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The countdown to Christmas has never looked more fabulous

What is the first sign that Christmas is coming? In the beauty circle, it's the release of the advent calendars. Beautifully designed to echo the festive occasion, they may be the perfect gift for you and your loved ones. We can just imagine one of these occupying a spot among the Christmas decorations this year.

It doesn't hurt either that each of these calendars are filled with beauty surprises. So go ahead and make room under the tree and on your vanity for the best beauty advent calendars in 2020. 

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1. Armani Beauty

Bring the red carpet into your living room this Christmas with Armani Beauty's A-list beauty advent calendar. Hidden within are six full-sized and 17 mini versions of cult favourites including the Lip Maestro, the bright red design is perfect for the occasion. We can't wait to try the new My Way perfume behind one of the doors.

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2. Diptyque

Diptyque lovers, rejoice! The Diptyque Advent Calendar offers delights behind each of the 25 doors, from mini and full size perfumes to candles and body products. Our favourites are the limited edition Moonlit Fir Candle and Metal Christmas Decorations. Illustrated by artist Ugo Gattoni, this fragrance-packed advent calendar will retain its magic long after the holiday season.

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3. Kiehl's

Staying true to its tradition of supporting the art community, Kiehl's collaborate with Maite Franchi, a Lyon-based illustrator and graphic designer on this whimsical limited edition advent calendar made with 100 per cent recycled paper. Ideal for sustainable heroes with a love for beauty, this merry calendar depicts the bustling activity inside its New York flagship store. Tucked within are the iconic Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.

4. Jo Malone

A bestseller every year, Jo Malone's beauty advent calendar represents the pinnacle of the fragrance brand's festive collection. This year's calendar serves as a reminder that there will be more joyous celebrations and parties, something which we have had to go without throughout the year, in our future.

Beautifully illustrated to look just like the brand's famed London Townhouse, the chic calendar wraps beautiful surprises behind all the 24 sophisticated cream-and-black doors. Filled with colognes, travel-sized bath & body and miniature Candles, keep an eye out for the Peony & Blush Suede Candle and Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense. 

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5. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty

The Yves Saint Laurent beauty advent calendar is glitzier than ever with gold accents for a luxurious contrast against the red and black. A must-have for beauty aficionados, this calendar is filled to the brim with emblematic essentials such as the Touché Eclat, Mini Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks and Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum.

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6. Fresh

Fresh's 12-day Advent Calendar features a great, curated edit of favourites from the Soy Face Cleanser to the Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence to The Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment to savour all season long.

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7. La Mer

La Mer's 12-piece countdown calendar has luxury written all over it. With 12 beauty surprises to make you feel the festive cheer, your skin will get the ultimate pampering this Christmas thanks to the Regenerating Serum, The Eye Concentrate and, of course, Créme de la Mer.

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8. Kens Apothecary

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Photo: Ken's Apothecary
Above Photo: Ken's Apothecary

Make the holiday extra special with this exquisite advent calendar from Kens Apothecary in a luxurious red and gold box, complete with golden numerals. Each of the 12 pull-out drawers contain a bestseller, including Caudalie, Diptyque, Eve Lom and Grown Alchemist.

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9. L'Occitane

Designed by award-winning French illustrator Édith Carron, L'Occitane brings Provence to life in the Signature Advent Calendar. It houses such pampering treats as the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil and the award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum.

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Photo: L'occitane
Above Photo: L'occitane

10. MAC Cosmetics

This year, MAC Cosmetics gets into the festive spirit with the Boom Boom Wow Calendar in the shape of a metallic silver disc containing such cult classics as the Velvet Teddy lipstick, Strobe Cream in Pinklite, and the Extreme Dimension 3D Lash Mascara.

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11. Lancôme

Revisit enchanting Parisian streets this year with this pop-up Lancôme Advent Calendar that features an Eiffel Tower. Brimming with mini and full-size make-up and skincare treats like the Genefique Serum, Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation and L'Absolu Rouge Cream lipstick.

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12. Sephora Collection

This lovely Sephora Collection advent calendar features 24 mini beauty goodies from Coconut Lip Balm to Cucumber Eye Masks.

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13. Benefit

Benefit's Shake Your Beauty 12 Day Advent Calendar is stuffed with quirks and whimsical vibes, perfect for the adventurous make-up lover. Expect to find within the POREfessional Primer, They’re Real Mascara and Hoola Bronzer.

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