Don't get me wrong—my Trader Joe's advent calendar is a yearly tradition that I get embarrassingly excited about. But for anyone with a hankering for covetable beauty products, advent calendars are the ultimate currency for travel- and full-size experimentation. And this year, the offerings are particularly spectacular.
From beloved retailers like Net-a-Porter and ASOS to cult-loved (and investment-worthy) brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm and Charlotte Tilbury, more and more big names are jumping on the yearly beauty advent calendar train, and we're excited to shout "all aboard" at the top of our lungs. Below, we've rounded up 24 standouts sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth for beauty—whether it's you, a loved one, or both. However, a word of advice: If you think you should wait until December to get your calendar, think again. These are selling fast (like, literally as I was writing), so it's best not to wait! Keep scrolling for the absolute best beauty advent calendars of 2020.
What we're most excited about: So the brand is being fairly secretive about what lies within its highly anticipated advent calendar, but we're keeping our fingers crossed for our all-time fave Jo Malone scent, Wood Sage & Sea Salt.
What we're most excited about: I mean, everything. Nothing gets us going like Parisian skincare after all, but the Pâte Grise Nuit is a nonnegotiable face cream for anyone prone to extra bumps or blemishes this time of year.
What we're most excited about: How does one possibly choose between coveted brand names like Diptyque, Hourglass, Le Labo, Fresh, Augustinus Bader… and so many more? This 2020 advent calendar is currently sold out, but the birdies at Liberty say there are more on the way, so you best register to receive yours ASAP!
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What we're most excited about: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Illuminator for the most photogenic glow. You can have your pick between multiple shades: Caramel Glow, Pixie Pearl, Peach Glow, or Charming Pink.
What we're most excited about: Is it just us or is $50 a ridiculously low price to pay to drown in all of the latest holiday-inspired colors from one of our all-time favorite brands? Perhaps, but we're not asking questions. We're especially excited for top-selling moody hue Lincoln Park After Dark.