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5 of This Season’s Best Beauty Advent Calendars

Photograph: Elio Nogueira

Long gone are the days where a substandard chocolate treat was a good enough surprise behind the door of an advent calendar. Now we are spoilt for choice with luxe confectionary as well as fashion and beauty options for those who’d rather a bracelet or eyebrow pencil instead of a decadent truffle.

With an endless array of beauty advent calendars to choose from – all featuring miniature versions of your favorite products – we’ve narrowed down 5 of the best to help you countdown to festive season.

Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty Advent Calendar

Huda Beauty’s 12 Days of Beauty, Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty‘s 12 Days of Beauty advent calendar is the very first for the brand. Featuring 12 of the bestsellers from the makeup, fragrance, and skincare ranges of Huda Beauty, Kayali, and Wishful, it includes the colorful Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette and the cult Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub. Even better, the advent calendar is currently part of a Black Friday sale, priced at AED755. Available exclusively at

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Advent Calendar

Benefit’s Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Benefit Cosmetics

All-time classics and favorites are on offer in Benefit’s Shake Your Beauty Advent Calendar. The 12-day makeup calendar features the mini versions of Benefits bestselling products, including the Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara, and Gimmie Brow wand. The set is priced at just AED339, making it the perfect festive gift, or treat for yourself. Available at

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Dr. Barbara Sturm's Advent Calendar.

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Barbara Sturm

Celebrity fave Dr. Barbara Sturm has created the advent calendar of a skincare fanatic’s dreams. Featuring 24 of the brand’s best-loved products, including the award-winning Hyaluronic Serum and Anti-Pollution Drops, the calendar is the perfect way to experience the reach of Dr Sturm’s range. This luxurious set is priced at AED1,815.82. Available at

Jo Malone London

Jo Malone's Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Jo Malone London

Jo Malone’s Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Jo Malone London

Illustrated with the brand’s iconic London Townhouse, the Jo Malone London beauty advent calendar includes its most popular fragrances, bath products and candles, including Pomegranate Noir Cologne and Peony & Blush Suede candle.  This calendar is a scent-sation for AED2,065. Available at


Kiehls Advent Calendar

Kiehls’ Advent Calendar. Photo: Courtesy of Kiehl’s

The packaging of the Kiehl’s Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar, designed by renowned artist Maite Franchi, is captivating enough. From cleansers to face masks, and shampoos to serums, this calendar holds some of the best products the cosmetics brand has to offer, including the acclaimed Midnight Recovery Concentrate oil and the Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, and it’s priced only at AED274.86. Available at

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