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Who’s excited about this year’s Beauty Advent Calendars? I mean, Christmas. Who’s excited about Christmas?

Okay okay, we all know I’m looking forward to it all and I have secretly already started to plan my Christmas. I personally can’t wait to put that Michael Buble Album on and sip on some mulled wine.

I know, again, it might seem a bit early to talk about Christmas, but when it comes to beauty calendars, you just have to be prepared. And early. You want to order early, if you want to make sure you won’t be left without one.

I love the element of surprise and that’s one of the best things about Christmas Calendars. But if you do want to know what you’re buying, it’s usually listed on the site, so you can have a peek. Then again, you can get both – if you look at contents now (because you do want to know what you’re buying), you’ll likely forget about it once it’s time to open it up.

Here are my top picks for this year’s beauty calendars!

best beauty makeup advent calendars 2019

I’ll update this list as new Calendars come on sale.

If you are shopping from Finland, here are links to Finnish stores.


*Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2019 89€ ( Shop in *UK & *FI/EU )

I have to start this listing with the classic Lookfantastic calendar. It’s a safe choice that doesn’t disappoint. It has great brands and a nice variety of both full-sized and travel sized products. If I was shopping my first ever Beauty Advent Calendar, I would buy this.

*Feelunique Advent Calendar  98,75$
Feelunique is launching two calendars – one which has 12 surprises and another with traditional 24. The bigger calendar is pretty similar with LF calendar, only it has different products. Skincare, hair, body, makeup – everything is covered! Most interesting brands here are Benefit, Huda Beauty and Rituals.

asos Face & Body Advent Calendar 70€ 
Asos has a nice selection of brands on their Advent Calendar. It contains products for face, body and hair.  A bit of everything!

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Beauty Advent Calendar 150£
There’s something very tempting about Charlotte Tillbury’s products and this calendar is very high on my list. Great products packed in the most beautiful packaging, can it get any better? The only downside to this calendar is that you can only open 12 boxes. Then again, you’ll get better products, since the calendar contains full luxury products as well as some minis.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars 99-170£
The Body Shop is once again launching multiple calendars, but I have my eye on the Ultimate one. It carries one of my favorite product lines – Drops of Youth – besides the classic body products and more. I feel like you can’t go wrong with this one!

Rituals Advent Calendar 74,50€
Last year I bought the lighted Rituals Advent Calendar for me and Risto – and we loved it! It’s a decoration as itself, but I also loved the skincare, hair, body and makeup products it included. Rituals is one of my favorite brands – it just brings a little luxury to your bathroom.

NYX Professional Makeup 60£
NYX has some great price-quality products, so their makeup calendar has to be on this list.

Beauty Advent Calendars on a budget

You can also get beauty Advent Calendars on a budget. The cheapest on this list is just under 20€. Essence’s calendars are possibly the safest choices here. Why? Because Essence has some really nice affordable products.  Other great options are Catrice and Makeup Revolution Calendars.

Essence make your own Advent Calendar 19,90€

Essence Advent Calendar 2019 24,95€

Catrice Advent Calendar DIY 34,95€

Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 39,95€

Other Calendars

*Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 29,99£
*Lindt Bear Chocolate Advent Calendar
*Ferrero Golden Gallery Advent Calendar 14,14£
*Niederegger Advent Calendar Nougat 27£

What Calendar are you getting this year?

Green & Gold makeup tutorial

green gold makeup

green gold makeup tutorial

Green eyeshadow? Yes please!

Green is a surprisingly easy color to pull off. It goes beautifully with warm colors and gold. I find myself reaching for green colors especially during the holidays. There’s just something super festive about it – especially if you pair it with red lips.

I’ve also been asked to do a green eyeshadow tutorial – so here it is. I actually used just three colors here: warm orange shade, green and gold. And glitter. I just had to – since for once my weird-colored glitter liner matched the look perfectly.

This post is also a part of Finnish beauty blogger’s holiday makeup collaboration. We all did different party looks for the season. Links to other bloggers’ posts are at the end of this post!

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green gold glitter eye makeup

Green & gold makeup tutorial – with a touch of glitter!

green gold makeup tutorial

1. Start by applying a warm orange shade as a base for your look. This color acts as your ‘border’. My eyes are deep set so I apply the color pretty high. Blend this color well so that there are not any harsh lines. Do the same to your lower lash line, but leave a gap for the green eyeshadow.
2. Apply a green shade all over your lid and on your lower lash line. Basically fill up inside the lines you created with the orange shade. Blend carefully the edges, but don’t overdo it. If you blend these colors too much, it can look muddy.
3. Apply a gold shade to your inner corner and bring it on the lid slightly from the inner corners. You can also apply some gold on your brow bone if you like.
4. Apply glitter on about 1/2 of your lid. Add a touch of glitter on your lower lashline as well. This is easier with a glitter liner.
5. Line your eyes, add mascara and lashes.

green eyeshadow placement

Simplified version of color and glitter placement. The white dots is where I applied glitter.

red gold lips

To bring this look together, I applied the same gold color as my highlight on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow. I even applied it on top of my red lips. My nails also matched the look. Although no one knows if I only painted one hand out of laziness.

Products used

*Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
*KICKS Full Coverage Stick Concealer, 02
*elf Soft Luminance powder
*KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals

*Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
*Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Urban Decay Primer Potion
*KICKS Eyeshadow Palette (orange shade)
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Grasshopper green shade)
*Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey (gold eyeshadow & highlight)
*Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter liner, Distortion
mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner
*elf Lash Extending Mascara
*KICKS Seductive Lift Mascara
*Eylure 035 Lashes (cut almost in half)

*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen

Most of the products I’ve received as pr-samples.

green gold makeup

Here are the links to the other beauty bloggers Holiday looks:
Blinger Shimmer / The Diary of a ShopaholicHannamaria / Henna V / Meikkimonsterin maailma / MaittaLy / Meikkiblogi Be Beauty or Creepy  / Miss Aria

What do you think of this look?

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