The beauty advent calendars of 2017 you *need* in your life (it’s a need, not want situation)

Christmas is coming, people

The Christmas countdown has officially begun. The present buying frenzy is well underway with the best Black Friday beauty deals rolling in and holiday-themed collections dropping left right and centre, just in time to make our edit of the best Christmas gifts for her (or best Christmas gifts for him – follow your beauty-obsessed heart). Besides the shopping, you’re probably learning how to make your very own wine Christmas tree or the best Christmas cocktails, and you’re probably excited to crack open your beauty advent calendar come December.

If you’re a skincare enthusiast, Clarins is a cult favourite when it comes to beauty advent calendars. Their 12 Day Christmas Calendar is complete with their world famous, iconic beauty buys – including their Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, as well as some new favourites, it’s 12 treats you don’t want to miss.

If you’re more of a fragrance fanatic, treat yourself to an advent calendar specialising in scent. After 24 days of surprising yourself with Jo Malone’s Christmas Advent Calendar, you’ll possibly be the happiest person on the planet. Including candles and mini perfumes galore, you’ll feel well and truly pampered.

And if the word Diptyque sets your heart a-flutter, you’ll hyperventilate when you see their advent calendar, which drops in November. Behind each door usually either a mini candle, skincare luxury or home fragrance treat. Thought your home smelled good before? It’s got nothing on the 25 days after opening these doors.

So before you resort to buying another standard chocolate advent calendar, give your taste buds a rest and scope out the best beauty advent calendars for 2017 here.

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M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£35 when you spend £35 on clothing and home

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

For those who prefer beauty advent calendars that aren’t brand-specific, but don’t compromise on the quality of their beauty round up, M&S’ rounds up some of the best brands from their beauty counter. Featuring REN, Eyeko, Percy and Reed, Nails Inc and more, your make-up and skincare collection for the holidays is complete with this 24-door wonder. It was so popular last time, it had a 45,000 waiting list this year. You can also buy it for £250, but well, why would you?

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Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£300

What’s inside?

When it comes to beauty advent calendars, Jo Malone’s is pretty much the holy grail. Tucked away behind its 24 doors is a mixture of their legendary fragrances and scented candles to make you and your home smell like a dream. It’s dubbed ‘the gift that keeps on giving’ for a reason, you know.

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John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£149

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

We all know that the John Lewis beauty halls are something to behold, so it was high time they jumped on the bandwagon and released a beauty advent calendar of their own. This one is a mixture of both full-sized and travel size pieces, from NARS to Neom Organics, so both your dressing table and handbag will be well stocked for the winter. Plus it’s worth £300, so you’re basically getting it half price – it’s a no-brainer, really.

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Benefit Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£34.50

When is it available?

Available now online

What’s inside?

Benefit’s annual advent calendar never, ever disappoints, and this year’s is no different. Hoola? Check. Porefessional? Check. Roller Lash? Check. Trust us when we say this will fix up your make-up bag a treat for the holiday season (plus, it’s such a bargain). Here’s to upgrading our Christmas make up looks…

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Fabled’s Advent For You

Our beauty store Fabled are putting on 24 days of beauty competitions and in-store treats that make-up and skincare junkies will adore. Keep your eyes firmly fixed on the Instagram page for all the best beauty offerings this Advent and to find out how to get your paws on those priceless giveaways.

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Lush Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£67.50

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Christmas at Lush is always an exciting time and every year, their 12 Days Of Christmas box sells out pretty quick. While it’s not an advent calendar with fun doors, you don’t have to wait around to unlock your favourites. There’s twelve Christmas and non-Christmas themed beauty products in there which include three bath bombs (Christmas Sweater, Golden Wonder, Sherbet Dip, Never Mind the Ballistics, Shoot for the Stars), bubble bars (Christmas Cracker, Plum Snow, Christmas Eve), shower gels (Bubbly, Snow Fairy), Baked Alaska Soap and Buck’s Fizz body conditioner. Bath time just got so much better.

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Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

The Naughty and Nice Magic Box is a 12-day advent calendar featuring Charlotte Tilbury’s best-sellers, including Matte Revolution, Eyes To Mesmerise and a mini Take It All Off. Possibly the best bit is the fact the box works perfectly as a jewellery case once you’ve opened all of the gifts, meaning you can use it long after.

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Harrods Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£250

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

When it comes to bumper beauty advent calendars, this one’s a whopper. It pretty much sums up the best of 2017’s beauty, featuring everything from Brazilian Bum Bum Cream to Bobbi Brown Remedies, 111Skin to Huda Beauty. We need it.

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Diptyque Advent Calendar 2017

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How much it?

£300

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

A Team Marie Claire favourite, Diptyque’s annual calendar is packed with their gorgeous fragrances, for the home and for you, as per usual. There’s even a treat for Christmas day itself, as this is a 25-day treat rather than your usual 24. It’s a divine treat that we’ve got our eyes on…

Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£79

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

OK, first thing’s first: This advent calendar is so hotly anticipated that there is an actual waiting list to find out the first details. All we can say is that we’ve been given a sneaky peek the contents and it’s a killer calendar. Lookfantastic’s Beauty in Wonderland contains some of the most innovative and exciting products on the market, some cult favourites and some new exclusives.

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Liz Earle Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£66

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Liz Earle’s 12 Days of Christmas box is truly something to behold. They’ve pretty much covered all bases with minis of the Superskin Moisturiser, Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, Gentle Face Exfoliator  – and, of course, the brand’s hero product, Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Frankly, we think £66 is a bargain for this lot.

Clarins Advent Calendar 2017

 

Clarins advent calendar

How much is it?

£95

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Know a Clarins enthusiast? This advent calendar is the one for them. Featuring hero products such as the cult Beauty Flash Balm and Lip Comfort Oil, and the brand new SOS Hydra Mask, it’s a game-changer. There’s also a men’s skincare edition, meaning you can grab one for the other half, too.

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Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

For the first year ever, Elemis are getting in on the trend and launching their own beauty advent calendar; the Countdown to Radiant Skin is one of the hottest calendars for the run up to Christmas.

With a mixture of all of Elemis’ best-loved products, in both travel and full size, it’s a skincare lover’s dream. And of course, it wouldn’t be an Elemis Advent Calendar without the inclusion of their hero Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

Decléor Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£65

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Think beauty advent calendars are all about mini products? Think again – Decléor’s advent calendar features three whole full-sized skincare products for you to enjoy. Last year, one of these sold every eight seconds – so you need to bag yours as soon as they drop if you’ve got your eye on one!

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Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£165

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Inside Molton Brown’s Cabinet of Scented Luxuries calendar, you’ll find pretty much everything you need to get your skin looking, feeling and smelling amazing. Count down to Christmas with all of your favourite Molton Brown fragrances, from Fiery Pink Pepper to Tobacco Absolute, as well as a Christmas bauble to hang on your tree.

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BareMinerals Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£75

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

BareMinerals’ Box of Wonders truly is a treasure trove of their best beauty buys in all of your favourite shades, from deluxe lipsticks to lip gloss, SkinLongevity primer to Mineral Veil face powder. We think you might be needing a bigger make-up bag for Christmas…

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The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£45

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Skincare enthusiasts will be flocking to The Body Shop to get their hands on one of their hero advent calendars. Packed with 24 of their essential, fruity mini products, it’s a Body Shop lover’s dream. There are four to choose from, with their 24-day-er yours for less than £50.

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Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

This one’s a great all-rounder for the make-up and skincare obsessed. Featuring lip-plumping products and crayons, hand cream and body scrub, you’ve got your beauty fix for the holiday season (until Christmas day that is).

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L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£49

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

As usual, L’Occitane’s advent calendar is a bumper haul of their hero products in miniature form. Stock up on the glorious likes of their shampoo and conditioner, soap, fragrances and their hand cream. If you’re feeling generous, treat yourself to the Luxury version for £89, featuring Divine Cream and L’Occitane’s latest fragrance, Terre de Lumiére.

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ESPA Advent Calendar

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How much is it?

£100

When is it available?

Once the calendar launches it’ll be available on the ESPA website.

What’s inside?

ESPA’s first ever advent calendar is jam-packed with old favourites, like their bath oils, and new releases, including their new Tri-Active Advanced Night Booster. It’s a skincare haven that’s perfect for just about anyone you love this Christmas.

Rituals Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£59.50 – £79.50

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

The Ritual of Advent is a particularly special celebration of festive cheer, as Rituals is launching not one but two advent calendars for beauty lovers to pour over this year. The 2D Exclusive Calendar is packed full of lovely treats, including luxury candles designed exclusively for the advent calendars.

Meanwhile the Deluxe Calendar is a 3D Christmas tree complete with hanging decorations to open on each of the 24 days ahead of Christmas – and of course, the products inside are even more luxurious than its 2D counterpart. Go on, treat yourself.

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Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

Now, in store

What’s inside?

Featuring an adorable, Christmassy design by illustrator Clym Evernden, Fenwick of Bond Street is also jumping on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon, with a gorgeous array of your favourite beauty products, from Nails Inc to nars, Aveda to Aromatherapy Associates. We almost think it looks too pretty to open… Almost.

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Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£110

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

’24 Gifts to Surprise and Delight’ by Susanne Kaufmann will certainly do both of those things if you give this gift to the natural skincare lover in your life.  A special edition gold version will also be available exclusively at Net-A-Porter, so you’d better be quick if you want to nab one.

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House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

House of Fraser beauty advent calendar

How much is it?

£25

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

If you love giving your makeup a festive twist this House of Fraser calendar is the one for you. There’s a classic red lipstick and nail varnish and gold and silver glitter sequins for fancy fingers. Our favourite piece from the collection? The mesmerizing gold liquid eyeliner so you can add some glitz to your everyday makeup this Christmas.

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Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

 

Beauty advent calendarHow much is it?

£175

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Liberty’s advent calendar is probably the most luxe beauty advent offering out there. Inside are 15 full-sized treats from highly coveted brands like Diptyque, Byredo, Le Labo and Omoroviczsa. As well as a few newbies like the infamous Brazillian Bum Bum Cream and niche favourites Votary and Aurelia. The stunning design of this calendar means you’ll want to keep this beautifully illustrated calendar in pride of place.

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Clinique 24 Days of Christmas

How much is it?

£75

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

Skincare fanatics rejoice! There are so many bestsellers to try from Clinique in this 24-day wonder it’s like you’ve died and woken up in beauty heaven. Take the ultra-lengthening Lash Power mascara mini or the moisturising Chubby Stick that’s small enough to slip in your clutch. The Twice A Day exfoliator comes in 60ml and there are 4 other 30 ml products (the Dramatically Different Moisturiser, The Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, The 7 Day Scrub and the Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle cream) that are big enough to last a weekend trip.

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Cowshed Advent Calendar 2017

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How much is it?

£90

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

If you’re dreading the long, dark winter nights this deluxe Cowshed calendar will put a spring back in your step – it’s packed full of the cheekily named bath time favourites like Cow Pat Handcream, Lazy Cow Bath & Shower Gel and the Knackered Cow Body Lotion. The perfect excuse for a bit of R&R this Christmas.

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Ciaté Mini Mani Month 2017

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How much is it?

£50

When is it available?

Now

What’s inside?

To celebrate Ciaté’s 5th birthday, their 2017 advent calendar is packed full of bestsellers, from gorgeous nail paints to nail care and the glitziest nail file we’ve ever seen.

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One thing’s for sure, December is a beauty-packed month with this lot on the scene.

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