The Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 was one of the first beauty advent calendars to launch back in August, and it’s always a popular offering each year. I’ve been a Benefit fan since my teens, and the Benefit advent calendar always tends to be fun and cute, but this year’s design is a little lacklustre compared to previous years.
*Find the Benefit Sincerely Yours Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 right here*
In the past, we’ve even seen Benefit do a musical advent calendar, but this year’s design is so underwhelming. Firstly, it’s tiny. I hope my photos do it justice, but it’s extremely small, which is good in that there’s no excessive packaging, but it’s the smallest beauty advent calendar I’ve ever had.
The Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 is a small, cardboard cube with a magnetic lid which lifts to reveal twelve individual numbered boxes, and the products inside the boxes are wrapped in pink Benefit-branded tissue paper.
The Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 aka the Benefit The More The Merrier Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 is £58.50, which is expensive for a Benefit calendar in my opinion, but the contents are supposedly worth £132.46.
I feel like beauty advent calendars should look and feel special, especially as they’re typically quite pricey, and it’s something you’re getting to enjoy for 12 / 24 days of Advent, but for £58.60, I feel very underwhelmed by this calendar, especially as there are no full sizes whatsoever – it is literally twelve mini products for £60.
Let’s take a look at the products inside the Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2021…
Day 1 – Benefit Mini Roller Liner Eyeliner 0.5ml
Day 2 – Benefit Mini Precisely, My Brow Pencil in shade 3 Warm Light Brown 0.08g
Day 3 – Benefit Mini They’re Real! Mascara 3g
Day 4 – Benefit Mini The POREfessional Pore Perfecting Primer 7.5ml
Day 5 – Benefit Mini Roller Lash Mascara 3g
Day 6 – Benefit Mini Gimme Brow Volumising Brow Gel in shade 3 Warm Light Brown 1.5g
Day 7 – Benefit Mini Hoola Bronzing Powder 4g
Day 8 – Benefit Mini BADgal Bang Mascara 3g
Day 9 – Benefit Mini 24hr Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel 2ml
Day 10 – Benefit Mini Dandelion Blusher 3.5g
Day 11 – Benefit Mini The POREfessional Hydrating Primer 7.5ml
Day 12 -Benefit Mini They’re Real Magnet Mascara 3g
So that’s everything inside the Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2021. Benefit has so many amazing products, I’m a little confused why we have two versions of the same primer, and then four mascaras? It’s only a twelve-day calendar, too, so that’s a heck of a lot of repetition in a twelve-day calendar.
There are zero lip products in the calendar, and instead of two versions of the same primer and four versions of their mascaras, why not include a highlighter? Like Cookie or Watts Up?
It’s still featuring nice products as it’s Benefit makeup, but this year’s calendar is just underwhelming compared to previous years, and for £69 you can get the Next Advent Calendar, with £240 worth of products, so for me, it’s just not one of the strongest beauty advent calendars this year.
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