Christmas is just around the corner, but first we need to navigate the chaos of Black Friday. According to Statista, the most searched items related to Black Friday in 2021 were the Nintendo Switch, AirPods, and Apple Watches. But why not buck the trends and use this Black Friday as a great opportunity to get your hands on a luxury skincare advent calendar?
Luxury beauty advent calendars mean you can indulge in a little self-care every day of December to get your skin party ready for the big day and New Year’s Eve.
Bloomingdale’s has released its first-ever beauty advent calendar to mark the store’s 150th anniversary, which currently costs $215 (usually $240) and includes 25 beauty gifts from brands like BVLGARI, Valentino Rosso and Clinique, worth $ 750. Another trusted name, Macy’s, has released its 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar. Usually, $277, the Black Friday deal means it retails for $49.50, and it includes Carolina Herrera, MAC, and Perricone MD, among others.
Skin care brand Space NK also released its beauty Advent Ccalendar just in time for Black Friday, featuring $1,002 worth of mini and full-size products from La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex, Drunk Elephant, and more. Normally $280, it’s currently on sale for $224.
News Week spoke with holistic skin therapist Emily Fritchey, founder of natural skincare brand Sunshine Botanicals and three-time winner of the Beauty with Conscience award from Natural Solutions Magazineabout her best Advent calendar picks you can get your hands on this Black Friday.
1. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar
First of all, Charlotte Tilbury’s advent calendar. Last year, a Charlotte Tilbury Advent calendar was sold every five minutes. Frichey said News Week: “I have to give a shout out to this amazing cosmetics brand that I always recommend to my clients! Every Charlotte Tilbury product I’ve tried is beautiful, high quality and easy to use. It just makes applying your makeup a breeze of a penny, and you look like yourself – only strengthened!
“Since my job has always revolved around cleansing the skin, using zero toxic chemicals in the process has always been my passion. Charlotte Tilbury is my go-to for great skin and their approach to product formulation and ingredients is very similar to that from me – so we’re very aligned with our values. Is it worth the money? You bet it is!”
Despite a total product value of $325, the beauty advent calendar retails for just $200. It includes five full-size and seven travel-sized products, including the Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, the Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Rose Quartz, and the Lip Cheat lip liner in Hot Gossip. You’ll also get your hands on some of her best-selling skincare products, including the Magic Serum and the Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray.
Here’s the full list of items on the calendar:
$200, worth $325
2. Rituals Advent Calendar
Second, Fritchey recommended the Rituals Advent Calendar. She said News Week: “First of all, this package is so beautiful you almost don’t want to open it! But once you open it, these hair and body products make the perfect gift for that special man in your life.
“The sports cooling shower gel and the musky suede vanilla candle are two of my favourites. Inspired by the wisdom and ancient traditions of Asian cultures, they have created an extensive collection of luxurious yet affordable products for the home and body, making this advent calendar the perfect gift. .”
Rituals offers different options, in different price ranges. The Premium Advent Calendar is worth $326, but you can get it for $194, and it includes:
There are also two cheaper calendars, the 3D advent calendar and the 2D advent calendar.
$194, worth $326
3. MAC cosmetics
Third, Fritchey suggested the MAC advent calendar. She said, “Who doesn’t love a good MAC lipstick? As a product formulator, I appreciate the expertise and skill it takes to formulate MAC’s vibrant colors and products to create the bold pigments and finishes MAC is so good at. known for.This brand is perfect for bold, fashionable makeup statements and artsy looks.Interestingly, MAC is free of some of the key toxic ingredients found in many color cosmetics, including triclosan, parabens, and phthalates.
“Although this is not a green brand, the quality of the overall product formulation in terms of look, feel and finish is excellent. Their limited edition advent calendar is packed with 24 mini and big surprises to unwrap daily! This is absolutely perfect when you’re done to throw away all your makeup and start over for a vibrant new look in 2024!”
The 2022 MAC Advent Calendar costs $195 but includes goodies worth over $475. The full list of products included is:
$195, worth $475
Fritchey then pitched her own advent calendar, from her company Voluspa. She said: “Since day one, our Sunshine Botanicals’ dedication to innovation and product formulation has known no bounds. From the very beginning, we have been committed to researching, product developing and sourcing the best medicinal plants and raw materials possible from all over the world. world to treat aging and problem skin conditions, and in this process “fragrance” plays a huge role.
“We don’t use synthetic fragrances at all. Having said that, “fragrance” plays such a big part in our overall formulation and for this purpose we use essential oils and other raw materials (bark and berries, aromatic woods, resins and marine notes ) just to name a few, and these “fragrances” come from the raw materials and active ingredients that make the products. We never use synthetic fragrances. I know what goes into making ultra-clean, healthy product formulations, and when I saw this collection of candles, I knew this was the real thing and this brand is committed to integrity and excellence in product development. This Voluspa collection has 12 different scents from fruity to floral. My favorite is French Cade Lavender!”
The calendar will cost you $158, but you get one of each scent, which costs an average of $33 per candle, and a wick trimmer. Fragrances included are:
5. Uncommon Goods Advent Shower Steamer Set
Fritchey’s fifth option was the Uncommon James Advent Shower Steamer Set. She said, “The scents in this advent calendar are amazing. My favorite scent is geranium and rosemary. I’m all for ‘Made is the USA’ brands and this is another great handmade find from a small company made in Austin, Texas that I just had to share! Imagine stepping into the shower every day and having an amazing, mind-body-sensory experience each time? Can you imagine this as an advent calendar? Thanks to the magic of the holidays, the scents of the season and all brought together in this beautiful calendar!
“These sparkling shower steamers are the PERFECT gift for anyone on your list and an even better special treat for yourself to lift your spirits on a daily basis! The ultra-fresh scents in this collection including peppermint, eucalyptus, fir tree and cloves will permeate the mind, and with the gentle exfoliating salts, they’ll exfoliate your skin like an effervescent, body-buffing scrub.For everyday use, dissolve one of these into a holiday-scented shower refill and create an aromatic “steam bath” for your home. !”
The calendar costs $98, and for those who’ve never used a shower steamer before, they’re like bath bombs! But instead of placing the tablet in your bath, place it on the floor of your shower. The scents in this set are:
- Orange + Clove
- Rosemary + Spruce
- Anise + Geranium
- Orange + Lavender
- Rosemary + Geranium