Your first look at the (divine) 2019 beauty advent calendars

Well HELLO, Jo Malone

The weather might be glorious for now but, let’s be honest, British summertime will be over in five minutes and it’ll soon be time to crack open your beauty advent calendars. In the immortal words of Bruce Almighty, the 2019 offerings are already looking B-E-A-Utiful.

In our opinion, getting a make-up, skincare or even scented candle treat every day of December is a far better way to get in the festive spirit than chocolate. (Not that we don’t love chocolate too, obvs.)

But the sad truth about these boujie beauty buys is that they sell out faster than the blink of an eye. That’s why we’ve rounded up your first look at the 2019 beauty advent calendars and their respective waiting list and launch date details, so you can ensure you get your hands on that coveted Liberty or Jo Malone calendar. Ready? Let’s go.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars

This year The Body Shop is releasing not one, not two, but THREE different advent calendars for all you beauty addicts to choose from. The original calendar contains 24 of their hero bath and body products, while the Deluxe and Ultimate also contain treats from the Drops of Youth and Oils of Life ranges with behind-the-door messages that celebrate the achievements of brilliant women who made history. Plus, when you buy you’ll be helping The Body Shop raise £250,000 for children’s charity Plan International, which will go towards training and skills for 1,500 girls in Brazil and Indonesia. Pretty great stuff, no?

Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars The Body Shop advent calendar

How much is it?

£45

When is it available?

Now!

Deluxe Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars The Body Shop advent calendar

How much is it?

£65

When is it available?

Now!

Ultimate Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars The Body Shop advent calendar

How much is it?

£99

When is it available?

Now!

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Jo Malone London

Ahh, Jo Malone. The holy grail of beauty advent calendars, this one sells out every single year without fail. It’s spenny, but you’re getting a serious haul here; if you love the brand, your fragrance addiction will be suitably satisfied with ALL the gorgeous tiny moisturiser, shower oil, candle and colognes. And if you’re newer to the brand, it gives you a chance to try some of the hero products in miniature form before splurging on the full-sized versions. Sign. Us. Up.

How much is it?

£320

When is it available?

1st October online-only, 1st November at JML boutiques nationwide

No 7 Advent Calendar

There are currently 35,952 people on the waitlist for this beauty advent calendar and that’s without anyone having a clue what’s inside. The contents of the No 7 beauty calendar are still shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that it’s all worth £173.50. We also know that seven Golden Tickets worth a massive £700 will be hidden at random throughout the calendars and will be redeemable across all No7 products. So, if you want to make sure you are first in line for this seriously special calendar, make sure to join the waitlist now as you’ll get 24 hours early access.

How much is it?

£42

When is it available?

22nd October for those on the waitlist, 23rd October for everyone else

Join the waitlist

M&S Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars M&S Advent Calendar

The M&S beauty advent calendar contains some seriously good treats this year. Each day leading up to Christmas, you’ll be surprised with goodies that will help you to look and feel great, with products like nail polish, shampoo, highlighter and more. You’ll be treated with brands such as AVEDA, Emma Hardie, STILA as well as some of M&S’ own branded products.

How much is it?

£40 when you spend £25 on clothing, home and beauty in store or online

When is it available?

October 31st

Yankee Candle Advent Calendars

Is it really even Christmas without the sweet smell of warm spices in the air? Well, Yankee Candle is here to provide you with all of your favourite festive aromas this year, with three different candle-filled calendars. The adorable Advent Wreath contains a Clear Glass Tea Light Holder and 24 Tea Lights in eight new and classic Christmas fragrances including Candlelit Cabin, Christmas Cookie and Cinnamon Stick. Yum!

Wreath Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Yankee Candle advent calendar

How much is it?

£24.99

When is it available?

Now!

Book Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Yankee Candle advent calendar

How much is it?

£34.99

When is it available?

Now!

Tower Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Yankee Candle advent calendar

How much is it?

£79.99

When is it available?

Now!

Liberty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Liberty Advent Calendar 2019

Liberty London’s annual advent calendar sells out every year, without fail; it’s actually the brand’s fastest-selling product in its entire 145 year history. Worth over £600, this year’s is a beauty, containing goodies from the likes of names like Byredo and Le Labo, as well as best sellers from Bobbi Brown, Votary and Aveda lining the drawers. There’s even a full-size Diptyque Baies candle hiding in there. Great news for those who have missed out in the past: Liberty has also increased their calendar stocks by almost 50% this year to avoid such a quick sell-out time (but sell out it will, mark my words), and ships the calendar internationally if you’re not UK-based. Mark the date in your calendars, folks…

How much is it?

£215

When is it available?

16th October (9am)

Glossybox Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Glossybox advent calendar 2019

Glossybox’s first advent calendar was an instant sell-out, so make sure you act fast if you have your eyes on the 2019 edition. Containing 15 full-size products, the Christmas calendar has 25 delightful doors, each filled with beauty, skincare and even premium fragrances. Brands featured in the calendar include Dermalogica, Tarte, Kat Von D and Dr Dennis Gross, so it’s safe to say you’ll be receiving some serious treats during the countdown to Christmas.

How much is it?

£70 for subscribers, £80 for non-subscribers

When is it available?

27th September (pre-order from 6th September)

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars John Lewis Advent Calendar

 

John Lewis have pulled it out of the bag once again with their beauty advent calendar this year. Filled with some of the most iconic beauty brands in the industry, we’ll be treated with mini best-sellers from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Nars, Becca and Clinique, to name a few.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

Now!

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Lookfantastic advent calendar 2019

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, a Morphe Palette… This year’s Lookfantastic calendar contains so many hero products that we’ll be fighting you to get our hands on one. Worth more than £400, Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscribers even get £15 off the calendar for an even bigger beauty bargain. What more could you want, really?

How much is it?

£79

When is it available?

1st October

Pre-order now

NYX Advent Calendar – Love, Lust, Disco

beauty advent calendars nyx advent calendar 2019

One of the most-loved high street make-up brands around, NYX is launching a super fun disco themed 24-day calendar in time for the festive season. Even better, the contents are worth a whopping £210 – more than three times the retail price. Sign. Us. Up!

How much is it?

£60

When is it available?

September 2019

Cath Kidston Advent Calendars

beauty advent calendars Cath Kidston Advent Calendar

Cath Kidston, the brand who never fail to impress with their gorgeous designs. We sure are in for a treat this year as they are releasing not one, but two advent calendars filled with a variety of beauty goodies. The calendar priced at £80 is shaped as a Christmas house, adorable!

How much are they?

£40 and £80

When are they available?

End of October

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Hold onto your hats, this one is going to blow your mind. Cult Beauty are launching their first ever advent calendar this year, and it’s one that you won’t want to miss. It contains some of the most-wanted beauty and skincare products in the beauty industry, which collectively are worth over £680. If the calendar itself hasn’t impressed you (why on earth not?) one of the calendars contains a golden ticket, which allows the lucky beauty-lover recipient to spend one THOUSAND Cult Beauty pounds. It’s a no-brainer, really.

How much is it?

£195

When is it available?

Join the waitlist

L’Occitane Advent Calendars

beauty advent calendars LOccitane 2019

L’Occitane’s products are just lovely, so we’re all over their advent offerings for 2019. 24 little drawers crammed with their most iconic products (HELLO Shea Butter hand cream), these are real festive treats.

How much are they?

£49 for the Classic Advent Calendar, £89 for the Luxury Advent Calendar

When are they available?

19th September

Lush Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Lush Advent Calendar

In a beauty first, this year Lush launched their first ever advent calendar (only 500 were made) and it’s a bloody divine treat. 24 ~full size~ products all encased in a reusable chest made from recycled materials, and they’re even bringing back a few iconic ‘retro’ Lush products from days gone by.

How much is it?

£195

When is it available?

The calendar is currently sold out, but keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the Christmas collection…

Harry Potter Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Harry Potter 2019

Your eyes do not deceive you; a Harry Potter beauty advent calendar really does exist and it’s an absolute bargain at just £35. Stock up on Hogwarts-themed bath bombs, nail polish and live the HP-themed beauty life the Potter fan in you has always dreamed of. If you can’t wait til December to find out exactly what’s inside, read more about the Harry Potter advent calendar contents here.

How much is it?

£35

When is it available?

1st November

Decleor Advent Calendar

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Worth over £300, Décleor’s advent calendar is a thing to behold. Featuring a delicious-smelling essential oil treat for every day in the lead up to Christmas, you’ll be glowing all the way to December 25th. Shine bright!

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

1st October

Molton Brown Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Molton Brown

Who doesn’t love Molton Brown, really? Nobody we know. As well as their core collection of delicious bath and body products, their annual seasonal scents are always a joy – we love the look of this 24-door treasure trove.

How much is it?

£175 (TBC)

When is it available?

18th September (TBC)

Soap & Glory Advent Calendar – Miracle on 24th Sweet

beauty advent calendars 2019 soap and glory

Soap & Glory never fails to serve up fun advent calendar offerings, and their 2019 release looks to be no different. You’ll get your hands on all of your favourite classic S&G products as well as some limited edition goodies. Dreamy!

How much is it?

£42

When is it available?

End of September

Ritual of Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars ritual of advent calendar 2019

The Ritual of Advent 3D calendar

There are two glorious advent calendars on offer from Rituals this year; the 2D version, which is rammed with some of their most divine products, and a 3D Christmas tree with openable decorations for the first 24 days of December. We’re sold for the mini candles alone.

How much is it?

£59.90 for the 2D calendar, £89.90 for 3D

When is it available?

September online, 1st October in stores

Clarins Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Clarins 2019

Clarin’s is on hand this Christmas with 12 days of beauty products in its brand new advent calendar. Featuring 12 hero products including the Beauty Flash Balm and Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara, the calendar contains over £125 worth of goodies, making it an offer too good to miss out on. 

How much is it?

£60

When is it available?

September 2019

Harrods Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Harrods Advent Calendar

The Harrods advent calendar has been reintroduced for a third year and we are so excited about it. Each of the 25 doors conceals ultimate beauty brands like Hourglass, Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills and more, showcasing some of their most-loved products. You can expect fragrances, make-up, skincare, a candle and even an eye mask. Remember, you’ll need to be quick to grab one of these following their previous sell-out successes.

How much is it?

£250

When is it available?

1st October

Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Make-up Magic Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Charlotte Tilbury 2019

Any fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s (and who isn’t a fan of Charlotte Tilbury?!) will be over the moon to receive this beauty box. It’s a real treasure trove for the CT-obsessed containing all the classics, including Pillow Talk lipstick, Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerize, the works. Thank you, Charlotte.

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

3rd October

ELEMIS Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Elemis advent calendar

Elemis has so many staple skincare offerings – Pro Collagen Marine Cream and Cleansing Balm, we’re looking at you – that their annual advent calendar is a guaranteed hit. The 25 Days of Beauty calendar has a dreamy skincare offering in every drawer up til Christmas day, so be sure to sign up to the waiting list for early access.

How much is it?

£165

When is it available?

Now!

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars asos 2019

The Face + Body box is a real treat for beauty lovers as it’s absolutely jam-packed with iconic products from The Ordinary, Emma Hardie, Elemis, Becca and many, many more. Plus it’s a real steal for an advent calendar coming way under the £100 mark. ASOS is one of the most most searched for calendars on the market every year, so be sure to snap it up fast come September.

How much is it?

£70

When is it available?

September 2019

Birchbox Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Birchbox Advent Calendar 2019

Birchbox’s 25-drawer calendar (side note: we love when the fun doesn’t stop on Christmas eve) is jam packed with brands like Estée Lauder, Aveda, Rituals and more. And if you’re already a subscriber, you’ll be the first to know when you can get your hands on it. Yas!

How much is it?

£70

When is it available?

1st October

Join the waitlist

NIVEA Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars NIVEA Advent Calendar 2019

Chapped lips are never a good look, but thankfully NIVEA is on hand this Christmas with beauty advent calendars filled to the brim with winter skin saviours. Bringing out two calendars for the festive season, the Winter Wonderland and House Advent Calendar, both include a variety of full size and travel-friendly NIVEA products, as well as some extra goodies including a makeup cleansing mitt, eye masks and beauty sponges.

How much are they?

£40.00 each

When is it available?

16th September

Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Fortnum and Mason Advent Calendar 2019

Nothing says luxury like Fortnum & Mason, which is probably why this beauty calendar comes with an eye-watering price tag. However, the investment seems more than worth it, with the calendar holding over £730 worth of products! Containing brands such as 3LAB, Sisley, Fresh and Guerlain, this calendar is oozing with enough deluxe serums, night creams, lipsticks and hair care to keep you going long into the new year. 

How much is it?

£195

When is it available?

Late September 2019

NET-A-PORTER Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars NET A PORTER 2019

NET-A-PORTER’s 25 Days of Beauty is worth a whopping £790 – more than three times the actual retail price. You’ll get a whole host of luxury brands like Barbara Sturm, 111 Skin, Susanne Kaufmann and more, plus it’s all encased in some of the chicest packaging we’ve ever seen…

How much is it?

£225

When is it available?

October 2019

Feelunique Advent Calendars

Feelunique have introduced two beauty advent calendars to make the countdown to Christmas that little bit more special. There is a 12-day and a 24-day calendar, each packed with some of the most sought-after beauty products on the Feelunique website. You’ll need to be quick to grab one of these calendars, as they sold out within 2 weeks last year!

How much are they?

£45 for the 12-day advent calendar, £79 for the 24-day advent calendar

When are they available?

10th October

Lancôme Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars lancome advent calendar

If you’re a lover of all things premium beauty, then the luxurious Lancôme advent calendar is here to make all your Christmas wishes come true. Featuring some of the brand’s best-loved products, the beauty calendar contains 24 items and even includes the famous Hypnôse Mascara. Plus, it is one of the few beauty calendars on the market to include a perfume, making it worth the hefty price tag.

How much is it?

£95

When is it available?

September 2019

Boots Beauty Advent Calendar x Macmillan Cancer Support

beauty advent calendars Boots beauty advent calendar Macmillan

Christmas is a time for giving, and now Boots is making it easier than ever to give back with their brand new beauty advent calendar in collaboration with Macmillan. Containing a selection of big-name brands including Liz Earle, No 7 and Soap & Glory, every purchase of the calendar donates £2 to the charity, which provides support and information to cancer patients.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

September 2019

Cowshed Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Cowshed 2019

If you feel like going au naturel this Christmas, look no further than the Cowshed Advent Calendar. Filled with Cowshed miniatures, the calendar contains a variety of organic bath and body products, as well some of the brand’s most sought after spa-standard skincare. However, if you are in the market for a smaller set of goodies, Cowshed also offers a 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box. 

How much is it?

£130

When is it available?

October 22nd

Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Holland & Barrett Advent Calendar

Holland and Barrett are sparking some serious au naturale vibes this Christmas with their 2019 advent calendar. Natural beauty lovers will be in their element with all of the goodies hidden behind each window, from body oils, to facial scrubs, to toning mists. There’s even a jade roller inside! You can’t go wrong with the amazing price, too.

How much is it?

£35

When is it available?

22nd September

 

ESPA Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars ESPA 2019

If you want to feel like you’ve been whisked away to a spa this Christmas, look no further than the ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar. Filled with 25 luxurious goodies, the calendar includes some of the brand’s most sought-after products, such as the Tri-Active™ Advanced Instant Facial and Optimal Skin ProCleanser. Make sure you sign up to the waiting list on their website to avoid missing out. 

How much is it?

£130

When is it available?

October 2019

Join the waitlist

Diptyque Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Diptyque 2019

 

Few things fuel a scented candle obsession quite like a Diptyque advent calendar, in which you’ll pick up miniatures of their iconic scents like Baies, Santal, Amber for the new year ahead. This year’s advent offering is all about wish-making and is illustrated by Olaf Hajek, whose work is inspired by tales, myths and legends from a variety of different cultures.

How much is it?

£320

When is it available?

November 2019

Sleek Makeup Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars sleek advent calendar

If ever there’s a time to get the glitter out, its Christmas, and Sleek MakeUP is here to provide all the shimmer and sparkle you need this festive season with its brand new beauty calendar. Containing a selection of metallic eyeshadow palettes, make-up brushes and matte lipsticks, it’s all you need to discover a new look this Christmas.

How much is it?

£40

When is it available?

September 2019

Jo Loves Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Jo Loves Advent Calendar

If Jo loves, we’re confident that we’ll love, too. To get your hands on one of these advent calendars you’ll need to move fast, as it’s been known to be a popular one in previous years. As well as 24 mini fragrances, you”ll be gifted with a full-sized Christmas Trees Candle to open on the 25th. Christmas day = made!

How much is it?

£300

When is it available?

8th October

Next Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendar Next 2019

Another great beauty advent calendar that’s frankly a steal considering the contents, the 24-day from Next Beauty x Fabled by Marie Claire offering contains classics like Pixi Glow Tonic, Smashbox Photo Finish primer, This Works Pillow Spray and many, many more.

How much is it?

£65

When is it available?

September 2019

Lumene Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Lumene Advent Calendar

Last year the Nordic beauty brand’s calendar was hugely popular, so we’re sure this year won’t disappoint their fans. The 24 minis inside are great to discover the brand, or if you’re a seasoned Lumene user who just wants to take advantage of the beauty haul.

How much is it?

£89

When is it available?

October 2019

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Fenwick Advent Calendar

Christmas has most certainly come early this year, and there’s just one word to sum up Fenwick’s beauty advent calendar …WOW. They’ve really spoiled us this year with a calendar filled with best-selling haircare, make-up, skincare and even fragrance products from top brands such as Laura Mercier, MAC, Estee Lauder and many, many more. With products worth over a whopping £450, this calendar will go on sale for just £150. What an absolute steal!

How much is it?

£150

When is it available?

21st October

Atelier Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Atelier Advent Calendar

Ahh, oranges – one of the many traditional smells of Christmas. This calendar, filled with citrus-scented goodies is sure to brighten up your December, with mini sprays, candles, hand creams and shower gels to name but a few. With favourites selected from their range, you’ll be left smelling your best this Christmas.

How much is it?

£250

When is it available?

1st October

Clarins Men’s Advent Calendar

 

beauty advent calendars Clarins Mens 2019

Clarins has an advent calendar to suit everyone this year, also offering a 12 Days of Christmas grooming kit. Containing hero goodies such as the Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream and Blue Orchid Face Oil, the 12 piece complexion kit is on hand to help soothe winter skin this Christmas.

How much is it?

£60

When is it available?

September 2019

NUXE Beauty Advent Calendar

Luxury French brand NUXE is pretty high on our skincare radar, as is their 2019 calendar. A celebration of their delicious masks, creams and of course, the iconic Huile Prodigieuse make up this super cute advent offering.

How much is it?

£59

When is it available?

1st October

The Pip Box Vegan Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars 2019 Pip Box Advent Calendar

If it’s vegan beauty advent calendars you’re after, then subscription service Pip Box has got you covered. Boasting skincare, haircare and make-up from a whole host of cruelty-free brands like Aveda, Weleda and Noughty Hair, the Pip Box beauty advent calendar contains 24 items that are entirely cruelty-free and certified vegan. Best of all, the majority of products in the calendar are full-size, meaning they will last long after Christmas ends.

How much is it?

£75

When is it available?

Preorder now

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Paul & Joe 2019

When it comes to the most adorable beauty calendar design of 2019, Paul & Joe might have cinched it, adorning their calendar with illustrations of designer Sophie Mechaly’s cats, Gipsy and Nounette. Inside the beauty calendar, things get even better, containing a mix of 24 full-size and miniature Paul & Joe products. Plus, its the only beauty calendar on the market to feature a kitten shaped lipstick, so we’re sold. 

How much is it?

£60

When is it available?

1st November

Penhaligon’s Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Penhaligons 2019

It’s a very exciting year for boutique fragrance brand Penhaligon’s as they launch their first ever advent calendar, bringing you a fragrant gift for every day of December. You’ll rake in a month’s worth of body lotion, bath & shower products, fragrance bottles – and there *may* even be a 75g scented candle in there, too… It’s super boujie and we’ll be begging Father Christmas for one.

How much is it?

£350

When is it available?

4th October

Moroccanoil Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Moroccanoil Advent Calendar

Dreaming of being abroad this Christmas? You’ll most certainly feel like you are if you have the Moroccanoil advent calendar to open, and even to look at! This beautifully designed, Moroccan inspired calendar contains 7 of their best-selling products, and at just £20 it’s bound to be a popular one.

How much is it?

£20

When is it available?

October 2019

Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar

beauty advent calendars Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar

Another year, another Dr. Hauschka advent calendar to give our skin some natural loving this winter. Each drawer encompasses some of the brands most-loved organic beauty products like a rose nurturing body oil, a hydrating foot cream, a facial toner and a revitalising face mask as well as many more natural goodies to keep you feeling rejuvenated in the dark and dreary month of December. The calendar even includes a special-sized night serum to open on Christmas Eve.

How much is it?

£85

When is it available?

30th September

Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar

For the first time ever, Acqua Di Parma have introduced their own advent calendar this year, which is being launched alongside their Christmas collection. Designed by young Italian artist, Gio Pastori, the beaming design will bring brightness into your home, steering your mind away from the bleak winter weather. You can expect minis and full-sized products in both formulas and fragrances from their most signature collections.

How much is it?

£325

When is it available?

16th September

One thing’s for sure, December will be a beauty-packed month with these incredible beauty advent calendars on the scene. We can’t wait.

Words by Lucy Abbersteen and Alicia Lansom

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