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by Jennifer McShane
18th Oct 2018

It’s a strange time of year for beauty; in the midst of all the autumnal must-haves and Halloween tutorials, beauty advent calendars slowly but surely get thrown into that eclectic mix. Yes, we’re secretly at least starting to think about *whispers* Christmas. Though we’re a while away from tinsel and wrapping paper (thank goodness), beauty advent calendars are worth getting excited about. If opening bitesize portions of chocolate every morning come December doesn’t quite do it for you, surely unboxing a miniature version of your favourite product will?  We’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury calendars just – or about to be – released that you should think about investing in now. They’ll be gone by November after all.

NET-A-PORTER’s 25 Days of Beauty, €176

Is your skin in need of a pick-me-up before party season kicks in? This expert beauty editor-curated box is filled with downsized editions of some of NET-A-PORTER’s best-selling products that you can stow in your everyday tote or carry on – perfect if you’re planning a winter getaway. Each of the 25 drawers reveals a best-selling product from brands like Omorovicza, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley – all of which will see you through the party season, and help detox after it’s over.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Beauty Universe Calendar, €185

A must-have for any Tilbury fan, her heavenly calendar features a gorgeous assortment of 12 travel-size beauty treats her legendary Magic Cream and Pillow Talk lipstick. You’d be splashing out, but this is a woman who knows more than a little about getting ready for the Christmas season with sparkle.

L’Occitane’s Luxury Advent Calender, €99

L’Occitane’s trompe l’oeil style advent calendar is a sight to behold; hiding 24 of your favourite products from the iconic brand, including perfume and their legendary Divine Cream.

The Space NK Advent Calendar, €250

Space NK’S first-ever beauty advent calendar contains €400 worth of high-end, impactful skincare from luxury brands such as Drunk Elephant, Nars, Malin + Goetz and Eve Lom. It’s lavish, decadent and contains 25 miniature products that will see your skin glowing well into the new year.

The Body Shop 25 Days Of The Enchanted Advent Calendar, €120

The Body Shop’s latest advent calendar is packed full of their iconic cruelty-free products (and even better: each one sold will help to save 10 million square feet of the rainforest). It contains  25 beauty treats to revive and re-energise your body and mind, including a full-size Body Butter, Face Mist and Matte Lip Liquid among the surprises. An extra special touch is that each box comes with a small, fun daily task to help you reconnect with nature. Gorgeous.

ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar, €74

This one is all about hyped, trendsetting brands, containing products for hair, skin and face. ASOS’ advent calendar gifts you the likes of J.One’s Jelly Pack, MAC Strobe Cream and Sandy & Sky Pink Clay mask, amongst many others.

Birchbox Advent Calendar, €70

After selling out in less than 24 hours last year, you’ll have to be quick to get your mitts on this one. Birchbox’s 2018 advent calendar is jam-packed full of beauty treats include OPI nail varnishes and Caudalie skincare.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar, €360

This is always a special one with 24 drawers, 24 uber luxe mini Jo Malone beauty products. Bursting with candles, colognes and all your favourite Jo Malone classics, this is the ultimate Christmas gift or an extra special treat for working hard all year.

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