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NET-A-PORTER’s New Take On Its Beauty Advent Calendar Has Arrived

The OG NET-A-PORTER beauty Advent calendar has been reimagined – and it’s better than ever. Get your hands on NET-A-PORTER’s Ultimate Gift Set now…

NET-A-PORTER’s Ultimate Gift Set features hero products from cult-worthy brands, including Dr. Barbara Sturm, Westman Atelier, Mateo, Augustinus Bader, Anissa Kermiche and Lié Studio

NET-A-PORTER’s beauty Advent calendar has been reimagined for 2023. Titled the Ultimate Gift Set, it boasts a scintillating design and covetable little luxuries for your home and wardrobe, too, with a total value of £1,332.

Containing 10 full- and mini-sized beauty products – plus an exclusive edit of five jewelry, home and fashion gifts – the Ultimate Gift Set includes everything you’ll need to plump, brighten, boost and adorn yourself and your surroundings with over the festive period. What’s more, each magical treat is stacked in a celestial-embossed, lantern-shaped box, which is lit up with LED lights to create a decorative lamp that you can enjoy well into the new year.

So what seasonal secrets are hidden inside this luxurious lantern? First up are the skincare essentials – after all, the secret to excellent makeup is a diligent routine, so start by keeping your complexion in glowing condition with a thorough cleanse using RéVive’s Foaming Cleanser – Enriched Hydrating Wash. It removes stubborn makeup and excess oil without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. To balance and support the skin’s protective barrier, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Night Serum is a true superstar of the brand’s famous serum range, working to hydrate and regenerate your skin while you sleep. Meanwhile, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream is always a good idea when you’re coveting a radiant complexion. The fast-absorbing formula is ideal to dial up your moisture levels, both morning and night. To boost your skin’s protection even more, use a few drops of MZ Skin’s Reviving Antioxidant Glow Oil each morning; it will dose skin with a hit of free-radical fighters – and added radiance, too.

Next, master a subtle, beautiful glow with the help of the cult-worthy makeup items inside the lantern’s glossy black boxes. Blend Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Palette Eye Shadow in The Golden Goddess over eyelids and pat a bespoke-to-you blend of creamy beiges from Westman Atelier’s Lip Suede in Les Nudes onto lips to tie this tonal look together perfectly. For a bolder look, swap your nude lip for a slick of Pat McGrath Labs’ MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson – a cool-toned, velvety red that will add a sophisticated pop of color to a gorgeously gilded eye.

For an extra flourish, don’t forget those standout accessories – Lié Studio’s sterling silver ‘Classic Oval’ earrings (a gift-set exclusive) will lend a touch of understated elegance to your outfit, while Jia Jia’s sparkling crystal-bead bracelets offer effortless shine from daytime to after-dark. Keep them in Mateo’s vegan-leather jewelry case when you’re not dazzling on the dance floor.

The pre- and post-party skin saviors will also prove to be a welcome addition to your skincare arsenal. To counter the dehydrating effects of an indulgent cocktail hour and a few too many late nights, look to U Beauty’s gentle Resurfacing Compound formula to restore skin’s glow; followed by Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Overnight Facial to guarantee a plumper, smoother complexion come morning. Our top tip? 111Skin’s The Firming Concentrate ampoules are ideal for starting the new year as you mean to go on – with a week’s worth of skin-pampering and restorative goodness.

Lastly, when the holiday mood calls for some extra pampering, light Anissa Kermiche’s ‘Bum’ candle (exclusive to the gift set) – and don’t underestimate the warming, cocooning appeal of Arch4’s cashmere gloves if, and when, you’re heading out on the town.

In short, the NET-A-PORTER Ultimate Gift Set is a treasure trove of beauty, jewelry, fashion and home heroes. Just be sure to snap one up while you can.

The NET-A-PORTER Ultimate Gift Set is coming soon to more regions. Product sizes in the NET-A-PORTER Ultimate Gift Set may vary to those displayed below. Please refer to the product page to view individual item sizes.

Take a peek inside the lantern