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Beauty advent calendars that are 100x better than chocolate

Because cosmetics > confectionery

As far as the beauty desk is concerned, beauty advent calendars are the best bit about Christmas.

Getting a make-up or skincare treat every day of December is the best way to get us in the festive spirit (along with scoffing all of the mince pies, of course).

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

Keep checking back for the latest updates and be sure to mark the launch dates in your calendars, because these are all guaranteed to sell out.

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars M&S

The M&S beauty hall is one of the unsung heroes of the beauty world, featuring a treasure trove of brands such as Skyn Iceland, Pixi, Philip Kingsley and more, and so their beauty advent calendar is a thing to behold. You’ll find all of the best brands stocked at M&S, handpicked by their beauty team. It’s no surprise that, year after year, this is one of the most Googled advent calendars out there.

How much is it?

£35

When is it available?

6th November 2018

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars ASOS 2018

It’s finally here! The ASOS Face + Body calendar is one of the most hotly-anticipated e-tailer calendars that a beauty lover could hope to get their hands on – and also one of the more affordable options on the market. Here you’ll find old favourites like Benefit, Clinique and Caudalie, as well as brands that have soared in popularity in 2018, like Sand & Sky and Coco & Eve. Thank goodness for next day delivery.

How much is it?

£55

When is it available?

Now!

Harrods Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Harrods 2018

Having only launched its first last year, Harrods is already one of the most popular beauty advent calendars out there. This year the brand has more than doubled the amount of beautifully illustrated calendars available, so you’re much more likely to be in with a chance to get your hands on the coveted beauty hall ahead of Christmas. Think Sunday Riley, NARS, Tata Harper, 111Skin and more…

How much is it?

£250

When is it available?

1st October 2018

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Liberty

Searches for the 2018 Liberty beauty advent calendar began as far back as the 25th of January, so it’s without a doubt one of the most popular calendars on the beauty market. This year’s is packed with treats you’ll find lining the beauty halls of Liberty London, including Lixir, Hair by Sam McKnight, Surratt and Votary. And for the first time, the calendar is being made available to USA customers too – meaning there’s all the more reason to shop it quickly come October.

How much is it?

£195

When is it available?

24th October 2018

Selfridges Beauty Lovers Selection Box Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendar Selfridges

From Lime Crime to Illamasqua, Caudalie and Ouai, this beauty box is crammed with all sorts of make-up, skincare and hair products that you’d find lining the walls of Selfridge’s impressive beauty hall. And considering it’s worth £245, you’re getting some serious bang for your buck here.

How much is it?

£70

When is it available?

Now!

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars No7

One of the most hotly anticipated annual beauty advent calendars is No7, and this year’s could possibly be their best offering yet. Containing a capsule collection of mini anti-ageing beauty products, nail polishes, make-up and beauty tools, this is serious value for money.

How much is it?

£42

When is it available?

19th October 2018; join the waiting list now

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

beauty advent calendar Body Shop

‘Freddie’ Advent Calendar

The Body Shop is back with three different advent calendars for 2018; Freddie (above), Dani, £65 for £121 worth of products, and Olivia, £45 for £85 worth of product. As well as the advent calendars, this year there’s also a Vegan ‘Count Down To New Year’, with little gifts for each day between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We’ll take any excuse to make the advent calendar fun last as long as possible.

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

Now!

L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018 L'Occitane

Straight out of Provence, L’Occitane’s gifts will put a smile on any skincare lover’s face every day of December; there are two available, the classic above for £49, or a luxury version priced at £89. Joyeux Noël.

How much is it?

£49

When is it available?

Now!

Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendar Lookfantastic

Beauty e-tailer Lookfantastic stocks some of the biggest names in beauty, so it’s no surprise that their advent calendar contains some killer brands. From Caudalie to ESPA, This Works and Aromatherapy Associates, you’ll be well stocked up in beauty for the winter. What’s more, the box can be reused as a vanity unit to store your beloved beauty products so it’s for life, not just for Christmas.

How much is it?

£79

When is it available?

1st October 2018; available to pre-order now

L’Oreal Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Loreal

Rounding up some of the best products money can buy from L’Oreal’s luxury division is this year’s Glam Sparkle 24-day Advent Calendar. Think Lancôme Absolue, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and Eye Primer, and YSL lipsticks all wrapped up in glitzy, festive packaging.

How much is it?

£130, exclusive to Selfridges

When is it available?

26th September 2018

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018 Jo Malone London

Let’s be honest, they make some of the best scented candles around, so Jo Malone London is the definition of advent calendar goals. This year’s beautiful design features the brand’s London Townhouse, and it’s packed with 24 ‘little luxuries’ to ensure you and your home smell incredible over the festive season. What could be better?

How much is it?

£300

When is it available?

1st October 2018, exclusive to Harrods; 1st November nationwide

Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2018 Net a Porter

Net-a-Porter’s seasonal offering contains a whole host of iconic beauty products – Sunday Riley Luna oil, we’re looking at you – and the hair products are particularly great. Get your hands on some Sachajuan, Oribe and even some Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. Not a bad bag at all.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

24th September 2018

ELEMIS 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Elemis

Worth over £345, ELEMIS’ seasonal offering contains 25 drawers of skincare treats, from old favourites to new skincare saviours. Plus, on Christmas morning, you’ll get a full size of their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, one of the best moisturisers on the beauty market. What’s more, you can sign up for early access to ensure you’re one of the first to get your hands on it.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

1st October 2018, exclusive to ELEMIS.com

Yves Saint Laurent Advent Calendar

Who wouldn’t want an advent calendar full of YSL lipstick, mascara, fragrance and more? The answer escapes us. Stock up on your favourite minis with this beautiful black and gold calendar and enjoy 24 drawers of beauty surprises.

How much is it?

£195, exclusive to Selfridges

When is it available?

1oth October 2018

ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2018 ESPA

Blending delicious essential oils, marine and plant extracts, ESPA products are truly a one-way ticket to relaxation. Get your hands on 25 treats in their beautiful advent calendar including the classic Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, bath & body oils and Optimal Skin treats. There’s even a 70g Restorative candle on Christmas day.

How much is it?

£130

When is it available?

1st October 2018

Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel

beauty advent calendars Feelunique

Beauty e-tailers always get it right, and 2018’s offering from Feelunique is no different; packed with top beauty brands like REN, Make Up For Ever, KMS and Sol de Janiero, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to opening 24 doors all the way up to Christmas.

How much is it?

£75

When is it available?

15th October 2018

Cowshed Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018 Cowshed

Cowshed is synonymous with the UK’s most luxurious spas, members clubs and relaxation spots, so the 24 miniatures in their 2018 advent calendar gives you a slice of that lifestyle in the comfort of your own home. Delicious.

How much is it?

£90

When is it available?

Now!

bareMinerals Out of This World Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendar bareMinerals

Known as one of the best clean beauty brands in the business, this year’s bareMinerals calendar really is out of this world. Containing some of their best mineral products, from loose powder eyeshadows to blush, mascara and lip colours, you’re well kitted out for the new season.

How much is it?

£79

When is it available?

September, exclusive to bareMinerals boutiques and website

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2018 Fortnum and Mason

The department store’s first ever advent calendar, the Fortnum & Mason beauty calendar ticks all the boxes – containing Iconic Highlighting drops, an Aromatherapy Associates rollerball, Chantecaille mascara, Sisley lipstick, the works.

How much is it?

£195

When is it available?

1st October 2018

Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Jo Loves

Fans of Jo Malone CBE herself will be thrilled to hear that this year Jo Loves is launching their first ever advent calendar – and it’s a dream come true. After discovering the Jo Loves fragrances, on Christmas day you’ll unwrap a ticket that’s redeemable towards a full-size fragrance of your choice. Perfection.

How much is it?

£250

When is it available?

5th November 2018

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Kiehls

With a black and gold colour scheme, this couldn’t look more festive if it tried and makes a great addition to any home for December. Packed with much-loved Kiehl’s goodies, this one is a real treat for fans of Creme de Corps or Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

How much is it?

£110

When is it available?

1st October 2018, exclusive to Selfridges

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

Pakced with a whopping £475 worth of product, this one is, frankly, a steal. There’s classic favourites, like a single-wick Neom candle and NARS Orgasm Blush, plus new bits like Pixi’s Retinol Tonic, this is the perfect mix of old and new for a beauty lover. The box is complete with a beautiful festive illustration by designer Brett Ryder, making it a perfect home accessory too.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

October 2018

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars John Lewis

Department store beauty calendars are always a win as, instead of just one brand, you get to test out several. Brimming with the very best finds from the beauty counters, you’ll find the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Lancôme and Acqua di Parma. But it doesn’t stop there, folks: There’s also a 15-minute bespoke facial at ELEMIS and massage/aroma experience at Aveda for you to enjoy, too. What more could you ask for this Christmas?

How much is it?

£165

When is it available?

Now!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Beauty Universe Calendar

beauty advent calendar Charlotte Tilbury

After the success of last year’s Naughty and Nice magic box, Charlotte Tilbury is back with another jam-packed box of festive treats for 2018. In her classic wine-red and rose gold packaging, this one’s sure to be a sell out.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

4th October 2018

Diptyque Calandrier de L’Avent

beauty advent calendars Diptyque

A discovery of the brand’s hero products, Diptyque’s advent calendar is the best gift for the scent-lover in your life (or, you know, for yourself). Any boujie fragrance fan would be thrilled to receive this ahead of the festive season; expect a Christmas home fragrance bundle of joy.

How much is it?

£320

When is it available?

15th October 2018

Clarins Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018 Clarins

Can’t quite stretch to the 24-day beauty advent calendars? Don’t sweat it, as there are smaller alternatives available that are just as beautiful. A 12 days of Christmas gift, you’ll find some of Clarins best-loved heroes stashed in this seriously pretty beauty pyramid.

How much is it?

£60, exclusive to Selfridges

When is it available?

29th September 2018

24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Clinique

A whole host of miniature Clinique fun lies behind the doors of the 24 Days calendar, including long-time heroes like the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion and relative newcomers like the Pep-Start moisturiser. What’s not to love?

How much is it?

£76

When is it available?

Now!

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Molton Brown

 

How much is it?

£175

When is it available?

21st October 2018

Decléor Breathtaking Countdown Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2018 Decleor

You’ll find them in spas all over the country, so you know Decléor is a real treat for anyone who needs a bit of skincare and TLC during the festive season. With 24 miniature products in this year’s, you’ll be able to reset your skin, body and mind this December.

How much is it?

£80

When is it available?

Now!

Liz Earle’s 12 Days of Christmas

beauty advent calendars Liz Earle

Liz Earle is one of those universally-loved skincare brands that will go down a treat in just about any skincare lover’s home at Christmastime. Featuring 12 mini-sized versions of the brand’s best sellers, they’re great for travel or for testing out products before you buy the full size.

How much is it?

£80

When is it available?

Now!

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar

Perfect for the scent head in your life, Atelier Cologne is one of the most exquisite looking calendars of all of this year’s offerings, and will allow the lucky recipient to extend their fragrance wardrobe above and beyond.

How much is it?

£300, exclusive to Selfridges

When is it available?

26th September 2018

Glossybox Advent Calendar 2018

Beauty Advent Calendars Glossybox 2018

Glossybox’s yearly offering contains 16 full-size products and is worth £300 so, frankly, it’s a steal. Featuring brands like Huda Beauty, bareMinerals and Real Techniques all encased in pink and rose gold packaging, it’s a treat for both the eyes and your inner beauty addict.

How much is it?

£75 for members, £99 for non-members

When is it available?

15th October 2018, available to pre-order in September

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar

beauty advent calendars Rituals 2018

Not only is this calendar packed with Rituals treats, but it’s an actual 3D pop up Christmas tree making it the perfect holiday decoration for your home. From well-loved favourites, like Ritual of Sakura Shower Scrub, to the new Ritual of Holi Cracking Body Mousse, this one will go down well with any bodycare fan.

How much is it?

£89

When is it available?

Now!

Soap & Glory Advent Calendars

beauty advent calendars Boots Soap and Glory

If it’s fun, vintage vibes you’re after with your advent calendar, Soap & Glory is the way to go. Snap up 24 mini products, including classics like Hand Food and Scrub of Your Life, all for just £40. Totally worth it.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

Now!

Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Susanne Kaufmann

From bath oils to body products, salts and even festive teas, Susanne Kaufmann’s 24-day advent calendar is a treat for both the eyes and the senses. An all-gold version will also be available exclusive to Net-a-Porter for £160, should you be feeling a little more fancy.

How much is it?

£110

When is it available?

October 2018

Birchbox Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Birchbox

Known for being a great way to discover and test out new beauty brands, Birchbox’s advent calendar is no different. Because why not grab yourself some Benefit, Rituals and OPI ahead of Christmas day?

How much is it?

£65

When is it available?

3rd October 2018

Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars Dr Hauschka

 

100% certified natural and organic, Dr Hauschka is extremely popular among clean beauty lovers, and their advent calendar is a seriously festive one. What could be better than a box of little red Santa sacks, all containing Dr Hauschka skincare and make-up treats?

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

1st November 2018

Holland and Barrett 25 Days of Clean Beauty

Holland and Barret’s yuletide offering is great for any fans of clean, green beauty. Containing Dr Organic, Burts Bees and Weleda Skin Food, the moisturiser loved by Victoria Beckham and Anne-Marie, this one is right up the street of any natural beauty lover when it comes to beauty advent calendars.

How much is it?

£70

When is it available?

Now!

Lumene Advent Calendar

Containing some of the Arctic beauty brand’s bestselling favourites in sample size, from Glow Boost Essence, Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask and Instant Glow Beauty Serum, this is a real treat for anyone who wants to get to know the skincare and make-up range a bit better.

How much is it?

£89

When is it available?

October 2018

Sleek MakeUP Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2018 Sleek

With 25 gifts for only 20 quid, this great beauty calendar is a steal for how many Sleek goodies you’re getting inside. As the name suggests, you’ll barely be able to wait another day to find out what’s behind the next door.

How much is it?

£35

When is it available?

TBC

NYX Advent Calendar 2018

beauty advent calendars NYX

Drugstore make-up addicts will love getting their hands on this NYX number, jam-packed with beauty gifts galore and complete with quirky illustrations for a fun take on the Christmas period. We need it.

How much is it?

TBC

When is it available?

10th October 2018

One thing’s for sure, December will be a beauty-packed month with these beauty advent calendars on the scene…

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