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AN ADVENT OF ADVENTS

Advent calendars are more popular than Cardi B. And here are 24 of them to get most excited about.

Phoebe McDowell | 08.11.2019

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Despite its champagne and endless cavorting, December has its downsides. An inordinate amount of money has been spent on subpar presents. Clothes are getting smaller, waistlines bigger - one or the other. And contrary to caveating all New Year’s Eve conversations with “I hate New Year’s Eve, I’m staying in,” you’re miffed that not a single one of the six plans percolating are in danger of coming to fruition.

And, breathe. Respite is needed. And daily respite at that. Every day, every hour - on the hour were you to buy each and every one of the advent calendars below (though that’s not something we condone, the maths does make perfect sense). Boxes of beauty so bountiful, so sparkling, and with product either super sized (score!) or super shrunk (sweet!), that they don’t hang around for long. For many of them, people queue round the block, and for a couple, people camp out as if they were waiting for a Supreme collaboration to drop. Such is the hype of the beauty advent that waiting lists open months before, and BURO. staffers - our HQ being within spitting distance of Liberty - had to turn ourselves sideways every which way just to make it down the street when theirs launched.

What could be better than 24 days of beauty advent? 24 x 24 days of beauty advent, that’s what. Here, a stirling set of our advent calendar of advent calendar favourites, one for every day till Christmas.


DEDICATED TO THE DOORS

For... Those willing to queue, or refresh the home page faster than a frustrated Glasto-hopeful.

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MEGA MINI MAKE-UP

Because… Dinner parties, cocktail parties, Sunday lunches and Leon lunches require an entirely new, miniature make-up bag. A burgundy lip in August? God no. A burgundy lip in December? Pass the liner!

6/24
Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Glittery Galaxy of Make-up Advent Calendar, £150

7/24
Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

8/24
MAC Starring You

MAC Starring You Advent Calendar, £129



A SCENT A DAY

Because… Your cashmere smells of cooking, and your usual juice is far too demure to linger suggestively under mistletoe.

18/24
Jo Malone

Jo Malone Magic Mayhem Advent Calendar, £320

19/24
Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma Beauty Advent Calendar, £325

20/24
Diptyque

Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320

21/24
Penhaligon’s

Penhaligon’s A Fragrant Countdown Advent Calendar, £350


SKIN, AND MAKE-UP AND HAIR, OH MY!

Because… To add another decision in a month laden with decisions seems wildly unfair.

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Rodial

Rodial Advent Calendar, £98

23/24
Rituals

Rituals The Ritual of Advent 2D Christmas Tree, £59.90

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COWSHED

COWSHED 24 Day Advent Calendar, £130

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