Pros & Cons of Beauty Advent Calendars Worth Keeping in Mind

Advent calendar
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The holiday season is finally upon us, and beauty advent calendars are showing up pretty much everywhere these days. All our favorite beauty, skincare, and haircare brands seem to have one in store, and here are the pros and cons you should keep in mind before buying one.


One of the best things about advent calendars is the great variety of products they have in store. They all come in small packages, allowing you to sample them before buying full-sized bottles, and some of them even happen to be limited-editor products.

Beauty advent calendars also make for a great gift for both yourself and others due to the element of surprise involved. They also offer great value for money, because you’ll spend less money on the products inside than you would if you bought them individually.


Despite offering great value for money, beauty advent calendars are a significant one-time investment because they tend to be pretty pricy. Buying them will only pay off if you use every single product you find inside, and there’s a chance some of them won’t suit you.

Sample sizes can also be an issue if you enjoy full-sized products and they create a lot of waste. Despite offering an element of surprise, beauty advent calendars can lead to disappointment and the mystery products you get won’t always meet your expectations.