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Chocolate advent calendars are a thing of the past for many, as it’s now all about getting your beauty fix at Christmas. After all, who doesn’t want the excitement of opening a door to find a deliciously decadent beauty product to pamper yourself with throughout the whole month of December?
This year, the leading beauty brands have upped their game and released some of the most incredible advent calendars we’ve ever seen.
Indulgence is this year’s theme and some of our favourite brands, such as Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury, L’Occitane and Net-a-Porter, have set the bar very high.
Each calendar is jam-packed full of goodies from small bottles of perfume to handy travel minis of skincare, make-up and hair products you simply can’t live without.
The choice means there really is a beauty advent calendar for everyone - so you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect one for you, or your loved one.
Liberty | £215 | Shop now
Customers braved the rain to get their hands on 2019’s Liberty beauty advert calendar when it launched last week. In 2018, the item became the fastest selling product in the brand’s history and since then has seen huge demand. Although 15% of total stock sold within five minutes, the calendar that is filled with over £600 worth of full-sized makeup and skincare by top labels is still available - but who knows for how much longer.
Cowshed | £130 | Shop now
The deluxe calendar is filled with a range of Cowshed’s best selling natural skincare, as well as hand, bath and body treats. The 24 products include a travel candle, sleepy pillow spray and muslin cloth. Basically, it’s the ultimate way to help wind down this December.
Jo Malone | £320 | Shop now
What better way than to count down to Christmas with your very own Jo Malone advent calendar? This year’s offering is filled with 24 miniatures behind each door, including the much-loved Blackberry and Bay Cologne (9ml) and English Pear and Freesia Body Créme (15ml) alongside new additions such as Bronze Wood and Leather Cologne Intense (9ml), giving you a beautifully scented option for each day.
Feel Unique | £79 | Shop now
Following the huge success of its beauty advent calendar last year - which sold out within two weeks - Feel Unique’s incredible offering is back and better. The luxury calendar features 24 skincare, makeup and hair care products in a box design inspired by the aurora borealis. You’ll find a combination of deluxe and full sized products from luxury brands such as Rituals, Nuxe, Huda Beauty, Perricone MD and Aveda to make that Christmas countdown even more special than before.
Feel Unique | £45 | Shop now
Or, if you have a little less cash to splash you can purchase Feel Unique’s 12-door calendar, which includes some of the most coveted products, ranging from skincare and make up to haircare. Expect to find goodies such as Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow (7ml) , Emma Hardie Protect and Prime SPF 30 (15ml), Lime Crime Velvetines Lip Liner and Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (30ml).
Fenwick | £150 | Shop now
The Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar is filled to the brim with cult beauty classics and is worth over £450. Expect to find best-selling skincare and makeup to fragrance, hair and body from brands such as Bobbi Brown, Dermalogica, Hermes and Estee Lauder, among others. The calendar box’s design is also something to wax lyrical about; it was designed by artist Julie Verhoeven who wanted to create a box of treats “sprinkled with fairy dust”, we love.
Charlotte Tilbury | £150 | Shop now
Amongst everything else she does, Charlotte Tilbury aces her annual beauty advent calendar. This year’s Glittering Galaxy of Make-up Magic is jam-packed of full-size and miniature products to create two stunning beauty looks and is only £150. Expect to find a full-sized cult-favourite Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, Eyes to Mesmerize in Star Gold and Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamond, as well as mini versions of Take It All Off, Legendary Lashes and the Multi Miracle Glow.
bareMinerals | £79 | Shop now
Clean beauty lovers will be pleased to know that this year’s offering from bareMinerals contains 24 of its best-loved products across face, colour and skincare in both mini and Deluxe sizes. Count down to Christmas and discover beauty favourites such as the Mini Mineral Veil, Mini Pressed Bronzer, Mini Lash Domination Mascara and Skinlongevity Deluxe Sample, plus more.
Harrods | £250 | Shop now
Following the sell-out success of the two previous calendars, Harrods is back with its 25-door beauty advent calendar with products that have been handpicked from the range of products available in the luxury department store’s new Beauty Hall. The calendar features make-up, skincare, haircare and more, from Huda Beauty’s Demi Matte Lipstick to the celeb favourite 111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask and Penhaligon’s fragrance and an Ex Nihilo candle.
ESPA | £130 | Shop now
The much-awaited ESPA Precious Moments beauty advent is here for the festive season and is the perfect addition for anyone wanting to truly wind down throughout the festive period. Behind 24 doors, you’ll find a plethora of limited edition and handpicked products to help you truly look after your skin, body and mind, including Tri-Active™ moisturiser (15ml), Restorative Bath Oil (15ml) and a Winter Spice candle (70g), as well as the Skin Rescue Balm (3g), Pink Hair and Scalp Mud Tube (15ml) and Smooth and Firm Body Butter (£15ml).
Nivea | £40 | Shop now
Behind each door of Nivea’s Winter Wonders advent calendar this year, you’ll find sumptuous face and body products that are well known and loved. It contains 18 full size or travel-friendly Nivea products from refreshing cleansing classics, such as Nivea Daily Essential Extra Gentle Eye-Makeup Remover to pampering must-haves such as the Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion. There are also six beauty bonuses such as a makeup sponge, eye mask and shower puff.
Decleor | £69.95 | Shop now
Discover new beauty treats through December with Decleor’s new advent calendar. It contains 24 skin saviours suitable for every skin type from the brand’s bestselling ranges and features 8 full size products as well as 16 deluxe sizes. Expect to find Decleor favourites such as the Green Mandarin Sun-Kissed Cream, Intense Nutrition Lip Balm and the Aromessence Neroli Amara Hydrating Oil Serum.
Look Fantastic | £79 | Shop now
Look Fantastic’s incredible beauty advent calendar is back and better with 25 products ranging from makeup and skincare to haircare and beauty tools from bestselling brands, including Morphe, OSKIA, Illamasqua, Caudalie and Elemis. Expect all your favourite beauty products in travel-friendly sizes so you can enjoy each product through the winter months and beyond.
L’Occitane | £89 | Shop now
The luxury advent calendar takes you on a 24-day pamper journey with products such as L’Occitane’s Immortelle Reset Serum to its Almond Shower Oil and Herbae Fragrance.
Diptyque | £320 | Shop now
This super-luxe advent calendar from Diptyque comes at a price, but is packed full of the brand’s best-selling candles and fragrances. The calendar was created in collaboration with artist Olaf Hajek to celebrate the festivals that mark the end of the year. His artwork evokes and reinterprets the popular, colourful and flowery themes found in naive art: luck, protection and harmony. Behind 25 doors you will find a 2019 limited edition candle (70g), 13x35g bestselling candles (including Baies, Santal and Feu de Bois) and Art du Soin infused face oil (15ml).
Elemis | £165 | Shop now
Treat you, or your loved ones, with the ultimate luxury skincare advent calendar. With 25 little drawers full of award-winning and bestselling Elemis products, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a little bit of R&R through the holidays. The advent calendar features miniature version of the brand’s best-loved products, including the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (20g), Superfood Day Cream (20ml) and the Gentle Foaming Facial Wash (30ml). And on Christmas morning you’ll open the doors to a full-sized jar of the brand’s iconic Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
ASOS | £70 | Shop now
This exclusive beauty advent calendar is back and is full to the brim with 24 makeup bag heroes such as Laura Mercier’s Transclucent Loose Setting Powder and the hydrating Pro-Collagen Marine Cream by Elemis.
Rituals | £89.90 | Shop now
There’s no need for a Christmas tree this year when you have a Rituals one. The 3D advent calendar is designed to look like a real tree and includes 24 luxury presents to open each day throughout the month. It features products such as the new Amsterdam Collection Body Mist, different mini candles from the renewed Private Collection and the Ritual of Namasté Hydrating Ampoules.
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