According to My Calendar, It’s Time for a Beauty Treat: The New Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar Beautifully Counts

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Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Counting down to love with the new Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Five, four, three, two…

LOVE! love


The countdown to love is on, and Benefit is managing the clock. You might feel the love, too, if you find Benefit’s new Countdown to Love Advent Calendar ($68) under the tree this year.

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Hmm… I wonder what’s inside.

Remember advent calendars when you were a kid? With the tiny toys or pieces of candy hidden behind little pop-out compartments? They’d usually start on the first day of December, or thereabouts, and you’d get to open another one of the compartment every day all the way to Christmas.

The ones I usually got had hard candies and chocolates, and those were always fun, but Benefit took the idea to a higher plane of awesomeness with their new Countdown to Love kit, which was obviously designed to drive Benefit babes wild.

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Merry mini madness, and a happy new kit

Countdown to Love comes with 24 surprises, which works out to just under $3 each, including 21 travel-sized mini Benefit products and three accessories (two charms and a barrette).

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Who’s that Bad Gal?

Yes, it’s really, really cute, albeit extra large, but it’s more than that. It contains some of the best stuff in the Benefit line — practical, everyday products you could work into your rotation immediately, like Hoola, CORALista, Benetint and Highbeam.

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

More charming minis

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar sugarbomb

Hoola, Sugarbomb and Sunbeam

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar star charm closeup

Baby, your a star!

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

A mini of Benetint blush, one of the first Benefit products I ever tried (and fell in love with)

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar first two rows
Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar bow barrette

Cute barrette!

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar first two rows

The treasures hiding in the first two rows…

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar last two rows

And the goodies waiting in the last two rows…

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

With a husky tabby’s head for scale…

So here’s the kicker: it’s huge and rather bulky. It’s definitely not going to fit into a pocket or purse.

As a gift, it’s kind of cool if you’re the recipient. I mean, you open it up and BAM! — gigantic makeup set. But if you’re the gift giver and want to send it to someone for the holidays, the postage could cost more than the actual kit.

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

It covers half my body like a glorious makeup blanket!

I would not try to ship this. If you’re interested, I’d suggest purchasing it online (it’s available now from Sephora with free shipping), and having it shipped directly to the lucky gal/guy.

Yeah, it’s almost 70 bucks…but it’s packed like a beauty piñata and works out to be a pretty good deal.

It probably wasn’t made with hardcore Bene-babes in mind. If you already own many of the products, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but if you like to hoard Benefit’s limited edition items, or if you just want travel sizes of some of your faves, what a fun holiday kit. 🙂

PRICE: $68
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Benefit, Sephora and Ulta stores, counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Audrey says:

    UM. This is CRAZY CUTE!!! I think I know what I’m going to do with my recently gifted Sephora gift card 🙂

  2. So amazing! We don’t have advent calenders where I live. I wish Sephora shipped to India!
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  3. hanna says:

    I love this! A great concept.
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  4. This is freaky awesom.. so much stuff in a kit.. i know its bulky but Just loved the concept of tiny trvel-sized stuff.. Wish soebody gift it to me this year.. 😀 :D..
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  5. Danielle says:

    Wow this is huge! I thought it would fit on my kitchen counter haha. I was debating getting this, but I already have a couple of the products in there.
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  6. Charisma says:

    Such a great concept, packed with great goodies. I love Christmas!
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  7. Gowthami says:

    Oh my!! This is so amazing!!

  8. Trisha says:

    Oh man, I want this so bad! I LOVE advent calendars. In fact, I still get them every year. I get the ones with the little chocolates. You can get them at Walgreens near the end of November.

    But to get makeup and stuff in there? I’m sold.
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  9. Wow, this looks amazing! I love Benefit and wouldn’t mind this advent calendar 🙂
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  10. Sylvia says:

    So much better than chocolate!
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  11. Maria Therese says:

    That one is amazing!!

  12. Louise says:

    Omfg … Im French and I can’t find it in France!!! Im SOSOSO jealous.

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