Whether you’re after luxurious treats or value for money, there’s a beauty advent calendar for everyone.
From Jo Malone and Charlotte Tilbury to Marks & Spencer and The Body Shop, the high street is filled with a wide range of beauty advent calendars to make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting. Tucked behind the doors lies an assortment of cult skincare, must-have make-up and swoon-worthy perfumes.
With beauty advent calendars selling out quickly every year, we’ve compiled a list of the most sought and fought over options for 2018…
Charlotte Tilbury, £150
Charlotte Tilbury is pulling out all of the stops with this year’s magical advent calendar. Each day you’ll get mini treats, including the Multi-Miracle Glow, iconic Magic Cream and her Full Fat Mascara. It also has makeup bag staples like Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk and Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren. Count yourself spoiled this Christmas.
£150, available at charlottetilbury.com from 4th October 2018.
The Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175
Described as a ‘tasting cabinet of luxurious fragrance infusions’, Molton Brown’s advent calendar is an exciting option to see you through the festive season. Even better, each day brings a new delicious scent to try in your home. Lavish or what?
£175, available at johnlewis.com from 21st September.
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas, £60
The beautiful advent calendar is exclusive to Selfridges and launches at the beginning of October. Hidden inside the floral boxing is all of the classic skincare products you need to give you flawless skin in the run up to Christmas.
£60, available at selfridges.com from 29th October.
L’Occitane Advent Calendar, £89
Count down to Christmas with the best of the best from L’Occitane. This fun calendar offers 24 miniatures of the best skincare and bodycare. Every day will be a pamper session.
£89, available at loccitane.com from 20th September.
The Body Shop Freddie Advent Calendar, £99
Catering to everyone, The Body Shop has released three calendars that come in different sizes and different price tags. You’ll find beauty hits like the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and Oils Of Life Facial Oil (both of which come in full size), as well as essentials like the Chamomile Gentle Eye Make–Up Remover. They also have fun puzzles inside, adding to the holiday fun.
The 12 Days of Liz Earle Advent Calendar, £80
With a new look and stellar line-up of goodies for 2018, Liz Earle’s advent calendar lets you experience a luxurious surprise each day with a dozen miniature skincare favourites, botanical body-care and hair-care heroes. It includes the popular Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Superskin Concentrate among other beauty favourites – a perfect way to prep your skin for Christmas.
£80, available at boots.com from 17th September.
Rituals 3D Advent Calendar, £89
Rituals is bringing some much needed serenity to Christmas this year that will include hero products from The Ritual of Ayurveda and newness from the Ritual of Holi. They have made taking a moment to yourself easier as they hone the art of gift giving. This advent calendar works as the perfect present for a loved one with little pick-me-ups to help you slow down on a Sunday. The advent calendar is also available in a 2D version for £59.50
£89, available at rituals.com from 3rd September.
Diptyque Noel 2018 Edition, £320
Every year, Diptyque bring out an incredible advent calendar that instantly sells out - and we’re sure this year’s offering won’t be any different. The Diptyque 2018 advent calendar lets customers indulge in 25 little pleasures this Christmas. It includes a range of their iconic products to help you enjoy your favourites and explore something new.
£320, exclusively on selfridges.com from October.
Selfridges Selection Box, £70
Selfridges has decided to skip out on an advent calendar this year, opting for a selection box instead. It includes high-end skincare like Caudalie, makeup favourites such as Illamasqua and hair care heroes like OUAI. Even better, you can decide whether to space out your selection or whether you want to rip it all open in one go.
£70, available at selfridges.com.
The Clinique Advent Calendar, £76
Clinique is spoiling you for choice with an advent calendar boasting 25 must-have minis. It includes make-up brushes, lipsticks and liners to help you get ready for any party, along with skincare to help you prep for the next one.
£76, available at selfridges.com from 14th September.
Fenwick’s Beauty Advent Calendar, £150
If you’re looking for value for money, look no further. The Fenwick beauty calendar is worth over £450, but costs £150. Each day, you’ll come across NARS, MAC, Aurelia, Dr Sebagh, Estee Lauder and so much more. It’s the elites of beauty advent calendars.
£150, available at fenwick.co.uk from from October.
Birchbox Advent Calendar, £65
Birchbox’s advent calendar sold out in less than 24 hours last year - and now, it’s back. Each day, you’ll get to discover 24 beauty treats to get you ready for Christmas with brands such as OPI, Caudalie, Lumene and Pixi.
£65, birchbox.co.uk 2nd October to Birchbox subscribers and on general sale from 3rd October.
Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £35
It’s easy to see why Marks & Spencer’s advent calendar is so popular every year. It has an immense assortment of 25 indulgent beauty favourites, including L’Occitane, Nuxe and REN. What’s more, it’s worth over £250 but costs just £35 when you spend £35 elsewhere in store. A steal.
£35 when you spend £35 in store, available at marksandspencer.com from 6th November.
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £150
This is advent for hardcore skincare fans. It includes 25 of Elemis’ finest in miniature sizes as well as some full size treats. We’re sure this will be a sell-out as soon as it hits stores.
£150, available at elemis.com from 1st October.
Atelier Cologne, £300
With 24 deluxe perfume products on offer, the Atelier Cologne advent calendar is every perfume enthusiast’s dream. It’s also the perfect way to discover new scents to suit you.
£300, selfridges.com from 26th September.
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250
If you’re looking for luxury and indulgence no one hits the mark better than Harrods. Filled with a massive selection of the beauty industry’s favourites, including Charlotte Tilbury, Givenchy, SUQQU, NARS and Laura Mercier, this calendar is one not to be missed.
£250, harrods.com from 1st October.
Susanne Kaufmann Advent Calendar, £110
Natural beauty lovers rejoice: Susanne Kaufmann is back with a new advent calendar for Christmas 2018. Behind each of the 24 windows is one of the brand’s most popular products, including bath oils and salts, facial skincare, haircare and festive teas, each housed in miniature, recyclable glass bottles.
£110, liberty.com from October.
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar, £110
Everyone’s favourite skincare brand is launching an advent calendar that’s chock full of best-selling products. It includes the trademark Ultra Facial Cream, the beautifying Midnight Recovery Concentrate and a miniature version of Nightly Refining Micro-Peel. And that’s just a snippet of what’s inside this 24-piece skincare nirvana.
£110, available at selfridges.com from 1st October
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £165
Every beauty fanatic’s prayers have just been answered: John Lewis has dropped details on its debut advent calendar and it features an impressive array of best-selling bits. Inside you’ll find products from brands like Elemis, Hourglass and Aveda. Get your hands on it quick - we bet it’s going to be a sell out.
£165, available at johnlewis.com from 4th September.
Paul and Joe Cadeaux de Noel Advent Calendar, £56
Cat lovers rejoice: Paul & Joe have just announced details of its 2018 advent calendar and it’s just as beautiful as we imagined. Illustations of Gipsy and Nounette (two cats belonging to Paul & Joe designer Sophie Mechaly) feature on the packaging, and inside you’ll find lipsticks, powder and hand lotions to help you countdown to Christmas.
£56, available at beautybay.com from 1st November.
Feel Unique 24 Day Advent Calendar, £75
Inspired by fairy tales and all things enchanted, Feel Unique’s advent calendar is filled with a dreamy range of products to see you through the festive season. It contains a selection of 24 mini skincare, haircare and make-up products, including cult brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Caudalie and REN.
£75, available at feelunique.com from 15th October.