Best beauty advent calendars 2020: Take a peek at what's coming up!

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·8-min read
Let the countdown to Christmas begin! Big beauty brands including Lush, Space NK, Fortnum & Mason, No7 and many more are set to release their 2020 beauty advent calendars very soon.  (Lush)
Let the countdown begin! Advent calendars will be coming soon from beauty brands including Lush, Space NK, Fortnum & Mason, No7 and many more. (Lush)

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If you love Christmas as much as we do, then you’ll be pleased to know you can start preparing for the festive season now, as some of the biggest beauty brands are beginning to release advent calendars.

We still get just as excited about the build up to Christmas Day as we did when we were children, but there is one thing that has changed - and that’s the type of treats we want to find hidden behind the doors of our advent calendar.

Long gone are the days when we sifted through supermarket aisles in search of our favourite chocolate advent calendars.

Now we love nothing more than to countdown through December with a new beauty product in hand every day.

Beauty brands, including No7, The Body Shop and Jo Malone are set to release beauty advent calendars filled with make-up, skincare essentials and fragrances this year.

For those who need their Christmas fix, we have found the best beauty advent calendars that are available to buy or pre-order now.

We will be updating this article as more brands reveal their festive offerings, so bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest beauty advent calendar launches!

Liberty London | £215 | Shop now

Liberty London's Beauty Advent Calendar
Liberty London's Beauty Advent Calendar

Beauty enthusiasts flocked to buy Liberty London’s Beauty Advent Calendar last year, and we predict it will be another huge hit this year. This year’s drop is filled to the brim with almost £800 worth of sought-after products (£789 to be exact), 19 of the 25 items will be full-sized products from cult beauty brands, including Diptyque, Hourglass and celebrity-favourite, Augustinus Bader. The carefully curated products all come housed in a recyclable box adorned in the iconic Standen print from our Liberty Classics collection.

John Lewis & Partners | £150 | Shop now

John Lewis & Partners  Beauty Advent Calendar
John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar

John Lewis & Partners is set to launch its own Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 in October, which contains over £370 worth of beauty, skincare and haircare products from major brands, such as Elemis, NARS, Laura Mercier, Acqua Di Palma, Givenchy and many more.

Fortnum & Mason | £195 | Shop now

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar
Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

Fortnum’s Beauty Advent Calendar contains £810 worth of beauty products from leading cosmetics and skincare brands. The beauty bundle retails for a fraction of the price of its contents as it costs £195. Hero brands including Guerlain, 3LAB, Chantecaille, Delilah, Dr. Russo, Sisley, Fresh and many more will be hidden behind the 25 doors.

Jo Malone | £320 | Shop now

Jo Malone advent calendar
Jo Malone advent calendar

Jo Malone’s fragrances are distinct, which is why those who are a huge fan of their iconic scents Blackberry and Bay, or Lime, Basil and Mandarin, will go head over heels for the brand’s advent calendar. The calendar includes popular colognes, travel-size bath and body products, and miniature candles, to keep you smelling sweet through December.

NARS | £175 | Shop now

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Nars has launched its 2020 beauty advent calendar, which is filled with lip products. The highly anticipated Christmas countdown is complete with 12 of the brand’s most coveted full size lipsticks and lip pencils, which come in various finishes, from matte to satin. The contents of the advent calendar is worth £268, but retails for almost £100 less.

No7 | £45 | Shop now

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
No7 Beauty Advent Calendar

No7’s Beauty Advent Calendar waiting list racked up over 226,000 sign-ups last year, and we predict it will be equally as popular this year. The calendar is filled with products worth up to £172.50, but retails for just £45. Plus, 10 lucky customers will also bag a golden ticket worth £1,000, which can be redeemed on No7 products.

MAC Cosmetics | £125 | Shop now

Mac Cosmetics Exclusive Boom Boom Wow Complete Advent Calendar,
Mac Cosmetics Exclusive Boom Boom Wow Complete Advent Calendar,

MAC Cosmetics has launched its Boom Boom Wow Complete Advent Calendar, which is filled with 24 products worth over £300. Behind each door is either a full size, mini or travel version of popular products, including Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in ‘Feels So Grand’, In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara, Mini Lipglass in ‘Clear’, ‘Spice’, ‘Very Go Lightly’, ‘Candy Box’ and ‘All Things Magical’, as well as Prep + Prime Fix+, and much more.

Space NK | £195 | Shop now

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar
Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar

Space NK’s 2nd edition of the Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar is not to be missed. The book themed calendar features four “volumes “of skincare, haircare, make-up and other pampering treats from big brands, including Paula’s Choice, Nars, Byredo, Diptyque, Laura Mercier, Ren and many more.

The Body Shop | £50 | Shop now

The Body Shop Make it Real Together Advent Calendar
The Body Shop Make it Real Together Advent Calendar

The Body Shop has released three different beauty advent calendars this year: The Make It Real Together, The Make It Real Together Big and Make It Real Together Ultimate, which range in price from £50 to £130 - although customers are only allowed to buy one each. The Make It Real Together calendar includes Mango hand cream, Moringa Bubble Bath, Lip Butter, a Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub and many more products to help you unwind.

Lush | £185 | Shop now

Lush Beauty Advent Calendar
Lush Beauty Advent Calendar

Lush has catered for those who prefer to buy eco-friendly products, as its upcoming advent calendar is made from 100% recycled materials, as well as 25 vegan products. Bath bombs, perfume, body lotions, soaps and lip scrubs are included in the calendar, as well as three brand new launches.

Feelunique | £89 | Available to pre-order now | Shop now

Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar
Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar

Feelunique has created an impressive 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar filled with over £250 worth of beauty and skincare products from our go-to brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Sol de Janeiro, Nars and Elemis. Customers will also be treated to three beauty buys behind door 25 to start your Christmas off with a bang. Plus one advent contains a hidden golden gift card worth up to £1000 to spend at Feelunique. Products include This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Serum Deluxe and Rodial Vit C Energising Sheet Mask, among other hero products.

Glossybox | £80 for subscribers or £99 for non-subscribers | Shop now

Glossybox Advent Calendar
Glossybox Advent Calendar

Glossybox is our go to for monthly beauty subscription boxes, and the brand is set to cater for our skincare needs over Christmas as they are set to release one epic beauty advent calendar. The calendar will be available to preorder for subscribers on 8 September, and non subscribers from 30 September. It contains over £290 worth of treats, including 14 full size products and 11 deluxe minis from labels including Fenty Beauty, Pixi, Lime Crime and the brand’s new Glossybox Skincare.

Rituals | £89.90 | Shop now

Rituals 3D Beauty Advent Calendar
Rituals 3D Beauty Advent Calendar

Rituals is truly spoiling us this Christmas, as it will launch two beauty advent calendars; the The Ritual of Advent 3D Advent Calendar and the 2D version. The 3D creation is filled with 24 luxury gifts, including The Ritual of Jing Mini Fragrance Sticks, mini Private Collection candles and much more, all of which will be presented in a miniature festive village setting.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar | £250 | Shop now

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

Harrods’ Beauty Advent Calendar is certainly a thing of beauty. This luxurious Christmas countdown is filled with popular beauty and skincare products, including 111Skin Rose Gold Eye Masks, Acqua di Parma Colonia and Body Cream set, Augustinus Bader Face oil, as well as Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask and many more must-haves.

Jo Loves | £300 | Shop now

Jo Loves
Jo Loves

Jo Loves is a beauty and fragrance brand by the famous Jo Malone. This year’s beauty advent calendar contains 24 travel products, and one full size product, which will be waiting for you on December 25. The contents of the calendar racks up to almost £500, as it includes mini body lotions, room sprays, as well as hand washes and lotions.

Lookfantastic | £85 | Shop now

Lookfantastic
Lookfantastic

lookfantastic never fail to impress with their advent calendars, and this year is no different, as it contains over £460 worth of beauty and skincare products, all of which is available for an affordable £85. Lookfantastic’s advent calendar sold out five years in a row, and we predict big things for this year.

Holland & Barrett | £40 | Shop now

Holland & Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar
Holland & Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar

Holland & Barrett has catered for everyone’s needs with their health, wellness and beauty calendar, which costs just £40 but contains more than £170 worth of goods. Customers can expect 14 full-sized products and 11 miniature versions from sustainable brands such as UpCircle, Ethique and Weleda, among other labels.

Selfridges | £210 | Shop now

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

Selfridges have gone above and beyond with their 2020 beauty advent calendar, which is worth over £500 but retails for over half the price. It contains 12 full size beauty products, as well as 11 travel-size and two samples, plus a Face Halo treatment.

Charlotte Tilbury | £150 | Shop now

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury never fails to impress with its annual beauty advent calendar, and the Bejewelled Chest of Beauty lives up to the brand’s high reputation. This year customers can expect 12 full size and travel size make-up and skincare products, including iconic lipsticks, setting spray, Magic Serum and the new Push Up Lashes Mascara.