It’s that time of year again! I know, I know… September is still a little early to be mentioning the ‘C’ word… but… the Beauty Advent Calendar releases are being announced!
Here’s everything you need to know about 40 of the best Beauty Advent Calendars so far, including when they can be pre-ordered, when they go on sale, how much they cost, and where you can buy them from.
Start making your choices quick – some have already gone on sale and the rest will be on sale shortly… and they’re all so incredible you can pretty much guarantee they’ll all be a sell out!
1. Look Fantastic
One of my all time faves! The Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar contains 25 goodies, including skincare, makeup and haircare and features some incredible brands including Elemis, Illamasqua and Morphe.
Valued at £420 this Beauty Advent Calendar retails at only £79! Plus… if you’re a Look Fantastic Beauty Box Subscriber, you can take another £15 off that price! (If you’re thinking of subscribing to Look Fantastic, check out their latest beauty box here).
Another one of my all time faves! The Glossybox Advent Calendar also contains 25 goodies (including a super surprise on Christmas Day!). If last years’ is anything to go off, this one is going to be another INCREDIBLE calendar so set your alarms now!
In the 25 boxes you’ll find makeup, skincare and haircare. Last year’s calendar featured products from Nars, Nip & Fab and Huda Beauty.
The Glossybox Advent Calendar will cost £80 but, if you’re a Glossybox subscriber you can take £10 off that price and pick it up for only £70.If you’re not a subscriber (firstly why not? You’re seriously missing out!), use KTF20 to get 20% off your first box and then £10 off the calendar at the same time! So for £78 you can pick up the calendar and this month’s Glossybox. Bargain!
3. The Body Shop
As usual the Body Shop don’t just give us one advent calendar… they give us three to choose from! This year there’s the Beauty Advent Calendar, the Deluxe Advent Calendar and the Ultimate Advent Calendar. The Beauty Advent Calendar (worth £81) contains 24 miniatures from the bath and body collections, whilst the Deluxe Calendar (worth £122) has 25 luxury miniatures including a Vitamin C sheet mask.
The Ultimate Advent Calendar is what the Body Shop call the ‘Calendar of your Dreams’ containing 25 treats, 14 of which are full size and all are from the most luxurious ranges and best sellers! This calendar is valued at a massive £249!
All 3 of these calendars go on sale on 9th September 2019 on The Body Shop website and cost £49, £69 and £99.
One of the pricier calendars, the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar is back again this year. After a sell out last year, you can expect it to be just as amazing this year, with 25 beauty treats from brands including Laura Mercier and Nars. The calendar is worth more than £600 but you can snap this up for £250 on 1st October 2019 here.
If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to enjoy an advent calendar this year then look no further than the L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar. Filled with 24 of their best selling products, they also give you little snippets of advice on how you can be doing your bit to save the planet.
Retailing at £49 this is one of the lower priced calendars and let me tell you – it’s more than worth it. The products have a total value of £85 and you can get yours right now from L’Occitane. What are you waiting for?
6. Jo Malone
Once again, the Jo Malone Advent Calendar just screams luxury! It’s definitely up there with the pricier Advent Calendars but the sell-out calendar is worth every penny.
24 little drawers hold the luxury products including moisturisers, candles and perfumes – so not only will you be looking and smelling amazing this Christmas, so will your house.
7. Latest In Beauty
One of the original brands to enter into the Beauty Advent Calendar World – Latest in Beauty launched their first beauty advent calendar 8 years ago… and this year it’s just as incredible as always.
Latest in Beauty are keeping the contents of the calendar under wraps for now but have promised a selection of skincare, haircare and fragrance.
This will retail at £65 or £58.50 if you’re a subscriber and you can pre-order it from 23th September. It’s actual release date if you want to live life on the edge and take the risk is 1st October 2019. Last year’s calendar sold out in 3 weeks though so I’d think about pre-ordering if this is the one you’ve got your eye on!
If cologne is what gets you excited in the festive period then this calendar is the one for you. Filled with 24 products including fragrance and hand cream, it’s one of the more expensive calendars, but when you break it down into price per wear then it’s definitely worth it!
The Atelier Advent Calendar goes on sale on 1st October 2019 and costs £250.
If luxury products are your thing then look no further than the Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar. This beauty has a total value of £790 and contains 15 full size and 10 miniature products.
Expect to see some of the more luxurious brands inside including Charlotte Tilbury and Marc Jacobs Beauty.
The Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar goes on sale on 1st October 2019 with a retail price of £225 (what a bargain!).
One of the smaller Beauty Advent Calendars, Clarins has selected 12 of their best selling products and packaged them up in this beaut treasure-trove style Advent Calendar.
Pick out a beauty treasure every day in the run up to Christmas. Expect lip, skin and nail products valued at a total of £125.
11. Soap And Glory
In usual pink, scented fashion, Soap and Glory are back with another Advent Calendar jam packed with their best products. Think body butters, scrubs and even some limited edition tweezers (oooh!). Grab yours if you fancy 24 full and miniature sized Soap and Glory treats for only £42.
Available online from 4th September online and in store from 16th September.
If makeup is all you fancy during this festive period then the Sleek Makeup Advent Calendar is for you. Filled with 24 makeup products to get you glammed up for the party season including lipsticks, eyeliners and blush, you can pick this up for only £40.
The Sleek Makeup Advent Calendar is available from 4th September online and 16th September in store.
13. Birchbox Count Down To Beauty
Another advent calendar brought to us from one of the leading Beauty Boxes – Birchbox. Like the Calendars brought to us by Look Fantastic and Glossybox, the Birchbox Advent Calendar contains 25 products including skincare, makeup and haircare from a range of different brands.
So if you love trying new products and discovering new brands, this calendar is right up your street.
The Birchbox Advent Calendar is available from 1st October and costs £70.
14. Charlotte Tilbury
One for the Charlotte Tilbury queens among us! If you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury then you need to get your hands on this – filled with some classic Charlotte Tilbury products including Pillow Talk lipstick (so dreamy!), Star Gold Eyes to Mesmerise and Charlotte’s magic cream. This calendar is all you need for Christmas and with a value of £196 you’re getting an absolute bargain.
You can pick this up for £150 from 3rd October… if you want to save 10% you can sign up to the Charlotte Tilbury website – thank me later 😉
15. NYX – Love, Lust, Disco
The theme of this advent calendar is in it’s name – Love Lust Disco…. so that translates as Party… Sparkles… Glitter… expect everything you could possibly need for party season with this disco themed advent calendar from NYX. The 24 treats are worth a huge £210 but you can get your hands on it all for only £60.
You can purchase the calendar online from 19th September at Superdrug.
The Rituals calendar is back in both 2D and 3D this year and it’s just as amazing as we expected! Filled with all of our Rituals faves, both calendars are available to shop right now!
How cute is the 3D Christmas tree with openable presents too! Ah I need them all!
One of the most iconic skincare brands have brought us an incredible Advent Calendar again this year and I hope I’m lucky enough to get my hands on this one! Elemis 25 Days of Beauty gives us a skincare gift every single day including the Pro Collagen Marine Cream and the Frangipani Monoi Oil (my favourite!)
The Elemis Advent Calendar retails at £165 and is available now.
Fenwick is back with another Christmas Advent Calendar and this time it’s beautifully designed with an artistic piece on the front, created by Fenwick’s own artist in residence. Such a different touch!
Inside you’ll find 27 of the department store’s best selling products including skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance… the list goes on! Expect to see products from well known brands including MAC, Charlotte Tilbury and Estee Lauder. And if you’re wondering why there are 27 goodies inside a 24 day calendar… that’s because some little drawers have more than one treat!
The Fenwick Advent Calendar is £150 and is available online now and in store from 21st October.
The perfect advent calendar to get your skin and hair ready for Christmas. The French brand, Nuxe have picked out 24 of their favourite nourishing products for the festive season and packaged them in this gorgeous calendar!
20. Molten Brown
Who doesn’t love a Molten Brown product at Christmas? Well you can have 24 of them in the Molten Brown Advent Calendar!
Discover a new scent in the form of body wash, shower gel and hair care every single day in the 24 day calendar. How gorgeous is the theme they’ve chosen too? Such gorgeous colours for Christmas but not the standard red and green!
The ESPA Advent Calendar has been carefully put together with products which will help you to just take a little time for you… so relax, soothe your skin, body and mind and enjoy 25 ESPA products. Not only can you expect the usual skincare products but also candles to help you relax too. It sounds like the perfect pamper accessory before Christmas.
22. ASOS Beauty
You just need to take a look at the packaging for the ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar and you know it’s going to be fabulous! Expect all of your fave brands and products inside including Elemis, The Ordinary and Emma Hardie… all for UNDER £100.
One of the most popular Beauty Advent Calendars out there, be ready to pick this up on 19th September for only £70. This is an Advent Calendar you don’t want to miss out on!
23. Next Beauty
A slightly different type of calendar for Next – I haven’t seen Next release a Beauty Advent Calendar before, (not that I would have expected them to)… but let me tell you… Next pulled out all the stops and put together a pretty impressive Advent Calendar with some amazing brands!
Featuring 24 days of products including faves such as Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, Smashbox Primer and Pillow Spray you can pick it up for only £65.
The Next Beauty Advent Calendar goes on sale on 19th September.
The design of the Lancome Advent Calendar is definitely up there as one of my faves this year! I am loving the colour scheme!
This is another calendar you don’t want to miss out on, featuring the brand’s most loved products including Lancome Hypnose mascara and Lancome Prep and Matte primer, plus lots of other skincare and makeup faves!
The Lancome Advent Calendar is available at Boots in September for £95.
25. John Lewis
We all know to expect luxury and top quality brands from the John Lewis Advent Calendar which is why at £150 it’s not going to be around for long.
Filled with all of your favourite high end beauty products including Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream and Becca’s Champagne Highlighter it’s a collection of every product you need to look fabulous this Christmas!
The John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar is available now at www.johnlewis.com
26. Boots in Support of MacMillan
Boots have put together one of the most reasonable priced calendars this year and have done so in partnership with MacMillan. Expect some of your fave brands stocked in Boots including Liz Earle, Soap and Glory and No7.
The Boots Advent Calendar retails for £40 and every sale donates £2 to MacMillan. You can pick up yours in September.
One of the most popular calendars, the Decleor Advent Calendar is back for another year. After selling out in 2 weeks last year, you need to make sure you’re ready for this to go on sale so you don’t miss out!
Filled with 24 miniature and full sized Decleor faves, the Decleor Advent Calendar goes on sale on 1st October at www.decleor.com It’s also available at Look Fantastic (you can use Glossy credit!) and John Lewis.
If you’re looking for something to keep you pampered and relaxed on the run up to Christmas then look no further than the Cowshed Advent Calendar. Filled with 24 miniatures including the Calming Body Lotion, Face Wash and a candle it’s everything you need for a relaxing Christmas!
The Cowshed Advent Calendar is on sale for £130 at www.cowshed.com, John Lewis and Look Fantastic.
29. The PIP Box
If you’re looking for a cruelty free beauty advent calendar then The Pip Box Advent Calendar is for you. Containing 24 vegan products from cruelty free, vegan brands including Aveda, Welada and Phaze Zero, expect a mixture of skincare, hair care and makeup to get you ready for the Christmas season.
11 of the 24 products are full sized so the price of £75 is a bargain! The calendar is available to pre order now and subscribers to The Pip Box get 48 hours early access and a £5 discount code.
If the bareMinerals and Glossybox collaboration this month was anything to go by then the bareMinerals Advent Calendar is going to be INCREDIBLE – you’re not going to want to miss it! Priced at only £79 you receive 24 miniatures of our favourite products including a mixture of skincare and makeup.
bareMinerals is the best selling mineral makeup brand so I can’t see this calendar hanging around for long! The bareMinerals Advent Calendar goes on sale on the 13th September.
31. Cult Beauty
Valued at £680, a few of the brands you can expect inside includes NARS, Milk Makeup, Drunk Elephant and Too Faced. Plus, inside one calendar is a golden ticket worth £1000 to spend on Cult Beauty.
The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar is one of the higher priced calendars at £195 but with products worth £680 it’s worth the price!
You’re also in for a treat on Christmas Day when you receive 10 best selling products from brands including Huda Beauty and Iconic, plus a Cult Beauty gift card.
Pick yours up from www.cultbeauty.com
Something a little different than the usual beauty advent calendars as the Diptyque calendar brings us a collection of iconic scents to make your home smell incredible.
Like the Fenwick Advent calendar, the Diptyque Advent Calendar packaging has been designed by an artist – this one by Olaf Hajek and the design is inspired by tales, myths and legends.
You can pick up the Diptyque calendar for £320 from 19th November.
33. Feel Unique
Choose from 2 calendars this year with a 12 day and a 24 day calendar from Feel Unique! Another one of the most popular Beauty Advent Calendars with products from Huda Beauty, NYX, Aveda and Living Proof you can guarantee this will be another sell out! The 24 day calendar is valued at £256 and the 12 day at £120.
34. Fortnum & Mason
The calendar with the highest value products I’ve seen by far! Discover £730 worth of luxury products in the Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar including Guerlain and 3LAB, including a mix of haircare, makeup and skincare for only £195.
The Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar is available now.
35. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty
A slightly unusual addition to the advent calendar roundup now with this calendar from Holland and Barrett. An Advent Calendar jam packed with natural products including body oils, face scrubs and foaming mists to keep your skin in tip top condition this Christmas.
You can pick up the Holland and Barrett Advent Calendar for only £35 now.
36. Jo Loves
For all of the candle lovers out there, the Jo Loves Advent Calendar is made for you. The Calendar contains 24 deluxe mini candles and fragrances worth a huge £450. On the 25th you’re also in for a treat with a full size Christmas Tree Home Candle!
The Jo Loves Advent Calendar is available now.
37. Liberty London
The Liberty London Advent Calendar is the brand’s fastest selling product in 145 years… so you know this is definitely a calendar you need to get your hands on! Filled with the most popular luxury products from Liberty’s Beauty Hall, the calendar includes products from Nars, Diptyque, Hourglass to name a few.
Set your alarms for 9am on 16th October to get your hands on the Liberty Advent Calendar from www.libertylondon.com
One of the prettiest calendar designs – super simple but so lux at the same time! If you’re not familiar with Lumene, it’s a Nordic beauty brand and the advent calendar was super popular last year! Filled with 24 miniatures of their beauty products, they’re a great way to try out all of their products before purchasing full sized!
The Lumene Advent Calendar is available for £89 from 19th October.
The calendar we have all been waiting for is finally here! Lush has finally brought us an Advent Calendar and we can’t wait to see what’s inside!
But… there’s a catch… Lush have only created 500 of these so if this is the calendar you want, you need to be quick!
The Lush Advent Calendar is the only calendar I know of to be filled with 24 FULL sized products including 5 old school favourites which have been brought back especially for the calendar.
The incredible design of the box also means it’s reusable and it’s made from recyclable materials so you’re doing your bit for the planet too!
Get ready to grab your calendar from www.lush.com for £195.
40. Marks & Spencer
The Marks and Spencer Advent calendar sells out incredibly quickly every year so I can’t imagine this year will be any different. Containing 25 products including a mixture of makeup, skincare, hair care and body care, it will be priced at only £40 when you spend £25 on clothing, home and beauty in store or online. Brands inside the calendar include Emma Hardie, Percy & Reed, L’Occtane and of course M&S.
The Marks and Spencer Advent Calendar goes on sale on October 31st.
Which is your favourite Beauty Advent Calendar? Have you got yours already? Let me know in the comments!