Winter is a magical time, filled with parties, get-togethers and opportunities to get dressed up to your glamorous best. And, there’s no denying that the run-up to Christmas is the best time to get your hands on exclusive deals and limited edition luxuries.
If you’re looking for bridal beauty treats, but not quite ready to invest in full-size products, a beauty advent calendar is the perfect way to trial up to 24 luxury products before buying full-size versions.
But, if you want to save the surprises for your wedding, simply store your calendar until a month before your Big Day – and then rip open! There’s nothing to stop the calendar becoming your very own countdown with a luxurious pre-wedding treat every single day until the ‘I Do’s’.
Because beauty calendars don’t just have to be for Christmas!
1.Jo Malone London
Hailed as one of the best beauty advent calendars every year, we would be lying if we said Jo Malone’s Calendar hasn’t been on our wish list for many months. Nestled in each of the 24 boxes is a heavenly treat. From bath and body products, to candles and perfumes, you will find all the best sellers including Velvet Rose & Oud Shower Oil, Myrrh & Tonka Body Creme and Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne. It’s everything you could wish for and more!
Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £320
If you want to give (or receive) the gift of gorgeous skin this year, get your hands on Elemis’s 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. Worth a whopping £339, the triangle box design squirrels away more than two-dozen skincare-focused treats, from award-winners to bestsellers. Notable products include Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules and a FULL SIZE Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (worth £87). We suggest bagging this before it sells out!
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £165
Bringing you 24 days of clean beauty, the bareMinerals Advent Calendar features a melange of their most iconic and new favourite products. Each day, open a window to discover a best selling makeup or skincare treat such as mini Metallic Mask Gold, mini Mineral Veil Finishing Powder or mini Endless Glow.
bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, £79
Treat yourself to a luxury beauty treat every day in December with Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendar. With an array of skincare, makeup and haircare from the likes of Caudalie, OSKIA, Rodial and Illamasqua, the calendar is worth over £420 but retails at a bargain price of £79! Grab it while it lasts.
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar, £79
Penhaligon’s luxury advent calendar is the most fragrant countdown to Christmas. With best sellers like Halfeti Body & Hand Wash, Empressa Body & Hand Lotion and Cousin Matthew Perfume hiding behind each door, the only question is; can you resist opening them all at once?
Penhaligon's A Fragrant Countdown Advent Calendar, £350
For all the makeup lovers out there, NYX’s Love Lust Disco Advent Calendar is your go-to box this Christmas. Featuring 24 FULL SIZE lips, eyes and face products, it has everything you need for all your party glam.
NYX Love Lust Disco Advent Calendar, £45
Celebrate the 24 days of Christmas with the broadest range of beauty products in one calendar. Worth over £250, FeelUnique’s Beauty Advent Calendar features an indulgent mix of full and deluxe sized treats from the likes of Benefit, Huda Beauty, Emma Hardie and Rituals.
Feelunique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £79
12 beauty surprises to make you feel the festive cheer this winter. You’ll get some of the brand’s hero products, including SOS Primer Universal Light, Beauty Flash Balm and Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara, all for a bargain price of £60. We’ll take two!
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, £60
9. Soap & Glory
Soap & Glory fans will be thrilled to discover the dedicated calendar at Boots. You’ll get your hands on all of the classic S&G products as well as a few limited edition luxuries. The lower price tag (compared to the others on this list) also makes this an ideal gift for friends and family who deserve a special treat.
Soap & Glory Miracle on 24th Sweet Advent Calendar, £42
10.The Body Shop
The Body Shop lovers, you are in for a treat, as this year the brand has launched not one but three different advent calendars - Beauty, Deluxe and Ultimate. Each calendar offers a mixture of cult makeup and body care products. The Deluxe calendar is worth £122 and features a full-size body butter. Yum!
The Body Shop Deluxe Advent Calendar, £65
Bursting with the brand’s signature skincare, makeup and fragrance treats, including a handful of products from the award winning, Moisture Surge range, Take The Day Off Makeup Remover and Clinique Pop Lip Colour - this calendar is your go to for fresh and flawless skin.
Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar, £65
It’s a double whammy from the French skincare brand this year, with a Classic (£49) calendar and a Luxury (£89) version to choose from. While both contain 24 products to brighten up every morning until Christmas, the Luxury calendar contains products with a higher price point – think creams, fragrances and body oils that will leave your skin feeling like silk. It’s a real festive treat!
L'Occitane Advent Calendar, £79
Chapped lips are never a good, look so thanks to NIVEA, the Winter Wonders calendar will come to the rescue. It’s packed with 18 hydrating skincare delights including Raspberry Rose Lip Butter, Bye Bye Dry Skin Nourishing Mask and Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion, as well as 6 bonus products including eye masks and beauty sponges.
NIVEA, Winter Wonders Festive Beauty Advent Calendar, £28.99
Sleek’s 2019 beauty advent calendar is packed with high quality cosmetics to play with in the countdown to Christmas. Featuring a wide range of make-up products, from best selling matte lip colours and glitter eye-liners, to eye palettes and pigments - it’s going to be a fun Christmas.
Sleek New Day, New Attitude Advent Calendar, £30
15. Charlotte Tilbury
Who’s not a fan of Charlotte Tilbury? You, us and everyone else will be over the moon to receive the luxe Glittering Galaxy Of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar. The limited edition gift box will make all your makeup dreams come true this holiday as it features 12 full size and deluxe size out-of-this-world makeup and skincare heroes by Charlotte. Dreamy!
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, £150
16. NUXE Beauty Advent Calendar
One of the best skincare brands in the game, NUXE is high on our skincare radar, as is their 2019 calendar. Alongside the legendary Huile Prodigieuse (a holy grail for many!), the calendar also includes 23 travel-sized bestsellers to ensure you have glowing skin throughout the season.
NUXE beauty Advent Calendar, £59
17. Paul & Joe
If you think this is the prettiest looking beauty calendar of 2019, wait till you see inside. Featuring 23 of the brand’s bestselling makeup, skincare and tools, the Paul & Joe Advent Calendar is a visual treat for any makeup lover. Plus, it’s the only calendar on the market to feature a kitten shaped lipstick. Need we say more?
Paul & Joe, Beauty Advent Calendar, £80
18. Disney Aladdin
While advent calendars filled with chocolate is always fun for kids, why not take it a notch higher by gifting them the magical Aladdin Beauty Calendar. Filled with exciting body and bath care treats including coloured bath fizz, Jasmine hair mask, and body lotion, it really is a whole new world!
Disney Aladdin Always Dreaming 12 Days Advent Calendar, £12. Suitable for ages +3.
19. Disney Lion King
If they love Lion King, then they’ll absolutely adore this advent calendar filled with 12 bath and body treats including Coconut Hand Cream, Watermelon Lip Balm and Mango Bath Salts. It makes a fun pamper session post all the festivities.
Disney Lion King 12 Days Advent Calendar, £8