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beauty buys #Nofilter: Eight best beauty advent calendars to count you down to Christmas

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beauty, make up, cosmetics, morning and people concept - smiling young woman makeup brush and powder foundation looking to mirror at home bathroom

beauty, make up, cosmetics, morning and people concept - smiling young woman makeup brush and powder foundation looking to mirror at home bathroom

The best beauty advent calendars to count you down.


1. Yves Saint Laurent YSL Advent Calendar 2020, €225

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If you want to impress someone, or me, this is where it’s at. As far as beauty presents go, it doesn’t get more deluxe than this. Pricey, yes, but it’s jam packed with iconic YSL make-up, fragrance and skincare collections — there’s 21 miniature products, two full-sized goodies and an additional YSL surprise gift.

2. Atelier Cologne Luxury Advent Calendar, €330

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If there is a scent you should invest in, let it be this. Inside you’ll find 24 drawers of Atelier Cologne’s unisex fragrances, gorgeous leather pouches and brand new candles.

3. Lush 12 Days of Christmas, €97.50

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You’ll need to book in some bath time to explore this treasure chest of bath bombs and shower gels. Containing 12 products, including Celebrate body milk — a 2020 Christmas gift exclusive, you’ll never smell so lush.

4. The Ritual of Advent: 2D Advent Calendar, €59.90

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Countdown to Christmas with The Ritual of Advent calendar, including 24 ritual surprises. The perfect present to give or receive.

5. Bare Minerals Beauty Advent Calendar with Mini Makeup and Skincare Favourite, €100.90

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Stocked with 24 clean beauty minis — from fan-favourites to brand new products. Discover a new mini make-up or skincare surprise behind each of the 24 windows.

6. Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar, €69.90

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The perfect advent calendar to slip into a beauty addict’s stocking, Each window opens to reveal an iconic product — my favourite, of course, is the Prodigieux moisturising body lotion.

7. Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar Holiday Limited Edition, €145

Blink and you’ll miss Lancôme’s deluxe offerings. Each wonderful house is filled with a beauty surprise. Look out for the Hydra Zen anti-stress moisturising cream-gel and the Bi-Facil non oily Instant Facial Cleanser for gorgeous glowy skin.

8. No7 Wizard of Oz 12 Days in Emerald City Beauty Calendar, €40

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Follow the yellow brick road to discover your No7 favourites. There’s eye shadow pot Cowardly Lion Gold, No7 Lipstick Dorothy Red and No7 Ruby Slippers Mini Eye Palette.

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