Beauty advent calendar 2019

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Move over chocolate, 2020 is ALL about beauty advent calendars. Yup, whilst a definite highlight of December used to be waking up to a sweet treat from our advent calendar, imagine instead, having some dreamy makeup or beauty treat every day? Have we got your attention? This year, we’re expecting all our favourite beauty names from Jo Malone to Charlotte Tilbury and MAC to ASOS, to haul out their ever-popular calendars in the countdown to Christmas. Ranging from small bottles of our favourite festive perfumes to little makeup gifts, and fancy face creams to dreamy hair products, there’s pretty much something for everyone.

Now we’ve got the hard task of deciding which one to go for, and more importantly, who to ask. Kicking things off this year are Charlotte Tilbury, Harrods and Net-A-Porter…Feast your eyes, people.

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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As if we didn’t already have enough of a reason to hand over all of our cash to ASOS – their newly revealed Face + Body Advent Calendar is en route to rip our bank accounts to shreds. Promising all the beauty products our hearts desire, it’s got some serious contenders, including Laura Mercier’s Setting Powder, and Elemis’ hero Hydrating Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Give this box of wonder to anyone and we can assure you, they’ll love you forever.

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Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, allow us to introduce you to the most boujee beauty advent calendar of the year. A cult sell-out, this stunning collection holds the most sought-after prods from Liberty’s Beauty Hall, including some of our all time favourites: Diptyque Baies Candle, Herbivore Orchid Youth-Preserving Facial Oil, Nars Blush & Bronzer Duo in Orgasm & Laguna and Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, to name a few. This time around, they’ll be shipping them internationally so that everyone has a chance to treat themselves. Considering it’s their fastest-selling product in 145 years, we suggest you get it ASAP, or regret it.

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Moroccanoil Beauty Vault, £20

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Known for their exceptional haircare – you may (or may not) know that Moroccanoil do body products, too. This gilded box has, in our opinion, their best hair offerings: the OG Moroccanoil Treatment, as well as the equally great Protect & Prevent Spray. There’s also a mix of luxe hand and body treats to delve into. Something for everyone, basically.

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Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £165

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Worth a whopping £339, this little box of joy is an absolute must have (and one of the few really great ones that’s not yet sold out). If you’re not already an avid Elemis user, you definitely should be, they’ve got some of the best skincare in the game and they’ve included all the highlights in here. Notable prods include, the award winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, and Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. There’s obviously so much more greatness, we suggests bagging it before it inevitably goes.

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Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar, £320

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The price might be eye watering, but you’ll be crying with joy anyway once you see what’s inside. As if a Diptyque candle and fragrance were not already at the top of your xmas list – try a combined 20! There’s one Holiday Special limited edition candle, 13 mini candles, 6 mini perfumes, a face oil, perfumed sticker, shower oil and rich butter. Not to mention the fact that the design is ridiculously stunning and would impress, well, everyone. It’s quite literally the box from heaven.

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Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

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Space NK may have just stolen the crown for best beauty advent calendar of 2018. With £550 worth of products from the likes of Drunk Elephant (yesssss), Sunday Riley, NARS, Oribe and Hourglass – it’s all our favourite brands in one place.

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Balmain Limited Edition 10 Days of Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar 2019, £150

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Balmain’s foray into the haircare world was hands down one of the best beauty moves to date. Now, they’ve created a gorgeously luxe haircare advent calendar – and it’s one we’re placing very high on our list. Alongside all the incredible products, you’ll also find a styling comb, mirror and boujee Balmain branded hair towel. We’re allll over it.

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Elle Beauty Advent Calendar, £115

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Back for a second year the ELLE Advent Calendar is packed full of 24 luxury beauty products. There are 10 full size products and 14 beauty minis worth over £420 in total, all for just £115. I’m sold.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar, £405

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If your face could speak, it would ask for this for Christmas. Possibly the boujeest skincare offering ever made, inside this glorious box sit 21 of her cult products in full size, deluxe size and sachets. Yes, we know the price is an eyeful – but when you consider the fact that 90% of her stand alone products costs about £100, it’s actually a steal.

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The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar, £160

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After ample requests, this is offering from the White Company is back – and it’s (dare we say it) even better than ever! A mix of all their award-winning skincare, fragrances, bath, body, fragrances and candles are locked away behind 24 beautifully illustrated doors. The cost of all the products is £264, so the price really isn’t that bad.

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Acqua di Parma Beauty Advent Calendar, £325

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Acqua di Parma’s classic zesty scents have earned them everlasting brownie points in the beauty industry. You’ll find their signature scent Colonia and personal fave Blu Mediterraneo alongside a mix of other bath and body treats.Gift a perfume lover (or yourself) to this and they’ll be thanking you all through 2020.

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Cowshed 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £130

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Can we please talk about how beaut this box is for a sec? Illustrated by botanical artists Katie Scott, it’s made to be reused, so pop it on your dresser once you’re made your way through. Aside from the fact that it’s an obvious keepsake, it’s also features 24 best-selling Cowshed products – and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love Cowshed? Get it before it’s gone.

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Armani Beauty Advent Calendar, £249

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Armani’s first ever beauty advent is coming in hot. Encased in a gleaming red and gold box sit 24 of his most iconic products – including a full size Eyes To Kill Mascara and Lip Maestro #400. Some of the minis are: Rouge D’Armani Matte, Crema Nera Eye cream and Aqua Di Gio EDT. You even get a cute range of accessories to play with, from an Armani keyring, to a pin bow.

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ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar, £130

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This decadent festive box of goodies is our pick for anyone that likes to unwind. You know your friend who is always impossibly zen – get her this. There’s a mix of bath, body and skincare trinkets, all designed to help you chill TF out.

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Clarins Women’s Advent Calendar, £60

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Most beauty advents only contain minis, not this one. Rather than having a full 24 days worth of treats, it holds 12 products – two full size and 10 travel sized best-sellers. It’s a great one if you’re not that keen on having to haul around one of the really big ones (as great as they are, it’s effort). Plus, inside there are beauty prods that we genuinely swear by, like the iconic Beauty Flash Balm, Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover and SOS Primer 00 Universal Light.

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L’Occitane Advent Calendar, £49

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Known for their delightful bath, body and skincare and haircare treats, L’Occitane’s Christmas offering is definitely not one to be missed this year. Housed in a festively decorated box, this is a must have treat for any friend who’s into a bit of self indulgence. Some of our ultimate heroes, including Shea Butter Body Lotion, Verbena Body Lotion, and Immortelle Precious Cream are in there, so it’s likely you’ll tick almost everyones box with this.

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Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar, £95

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The gang’s all here… Lancome’s epic 12 days of Christmas advent calendar is brimming with mini and full-size makeup and skincare treats. Expect to find cult products including the Hypnose Mascara, Absolu Lip Lacquer and Genefique Serum.

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Kiehl’s Beauty Advent Calendar, £125

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This year Kiehl’s have stepped it up a notch and created a Selfridges exclusive eco-calendar. Packaged in a seeded paper bag that can be replanted in soil to grow flowers (cute), the calendar has been created from an organic cotton canvas. It holds 12 pouches, each one containing a cult fave mini Kiehl’s product, including Ultra Facial Cream, Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment and Crème de Corps.

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Feelunique Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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To give you an idea of how quickly you’ll ned to jump on this if you want in with a chance of getting one – it sold out in under two weeks last year. We know, v fast. Probably because it has the broadest range of beauty prods all under one (shiny) roof. Highlights are the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette Topaz and REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara. Our advice? Put your order in right this second, people.

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Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar, £85

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Listen up Clinique fans, this one’s for you. Packed with 24 ah-maz-ing skincare and makeup miniatures, including the classic Dramatically Different Moisturiser, Pep Start Eye Cream and Moisture Surge Face Cream.

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Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar, £165

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The run up to Christmas is always peak stressful, so why not treat yourself to some serious relaxation treats with the Elemis beauty advent calendar. With a selection of spa-worthy products like their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, it’s well worth the £165 price tag for £339 worth of goodies.

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Lush Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

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After waiting for what feels like forever, Lush have finally launched their first ever beauty advent calendar, and we can barely contain our excitement. The limited edition box (there’s only 500, so think fast) is decked out with 24 full sized products – five of which are old school faves, brought back by popular demand :D. It’s not just what’s inside that counts, either, the box itself is a cool AF, reusable chest, covered in multicoloured prints, and made entirely from recycled materials. Meet your new makeup/jewellery organiser, basically.

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Harry Potter Advent Calendar at Boots, £35

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Wands at the ready! Boots has announced a truly magical advent calendar, inspired by Harry Potter. NBD. If, like us, you’re a die hard HP fan, you’re going to want this high up on your wish list, as it contains spellbinding beauty bits, including Golden Snitch bath bombs, wand makeup brushes, mini lipsticks, nail varnishes, and a super cute eye mask.

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Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, £150

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Our fave makeup artist just keeps coming back with more; Charlotte Tilbury’s Advent Calendar Glittering Galaxy of Make-up Magic, contains everything you need to create two whole makeup looks. With both skincare and makeup treats, including cult products like Charlotte’s Magic Cream and her Pillow Talk Lipstick, this is a dreamy treat for any beauty (and Charlotte Tilbury) obsessive.

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Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250

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With a total product value of £600, this super-luxe advent calendar is set to be one of the most lusted after for 2019. The 25 drawers are filled with make-up, skincare, hair care including Huda Beauty’s Demi Matte Lipstick in Mogul, a universally flattering shade of rose and 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, a cult product for banishing dark circles. Expect to see Byredo, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, NARS, Hourglass, Guerlain, Becca, Decorte and even Augustinus Bader.

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Rodial Advent Calendar, £98

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This gorgeous pink box has all of Rodial’s cult skincare and makeup prods, so if you’re a fan of the brand you’re going to love what they’ve got in store. From their hero Pink Diamond Sheet Mask, to the Retinol Booster Drops and their iconic Glamolash Mascara Skinny Black. You might be pleased to know this is a 12-day calendar, too, so it’s much smaller than the other 24-day ones. You’ll than us when it comes to having to transport it, trust.

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NYX Professional Makeup Advent Calendar, £60

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Our go-to high street makeup brand, NYX, is launching the makeup advent calendar of dreams this year. The 24-day advent calendar is packed with full-size products (yep, really) and it’s worth a massive £210.

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Unfortunately all the advent calendars below have sold out 🙁 However, it’s still worth taking a look at what’s on offer so that next year you can make sure you’re super on it and you don’t miss out!

MAC ‘Starring You’ Advent Calendar, £129

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MAC have made all our Christmas dreams come true with this ah-mazing makeup advent calendar. ‘Starring You’ contains £265 worth of MAC products, including cult classics like the Velvet Teddy lipstick, Strobe Cream in Pinklite and the In Extreme Dimension 3D Lash Mascara.

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Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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The Birchbox advent calendar has goodies from the likes of Caudelie, Estee Lauder, Oribe and Aveda … Last year’s advent calendar sold out in less than 24hours, so you’ll have to be quick!

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Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar, £225

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Try to remain calm, but Net-A-Porter’s Beauty Advent Calendar is quite possibly the best thing we’ve ever seen (not to be dramatic). With 15 full-size & 10 travel size products, worth £790, it’s everything a beauty lover needs/wants/deserves this Christmas. With cult products including a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, Marc Jacobs’ infamous Deluxe Velvet Noir Mascara and Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, there’s no denying this calendar is going to be sell out.

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YSL Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

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YSL’s beauty advent calendar is a guaranteed sell out this year. The Christmas calendar includes mini lipsticks (in festive reds and bold pinks), a Touche Eclat and the classic Black Opium perfume.

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Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, £320

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We’d be lying if we said this hadn’t been on our mind all year. Heralded as one of the best beauty advent calendars every single year – Jo Malone’s Townhouse is packed full of their beloved bath and body products, candles and perfumes. We’ve got our eye on the Myrrh & Tonka Body Creme, Velvet Rose & Oud Shower Oil and Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense – although every single thing is to die for. This flies off the shelf every single time, so be smart and bag it now!

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The Body Shop Deluxe Advent Calendar, £65

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Next in The Body Shop’s line up is the Deluxe Advent Calendar. Which contains a mixture of makeup and body products worth £122 – including a full-size body butter!

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Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £50

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Known for their exceptional deals, Amazon are letting you guys get a wonderful £10 off – so if you buy one now, you’ll only have to pay a cool £40 (woo). What’s in the box? Oh, just some old favourites that we probably couldn’t get by a single day without… Shout out to Garnier’s Micellar Water, Foreo Luna Play Mini and Real Techniques Complexion Sponge.

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Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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Worth over £370, this years Glossybox beauty advent calendar is guaranteed to be another sell-out. With 15 full-sized products, including some faves from NYX Professional Makeup, Dermalogica and Sleek, any devout beauty lover needs one of these in their life. Available to pre-order from the 6th of September, it goes on sale on the 27th, and, judging by the speed it flew off the shelves last year, you’ll need to act quickly to get one under your belt.

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Mr Porter The 12 Days of Grooming Kit, £105

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It would be (mildly) unfair to completely leave the guys out, so, we’ve thrown in this exclusive Mr Porter Grooming Kit – a present so good it would make any man a beauty lover. Sitting in each draw are Mr Porter’s hand picked hero products to help winter skin. With major brands like Malin & Goetz, Dr Dennis Gross and Dr. Barbara Sturm, it really is the ultimate.

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Bareminerals Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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Makeup lovers rejoice, this box of beauty treats has everything you could ever need to craft your face into party ready perfection. All the brand’s best sellers are inside: Complexion Rescue Defense, Prime Time, BAREPRO Longwear Lipstick, Lash Domination Mascara, the list goes on and on. Plus, it’s a relatively affordable £79, but is worth £218 – so, essentially it’s a steal.

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Decleor Beauty Advent Calendar, £85

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If you’ve decided to do the good and honourable thing that is, treat someone else to a beauty advent calendar (we’re obviously not suggesting you discount yourself all-together, though) then this could be a great place to start, assuming you’re browsing for your mum. Decleor’s skincare wardrobe holds all the best bits that we know your mum/sister/friend will go crazy for. In fact, any skincare devotee would die for this little box of heaven.

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Jo Loves Beauty Advent Calendar, £300

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There’s not much more we want from our Christmas than excessive candles and fragrances, I mean, that’s what it’s all about, right? Right. Feast your eyes on this absolute dream boat from Jo Loves – undoubtedly the only thing you’ll need this year. Worth a jaw dropping £450 – thankfully, it’ll only set you back £300 – it holds 24-deluxe mini products, including their iconic Pomelo scent, and a full-sized Christmas Trees Home Candle awaits for you on the 25th. Heaven.

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Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

CultBeauty has just announced their first ever advent calendar – and they aren’t playing around with this launch… Yup, the beauty retailer has raised the bar for the best advent calendar of 2019, seriously. With products from the likes of Natasha Denona, NudeStix, NARS, Milk Makeup, Drunk Elephant, Augustinus Bader, Too Faced… I could go on an on, but you get the point, it’s in-cred-ible. Not only does the calendar contain over £680 worth of products, but inside one lucky calendar is a golden ticket worth £1000 to spend on CultBeauty products. I’m floored.

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LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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We’re 10000% going to need the LookFantastic.com beauty advent calendar in our life this Christmas. With products from Morphe, Elemis, GlamGlow, Eyeko AND Illamasqua, it’s value totals up at over £420. You’ll have to be quick to snap it up…

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The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, £45

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Finally, there’s the Beauty Advent Calendar, which contains products worth £81 including shower gels, mini body butters and hand creams.

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Next 24 Days of Beauty Branded Advent Calendar, £65

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For those of you not prepared to take out a small mortgage this year, next’s affordable option still allows you to take part in the beauty advent fun. And, before you ask this doesn’t only hold Next own branded products, in fact you’ll discover some of the biggest names in beauty in here, including Pixi, Smashbox, Nuxe and Dermalogica. PS: the whole box is worth £175.

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Who needs a chocolate advent calendar when beauty advent calendars exist?!

This year’s Christmas beauty advent calendars are already hitting the shelves and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to get are hands on them!

Whether you go for a high street calendar or splash out on a luxury pick, you’re in for a treat as they have everything from mini serums and fragrances to little nail polishes and lipsticks inside.

Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar, £150

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Full of her skincare and makeup must-haves worth over £195, behind the 12 doors of this Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar there’s a mix of full and travel size products, including the popular Pillowtalk lipstick and the cult Magic Cream. You can now get your hands on this little gem online! The brand is also selling a Naughty and Nice Magic Beauty Box for Christmas this year.

John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar, £150

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With over £255 worth of goodies inside but a price tag of £150, there’s full and deluxe size products, from skincare heroes to makeup must-haves. You’ll find brands such as Elemis, Charlotte Tilbury and Neom hiding inside. inside.

Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £40 when you spend £25

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The much-anticipated Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar is launching on Thursday 31 October and we can’t wait! Worth £300, but costing just £40 when you spend £25 in store or online, the calendar features brands such as Prai, Stila and Philip Kingsley inside.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

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Hitting Harrod’s new beauty hall this autumn is a deep blue advent calendar full of an array of makeup, skincare, hair care and more! Worth hundreds, you’ll find cult brands such as 111Skin, Laura Mercier and Nars inside.

Boots No7 25 Days of Christmas, £42

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After last year’s sell-out success, No7 is bringing back its beauty advent calendar. And this year, there’s an extra little surprise inside seven of the calendars this year. If you’re lucky enough, you might find one of the seven Golden Tickets that are redeemable on any No7 products.

Elemis 25 Days of Beauty, £165

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From award-winners to bestsellers, we think the Elemis 25 Days of Beauty calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift. Inside you’ll find little gems such as the iconic Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and our favourite Frangipani Monoi Body Cream. Last year, the luxury calendar sold out in just five days. So if you want to get your hands on this one, you’ll want to join the waiting list for early access. Worth over £344, costing just £165, we’re counting down the days until this calendar lands online on 5th September.

Jo Malone London Beauty Advent Calendar, £320

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Jo Malone’s epic advent calendar for 2019 is here and it’s full of festive treats with everything from perfumes to candles to bath and body products. The much-loved Blackberry & Bay Cologne and the English Pear & Freesia Body Crème are hiding inside, as well as the brand new Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense. It’s the perfect Christmas treat for the Jo Malone fan in your life or yourself!

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

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This year, Cult Beauty has launched its first ever advent calendar and it’s worth over a staggering £680 but costs just £195! With cult brands like Drunk Elephant, Laura Mercier and Nars hiding inside, it’s definitely shot straight to the top of our wishlist. What’s more, one lucky beauty lover will find the Golden Ticket hiding inside worth £1,000 to be spent on Cult Beauty products. Fingers crossed!

Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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This year, Feelunique is offering us two types of beauty advent calendars. The first is a 24 day calendar with some of our favourite buys inside, including the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner. There’s over £250 worth of products inside.

Feelunique 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £45

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Next up, Feelunique brings us a 12 day advent calendar worth £120 with brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Nuxe and Zoeva behind the doors.

L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, £79

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Splash out and treat yourself to the luxury L’Occitane advent calendar this Christmas season. Behind the 24 doors there’s everything from skincare to body care to fragrance, including the iconic Reset Serum and the popular Almond Shower Oil. The calendar is worth £98.50 but costs just £79.

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, £49

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Worth £79 and in the shape of a story book telling a tale of how the brand helped reintroduce almond trees back into Provence’s landscape, you’ll find some of L’Occitane’s bestsellers hiding behind each of the 24 doors.

Jo Loves Advent Calendar, £300

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Fragrance lovers are going to want to get their hands on the Jo Loves advent calendar this year. With 24 deluxe travel size products plus, a full size Christmas tree candle inside, it’s the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one to countdown the big day. There’s a mix of candles, fragrances, hand and body lotions, and hand and body cleansers inside.

Lumene 24 Nordic Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar, £89

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The 100% vegan Lumene advent calendar has 24 of the brand’s bestsellers inside, including the popular Glow Boost Essence, Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint and Hydration Recovery Gel Mask. It’s got everything you’ll need for looking after your skin during the festive season! Plus, it’s worth £209 but costs just £89.

Liberty London Advent Calendar, £215

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In 2018, the Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar became the retailer’s fastest selling product ever. So, it’s no doubt this year’s calendar is set to be a sell-out too. Worth over £600, but costing just £215, behind the 25 doors you’ll find full size and mini products, with brands such as Nars, Aveda and Diptyque making an appearance.

Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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Last year, the Lookfantastic beauty advent calendar was a huge success and we’re predicting another sell-out. Worth over £420 but costing just £79, the 25 day calendar is full of luxury skincare, hair care, makeup and beauty tools. With brands like Elemis, Prai and Rituals hiding behind each door, you can now join the waiting list for this gem.

bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

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The bareMinerals advent calendar is packed with 24 of the brands must-have new and favourite products in mini sizes. With skincare and makeup bestsellers, it’s everything you’ll need to get you Christmas party-ready!

Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar, £130

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Featuring 24 of the brand’s most-loved products, the Cowshed advent calendar is filled with natural skincare, hand care and bath & body products for the ultimate pamper. What’s more, it’s vegan-friendly and you can pick it up online on Boden!

Space NK The Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar, £195

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Inspired by a storybook, the Space NK Beauty Anthology has four chapters full of beauty must-haves to see you through the festive season. From Pre-Party to Night-Out and Morning-After to Everyday, all the chapters are filled with mini or full-size treats from brands such as Eve Lom, Charlotte Tilbury and Drunk Elephant. It might come with an expensive price tag, but the products inside are worth over £550 so is really a bit of a bargain buy!

Elle Beauty Advent Calendar, £115

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The Elle beauty advent calendar is worth over £420 but costs just £115 and has got some of our favourite brands like Nars, Benefit, Murad and Vita Liberata inside!

Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar, £90 or £45 with other purchase

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This year, the Debenhams beauty advent calendar has more than £190 worth of beauty treats inside. Inside you’ll find the likes of Clarins, Clinique, Nars and Elemis. What’s more, with any other beauty purchase you can get your hands on the calendar for just £45. Otherwise, with no purchase you’ll have to fork out £90 for this gem.

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Beauty Advent Calendar, £82

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Get your skin Christmas-ready with the Kiehl’s beauty advent calendar, filled with cult skincare buys including the Ultra Facial Cream and the Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil.

Kiehl’s x Janine Rewell 2019 Advent calendar, £125

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Created exclusively for Selfridges, this canvas advent calendar has got 12 pockets with the brand’s bestselling products inside.

Birchbox Countdown to Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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This £70 Birchbox advent calendar has goodies from brands such as Bumble and bumble, Caudalie and Estee Lauder inside. Last year’s calendar sold out in a matter of days so if you want to get your hands on this one when it launches on 1st October, you’d better be quick.

Lancôme Beauty Fantasies Advent Calendar, £95

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Exclusive to Selfridges, the Lancôme Beauty Fantasies Advent Calendar is a must-have for any beauty lover. The 12 day calendar will help get your beauty stash Christmas-ready, with a mix of bestselling makeup, skincare and fragrance.

The Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150

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Exclusive to Fenwick, this beauty advent calendar features some of the most-loved products from the department store’s beauty hall. Worth over £450, inside there’s cult brands like Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder and L’Occitane.

Clinique 24 day Beauty Advent Calendar, £85

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Clinique fans will love the brand’s beauty advent calendar this year. Hiding inside are bestselling skincare, fragrance and makeup must-haves with the likes of the Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturise and Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer to get you festive-ready.

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99

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The Body Shop is launching three beauty advent calendars this year, so there’s something for everyone no matter your budget. The Ultimate Calendar is full of £248 worth of gems, including products from the Drops of Youth range and special edition festive must-haves.

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Deluxe Advent Calendar, £65

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Next up, the Deluxe calendar is worth a whopping £125 but costs just £65. Inside is an array of bath & body products, skincare and makeup and more.

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, £45

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Coming with a price tag of £45, you’ll get £81 worth of The Body Shop goodies inside this advent calendar. Ideal for a pre-Christmas pamper!

Next 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £65

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The Next beauty advent calendar is full of over £175 worth of goodies, with a mix of mini and full size products including makeup, skincare, hair care and body care. Plus, there’s some big brands in there like Pixi, L’Occitane and Smashbox.

Molton Brown Advent Calendar, £175

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A Christmas countdown full of luxury Molton Brown products sounds like the dream to us. Inside are 24 treats from bath and body must-haves to home fragrances and more.

MAC Starring You Advent Calendar, £129

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Makeup fans will love the Starring You advent calendar from MAC. Behind the 24 doors, there are bestsellers and cult buys to see you through the festive party season.

Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar, £225

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It’s a pricey one, but seems well worth the price tag to us. Behind the 25 doors you’ll find brands such as Sunday Riley, Dr. Dennis Gross and Charlotte Tilbury. What’s more, the advent calendar is worth over a staggering £780!

Rituals The Ritual of Advent 2D Christmas Tree, £59.50

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Not only does it look great, coming in the form of a mini Christmas tree, the Rituals beauty advent calendar has got some great products hiding behind the 24 doors. Inside the luxurious advent calendar you’ll find must-have products like the The Ritual of Dao Night Balm and The Ritual of Samurai Foaming Shower Gel Sport.

Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320

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Full of gorgeous fragrances and candles, with a few skincare and body care products also hiding inside, we can’t wait to get our hands on the Diptyque advent calendar.

ESPA Precious Moments Advent Calendar, £130

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The luxurious ESPA advent calendar is perfect for the pamper-loving friend in your life (or yourself!). With 25 treats hiding behind the doors, there’s everything from skincare to bath essentials. Our favourites include the Optimal Skin ProCleanser and the Skin Rescue Balm.

ASOS Face + Body Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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The ASOS Face + Body advent calendar has got 25 products inside to help you countdown until the big day. With brand’s like Elemis, Clarins and Nars inside, we definitely think it’s worth the £70 price tag! What’s more, the calendar is printed with soy ink so is 100% recyclable.

Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, £40

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This £40 Cath Kidston advent calendar ticks all the beauty boxes, packed with everything from bath fizzers to body lotions to lip balms. It hits stores this October, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to get your hands on it.

Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar, £35

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Worth £146 but costing just £35, this Holland & Barrett advent calendar is full of treats for the natural beauty lovers out there. Featuring brands such as Weleda, Trilogy and Sukin, you can now get your hands on this bargain calendar in stores and online.

Glossybox It’s the Season to be Glossy Calendar, £80

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The Glossybox advent calendar has over £370 worth of fab products inside! With 15 full size products and 10 minis, you’ll find brands such as Rituals, The Body Shop and Living Proof inside. The calendar costs £70 for subscribers and £80 for non-subscribers.

The Nuxe Beauty Countdown, £59

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The Nuxe beauty advent calendar is a must-have for any skincare lovers out there. Inside are 25 beauty and skincare essentials to see you through the festive season.

Soap & Glory Miracle On 24th Sweet Advent Calendar, £42

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Soap & Glory fans will love this sweet advent calendar, inside there’s favourites like The Scrub Of Your Life and Hand Food.

essie Christmas Nail Polish Advent Calendar, £60

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Worth £108, this essie Christmas Advent Calendar costs just £60 and has eight full size products with 10 mini products and four little surprises inside. Festive nails anyone?

Sleek New Day, New Attitude Advent Calendar, £40

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This year Sleek has released an advent calendar that’s perfect for makeup lovers! Featuring bestsellers and must-have exclusives, inside this calendar there’s everything from eyeshadow palettes to lip glosses.

Stay tuned for more of our favourite beauty calendars for 2019.

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IT’S OFFICIAL, Christmas has come early…because beauty calendars are dropping into store left, right and centre and they are better than ever before.

Maybe you’re a last minute kind of gal or a count-down queen, 2018’s beauty advent calendars are guaranteed to put a spring in your step… because who doesn’t like a mini lipstick mixed with the element of surprise?

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With the beauty industry at an all time high, cosmetics calendars are bigger than ever.

Which means there is a lot to choose from: skincare, haircare, makeup, men’s health and more.

So why not treat a friend, partner, mother, in law or, more importantly, yourself to one of these carefully edited beauty boxes compartmentalised into the many days of Christmas?

We’ve rounded up the best beauty calendars you can buy – and they’re not as expensive as you might think.

Beauty calendars under £30

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This advent calendar is an absolute bargain and one of the cheapest out there this year.

But it certainly doesn’t scrimp on gifts, featuring 24 windows to peek behind – all the way up to Christmas Eve.

This kit will, quite literally, kit you out – with everything tweezers, nails files and cosmetics sponges, to highlighters and hairbands.

  • Gloss Beauty Calendar, £12.50 from Boots – buy here

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Counting down the 12 days to Christmas is ASOS’ Beauty Extras Calendar.

The set features a mixture of skincare and hair care from the likes of popular brands Pureology, Eyeko and Starskin.

If you’re looking for something a little luxer, upgrade to ASOS’s Face + Body version.

  • Beauty Extras countdown calendar, £25 from ASOS – buy here

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Colour Cargo’s calendar is perfect present someone who is keen to expand their nail polish collection.

This advent calendar contains everything a polished nail lover must have – from earthy brown hues to Christmas sparkle and vivid red.

Because there’s no such thing as too many nail polish colours.

  • Colour Cargo Nail Advent Calendar from Debenham’s – buy here

Beauty calendars under £50

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This Revolution make-up calendar is a total must for beauty beginners.

With a whole range of setting powders, bronzers, eyeshadow palettes and lip glosses, there’s no look you won’t be able to create once when you’ve uncovered all these goodies.

Not to mention just how pretty it will looked sitting in your bedroom – who needs a chocolate calendar anyway?

  • Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar, £30 from Superdrug – buy here

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From brushes to contour kits to lipstick, you’ll be sporting an a new full-face of make-up come Christmas Day.

After all, you can’t go far wrong with a festive red lip, right?

And for just £35, this fun-filled beauty calendar has gone straight to the top of our wishlist.

  • Sleek Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £35 from Boots – buy now

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Originally just a clothing brand, Jack Wills’ beauty range gets more comprehensive every year – it is a big hit with buyers around the holiday period.

This sleek advent calendar has 24 surprise doors.

Behind each one you will find a different beauty product – body washes, nailpolishes and lotions – for each day of Christmas.

  • Jack Wills advent calendar, £35 from Boots – buy here

26 M&S’ beauty calendar is back and better than everCredit: M&S

We couldn’t do an advent calendar round-up without mentioning M&S’ annual offering.

Famous for their great value festive box, 2018’s calendar has stayed true to form with the likes of Pixi, This Works, and Balance Me.

In other words, it’s the best of their beauty hall in a cute little box.

  • Beauty advent calendar, £35 from Marks and Spencer – buy now

26 Love Cath Kidston? This could be your perfect choice this adventCredit: Cath Kidston

The kitsch Cath Kidston doesn’t disappoint – this might be one of the prettiest calendar’s we have seen.

Behind the doors are 24 treats for December, from enriching hand creams to body scrubs and lip balms – all in some sensational scents.

The Christmas Townhouse aromas include redberries and candied sugar, madarin blossom and white rose and quince. Sign us up!

  • Christmas Townhouse Advent Calendar, £40 from Cath Kidston – buy now

26 This year’s L’Occitane Beauty Calendar sounds like an absolute dream… and it only costs £49

  • L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar, £49 from L’Occitane – buy now

Any beauty fan worth their salt knows that L’Occitane is the one-stop shop when it comes to pampering.

From fragrant hand creams to fresh shower gels, the French brand is forever our-go when we’re in need of a little TLC.

And this year’s advent calendar certainly does not disappoint.

Full to the brim of products worth £85, savvy beauty shoppers can now snap up this luxurious set of classic L’Occitane products for just £49… and yes, it does include the almond shower oil.

Just think of it as pampering 101.

Beauty calendars under £75

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Brace yourself lipstick lovers because NYX’s advent calendar offering is a thing of beauty.

Featuring a range of the American brand’s best-selling glosses and matte lipsticks, trying not to rip open all the doors on the first day is going to be a challenge.

By the time Christmas rolls around, you’ll never need to buy another lipstick colour again. Just saying.

  • NYX Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £50 from Boots – buy here

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With its amazing product recommendations and discount prices, Amazon has fast become our favourite place to shop for beauty of late.

So it will come as no surprise to anyone that Amazon’s advent calendar is one of the best quality offerings on the market.

Featuring over 24 products from brands such as Rituals, Elemis, and Max Factor, this is one calendar worth snapping up way in advance.

  • Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £50 – buy now

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No one does Christmas quite like Clarins – it’s a hero skincare brand because it suits every age and skin type (you can’t go wrong with Clarins for the mother-in-law on the 25th December).

This pyramid box is packed with goodies including the brand’s full size SOS Primer and Honey Lip Oil.

Behind the numbered gold doors are 10 other minis for your skin and nails.

  • Clarins 12 Days of Christmas, £60 from Boots – buy here

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Clarins may be the only brand doing a beauty calendar for men and we applaud them. Everyone should take the time to pamper themselves.

This cool granite gift box has 12 doors that lead up to the 24th- a perfect pre-Christmas gift for your man.

Behind the doors is a full size Anti-Fatigue eye cream and active hand care lotion plus 10 other minis including scrubs, lotions and shower gels.

  • Clarinsmen 12 Days of Christmas, £60 from Boots – buy here

26 The Latest in Beauty calendar may be worth over £255 but savvy shoppers can snap it up for just £60… go go go!

  • Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar, £60 from Latest in Beauty – buy now

Featuring a mix of our favourite ride-or-die beauty bits as well as some make-up newcomers, the Latest in Beauty advent calendar certainly does not disappoint.

Containing a whole host of beauty must-haves worth over £255 (yes, you read that correctly), you can currently snap up this incredibly good value offering for as little as £60.

Not only does the calendar include beauty blogger favourite The White Company’s classic Christmas candle, but skincare enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that Oska’s Nutri-Active Day cream has also made the cut.

Along with a full-sized Wet Brush and Morrocan Oil, of course.

26 The NUXE 2018 beauty calendar is a total treat for skincare fans

  • NUXE Beauty Countdown Calendar, £59 from Look Fantastic – buy now

If you fancy a pamper this Christmas season, the NUXE beauty countdown calendar is an absolute must.

A total treat for skincare fans, this nifty calendar will provide you with everything you need to well and truly revamp your skincare regime.

Behind each door you’ll find one of the brand’s cult favourite skincare products, including our all-time favourite luxurious dry oil as well as their clarifying cream mask.

Did we mention it also includes a selection of organic tea bags? Sold.

Beauty calendars under £100

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Counting down the Christmas with brands from all over the world, this year’s Feel Unique calendar has a total value of £250 and gets great reviews.

Featuring the Nails Inc unicorn sheet mask we’ve been desperate to try and a Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream, this beauty parcel is anything but “little”.

And if you ask us, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  • Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar, £75 – buy now

26 Look Fantastic’s advent calendar is truly a thing of beauty

Big name goodies are hiding behind each door of the Look Fantastic calendar: the likes of Molton Brown, Illamasqua, Glamglow and Rituals.

And there are full sizes as well as sample sizes included in the skin, hair, tan and make-up haul.

PLUS it’s worth £300 but will go on sale for £79 – talk about good value.

What’s so great about this one is you reuse the box as a dressing table organiser.

*insert heart-eye emoji here*

  • Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £79 – buy now

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Liz Earle’s Hot Polish cleanser has become a household name – it has won more than 100 awards.

The brand has since expanded beyond skincare to hair and body,

This beautiful gift set includes minis of all their best-selling products.

  • The 12 Days of Liz Earl, £80 from Boots – buy here

26 The Body Shop’s green calendar is a whopping £99 but you get £231 worth of products insideCredit: The Body Shop

Fans of The Body Shop will also be delighted to know that the cruelty-free shop has launched its very own beauty advent calendar this festive season.

This Freddie the Fox calendar may be a pricey £99 but it includes £231 worth of products, including enough luxurious body creams to see you through till next year.

Not to mention a couple of handy make-up brushes and must-have skincare goodies.

What’s more, if you want a cheeky discount, the store is currently offering a deal where you get £10 off when you spend £30 or more, which applies to all three calendars – just type code 14671 at the checkout.

The Bodyshop have launched their 2018 Christmas advent calendars and the gifts are amazing!

  • 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99 at The Body Shop – buy now

26 Glossybox’s gorgeous beauty advent calendar is almost too pretty to tear into… almost

Including must-have brands such as NARS, Huda Beauty and BareMinerals, Glossybox subscribers are in for a real treat this festive season.

With beauty treats taking you right up until Christmas, we’re going to struggle not ripping into each and every one of the boxes as soon as the calendar lands on our desks from 15 October.

In true Glossybox style, the advent calendar is nothing short of stunning too – and we particularly love the little inspiration words that will see us through the month of December.

Looks like Glossybox are right, this advent calendar is all we want this Christmas… along with those 17 full-size products obvs.

  • Glossybox ‘All I Want’ Beauty Advent Calendar, £99 (£75 for subscribers) – buy now

Beauty calendars over £100

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Selfridges put the best beauty bits in this Glam Sparkle Calendar including cosmetics from Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Lancôme.

It features 24 sparkly and glamorous drawers filled with some full size items and some mini ones – some all time favourites such as Urban Decay All Nighter Setting spray.

You will also get the famous Lancôme La Vie Est Belle sample and YSL Curler Mascara.

  • Selfridges Glam Sparkle Beauty Advent Calendar , £130 – buy now

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As always, Charlotte Tilbury’s take on beauty is over the top and fabulous – we’re obsessed with the makeup artist’s luxury advent calendar.

Each glitter-dusted drawer features 12 full size products and also 12 mini products – it’s not called a Beauty Universe for nothing.

This kit is a great chance to try a huge range of the brand’s award-winning items for less, including the Pillow Talk lipstick loved by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gigig Hadid and Jennifer Aniston.

  • Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, £150 – buy now

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This year MAC cosmetics collaborated with some of the world’s leading beauty brands such as Clinique, Estée Lauder, Origins and Michael Kors to create a beauty advent calendar including variety of their iconic products.

The Beauty Countdown calendar comes in a shimmering ruby star box with 25 drawers packed with a wide range of beauty and skincare treats.

This calendar is for someone who wants everything – from cleansing and detox products to MAC’s liptensity lipsticks.

  • MAC The Beauty Countdown advent calendar, £150 – buy now

26 The John Lewis features luxury brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Zelens and HourglassCredit: John Lewis

There’s nothing better than venturing into a John Lewis beauty hall during the festive period, right?

Well this year’s annual beauty calendar offering is a total dream.

The perfect gift for the make-up fan in your life (or just a mid-week pick-me-up if you’re anything like us), this must-have beauty offering includes 25 luxury products to unwind during the festive period.

Featuring the likes of Lancome and Clarins, this John Lewis offering is the ideal way to unwind and pamper yourself in the cold winter months.

And we’re particularly lusting after the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser that’s been sitting on the top of our wish lists for what feels like an absolute age.

  • Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £165 from John Lewis & Partners – buy now

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And finally, a beauty advent calendar edit wouldn’t be complete without giving Harrods’ luxury offering a mention.

Packed with 25 high-end products from Charlotte Tilbury, Givenchy, and NARS, this calendar is full of the year’s most-talked about beauty launches along with some cult classics.

And for that eye-watering price, you can expect to see some full-sized beauty bits…

  • Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250 – buy now

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