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In the beginning they were chocolates and candies, today advent calendars are beauty surprises, and for some years now, brands have been competing to create the most captivating packages: there are those who have them designed by famous illustrators, those who make them in materials of recycling, those who create real precious chests to use as jewelry boxes“Joy” is the key to everything, because when we open the window, regardless of age, we want nothing more than to go back to childhood for a few moments and be surprised from the unexpected gift.

Five days from December 1st, we offer you a selection of advent calendars to choose from: From Lancôme, to Dior, from Sephora to Douglas, the choice is enormous. It ranges from miniature scented candles, to must-have make-up products in a reduced version, creams or perfumes in mini formats to be daring, trying, loving and rediscovering.

Among the proposals of the beauty brands, many small news, best sellers or reinterpretations to slip into your pocket or bag.

Artist and illustrator Safia Ouares imagined the Dior Advent Calendar as an enchanted night with dancing stars and gold dust. Behind each of the 24 windows of the calendar there is a surprise to discover every day of December until Christmas in the magical spirit of the Maison.

This advent calendar contains the most beloved Armani products, including Sì Eau de Parfum (7 ml), Lip Maestro 402 mini version, Eyes to Kill Mascara 500 mini version and some accessories (lip magnet brooch, bow-shaped brooch, lip-shaped brooch, Sì Passione brooch and Armani key ring with brooch).

Full of wonderful gifts to discover the entire Acqua di Parma universe. From Cologne to Blu Mediterraneo, from Le Nobili to the precious Signatures of the Sun fragrances and the Home collection, and a special gift for December 25th. The festive air is given by the bright illustrations by the Asian artist Oamul.

This advent calendar contains some of the brand’s mostly skincare bestsellers such as All About CleanTM Mild Liquid Facial Soap (30ml), Moisture SurgeTM 72H Self-Rehydrating (30ml) and Clinique Smart NightTM Custom Action Repair Night Cream ( 7 ml).

The Lancôme calendar is always one of the most anticipated because it has a dream design: this year the star is the Eiffel Tower! Includes best seller, full size and mini size.

A scented house with the Diptique calendar that marks the wait with 25 iconic products of the collection and exclusive products. The box with drawers is decorated with illustrations by the artist Ugo Gattoni.

For the holidays, Charlotte Tilbury, one of Hollywood’s most beloved brands recently landed in Italy, has created a super calendar: Charlotte’s Bejeweled Chest of Beauty Treasures, with travel and full size of cult products. There is also the dream highlighter in rose gold!

Shiseido has thought of the beauty routine: 24 luxurious products to accompany the preparation of the skin for winter day by day.

It’s called ‘Shake your Beauty Benefi and offers 12 Benefit Cosmetics must-haves. Any taste? The smoothing primer, the Roller Lash mascara, many products for the eyebrows …

MAC Cosmetics it has two calendars (here is the one for 24 days, but there is also for 12). They are called “Boom Boom Wow”.

KIKO delights us with a super calendar in Christmas colors that contains many must-haves of the brand: blushes, eye shadows, lipsticks, accessories … every day, a surprise!

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