Beauty advent calendars are selling out faster than ever before. I honestly can’t believe it. Even as I write this, we’ve already missed out on quite a few of the big ones. Mid-October is the time to pick up your advent calendar. Let’s all be honest, it’s the time we start thinking about Christmas shopping too and so the beauty advent calendar can be thought of as the first ‘happy Christmas to us’. I know it’s been a tough year for everyone! Last year, I fell in love with the Glossybox advent calendar but this time I’m so torn between the irresistible offerings from each and every beauty brand. The likes of Harrods, Liberty London and Space NK will give you a flavour for new brands and help you discover cult items. While brand-specific calendars are brimming with favourites to refresh your makeup bag. I’m still narrowing down my choice, so here’s the shortlist. I know I’ll have to hurry through to avoid disappointment.
I’m really surprised this one hasn’t gone already. Last year’s was the fastest-selling product in Liberty London’s 145-year history. I know it’s pretty pricey but when you’re getting over £789 worth of beauty haul, it sounds like a bargain. It’s packed with makeup must-haves, including brands like Diptyque, Hourglass and Le Labo.
Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, Liberty London
Candles, masks, creams and parfums, make up this lovely advent calendar from Rituals. The festive season is all about unwinding and this is certainly a Christmas calendar to help you do it.
Advent Deluxe, Rituals
The Harrods calendar is about prioritising self-care — something we all need reminding of sometimes. Treat yourself to a mix of full-sized and miniature beauty treats to relax into the Christmas period.
Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, Harrods
I love Cult Beauty for discovering something new and this calendar really gives you bang for your buck in terms of repping independent makeup brands. Plus, totted up together, the products come to £930.
Advent Calendar 2020, Cult Beauty
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Feeling overwhelmed by the influx of beauty advent calendars? Keep things simple with a Lush twelve day countdown. Obviously this one can be given as a Christmas Day gift for the twelve days following the big day as well.
You can always rely on L’Occitane to deliver on luxurious and I am loving the neat, red box all of the pampering products are packaged in. There’s plenty in this box to share with your family (or keep for yourself ;).
Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar, L’Occitane
For me, the brands in this one are either ‘love those’ or ‘would love to try those’. My makeup bag is really needing a refresh of Laura Mercier, Kate Somerville and Ren Skincare, while Malin+Goetz and Tan Luxe are two I’ve been meaning to get my hands on. I already know the Space NK box is going to leave me glowing.
Space NK Advent Calendar, Space NK
Everyone loves opening a Molton Brown present on Christmas Day, so treating yourself to an advent calendar full of those luscious products makes a lot of sense.
Advent Calendar, Molton Brown
First prize for imaginative design! Sticking with its French roots, I love the sparkling Eiffel Tower centrepiece. Each hour contains a lovely Lancome classic, including Advanced Génifique Serum and L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks.
Advent Calendar, Lancome
Fenwick will help you prep and preen for the festive season with a beautiful beauty product each day on the countdown to Christmas. This year’s brands include Living Proof, Bobbi Brown, Philip Kingsley and Kiehl’s.
Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, Fenwick
It feels like there’s something indulgent about Nuxe. It’s probably that I first fell in love with its divine self-tan range. My only concern is that this calendar is going to spark a new Nuxe addiction.
Advent Calendar, Nuxe
How can anyone resist this Dior advent calendar? I’m in love with the dark, starry night design, never mind all of the magical Dior treats I’m going to find behind the doors.
Advent Calendar, Dior
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