Forget chocolates, advent calendars have got more glamorous over recent years, and beauty fans aren't short of luxury calendars stuffed with luxury samples and miniatures. Here are our favourites for 2013, all of which can still be bought in time for 1 December!
Benefit's Countdown to Love (£50) is one of the most expensive advent calendar in our list, but it contains a whole host of the brand's bestsellers, plus a fair few added extras. We don't want to ruin the surprise with the full list, but expect to treat yourself each December morning with skin tints, highlighters, primers, powders, and much, much more!
If you want a good mix of luxury products and beauty classics, the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar (£50) is great value, containing products that have an equivalent retail value of almost £250. It contains sample sizes from some of our favourite brands, including Stila, Leighton Denny, and Dermalogica, plus a full size Steamcream (a must in cold weather) and loads more.
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For nail polish addicts, there's no better treat than the Ciate Mini Mani advent calendar (£42). It contains 17 miniature nail polishes in a huge range of fashion colours, plus 4 bottles of nail caviar and three exclusive glitter polishes than will never be sold anywhere but in this set.
The cheapest of the bunch, Boots Beauty Advent Calendar (£30) contains a surprise mix of products from brands stocked in Boots stores, among them Rimmel, Soap & Glory, Nails Inc, and Umberto Giannini, plus in-house brands like 17 and Botanics. If you want to know the full listing, you can read a review here, but surely the fun is in the daily surprise?