Counting down to Christmas is even more exciting with a daily treat. These beauty Advent calendars—all under $100—are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit in style.

By Averi Baudler
October 09, 2019
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Though Advent calendars remain a long-standing tradition in many households, only recently have they taken the aisles of stores like Target and Aldi by storm. Creative and quirky countdown calendars containing everything from mini bottles of wine to Lay's potato chips have soared in popularity over the last few years, and it’s easy to see the appeal: Uncovering a sweet surprise each day leading up to Christmas is an exciting way to experience holiday magic while spoiling yourself or a friend. With the growing number of food-related Advent calendars to satisfy snack cravings and boozy Advent calendars to really get you in the holiday spirit, it’s only natural the next iteration of this trend incorporates products to keep you looking your best as you pose for your Christmas card picture and attend endless holiday parties. 

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These 10 beauty Advent calendars will help you update your makeup collection, keep your nails pristine, and pamper your skin—all for less than $100! Some of the calendars feature 24 days' worth of goodies while others include 25, and all are chock-full of sample-size customer favorites and limited-edition products. Check out the best ones to try this holiday season, and be prepared to start counting down the days until December 25th!

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Best for a Natural Look

For those who enjoy sporting a natural makeup look, this Advent calendar is the perfect way to create a healthy glow (even in winter). It includes 24 mini versions of bareMinerals' best-selling makeup and skincare products, all of which will fit in even the smallest of party clutches since they're under an ounce. The beauty and skincare products are also paraben- and cruelty-free.

Buy It: bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, $99, bareMinerals

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Best for Stunning Nails

There's no better time to experiment with fun nail colors than around the holidays, and this Advent calendar will help you do just that. The OPI Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mini Polish Calendar features 25 different festive winter shades to ensure you never get tired of your nail color. Gift the polishes as a set, use as gift toppers, or dole them out individually as a colorful stocking stuffer!

Buy It: OPI Mini 25-Polish Advent Calendar, $39.99, Walmart

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Best for Pampering

If you want to purchase an Advent calendar that features products from a brand you know and love, this Clinique calendar will be your jam. Unwrap some of Clinique's signature skincare, fragrance, and makeup must-haves in the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Its moisturizing lotions, facial cleansers, and an overnight mask are sure to make you feel pampered.

Buy It: 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar, $89, Selfridges & Co

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Best Variety

This winter-themed calendar will call to mind rosy cheeks and frosty eyelashes. It features 24 beauty surprises like eye masks, lip balm, and nail polish to help you build up your beauty arsenal (or add to what you already have); by the time Christmas comes around, your stash will be set!

Buy It: Sephora Collection Frosted Party Advent Calendar, $45, Sephora

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Best Bargain

At only $27.50, this 24-day Advent calendar by NYX is a steal. It includes 10 velvety eyeshadows and 14 mid-size matte and glossy lip colors, so you can customize your makeup to your heart's content; the mix of classic and vibrant shades will also allow for versatility as you run Christmas errands and glamour as you shine at holiday events. The hardest part will be deciding which color combination is your favorite!

Buy It: NYX Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $27.50, NYX Professional Makeup

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Best for Luscious Lips

Whether you're frosting gingerbread cookies while wearing a deep berry lip color or decorating the Christmas tree in glossy pink, these colors will definitely earn you a kiss under the mistletoe. This calendar is packed with matte and satin lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses, and two glitter liquid lipsticks. Reviewers say this Advent calendar inspired them to try out colors they would have never purchased otherwise, so get ready to leave your comfort zone!

Buy It: Revolution Lip Advent Calendar, $42, Revolution Beauty

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Best for Relaxation

The busy month of December can leave even the biggest Christmas fanatic feeling a bit burned out. If you know you'll be needing a little extra R&R to amp up your holiday cheer, the 25-day Ritual of Advent Calendar is for you. Kick your feet up and take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle by unboxing this calendar of soaps, shampoos, lotions, and scented candles—preferably while wrapped in a cozy blanket by the fireplace. The calendar also comes nicely packaged in a red box and green bow, which makes it a darling option for an early holiday or birthday gift!

Buy It: The Ritual of Advent Calendar Gift Set, $89, Amazon

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Best for the Body

Raise your hand if you could use a little help quenching that dry winter skin (us, too). Give your body a little extra love as mercury levels dip with an assortment of fan-favorite and special-edition Body Shop products like shower gels, hand creams, body butters, bath bombs, and hair products; they'll ensure you're looking and feeling incredible from head to toe.

Buy It: The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, $70, The Body Shop

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Best for Skincare

If your complexion tends to lose its luster in chillier months, the contents in this colorful calendar could be your saving grace. It features 24 luxe surprises including cleansers, face masks, facial serums, and moisturizers to help your face and body appear luminous throughout the most wonderful time of the year.

Buy It: Kiehl's Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar, $90, Kiehl's

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Best for the Planet

Since it really is the season of giving, this Advent calendar by L'Occitane will encourage you to do good each and every day. Not only is it filled to the brim with hand creams, shower oils, and shampoos, it's also filled with sustainability tips and tricks; each day, open a compartment to unveil a prompt to do something positive for the planet along with a pampering L'Occitane product.

Buy It: L'Occitane Signature Advent Calendar, $64, L'Occitane En Provence

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