I always wanted to have an advent calendar, they are so much fun and contains plenty of goodies, so finally this Christmas I must have been a good girl because Santa brought me the NYX advent calendar!
It has 12 eyeshadow and 12 soft matte lip cream lipsticks, which is already amazing as most of the advent calendars have just 12 days on it.
- The eye shadows:
There are 4 matte shadows and 8 shimmer ones, which to be honest I would have loved them to be half matte and half shimmer as some of the shimmer colours are quite intense, but I do love all the mate selection.
Each shadow is 1.8g which is slightly bigger than the individual refills that are 1.5g, quite a pretty good size.
- The lipsticks:
The big difference with the lipsticks is the size, as they are 4.7g when the full size is 8g, so is kind of a sample size, but on the other size you get 12 of the most populars colours which is amazing, plus I rather get 12 small sizes than 6 full ones, that way you get to try most of them and to chose which one suit you best! From purple to vampy reds, the palette of colours is the best they could put together in my opinion.
Overall, if you are a big fan of NYX (as I am) you will absolutely love this advent calendar, I would, however, improve the packaging, as although the design is really cool (kind of like a travel make up case) it feels quite cheap when you hold it, and for the cost of it (£60) you would expect a better package.
Anyway, I truly believe that beauty advent calendars are the best option for Christmas, you have pretty good different ones, starting from £30 to the amazing and extremely unaffordable Jo Malone one.
Merry Christmas Beauties!