The NET-A-PORTER ‘25 Days of Beauty’ calendar is back for its fifth consecutive year – and it’s better than ever, with a value of more than $1,000 (£1,000). Containing 25 bestsellers, cult classics and new discoveries, this collection of skincare, haircare, body care and makeup delivers everything you’ll need to see you through the festive season in style – and feel rejuvenated well into the new year.
First up, the skincare essentials – after all, the secret to excellent makeup is a diligent routine, so keep your complexion in glowing condition with a thorough daily cleanse using Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser, which removes stubborn makeup and excess sebum. To counter the dehydrating effects of alcohol, apply Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster morning and night, then look to Venn Vitamin B Activated All-In-One Concentrate to balance and support sensitive skin’s protective barrier. To up your protection, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s The Good C Vitamin C Serum will dose skin with antioxidants and help to brighten, while dialing up your moisture levels with Omorovicza’s Balancing Moisturizer is always a good idea when you’re coveting a radiant complexion.
Next, master a subtle, beautiful glow with the help of the cult-worthy makeup items behind our iconic black windows. Blend Wander Beauty Double Date Eye Duo in Smitten/Swoon over eyelids and pat Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick in Brûlée onto the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone and the inner corners of your eyes. A slick of Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick in Nude Romance will tie this tonal look together perfectly.
The pre- and post-party skin saviors will also prove a welcome addition, with key products included to help eliminate any tell-tale signs of a few too many big nights out. Our tip? Massage a few drops of Augustinus Bader The Face Oil along your cheekbones, through your brows and towards your temples with FaceGym’s Multi-Sculpt High-Performance Gua Sha tool, then apply an MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask to brighten dark undereye circles and take down puffiness.
You won’t be tempted to overlook your limbs this season, either, with dedicated body treats lingering behind closed doors. We’ll be adding a few drops of Costa Brazil’s Lua Moonlight Body Oil to Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream, then massaging the mixture into skin set to be on show during the festivities, including the décolleté, shoulders, arms and legs.
Lastly, when the holiday mood calls for some extra pampering, light the Claus Porto Cereja Limited Edition candle and apply the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball to your wrists for a calming hit of vetivert, wild chamomile and sandalwood.
In short, the NET-A-PORTER beauty Advent calendar is your one-stop, do-it-all beauty-hero buy. Just be sure to catch it while you can.
Product sizes in the NET-A-PORTER ‘25 Days of Beauty’ Advent calendar may vary compared to those displayed below. Please refer to the calendar product page to view individual item sizes.
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