The Beauty Memo

6 Of The Best Beauty Advent Calendars You Need To Know About

As far as we’re concerned, choosing your beauty Advent calendar marks the start of the festive season. Here, SUZANNE SCOTT reveals the best ones to shop now – but hurry, because they won’t hang around for long…

Window shopping: this year’s most covetable calendars deliver cult beauty icons, cutting-edge skincare formulas and premium packaging

NET-A-PORTER ‘25 Days of Beauty’ Advent calendar

As the most hotly anticipated launch of the season, this enormous Advent calendar is fit to burst with full-size and mini beauty treats from some of NET-A-PORTER’s most iconic brands. Cue Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm (twice!), Westman Atelier, Charlotte Tilbury and FaceGym, plus many more cult favorites waiting for you behind those signature black windows. In short, it’s everything you need to get you through the holidays looking poised and polished.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent calendar

Inspired by the Advent calendars Dr. Barbara Sturm’s mother made each year, this two-tier box features some of the brand’s most-loved products, plus some new innovations in full, deluxe and miniature sizes to boot. Expect 24 days of beautiful skin discoveries, including the gentle Cleanser, calming Face Mask, The Better B Niacinamide Serum and The Good C Vitamin C Serum.

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty StarsAdvent calendar

If you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s glow-giving arsenal, this is the treasure chest to invest in. Containing 12 of the brand’s most iconic products, including Wonderglow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and, of course, Charlotte’s Magic Cream, ’tis indeed the season to be radiant.

Balmain Paris Hair Couture Large Advent calendar

Give yourself the gift of excellent hair with this special collection from Balmain Paris Hair Couture. Inspired by the story of the Nutcracker, the packaging alone brings a touch of theater, while the 10 items inside offer everything you need to care for your hair over the festive season and beyond. Discover some of the brand’s most renowned innovations, from Thermal Protection Spray to Argan Moisturizing Elixir, plus a mood-setting mini scented candle and Nutcracker-themed Christmas ornament.

Susanne Kaufmann Advent calendar

This collection of 25 natural and sustainably minded body, face and bath products put frivolity at the forefront of the festive season. Inspired by Susanne Kaufmann’s own childhood Christmases spent in Austria, the calendar’s contents – including St. John’s Wort Bath, Boosting Liquid Mask, Pomegranate Body Oil and Alkali Salts – utilize the most grounding and relaxing ingredients, perfectly packaged in recycled, recyclable and locally sourced materials.

111Skin ‘12 Days of ChristmasAdvent calendar

If you’re serious about skincare, you’re bound to be impressed by 111Skin’s collection of 12 transformative treatments. Containing a handful of the brand’s iconic masks, plus Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 and Y Theorem Repair Light Serum NAC Y2, with this calendar in your corner, you can nourish tired, partied-out skin to restore glow and vitality.