The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2020

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Pamper yourself with a beauty Advent Calendar! 💄

If you’re looking for the perfect beauty Advent Calendar to indulge in a little extra self-care this holiday, we’ve found some must-have ways to countdown to Christmas. Best of all, each one is full of makeup & other trendy beauty products you’ll actually want rather than spending all your daily calories on sweets and snacks. 😏

Even sweeter, some are so affordable you can buy an extra one to gift to a girlfriend and do your countdowns together!

Here are 10 of the Best Beauty & Makeup Advent Calendars:

advent calendar with sugar exfoliating cubes inside

1. Harper + Ari Holiday Sweets Exfoliating Sugar Cube Advent Calendar – $18 (or less see below)

This Advent Calendar may be as sweet as sugar, but there’s only beauty to unveil inside this box! Each opening will include an exfoliating sugar cube for showering or a relaxing bath experience.

Come time for Christmas, we suspect dry, winter skin will be a thing of the past! Better yet, each cube is paraben, sulfate, and cruelty-free so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin.

Harper + Ari Holiday Sweets Exfoliating Sugar Cube Advent Calendar $18
Use promo code FRIEND at checkout for 30% off
Final cost just $12.60!


coloful pink garland ulta beauty advent calendar in clear tube

2. 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar$20

Doubling as cute Christmas decor and a Christmas countdown, this decorative garland Advent Calendar is packed full of gifts for any makeup lover! Inside, you’ll find a variety of products from eye shadows to lip plumper and even setting spray to keep your perfect look lasting longer.

While there aren’t any reviews yet, Ulta’s advent calendars are always a huge hit among beauty lovers — and perfectly priced for gifting, too!


nyx pink beauty advent calendar with products displayed in front of it

3. NYX Professional Makeup Diamond & Ice, Please! Advent Calendar – $55

This year, NYX made their brand new 2020 Advent Calendar better than ever and valued at $75! Considering last year their calendar was filled with 24 days of lips, this revamped calendar for 2020 is full of sample and full-size products that include an array of products like eyeshadows, primers, and even finishing powders! Thanks to YouTuber, Sammy Louise, who reviewed this entire box, she now has us so excited for our own unboxing!


person with arms on top of the body shop beauty advent calendar

4. The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar – $109

With almost 30,000 likes on The Body Shop’s Instagram and tons of raving reviews of anxious beauty lovers awaiting their limited edition countdown, this just-released beauty advent calendar sure knows how to steal the show and is selling out FAST! Packed in a beautiful box, you’ll find good-sized products to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate yourself this holiday.

Want to spend slightly less? The Body Shop also has a slightly smaller version for just $69.99!


kiehls advent calendar with various beauty products on display

5. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar – $98

Kiehl’s is a long time favorite beauty brand for a few of our Hip ladies, so it’s no surprise this packed advent calendar made our favorites list for 2020! For a limited time, you can get your hands on this eccentric art box filled with many different formulas including cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturizers and so much more than will surprise and delight you all season long!


opi nail polish advent calendar on store shelf

6. OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Pack Advent Calendar – $59.99

Considering the weight in nail polish this 25-day advent calendar has to offer, you’ll probably spend less than the price on gas to get ya home for the holidays! If you’re one to pamper your nails on the regular, this huge set of festive OPI nail polish will be sure to up your game.

You can also order this OPI Advent Calendar on Amazon for just $49.96! Just keep in mind it’s currently not in stock, but word has it they’ll be back mid-December.


beauty advent calendar shaped like a house with sample products on fur table

7. Anthropologie George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar – $72

This glamorous Advent Calendar valued at over $200 is just as stunning on the outside as the products on the inside! Each premium and festive sample will include many favorites from Mario Badescu, Sunday Riley, and Caudalie…just to name a few!


hand holding bottle of lotion with beauty advent calendar on girls lap

8. L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar – $64

If you need a reason to try a bunch of L’Occitane products in order to find your favorite one, this beauty Advent Calendar is a great excuse! Even better, every product included is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging. Inside you’ll find 24 days of lush creams, soaps, and so much more… as some readers say, it’s enough to get you through until the 2021 Advent Calendar!

The newest 2020 beauty advent calendar is sold at Sephora for slightly more but is available right now!


posh beauty advent calendar with products in drawers and christmas tree in background

9. QVC 12 Days of Posh Beauty Full-Size Collection – $82.46 (+ shipping)

Valued well over $300, this full-sized Advent Calendar is a no-brainer for any beauty-obsessed gal! Over the course of 12 days, you’ll get to unwrap so many beauty lovers’ favorites such as Beekman 1802 Snow Forest Goat Milk Soap, gel nail polish, tweezers to get those brows on point, and so much more!


woman holding up eye shadow pallet with glossy beauty advent calendar box

10. Glossy Box 25-Day Beauty Advent Calendar$99 for non-subscribers ($89 with a Glossy Box subscription)

Go all out this year and score one of our favorite beauty Advent Calendars of all time! This year, you can unwrap 25 days of beauty products valued at over $550 which will include sought-after brands like Wander Beauty, Nails inc, Tarte, Rodial, and Iconic London!

hand holding ten box with beauty makeup behind it

The box itself is totally gorgeous but the goodies inside are giving us all the heart eyes!

Read Lina’s full review of this beauty advent calendar to find out why she loves it so much!


Want to try making your own Advent calendar this year? Here’s how!

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Comments 6

  1. April

    The L’Occitane calendars are two different ones- the $64 red one available through the Amazon link is from 2019, and the $74 one that is available now at Sephora is the one for this year.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much, Tracy!

    • michelle

      Thank you!

    • Janet

      Ooh, so good to know! Thanks

    • Dawn

      Thanks!!!!

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