BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2021

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What are the best beauty advent calendars in 2021? Here is a list of the best ones!

It’s never too soon to talk about Christmas. Especially when it comes to beauty advent calendars. Listing the very best is a task I take very seriously (and as a Christmas person I enjoy it really much). On this post you’ll find the most interesting calendars from different price points. So whether it’s affordable or luxury you’re after, I got you covered.

Usually these beauty calendars sell out quickly, so you need to be early to get one.

THE BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS FOR 2021

Most stores come out with their calendars in October, so I’ll update this list as new calendars come on sale.

Most sites list the contents of the calendar, so I recommend checking them out. That way you can take a peek and know what you’re getting (forgetting it is a part of it so you will anyway be surprised in December).

Rituals

Rituals Advent Calendars 2021 (59,90€ & 89,90€)

Rituals’ calendars are always at the top of my list. I’ve had their calendar two times now and I always recommend them to my friends as well as a “safe bet”. The calendars themselves are gold this year, but similar style than before. (I’m only a little sad that my calendar from last year is red and not this gold one, heh).

The contents are also great, if you love Rituals products. You know, lovely scents, dreamy shower creams, body oils and lotions and much more. They add that bit of luxury in your every day products.

I think both the contents are great – though you get a bit more variety in the deluxe version. And obviously – the deluxe version is a whole Christmas village with added lights and everything. And you can reuse it (what I’m doing this year).

The Ritual of Advent Exclusive 59,90€ (Rituals.com)
The Ritual of Advent Deluxe 89,90€ (Rituals.com)

Lookfantastic

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar $115 (worth £500)

Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendar is a classic, that always manages to surprise positively. I’ve had it three times and I’ve always been pleased with it. This year I’m loving the purple red style of it – and of course – the trusted selection of beauty products for body, hair and skin (including makeup). I’m happy to see brands like NARS, Illamasqua, EGF, Rituals and REN in the contents!

Shop: *Lookfantastic Advent Calendar US / *Lookfantastic Advent Calendar UK / *Lookfantastic Advent Calendar FI/EU

 

Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar
Feelunique

Feelunique Advent Calendar 2021 £119 (worth over £385)

Feelunique’s Advent Calendar looks gorgeous this year in green and red colors. The contents are also gorgeous, especially if you like a bit of luxury in your life. As always, Feelunique’s calendar contains a mix of skincare, hair & body products and makeup. The products that really excite me come from Huda Beauty, Clarins and Nuxe.

Shop: *Feelunique Advent Calendar 2021  (US) / *Feelunique Advent Calendar (EU)

 

Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar £215 (worth over 975£)

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar is pricy, yet it contains 38 products! This calendar is the ultimate gift – and I think you deserve it. It includes a nice variety of products, but it’s mostly skincare, hair and makeup products. Brands include Briogeo, Natasha Denona, Sunday Riley, Too Faced, NARS, Charlotte Tillbury… should I keep going? These will go fast.

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Shop: *Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

 

The Body Shop

The Body Shop Advent Calendars 2021 (£55-140£)

The Body Shop always comes out with multiple calendars and they always go really fast. And it’s no wonder! These calendars are suited for different budgets £55-£140 and packed with lovely TBS products.  Besides the 3 calendars sold online, there is an exclusive one sold on selected stores.

Psst! Share The Love & Joy Ultimate Calendar includes one of my all time favorite products: Drops of Youth Concentrate.

Shop: The Body Shop Advent Calendars

 

Lumene

Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Wonders 2021 Advent Calendar 89,90€

Lumene’s advent calendars are always really pretty, but this year the calendar is gorgeous. It’s vegan with 17 skincare products and 7 makeup products. If you’re looking for fresh, glowy and well hydrated skin – this is the calendar for you.

 

Shop:
Lumene Nordic Beauty Wonders (Free international delivery – Lumene.com)
*Lumene Nordic Beauty Wonders (Lyko.fi)

 

essie

Essie 2021 Advent Calendar 88,90€

Essie makes great nail polishes. They have nice consistencies, good color payoff and they last pretty well. So if you love nail polishes (and reds and pinks are up your alley), the choice is easy.

Shop:
*Essie 2021 Advent Calendar (Coming soon at Lyko.fi)

 

Lyko

NYX Gimme Super Stars! 24 Holiday Countdown (78,90€)

NYX makeup has great price-quality ratio, so if it’s makeup you’re after, here’s a good one. The color theme in the makeup is brownish red, which I’m all about. This calendar contains 13 lip products, 6 eyeshadows and a few products for face.

 

Shop:
*NYX 24 Holiday Countdown 78,90€ (Lyko.fi)

lush advent calendar 2021

LUSH Advent Calendar 2021 £185 (only in UK)

Lush Advent Calendar is filled with all vegan products, including bath bombs, soaps, shower gels, lotions and more. There are exclusive products, so you know your calendar is special. I bet someone who enjoys scented products and has a bath tub would love this calendar. Psst! It also includes glitter.

Shop: Lush Advent Calendar 2021

 

 

THE BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS ON A BUDGET

Catrice, essence and Makeup Revolution usually have nice affordable advent calendars. I will update the list soon!

 

Finally, a quick word about chocolate calendars. We’ve often buy ours from  *amazon! Check out their selection!

Are you getting a beauty calendar this year?

My skin, but in a bottle – NARS Sheer Glow Foundation review

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is just what the name implies, but also much more (at least to a foundation fanatic). It’s a medium-coverage foundation that gives a subtle glow to the skin, making your skin look like skin. I like to think of it as my skin, but in a bottle. You know, if my skin had even texture, it was smoother and not as oily. My skin, but better.

This foundation is a classic, which deserves a gold medal in my books. Here’s my review with before & after photos!

Nars sheer glow foundation review

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation review

*Sheer Glow foundation has sheer, yet buildable coverage. I feel like it’s impossible to create a cakey mask with this one. Since it leaves a bit of a glow on the skin and reflects light, it looks more natural on the skin than a matte foundation. (That said, there are also matte foundations that reflect light, making them look beautiful – if you’re more oily you might want to check out my review on Clarins Everlasting Foundation or Estee Lauder Double Wear.)

The foundation doesn’t contain alcohol or fragrance, which is great, because those two ingredients tend to be not so great if your skin is sensitive. It’s also oil-free and non-comedogenic, making it suitable also for combination skin. Ingredients include glycerin, vitamin C and turmeric extract. These hydrate, brighten and even out the skin tone.

Natural looking skin Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

glowy skin purple eye makeup

My skin type is combination, meaning I get a bit oily in my T-zone. I still love a glowy foundation and I’m so happy I found this one! It gives me just enough glow, without making me look like a greasy mess. So when it comes to the longevity, it lasts pretty well throughout the day. Obviously I’m quite glowy at the end of the day, but it’s nothing too crazy. I can always fix it by absorbing excess oils with powdered papers.

Quite often I leave it without powder, but applying a light layer of powder to set the foundation also helps to keep it in check longer. If you’re using a qood quality powder, it doesn’t ruin the radiance. My recommendation is *Laura Mercier’s loose translucent powder.

Before & After Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab (Medium 1)

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Punjab Before After
Before & after NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Punjab) & Radiant Creamy Concealers (Custard, Vanilla)

Before After Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Punjab

The shade that I have is Punjab. Right now it’s slightly darker than my skin, but I usually use self-tan and then it fits me perfectly. And that said, you can still see how easy it is to blend to look good, even with a slightly darker shade.
There’s great shade descriptions on Sephora (just follow the foundation link), so it’s quite easy to find your match.

I love to apply this foundation either with a damp beautyblender or a brush. It works either way. The consistency of the foundation is very lightweight, making it easy to apply and blend on the skin. For this post, I used a beautyblender. I didn’t use powder, so you can see the beautiful finish it leaves on the skin.

glowy foundation nars

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation review & my NARS favorites

All in all, I really love this foundation. NARS really seems to know its base products. I’ve been using their Radiant Creamy Concealer for years and just haven’t found anything that beats that. I also used those concealers in the makeup here.

Note – this foundation doesn’t come with a pump. You could use the foundation without the pump, but it does make it easier to use, so I would recommend buying that. It costs $6, which I think is fine for a great foundation like this.

Shop the foundation:

*NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
*NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Pump

 

And when it comes to the rest of my makeup, here’s the details.

Makeup details:

*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
*Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 1 (the best purple palette I own)
*Benefit 24HR Brow Setter Gel (the best brow gel ever, check out my review)
Milani Baked Blush, Delizioso Pink
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector 5

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