Beauty advent calendars 2020: MAC, No7, Lush and more

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  • Inside year's best beauty advent calendars including Glossybox, Charlotte Tilbury and MAC

    It’s October, meaning it’s very nearly time to crack open our beauty advent calendars. And, trust us, this year’s are nothing short of mega.

    In our opinion, getting make-up, skincare or a scented candle every day of December is a better way to bring about festive cheer than chocolate. (Not that we don’t love chocolate too, of course. We do.)

    But the sad truth is that these beauties sell out faster than the blink of an eye. That’s why we’ve rounded the best beauty advent calendars 2020 has to offer – and their waiting lists and launch dates – so you don’t miss out on that coveted Glossybox or No7 Advent Calendar.

    Keep reading for everything you need to know to choose the right 2020 beauty advent calendar, starting with a handy list of some of our favourite buys to look out for.

    The best beauty advent calendars still in stock

    1. MAC Advent Calendar, £125 – view now
    2. The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215 – view now
    3. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £320 – view now
    4. Benefit Advent Calendar, £58.50 – view now
    5. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150 – view now
    6. Soap and Glory Advent Calendar, £42 – view now
    7. ELEMIS Advent Calendar, £175 – view now
    8. Selfridges Advent Calendar, £210 – view now
    9. Clarins Advent Calendar, £60 – view now
    10. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £150 – view now

    1. Liberty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar truly is a thing to behold. These calendars sell out out every year, without fail – it’s actually the brand’s fastest-selling product in its entire 145 year history. This year they really have pulled out all the stops, with over £800 worth of products stuffed inside, including a NARS Lip Crayon, mini Diptyque Baies Candle and 10ml Le Labo and Vilhelm Parfumerie fragrances. They’ve also increased the number of calendars available by 20% and will be shipping internationally. See the full contents in our guide to this year’s Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar.

    How much is it?

    £215

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    2. Glossybox Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Glossybox Advent Calendar

    Glossybox’s millennial pink beauty advent calendars are a sell-out each year, and they’re back for 2020 with the ‘Reasons To Be Happy’ Calendar. Stuffed with the likes of Sunday Riley, Pixi, Frank Body and even the brand-new Glossybox skincare range, it’s a treat for both the eyes and your face.

    How much is it?

    £80 for subscribers, £99 non-subscribers

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    3. MAC Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 MAC Advent Calendar

    Part of the Frosted Firework holidays campaign, this year’s MAC Advent Calendar is a shiny pink beauty lover’s dream. With seven lipsticks, six eyeshadows and several iconic Prep + Prime favourites, this is the best way to give your beauty kit a refresh from one of make-up artists’ favourite brands. Just look at that haul! See the full contents in our guide to the MAC Advent Calendar 2020, and be sure to check out this year’s MAC Black Friday deals when you’re done.

    How much is it?

    £125

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    4. Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Lookfantastic Advent Calendar

    Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendar is not only a thing of beauty in itself, but it’s seriously good value for money; its contents are worth over £450. You’ll snap up iconic brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, ELEMIS, Rituals, Philip Kingsley and many more. Last year the calendar sold out in just four weeks, so be snappy if you’ve got your eye on 2o20’s!

    How much is it?

    £85

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    5. Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 2020 – Magical Christmas Morning Book

    beauty advent calendars Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

    Yankee Candle advent calendars are easily some of the most popular, as it’s a chance to celebrate the holidays with some of their seriously festive scents. Think votives and tea lights in classic scents like Christmas Magic, Red Apple Wreath and All Is Bright – plus a pretty votive holder you can use year after year. If you can’t wait until the 1st of December for their scented candle magic, check out the Yankee Candle Halloween Collection next.

    How much is it?

    £32.99

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    6. Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 2020 – Magical Christmas Morning Wreath

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

    Another great offering from Yankee Candle, the slightly cheaper option is appropriately shaped like a festive wreath. You’ll get 24 different scented tea lights across a range of Yuletide fragrances from Cinnamon Stick to Surprise Snowfall. And it’s an absolute bargain for some Christmassy delights.

    How much is it?

    £24.99

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    7. The Body Shop Ultimate Advent Calendar 2o20

    beauty advent calendars The Body Shop 2020

    This year The Body Shop has not one, not two but three feel-good beauty advent calendars on offer. This year’s theme is all about spreading kindness and joy, with each calendar containing a minimum of 24 products. Last year they sold one every 30 seconds around the world, so you know they’re good! In the Ultimate Advent Calendar you’ll snap up brightening Vitamin C skincare, lip balms, sheet masks, shower and body treats… the list is almost endless!

    How much is it?

    £130

    When is it available?

    Out of stock online – try in store!

    8. The Body Shop Big Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 The Body Shop

    If £130 is a bit too much of a stretch for your annual advent haul, The Body Shop Big Advent Calendar is significantly lower in price, but still contains hero products. You’ll reap the likes of sheet masks, a Camomile Eye Make-up Remover, lip balms and bath & shower treats.

    How much is it?

    £70

    When is it available?

    Out of stock online – try in store!

    9. The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 The Body Shop

    The standard size advent calendar is jam-packed with travel-sized treats, like lip balms, soaps and bath bubbles, as well as hair and bath accessories – including Banana Shampoo and Conditioner and Shea Hand Cream. You’ll be well-stocked for your next trip when it comes to toiletries, that’s for sure.

    How much is it?

    £50

    When is it available?

    Out of stock online – try in store!

    10. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Jo Malone London

    Ah, Jo Malone London. How do we love thee (and thy fragrances)? Let us count the ways. Their countdown to Christmas is back for another year with those signature yellow drawers loaded with miniature colognes, candles and bath & body treats. And, of course, you’ll get an extra special surprise in drawer number 24 to get your Christmas celebrations off to a great start. Sure, it’s an extravagant treat, but if you’re treating yourself, you may as well go all out…

    How much is it?

    £320

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    11. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

    After last year’s rip-roaring success that sold out in just two hours, Cult Beauty’s advent calendar is back with a bang for it’s second year – and it really is a corker. Containing some of the world’s ‘most wanted’ in beauty, from Augustinus Bader to Summer Fridays, Charlotte Tilbury and Jo Loves, the contents are worth an astronomical £930. For this year’s calendar Cult Beauty has also partnered with Beauty Banks, a charitable initiative founded by Sali Hughes and Jo Jones to tackle hygiene poverty, and will donate £15 from the sale of each calendar to their vital work.

    How much is it?

    £199

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    12. Lush Advent Calendar 2020 – 12 Days of Christmas

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Lush

    While the 24-day vegan calendar from Lush Cosmetics has sadly now sold out, it’s not all over: You can now order a 12-day version to ensure you get your Lush fix this Christmas. Containing festive heroes like the Polar Bear Plung bubble bar and Jingle Bells bath bomb, it’s a real treat that’ll help to see you through the colder months. What better way to welcome in the festive season than with Yog Nog and bath bombs?

    How much is it?

    £185

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    13. Soap & Glory Advent Calendar

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Soap and Glory

    Soap & Glory is one of those brands that everyone knows and loves, and their annual beauty advent calendars are always such fun. The 24 Days to Roam the Foam calendar is a real celebration of all of your favourite bath and body bits and bobs (try saying that three times fast), from the Clean On Me creamy shower gel to the Righteous Butter body butter and Hand Food hand cream. It’s a millennial pink lover’s dream, and one of the more affordable options on our list, so you’d better snap one up quick!

    How much is it?

    £42

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    14. NYX Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 NYX Advent Calendar

    NYX is one of those high street beauty brands that has surged in popularity in recent years – which makes sense considering how great their affordable products are – so we predict their 24-day calendar will be an instant hit. It’s definitely one of the more affordable options on the list, but there’s also a 12-day Diamonds and Ice Lipstick Calendar on offer for £30 if you’re looking for something that’s even lower in price. Bargains, bargains, everywhere!

    How much is it?

    £50

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    15. ASOS Advent Calendar 2020 – 24 Day

    beuaty advent calendars 2020 ASOS Advent Calendar Face + Body

    This year, the contents of the ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar options (yes, plural) are housed in handy perspex boxes that can be used for storage post-Christmas. Think of it as a two-in-one gift: advent treats and make-up storage. The 24-day option is absolutely loaded with some of our favourite brands on the beauty market; think MAC, Aveda, ELEMIS, Laura Mercier, Sunday Riley, Emma Hardie, Shiseido… See what we mean? Loaded!

    How much is it?

    £75

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    16. ASOS Advent Calendar 2020 – 12 Day

    beauty advent calendars 2020 ASOS Advent Calendar

    If the 24-day calendar is a bit of a stretch for your budget, thankfully there’s a 12-day ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar on offer too, at a whopping £40 less than its older sibling. You’ll still bag yourself some great beauty brands, with the likes of NARS, This Works and The Ordinary all hiding inside. Bargain!

    How much is it?

    £35

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    17. ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar 2020 – 12 Day

    beauty advent calendars 2020 ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar

    If the well-groomed human in your life wants in on the beauty advent calendars action, look no further than the ASOS Face + Body Grooming special. There’s everything from shower gel to beard moisturiser, hair styling products and even fancy toothpaste. As with the other two Face + Body calendars, the boxes are housed in a reusable perspex container – which, funnily enough, is perfect for storing all those grooming bits.

    How much is it?

    £35

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    18. No7 Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars No7 Advent Calendar 2020

    One of the most popular beauty advent calendars on the market, selling out in under 24 hours last year, the No7 25 Days of Beauty is back for another year of sell-out success. The contents will be kept strictly under wraps until the calendar goes on sale, but what we can tell you is that 10 lucky customers will find a golden ticket inside worth £1,000 to spend on No7 goodies. You heard us right! Read more about the contents of the No7 Advent Calendar in full.

    How much is it?

    £45

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    19. Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

    Charlotte Tilbury is back with a bang for Christmas with her advent offering in the form of her Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures. Housed in a classic copper box with jewel-handled drawers, it’s 12 days of pure Tilbury magic to get you feeling ready for (probably virtual) party season – with treats including a full-sized Pillow Talk lipstick. Read our guide to the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar for a sneak peek at what’s inside.

    How much is it?

    £150

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    20. Benefit Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Benefit Advent Calendar

    After a bit of a hiatus, the Benefit Advent Calendar is back with a bang and we’re pretty thrilled about it. It’s definitely one of the more affordable buys on the list, and inside you’ll get 12 days’ worth of iconic Bene-tastic treats, including their excellent brow products. Think Hoola bronzer, Porefessional Primer, Gimme Brow and more. PS, did we mention it’s called the ‘Shake Your Beauty’ Calendar? Iconic.

    How much is it?

    £58.50

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    21. L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 L'Occitane

    This year L’Occitane has not one, not two, but three beauty advent calendars on offer – including a beautiful fabric version that’s reusable. The classic calendar, complete with a fun design by French illustrator Edith Carron, contains a variety of miniature hand creams, shower gel and soaps. A perfect collection of tiny treats!

    How much is it?

    £53

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    22. L’Occitane Luxury Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 L'Occitane

    A step up from the Classic option, the Luxury Calendar also contains some skincare and home treats as well as bath and body. You’ll snap up iconic treats including the Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, Relaxing Pillow Mist and Almond Shower Oil. It really is divine.

    How much is it?

    £90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    23. L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

    Inspired by nature and the magic of L’Occitane’s hometown, Provence, the brand has collaborated with UK illustrator Isla Simpson to create this beautiful, reusable cotton calendar. Each pocket contains a L’Occitane treat to unwrap each day in the run up to Christmas. Think iconic hand creams, Almond Shower Gel, the Lavander Foaming Bath, and even more iconic products wrapped up in this unique calendar.

    How much is it?

    £160

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    24. Harrods Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Harrods Advent Calendar

    Advent calendars from the beauty halls of big department stores are the best way to try tons of different brands, and nothing says luxury quite like the Harrods Beauty Halls. You’ll be able to try treats from the likes of Acqua Di Parma, Augustinus Bader, Chantecaille and Shiseido, all wrapped in beautifully festive green packaging. As with many of the calendars featured on this list, don’t forget to reuse the box when you’ve unwrapped the contents!

    How much is it?

    £250

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    25. ELEMIS Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin

    With contents worth over £400, the ELEMIS 25 Days of Spectacular Skin will stock you up on all your favourites from one of the country’s best-loved skincare brands. Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm? Check. Frangipani Monoi Body Oil? Check. Superfood Day Cream? Check. Spoiler alert – you’ll also get a full-size jar of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream on Christmas Day. What more could an ELEMIS superfan ask for?

    How much is it?

    £175

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    26. Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Kiehls Advent Calendar

    Another very popular advent calendar year in, year out comes from super popular skincare brand Kiehl’s, and this year they’ve made a real bid to be sustainable. Not only will you reap cult favourites like Creme de Corps and Midnight Recovery Serum, but the calendar has been made with fully recycled paper and the empties can be returned in store as part of the brand’s Recycle and Be Rewarded scheme. What’s more, you can also sign up to win a Kiehl’s advent calendar. Now that’s what we call a surprise worthy of the holidays!

    How much is it?

    £89

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    27. The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2020 – 2D

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Ritual of Advent Calendar 2D

    How festive does this calendar look? The 2D Rituals advent calendar contains 24 treats for the mind, body and soul (worth more than double the actual price of the calendar!) from much-loved collections like the Ritual of Ayurveda and the Amsterdam Collection. There are also four special advent candles inside, one to light on each of the four Sundays before Christmas. There’s no doubt about it, this advent calendar would look great in any home.

    How much is it?

    £59.90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    28. The Ritual of Advent Calendar 2020 – 3D

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Ritual of Advent Calendar 3D

    If you want something even bigger and better than the 2D calendar, upgrade your Rituals advent calendar to the 3D version. It truly is the dictionary definition of ‘Christmassy’, a village complete with snow-topped roofs and pine trees. You’ll get 24 festive gifts with a combined worth of £145, from fragrance sticks to scented candles and skincare treats, including the advent candles mentioned in the 2D calendar above. Plus, it doubles as a great Christmas decoration for your home!

    How much is it?

    £89.90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    29. Clinique Advent Calendar 2020

    Clinique Advent Calendar

    Inside this Clinique treasure trove you’ll find a brilliant assortment of their top skincare and make-up buys. Just a few of the treats you’ll get include Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+, Take The Day off Make-up Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips, Clarifying Lotion 2 and Moisture Surge goodies. All for under £100! Yes, please.

    How much is it?

    £90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    30. bareMinerals Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 bareMinerals Advent Calendar

    Another popular offering comes from bareMinerals, whose calendar will stock you up with some of their best-selling make-up and skincare treats. From Loose Eye Colours and Blushes to Gen Nude lipsticks and skincare treats from the SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb collection, this is a great addition to any clean beauty lover.

    How much is it?

    £89

    When is it available?

    6th November – Join the waiting list

    31. Space NK Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Space NK

    Back for another year after a huge success in 2o19, Space NK has announced the release The Beauty Anthology Part II – and it’s a real celebration of all the iconic brands you’ll find in their gorgeous stores (think Drunk Elephant, Kate Somerville, Jo Loves, Augustinus Bader and more). Divided into four ‘volumes’, each product you’ll unwrap in the run-up to Christmas is housed in a pull-out chapter within one of these books. What’s more, the whole thing is tied together with poetry from the seriously talented Charly Cox. It’s a real treat.

    How much is it?

    £195

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    32. Pretty Little Thing Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Pretty Little Thing Advent Calendar

    With contents worth £160, the Pretty Little Thing Advent Calender is a guaranteed hit for the younger beauty enthusiast in your life. There are some great fan-favourite brands in there, from Barry M to Morphe, as well as classic beauty staples like Carmex Lip Balm and Egyptian Magic Cream. And all that for just £40 – bargain!

    How much is it?

    £40

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    33. Cath Kidston Advent Calendar 2020

    beuaty advent calendars 2020 Cath Kidston

    Cath Kidston is one of those timeless brands that we all know and love, and their annual advent calendars are super popular with fans of their iconic (and adorable!) designs. Packed with hand creams, lip balms, body lotions and bath salts worth a total value of £69, all products inside are also vegan-friendly.

    How much is it?

    £34

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    34. Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Holland and Barrett

    If you’re more of a natural or vegan beauty lover, this is the calendar for you. Featuring 25 products (14 full-sized) that are all vegan-friendly, the Holland and Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty calendar is also 100% recyclable, so you can stress less about its environmental impact. You’ll snap up some great brands like Weleda, Q+A, Dr. Organic and more inside, and it’s definitely friendly on the old bank balance.

    How much is it?

    £40

    When is it available?

    Out of stock online – try in store!

    35. Selfridges Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Selfridges

    This year’s advent offering from Selfridges contains some serious luxury treats from its beauty counters inside – think Byredo, Pat McGrath Labs, 111Skin, Dr Barbara Sturm and more. All of these beauty surprises are housed inside packaging, adorned with illustrations inspired by the iconic London flagship store. We’re sure you’ll agree it’s a thing of beauty.

    How much is it?

    £210

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    36. NET-A-PORTER Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Net a Porter advent calendar

    Few things feel quite as fancy as a NET-A-PORTER delivery, so what could be better than their annual beauty advent calendar? This luxury calendar contains equally luxury brands like Augustinus Bader, Virtue, Dr Barbara Sturm, Oribe and more all hiding inside the drawers. There’s even a gua sha and pack of silk scrunchies to boot. Rest assured you’ll be living your best beauty life this Christmas if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one.

    How much is it?

    £240

    When is it available?

    Out of stock!

    37. Decléor Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Decleor Advent Calendar

    If the thought of scents like rosemary, lavender, neroli, eucalyptus and co. set your heart aflutter, the Decléor beauty advent calendar should definitely be on your radar, no question. From the iconic Green Mandarin Cream to the Antidote Serum, you’ll snap up 24 surprise treats in this beautifully illustrated calendar to set you up for a relaxing and restful Christmas. We can almost smell it just by thinking about it…

    How much is it?

    £85

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    38. Birchbox Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Birchbox Advent Calendar

    Beauty subscription box service Birchbox is back with a bang for another year of advent surprises. And it’s a good one – you’ll snap up treats like the Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment and the A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer and bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Serum – all for a combined worth of £450. It’s a good’un!

    How much is it?

    £85 (£70 for subscribers)

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    39. John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

    We all love a John Lewis beauty hall, and their 2020 beauty advent calendar is a real celebration of all the iconic brands they have on offer. You’ll snap up cult products from Shiseido, Sunday Riley, Liz Earle, Clarins, ELEMIS, Acqua Di Parma… The list is almost endless. Plus, the whole thing is housed in delightful hot pink packaging that can be re-used when Advent is over. Dreamy.

    Read the full contents of the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar here.

    How much is it?

    £150

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    40. Clarins Advent Calendar 2020 – 12 Days

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Clarins Advent Calendar

    Clarins is one of those long-standing, reputable and effective skincare and make-up brands that most people know and love. Their 12-day advent calendars are back for another year, with all of your favourite products from the brand. That means Beauty Flash Balm, SOS Primer, Lip Perfector and many more all housed inside drawers in their classic red colour scheme.

    How much is it?

    £60

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    41. Clarins Grooming Advent Calendar 2020 – 12 Days

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Clarins Grooming Advent Calendar

    The second of Clarins’ offerings, the Grooming Calendar will stock up the well-groomed human in your life for 2021. Packed with all of the essentials, including Double SErum, Active Face Wash, SOS Hydra, Super Moisture Gel and After Shave Soother, it really is a great big grooming haul.

    How much is it?

    £60

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    42 Clarins 24 Day Advent Calendar

    beauty advent calendars Clarins Advent Calendar 2020

    As well as their two 12-day calendar options, this year Clarins is also offering a 24-day option that’s exclusive to Selfridges. It’s absolutely crammed with treats from one of the classic names in beauty, like Beauty Flash Balm. You’ll also get some adorable options from My Clarins, the sister collection for younger consumers, plus a scented candle and reusable cleansing pads.

    How much is it?

    £125

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    43. Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Fortnum and Mason Advent Calendar

    Featuring 25 beautifully illustrated, festive drawers containing a whole host of beauty treats, Fortnum’s advent calendar for 2020 is another that we’re lusting after. Not only are there gifts from brilliant brands like Aromatherapy Associates, Sisley, Noble Isle, Bamford and more, there’s even a beautiful make-up bag by Elizabeth Scarlett waiting to be unwrapped. Doesn’t it look magical?

    How much is it?

    £195

    When is it available?

    Out of stock online – try in store!

    44. Feelunique Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Feelunique Advent Calendar

    Back with a bang for 2020, Feelunique’s 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar is a real celebration of some of the best in make-up, skin, hair and body care. You’ll snap up fan favourites from ELEMIS, Aveda, Emma Hardie, Sol de Janeiro and more, with three treats to unwrap on Christmas day. But that’s not all – one advent calendar contains a golden ticket worth up to £1,000 for you AND a friend to spend at Feelunique. What more could you ask for?

    How much is it?

    £89

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    45. Dior Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Dior Advent Calendar

    Containing cult favourites across fragrance, skincare and make-up, the Dior Beauty Advent Calendar is magical just to look at – but it’s the contents that’ll really capture your heart. You’ll bag yourself 24 Dior goodies, including some of the most iconic Dior fragrances in 5 and 10ml sizes, from Miss Dior to J’Adore, a mini Rouge Dior, mini Diorshow mascaras and Prestige Crème. Dreamy.

    How much is it?

    £340

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    46. Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

    Amazon is back for another brilliant year of beauty with its seriously good value advent calendar; for just £60 you get £215 worth of products. Inside you’ll find some ever-popular products and treatments from This Works, Sleek, e.l.f., Garnier, John Frieda and more. A true beauty bargain of a haul!

    How much is it?

    £60

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    47. Lancôme Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Lancome Advent Calendar

    What could be more festive and romantic than a sparkling Parisian landscape? Lancôme certainly agrees, as this year’s advent calendar takes the form of exactly that. Each house-shaped box contains an iconic Lancôme beauty product – think minatures of Advanced Génifique Serum and Eye Cream, L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks, La Vie Est Belle fragrance and many more.

    How much is it?

    £105

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    48. Diptyque Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars Diptyque

    If fragrance is your (or your intended recipient’s) thing, Diptyque is the holy grail of beauty advent calendars – and 2020 is no exception. Not only is the calendar itself beautifully illustrated by artist Ugo Gattoni, it contains a mixture of full-size and miniature Diptyque goodies from the main collection, and some exclusive surprises. Be sure to reuse the box when you’re done!

    How much is it?

    £320

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    49. ESPA Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 ESPA Advent Calendar

    This year, ESPA is paying homage to the slower pace of life many of us have experienced in 2020 with the No Place Like Home calendar. With 25 spa-worthy treats (including what looks like an extra special gift on Christmas day), you’ll discover ESPA favourites both new and old hiding inside the Christmas tree-coloured drawers.

    How much is it?

    £145

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    50. Fenwick Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Fenwick Advent Calendar

    Fenwick’s Beauty Advent Calendar is absolutely crammed with iconic beauty treats, from Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish to Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps and even a Neom Candle. Just look at that beauty haul, folks. Beautifully illustrated by Fenwick’s own artist-in-residence, Julie Verhoeven, it’s a wonderful festive treat for any beauty lover.

    How much is it?

    £150

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    51. Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Jo Loves

    It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than a wreath-shaped advent calendar, does it? Set the scene for the holidays with Jo Loves’ ultimate luxury calendar, complete with 24 travel-sized treats and a full-sized gift on Christmas day. You’ll reap iconic fragrances from the fragrance genius that is Jo Malone herself, from scented candles to colognes and bath & body treats. Gorgeous.

    How much is it?

    £300

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    52. Latest In Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Latest In Beauty Advent Calendar

    These brands for this price? It’s almost too good to be true, but you really do get all of these amazing products for just £70 in Latest In Beauty’s 2020 advent calendar. We’re talking MAC Lipstick in Whirl, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Marc Jacobs Highliner, Aveda Damage Remedy, Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oil, a Floral Street Discovery Set… You get the idea, right? Get £10 off using the code LIBAC10, or save 15% if you’re a LiB PRO member.

    How much is it?

    £70

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    53. Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Molton Brown Advent Calendar

    Molton Brown is one of those brands that’s a real crowd-pleaser, and their annual advent calendars truly add weight to this argument. A household name when it comes to bath, body and fragrance, you’ll snap up brand icons like Lip Saver, Eye Geel and Hand Cream as well as festive bath Baubles and Shower Gels. Long story short: you or the giftee will be smelling great in 2021.

    How much is it?

    £175

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    54. Nivea Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Nivea Advent Calendar

    Nivea is one of those nostalgic skincare brands that everyone knows and loves, and their ski lodge-themed advent calendar is a real treat that won’t break the bank. Housing 24 full and travel-sized treats, you’ll be pampering yourself all the way to Christmas day with some of their best-loved skincare products.

    How much is it?

    £39.99

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    55. YSL Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 YSL Advent Calendar

    Ah, YSL. One of the big names in luxury and chic beauty with classic products recognised all over the globe, their advent calendar a real celebration of this ethos. Inside the (again, seriously chic) drawers, you’ll find samples of the Libre, Mon Paris and Opium Eau de Parfums, Rouge Pur Couture lipstick, Faux Cils mascara and many more skincare and make-up treats. Consider it your party make-up kit in a box.

    How much is it?

    £200

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    56. Ciaté Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Ciate Advent Calendar Mini Mani Month

    One of the original beauty advent calendars to hit the beauty market, the Ciaté Mini Mani Month is a great way to refresh your nail polish collection for the coming year. But this year, there’s a bit of a difference – all of the nail varnishes inside are the new ‘Plant Pots’ formulation, meaning they are made using up to 80% natural ingredients and biodegradable glitters. Every element of the bottles is fully recyclable, including the caps, and they’re made using 10% recycled glass. The most sustainable Mini Mani Month yet!

    How much is it?

    £59

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    57. Penhaligon’s Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Penhaligons Advent Calendar

    Known for supplying fragrances for the royal family, Penhaligon’s is one of those iconic British perfumers that creates truly unforgettable scents. Their advent calendar is expensive, no question, but if you’re in a position to splash out you won’t be disappointed. Containing ’24 remarkably fragrant delights’, you’ll probably never have smelt better.

    How much is it?

    £375

    When is it available?

    October 2020

    58. Lumene Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Lumene Advent Calendar

    24 Nordic skincare treats are crammed inside the Lumene Advent Calendar for 2020, which is inspired by the frostbitten nature of the North, when nature is covered in sparkling snow. Each of the skincare and make-up products is vegan-friendly, with the products from lines such as Nordic-C, Nordic Hydra and Arctic Hydra Care all wrapped up in this beautifully seasonal box.

    How much is it?

    £89.90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    59. Dove Advent Calendars 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Dove Advent Calendar

    If your budget can’t quite stretch to a 24 or 25-day beauty advent calendar, 12-day options are a great way to enjoy the beauty festive cheer on a smaller scale (with a smaller price tag!). And, thankfully, Dove’s newly-launched beauty advent calendars are just £20. Available in three different designs – Pink Blossom (above), Blue Blossom and Blue Ribbon – you’ll snap up some of Dove’s hero body care products as well as little extras, like tweezers and hair ties. Glorious.

    How much is it?

    £20

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    60. Origins Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Origins Advent Calendar

    Origins is one of those excellent skincare brands that all skincare enthusiasts know and love, and their nutcracker-inspired calendar is a treat for the eyes and for the skin. The 12-day calendar is bursting with some of their classic skincare treats, including the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, Mega Mushroom Micellar Water, Ginzing Oil-Free Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser and more. There’s even a mask applicator brush inside ready for your three new face masks. It truly is a pampering treat fit for Christmas.

    How much is it?

    £50

    When is it available?

    October 2020

    61. Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar

    In their signature sunny yellow colour, this year’s Acqua di Parma offering is sure to brighten up any home during December. Beautifully illustrated by up-and-coming artist Oamul, behind each door you’ll find one of the brand’s most popular fragrant offerings, from the Notte de Stile home candle to the Rosa Nobile Body Cream and fragrances like Mirto di Panarea and Colonia. Divine.

    How much is it?

    £400

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    62. OPI Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 OPI

    A nail polish advent calendar is a great way to restock your collection of polish shades for the year ahead. You’ll snap everything up from your classic pink, bright red and burgundy shades, to bolder options for party season, like glittering blues and greens. Divine!

    How much is it?

    £65.90

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    63. NUXE Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Nuxe Advent Calendar

    Cult French skincare brand NUXE has some seriously lovely products, which luckily enough, you can snap up in this year’s advent calendar. Not only will you get your hands on some iconic Crème Prodigieuse and Rêve de Miel skincare goodies, there are of course several variants of their hero product, the Huile Prodigieuse. You’ll smell amazing throughout the holiday season, that’s for sure!

    How much is it?

    £59

    When is it available?

    18th October – Preorder now

    64. Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Atelier Cologne

    Complete in their signature blue and orange packaging, this is definitely up there with the crème de la crème of luxury beauty advent calendars. Housed inside are miniature versions of some of the brands most popular scented candles, colognes, hand creams and more. Truly a gift that any fragrance enthusiast will appreciate (or just a lovely gift to yourself!).

    How much is it?

    £299

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    65. Next Premium Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Next Premium Beauty Advent Calendar

    With contents worth a combined value of £220, the other option from Next contains some of the most popular beauty products money can buy. Hiding inside the drawers are treats from Pixi, Liz Earle, Emma Hardie, ELEMIS, Aveda, Marc Jacobs to name but a few. This one is such a bargain – especially if you re-use the calendar for storage after Christmas Day.

    How much is it?

    £69

    When is it available?

    Sold out!

    66. Armani Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Armani Advent Calendar

    The Armani Advent Calendar is one of the ultimate luxury buys on the market, and its red and gold colour scheme couldn’t be more festive if it tried. Inside its shiny drawers you’ll find some of Armani Beauty’s most popular fragrance and make-up offerings, including mini and full-sized Lip Maestros, Eccentrico Mascara and mini fragrances like Armani Code, Acqua Di Gioia and Sì.

    How much is it?

    £249

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    67. Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar

    Natural skincare brand Dr Hauschka is back with their advent calendar celebrating their hero products, which are made using ingredients from Dr Hauschka’s very own botanical gardens. The calendar contains icons like the Lavendar Body Oil, Melissa Day Cream, Rose Body Cream and many more to set your skincare in good stead for the winter months.

    How much is it?

    £85 now £76.50

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    68. Real Techniques Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Real Techniques Advent Calendar

    Founded by the Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic Chapman, cult make-up brush brand Real Techniques has jumped on the beauty advent calendars bandwagon. In this 25-day celebration you’ll snap up miniature brushes, sponges, brush cleansing gel, tweezers and many more tools to stock up your kit for the year ahead.

    How much is it?

    £70 now £35

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    69. Shiseido Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Shiseido Advent Calendar

    With contents worth a whopping £322, this advent calendar from Shiseido is great value considering its price tag is less than a third of that. You’ll get some amazing products from this cult Japanese skincare brand, including Benefiance Smoothing Cream, Serum and Eye Cream, Vital Perfection eye products and Essential Energy Moisturising Cream, plus some great make-up goodies, too. It’s a steal!

    How much is it?

    £105

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    70. Essie Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars Essie Advent Calendar

    Several of the top nail polish brands have jumped on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon, including makers of the Queen’s favourite nail polish shade, Essie. Inside this calendar you’ll get a mix of minature and full-sized nail polishes, nail accessories and Essie surprises. Dreamy!

    How much is it?

    £99

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    71. Dr Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Dr Barbara Sturm

    Aesthetic doctor Dr Barbara Sturm’s advanced skincare is revered all over the world, so her annual advent calendar is a great chance to try a collection of her most popular products. There’s no denying that it’s a pricey one, but if this is the kind of money you have to spend on your calendar, there’s a reason why the brand is so popular among beauty editors. Inside you’ll find 24 products in a mixture of full and travel sizes, including heroes like Dr Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream, Enzyme Cleanser, Hyaluronic Serum and Anti-Pollution drops among many others, this is a skincare haul that won’t disappoint.

    How much is it?

    £405

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    72. QMS Medicosmetics 12 Days to Skin Perfection

    beauty advent calendars 2020 QMS Medicosmetics

    If you’re intrigued by this brand, the advent calendar is a great way to test out some of QMS Medicosmetics’ cult products that promise you glowy and hydrated skin. It’s definitely at the top end of our list in terms of price, but it’s a great way to trial the products before investing in a full-sized version.

    How much is it?

    £240

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    73. Roccabox Advent Calendar 2020

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Roccabox Advent Calendar

    For the first time Roccabox has launched its own beauty advent calendar, and it’s a real millennial pink treat. Inside the individually-wrapped boxes you’ll snap up big name brands like Sunday Riley, Murad, Nails Inc, Dr Paw Paw and more. And with contents worth over £365, frankly it’s a steal!

    How much is it?

    £72

    When is it available?

    Buy now

    74. Eco Wonderland Beauty Advent Calendar

    beauty advent calendars 2020 Eco Wonderland Freedm Street

    Launched by ethical e-tailer Freedm Street, this is the UK’s first beauty advent calendar that is vegan, cruelty-free and completely plastic-free, too. Packaging is reusable as it’s made from kraft cardboard, and trees are planted to offset its production. Behind 21 of the doors you’ll get a selection of eco beauty treats and plant-based snacks, while the remaining three doors reveal charitable donations to animal charities and food banks. A very sustainable way to see in the holidays!

    How much is it?

    £149

    When is it available?

    Pre-order now (Ships 1st week of November)

    There’s no doubt December will be a beauty-packed month with these incredible beauty advent calendars on the scene.

    We can’t wait!

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