This year the Beauty industry has kicked some serious butt by bringing out their own personalised Advent Calendars. Advent Calendars are one of the most exciting things about the run up to Christmas . Yes, I understand it is early, HOWEVER some of the best options get snapped up early due to their limited numbers and huge demand from loyal customers.
From budget-friendly to more luxury, I’ve picked 13 of my favourites Beauty Advent Calendar to inspire you lovelies. Advent Calendars are one of those gifts you could give to a friend as an early Christmas present, or to buy yourself as a special festive treat.
2016 has some of the coolest Advent Calendars to date, with brands such Benefit, Clarins and Charlotte Tilbury coming up with some incredible options. Take a look at my top picks…
Benefit – Girl O’Clock Rock Beauty Calendar, £34.50
Benefit have another 12 days of Christmas this year, with the theme ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’. It is sure to be a sell-out and has 12 mini Benefit bestsellers jam packed behind those doors. These are the POREfessional, they’re real! mascara, lollibalm, hoola bronzer, dandelion, BADgal lash mascara, high beam, benetint, posietint, lollitint, they’re real! remover and it’s potent! eye cream. It also plays music when you open it. Cute eh!
BareMinerals – Countdown to Gorgeous Beauty Calendar, £75
A first this year is the Bare Minerals advent calendar. 24 doors are filled with Bare Minerals goodies, including the latest skincare offerings from the brand and plenty make-up such as the Marvelous Moxie lipglosses to have you looking your best throughout the festive period.
Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar
Back for another year, Dr Hauschka advent calendar has 24 doors, with 23 minis and one special surprise for Christmas Eve. The calendar has a mixture of products from the brand including; Almond Soothing Body Cream 10ml , Almond Soothing Body Wash 10ml, Eye Revive 5ml, Lemon Lemongrass . The calendar is priced at £75 and available to buy now from Dr Hauschka.
ASOS Beauty – Beauty Calendar, £50
For the first time ever ASOS beauty have an advent calendar (SCREAMS). It contains a range of 24 mini products from the brands sold on ASOS that include make-up, skincare and hair care. These include Elemis Skin Radiance Flash Balm, Nip+Fab Exfoliating Facial Pads, Sleek Matte Lip Cream and Yes To Facial Wipes. ASOS advent calendar is priced at £50 with contents worth £175. It is available to buy now at ASOS.
Jo Malone London Advent Calendar
Jo Malone advent calendar is a luxury gift this Christmas. 24 doors of Jo Malone products to countdown to the big day. The Jo Malone Townhouse has a gift behind each day which will include mini versions of the perfume, to hand creams and other goodies. A must for any Jo Malone fan.
Available exclusively from Harrods from October and nationwide from November. Priced at £280
Marks & Spencer’s – Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar
The M&S calendar is available this Christmas when you spend £35 in M&S beauty, clothing and home (excluding furniture) and you will be able to purchase the calendar for just £35. It’s filled with treats worth over £250 and each day has something to pamper and style. My favourites include; Alpha H Liquid Gold, Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File, Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Shine and Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Available in stores and at Marks & Spencer now
Charlotte Tilbury – World of Legendary Parties, £150
Charlotte Tilbury’s calendar this year has 12 drawers each with a mini sized Charlotte Tilbury product. They include products such as, Wonderglow, Multi Miracle Glow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and also full size products, Penelope Pink K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick and Colour Chameleon.
Sanctuary (Boots) – #LetGo Days of Christmas, £25, Sanctuary, Available in Boots
Feel Unique –
Created in collaboration with fashion illustrator Meredith Wing, Feel Unique’s Beauty Calendar contains 12 days of mini beauty surprises. Each door will contain a skincare, bath, hair care or makeup treat from some of Feel Unique’s top brands
Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Calendar
On sale now, Clinique’s calendar is 24 days of their fabulous products. It has a varied mixture of skincare, cosmetics and fragrance and includes products such as Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and High Impact Mascara . Clinique’s calendar is priced at £65 and available to buy now from Selfridges.
House of Fraser – Colour Courture Advent Calender, £25
Tanya Burr Cosmetics – 12 Days of Christmas, £25
Tanya’s back with another blogtastic advent calendar filled with her lovely range. The calendar includes 12 Tanya goodies that will have you feeling very festive and include; Christmas Stocking Matte Lip, Sleigh Bells Nail Polish, Treasured Glitter Liner and Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss, yum! The calendar is priced at £25 and available now from Superdrug, Very and Feel Unique.
Clarins Men ’12 Days of Christmas
One for the men out there this year. Clarins Men have ’12 Days of Christmas’, entitled as the post-Christmas skin survival kit. I imagine it’s filled with all the favourites from Clarins Men. It’s £95 and available at Selfridges now.
NYX Wanderlust Advent Calendar
NOW I LEFT THE BEST TIL LAST!
NYX make-up has had a really good year after the boom in sales of their liquid lipsticks. Launching mini pop up stores throughout London Boots stores, the UK defo knows who NYX is now. So I was a little shocked they would have an advent calendar. I’m not sure of the exact contents but would guess it includes some of their best-selling products including those lingerie liquid lips, matte liquid lips and eyeshadows. It will be priced at £60 and is available now from Selfridges, Boots and Feel Unique.