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
Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, €40/£40*
Worth over £300, this is the ultimate beauty advent calendar and you won’t want to miss it – and it always sells out, so act fast! Filled with 25 beauty, skincare and haircare treats, you’ll get a chance to try new products from brands such as M&S Beauty, Pixi, Nuxe, L’Occitane, Ren and Stila.
The list of phenomenal brands you’ll be able to get your mitts on includes Ren, Nuxe, L’Occitane, Murad, This Works, Stila, Nails Inc, Philip Kingsley, Aveda, Prai, Percy & Reed, Emma Hardie, and Autograph.
Available in-store and online from October 31st (*with a €30/£25 spend on clothes, home or beauty)
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NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco 24 Day Calendar, £45
Get your creativity going for the New Year! This fantastic NYX calendar is an artistry toolbox with plenty of beauty goodies to tide you through party season and kick start your 2020 make up resolutions.
Available in-store and online from Superdrug now.
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, €80/£60
This Clarins advent calendar includes 2 full size products and 10 travel-size treats, from skin care to make-up must haves. Clarins fans will love the Beauty Flash Balm, SOS Hydra Mask, Instant Light Lip Perfector, SOS Primer and more.
Available online from Clarins and from selected retailers now.
Harry Potter Beauty Advent Calendar, €45
Whatever your Hogwarts house, you’ll find beauty treasures galore in the Harry Potter Beauty Advent Calendar! There are bath fizzers, hand creams, nail polishes, bath essences and colour changing lipsticks (one for each house), as well as a golden snitch bath fizzer, eye mask, beauty brush and keyring behind the doors.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
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No7 Advent Calendar, €50/£42
After last year’s calendar sold out in record time, the No7 beauty advent calendar is back! Packed with 25 luxe beauty and skincare heroes, don’t miss the chance to get your hands on plenty of goodies, including the legendary Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum and the Intense Volume Mascara to make your countdown to Christmas truly fabulous.
Plus, look out for one of seven Golden Tickets (worth a massive €900) which have been hidden randomly in the limited edition advent calendars, all of which are redeemable across all No7 products.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
Treat your skin to some festive delights with this Elemis advent calendar. There are 25 skincare surprises to discover, worth over £339, 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/£
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 handcare treats for holiday season pampering.
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 this 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.
OPI x Hello Kitty Advent Calendar, €70/£58.50
Containing 25 mini nail polishes, this OPI advent calendar collaboration with the iconic Hello Kitty brand is great for beauty lovers!
Available in-store and online from John Lewis, Littlewoods and other retailers now.
ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar, €97/£70
In each box of this ASOS Face + Body advent calendar hide 24 fantastic goodies, including several full size products. Treats to look forward to include Clinique All About Eyes, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, NARS Velvet Lip Pencil, Origins Super Spot Remover, Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, and lots more!
Available online from ASOS now.
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, £65
The Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe 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 Cosmetics Starring You Advent Calendar, £129
Shine every day this holiday season with the 24-piece MAC Starring You advent calendar, all luxuriously wrapped in a matte black and rose gold star-shaped box.
The calendar includes Prep + Prime Lip, Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, Fast Response Eye Cream and more.
Available online from MAC Cosmetics and from selected retailers now.
Space NK Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar, £195
Inspired by a beautiful, fairy tale tome, this year’s Space NK advent calendar contains four chapters to see you through the festive season – Pre-Party, Night-Out, Morning After and Everyday – all filled with festive favourites.
From full-size essentials to miniature heroes, you’ll find brands including Drunk Elephant, Charlotte Tilbury, Olaplex, Malin+Goetz, Aromatherapy Associates, Eve Lom, Laura Mercier, and more. Worth over £550, it’s only available while stocks last.
Available online from Space NK now.
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 Christmas Village advent calendar. The selection of 24 mini products includes hand creams, soap, body scrubs, cuticle cream, lip balms and body lotions.
Available in-store and online from Cath Kidston and selected retailers now.
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 (including a full-size Pillow Talk lipstick!) that are sure to upgrade your makeup bag.
Available online from Charlotte Tilbury and in selected retailers now.
Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar, £85
This limited edition Dr Hauschka advent calendar makes the festive season even more beautiful. The calendar contains 24 skincare products for face and body from Dr. Hauschka’s range of high-quality natural cosmetics. Enjoy moments of relaxation, well-being, pampering and freshness every day – plus, look forward to an exclusive surprise on Christmas Eve.
Available online from Dr Hauschka and from selected retailers now.
Molton Brown Luxury Advent Calendar, €200/£175
Brimming with beloved bath and body icons, the calendar delivers 24 decadent treats, each individually wrapped and presented in a grand Art Deco-inspired box with a hand-tied ribbon. Don’t miss out on all the treats, including a number of full-size items!
Available from Molton Brown from early October.
Natural Beauty Advent Calendar, €40
Discover the very best in conscious beauty! This Holland & Barrett advent calendar 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!
The natural beauty brands include Weleda, Fruu, Dr Organic, Salt of the Earth, Sukin, Trilogy and more.
Available online from Holland & Barrett from October.
Soap and Glory Beauty Advent Calendar, €55/£45
Retro glam is always front and centre with this fun brand, and the 2019 Soap & Glory advent calendar is no different. Pick up all your S&G favourites in this Miracle on 24th Sweet calendar, including Scrub of the Your Life body buffer, Sugar Crush body buttercream, Sexy Mother Pucker lipglosses, Heel Genius foot cream, and lots more.
Available in-store and online from Boots now.
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L’Occitane Advent Calendar, from €59/£49
This year, L’Occitane has released two beauty advent calendars, priced at €59 and €99. 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.
Available in-store and online from L’Occitane and selected retailers now.
bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Advent Calendar, £79
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.
Bomb Cosmetics Tinsel My Fancy Advent Calendar, £65
These are almost too adorable to use! The fun bath bombs and goodies are scented and glorious, and a really fun alternative for an adult advent calendar. This year’s Tinsel My Fancy Advent Calendar includes Elf on the Shelf bath mallow, Snow Globe soap, Hand in the Cookie Jar hand cream, Apple Crumble lip scrub, Joy to the World bath blaster, Let it Bee solid shower gel, and lots more.
Available from Bomb Cosmetics now.
Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £50
The Amazon beauty calendar is back, packed with 24 beauty, hair, nail and skin care products and worth over £220. The brands include Elemis, FOREO, L’Oreal, John Frieda, Percy & Reed, TIGI and more.
Available from Amazon now.
Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar, €60/£50
The Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar is filled with 22 long wearing, ultra-shine and richly pigmented Mini Paint Points. You’ll also find one full size polish and special limited edition glitter nail file hidden behind doors.
Ranging from deep purples and stormy blues to bright whites and fresh mints, this cult holiday beauty advent calendar includes ten brand new shades, along with six mystery polishes* – creating a fantastic mix for beauty fans.
Available in-store and online from Debenhams and other retailers now.
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What a great selection of beauty advent calendars to choose from! Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!