The joy of opening a daily door on your advent calendar is no longer just for kids. And for a special treat, instead of chocolate, beauty-based advent calendars have become really popular in the last few years. Take a look at some of our favourites, and you’ll see the only problem with these beauty advent calendars is resisting opening all the days at once!
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Whether you are looking for some luxury lotions and potions or a budget-friendly beauty splurge, you will be thrilled to see the sheer variety of face, hair and body treats available!
If you fancy getting in on the Christmas beauty fun, we’ve rounded up some of the most lovely beauty advent calendars you won’t want to miss. Be prepared, they sell out early!
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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars
Clarins 12 Days of Favourites Advent Calendar, £65
This Clarins advent calendar includes a full size Beauty Flash Balm and Natural Lip Perfector, as well as 10 travel-size treats, from skin care to make-up. Clarins fans will love the SOS Primer, Hydrating Gentle Foam Cleanser, Total Eye Lift and more.
If 12 days of treats aren’t enough, there’s also a 24 day beauty advent calendar (£135).
Available exclusively online from Clarins.
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No7 Limited Edition Beauty Vault, €60/£45
After last year’s calendar sold out in record time, the No7 beauty advent calendar is back!
Give the gift of makeup with this stunning limited edition beauty vault. It ticks every single box for makeup fans, it’s the secret to eyes that sparkle, cheeks that glow and lips that shine! Contains 12 Limited Edition products.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
Elemis Advent Calendar, £175
Treat your skin to some festive delights with this Elemis advent calendar. There are 25 skincare surprises to discover, worth over £400, including face and body products from the popular Pro-Collagen collection, Superfood, Peptide and Skin Nourishing ranges.
Available online and in selected retailers from October.
Cowshed 24 Days Advent Calendar, €155/£30
Experience Christmas as if for the first time with the Cowshed advent calendar. Count down the days with 24 of some best-loved products, including skincare, bath, body and hand care treats for holiday season pampering.
As our calendars are handmade, you’ll need to take extra care when unwrapping yours to make sure it stays in perfect condition.
With all the components of the Cowshed experience, this is the ultimate way to take the spa home with you.
Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar, €360/£320
The ultimate treat is a Jo Malone Beauty advent calendar – it is STUNNING! Each door reveals a scented delight, from perfume to candles to bath and body goodies.
Available in-store and online directly from Jo Malone and selected retailers from mid-October. In the meantime, you can register your interest here to find out when it is available.
OPI Advent Calendar, £TBC
Containing 25 mini nail polishes, this OPI Shine Bright Collection Advent Calendar includes the holiday season’s latest range of bold and sophisticated colours with Shine Bright Nail Lacquer.
Available in-store and online from John Lewis, Littlewoods and other retailers now.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, £80
The Share the Love Big Advent Calendar, pictured here, is one of three advent calendars from The Body Shop this year. Packed with skincare bestsellers, deliciously-scented bath and body, make-up and more, there is lots of fun to be had with this one!
Available in-store and online from The Body Shop now.
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MAC Advent Calendar, £135
Countdown to Christmas with the limited edition MAC Advent Calendar, worth over £340. This optical illusion keepsake case is tricked out with mini and major surprises for you to unbox on the daily.
Available online from MAC Cosmetics and from selected retailers soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest here to find out when it’s available.
Lancome Advent Calendar, €135/£95
Each wonderful house in the Lancome advent calendar is filled with a beauty surprise from all your favourite Lancome ranges. Treats inside include Renergie Nuit Multi-Lift night cream, Hydra Zen cream gel, Bi-Facil, Tonique Confort, Absolue Revitalising Night Ritual Mask, Tresor shower gel, Hypnose mascara and more.
Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, €48/£40
Open a door each day to reveal a beauty treat in this iconic Cath Kidston Advent Calendar. Behind beautifully printed doors, find enriched hand creams, hand balms and body lotions to lip balms, cleansing body scrubs, scented soaps, bath fizzers & salts. All certified vegan and cruelty-free, wrapped in the cheery, printed paper box.
Available in-store and online from Cath Kidston and selected retailers now.
LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, €95/£80
The LookFantastic Advent Calendar has sold out for 6 years in a row, so don’t miss out!
To help you on your journey to complete skincare bliss and ultimate makeup mastery this Christmas, you’ll find 25 incredible products to try, from skincare saviours to haircare and beauty must-haves.
If you fancy a spoiler, here are 5 of the products you’ll find inside:
- ESPA Active Nutrient Clean & Green Detox Night Mask
- Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
- Aveda Botanical Repair Treatment
- NARS Blush (Shade Orgasm)
- Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, €185/£150
This luxury treasure trove of beauty goodies has 12 doors hiding away a mix of full-size and travel-size makeup and skincare treats that are sure to upgrade your makeup bag.
Full size beauties include Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Sand, Colour Chameleon in Pillow Talk, and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium.
Available online from Charlotte Tilbury and in selected retailers now.
Molton Brown Luxury Advent Calendar, £195
Count down to Christmas with Molton Brown’s glorious Advent Calendar, a celebration of fragrances, body and home delights, hidden behind the brand’s iconic salon doors, in this emerald green and gilded bespoke box.
A calendar full to the brim with 24 deliciously scented and sought-after goodies, your senses can soak up (and bubble up) all the nostalgic and classic scents of Christmas.
Available from Molton Brown from early October.
25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, €45
Discover the very best in conscious beauty! This Holland & Barrett advent calendar, worth over £170, is the perfect gift or treat for yourself. Behind every door you will find a different treat – don’t miss out, this limited edition calendar sells out every year!
This is the perfect gift for any clean beauty fan, featuring sustainable favourites from the likes of REN, Q+A, Evolve and Sukin, with many more premium brands inside. Suitable for Vegans and comes in 100% cardboard packaging too!
Available online from Holland & Barrett from October.
Soap and Glory Beauty Advent Calendar, €55/£42
Retro glam is always front and centre with this fun brand, and the annual Soap & Glory advent calendar is no different.
Pick up all your S&G favourites in this 24 Days to Prep Into Christmas calendar, including Scrub of the Your Life body buffer, Pout About It Hydrogel Lip Mask, Heel Genius foot cream, and lots more.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
L’Occitane Advent Calendar, from €65
This year, L’Occitane has released two beauty advent calendars, priced at €65 and €115. Each has 24 gifts, with everything from shower gels, shampoos, soaps and eau de toilette in the rich signature fragrances L’Occitane are renowned for.
New for this year is a reusable beauty advent calendar (€180) Made from recycled cotton, this calendar has been designed in collaboration with UK illustrator Kitty McCall, who is inspired by nature to create colour, pattern and joy for your homes.
Available in-store and online from L’Occitane and selected retailers now.
bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Advent Calendar, £89
Open a window to discover a bestselling makeup or skincare mini. With gorgeous shades and textures, this limited edition Bare Minerals advent calendar a great choice for beauty fans and everything you need for holiday-ready beauty.
Available in-store and online from Bare Minerals now.
Rituals Advent Calendar, €60
The Christmas season is filled with festive moments and traditions, and they all have one thing in common: we share them with the people we love. It can be a busy time, but that just makes it more important to slow down and appreciate all the small moments of joy life has to offer.
As a daily reminder and moment of holiday cheer, behind each door in The Ritual of Advent calendar you will find a luxurious gift for you or somebody you care about. Count down to Christmas and enjoy 24 meaningful moments together.
Available from Boots and Rituals stores.
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, €248/
Worth in excess of an astounding £975/€1,100, the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar is truly in a league of its own! This 38-piece edit is overflowing with Cult Beauty icons, from under-the-radar ‘Skindie’ heroes and Cult Conscious favourites to make up’s biggest names and everything in between.
A veritable treasure trove of beauty bestsellers, this highly coveted calendar wraps at least a treat-a-day behind each door, making the countdown to Christmas all-the-more exciting. With appearances from the likes of Augustinus Bader, Victoria Beckham Beauty, VIEVE and Youth To The People, you’ll also find a full-sized exclusive Bella Freud Loving Candle behind the 25th drawer!
True to tradition, one calendar holds a Golden Ticket worth 1,000 Cult Beauty pounds!
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