're easily set for the entire year ahead.
Price per item: $3.20
Bareminerals is a brand made for anyone with sensitive skin. With both full-size and mini options, these products are non-irritating and high-quality.
Price per item: $8.75