12 of this year’s best beauty advent calendars

Beauty advent calendar

by Lorna White |

Stuffing our faces with all the chocolate we could dream of sounds divine right now, but imagine waking up to a new lipstick or eye shadow palette every morning. We know what we would prefer!

Beauty advent calendars are hands down the best gift of the season in our eyes - whether you treat yourself, or your special someone really knows how to spoil you.

With all your favourite make-up and skincare brands right at your fingertips, your winter make-up routine has never felt and looked so good.

Yes, it's a little early, but we've picked out the best ones on the market this year, so you can take your time to choose the right calendar for you (as nobody likes to rush any decisions with their make-up!)

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Enter the queen of beauty advent calendars this year, from John Lewis. This beautifully boujee make-up collection is the perfect opportunity for you to treat yourself right this Christmas. Featuring all the beauty brand favourites, John Lewis know how to win us over.

What's inside?

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, 15ml

Evolve Organic Beauty Rose Quartz Facial Polish, (full size) 30ml

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 35ml

Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, 15ml

Floral Street Arizona Bloom Eau De Parfum, 10ml

The Beauty Chef COLLAGEN Inner Boost, 100ml

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Dolce Vita, 1.8g

Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment, 15ml

Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Barrier Mask, (full size) 22g

Elemis Superfood Kefir Tea Mist, 30ml

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (full size) 92ml

Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel, 100ml

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, Travel Size, Black, 5.5g

Juliette has a Gun Not a Perfume Eau de Parfum, 5ml

Liz Earle Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, 50ml

REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (full size) 100ml

MAC Satin Lipstick, Twig (full size) 3g

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex (full size) 30ml

Dermalogica AGE Smart™ Biolumin-C Serum (full size) 30ml

Hermès L'Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum, 7.5ml

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser To Go (full size) 50ml

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (full size) 55ml

Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Of Glow Luxury Palette, (full size) 5.2g

Neom Organics London Real Luxury Standard Scented Candle (full size) 185g and Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash (full size)

Treat yourself or your special someone to Feelunique's amazing Beauty calendar, filled with little treats from the likes of Huda Beauty, Grown Alchemist and Rodial. With a value of over £385, you're saving a whopping £266 with this calendar.

What's inside?

Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Rich Palette Full Size - Worth £27

Grown Alchemist Enzyme Exfoliant: Papin & Amino Complex Full Size - Worth £52

ELEMIS Oxygensising Night Cream 15ml – Worth £34.50

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Rollerball 10ml – Worth £22

Delilah Eyeshadow Brush Full Size – Worth £20

Rodial Pink Diamond Mask Full Size – Worth £12

Wishful V Chin Lift Mask Full Size – Worth £8

Lixirskin Universal Emulsion 30ml – Worth £17.40

TAN-LUXE Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum 10ml – Worth £15

Korres Wild Rose Night Brightening Sleeping Facial 16ml - Worth £15

BY Terry Baume de Rose Flaconnette Liquid Lip Balm 2.3g - Worth £14

Laura Mercier Rouge Essential Silky Lip Creme Stick in A La Rose 1.2g – Worth £8.90

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cream 3ml – Worth £8.40

Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Cream 25ml – Worth £10

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel 100ml – Worth £10

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 15ml – Worth £9.90

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml – Worth £10.40

Emma Hardie Protect & Prime 15ml – Worth £13.80

We Are Paradoxx Game Changer Hair Mask 75ml – Worth £12.50

Nuxe HP Body Oil Multi Purpose 30ml - Worth £11.50

Balance Me Vitamin C Repair Serum 7ml – Worth £10

Filorga Scrub & Detox 15ml – Worth £9.90

Prai Throat and Decolletage Creme 15ml – Worth £9

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream 40ml - Worth £8

Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse 40ml – Worth £7

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub 28.3g - Worth £5

Lazartigue Repair Hair Mask 50ml – Worth £4

The wait until Christmas day can be a long one, especially when you can't wait to get your hands on some new make-up. So, treat yourself every morning instead. Whether you pick up a make-up, hair, body or skincare treat, the wait will no longer be a drag.

What's inside?

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (15ml, deluxe sample)

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (15ml, deluxe size)

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in shade Ruby Woo (3gm, full size)

Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel (2ml, deluxe size)

By Terry Baume De Rose Flaconnette (2.3g, travel size)

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml, travel size)

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (35ml, deluxe size)

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Smokey Eye Mascara (3ml, deluxe sample)

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum (7pcs, deluxe sample)

Aurelia Brightening Anti-Pollution Mask (20ml, full size)

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette (4ml, deluxe size)

Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser (20ml, travel size)

Moroccanoil Original Treatment (25ml, travel size)

REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream (15ml, deluxe size)

Beauty Pro Hyaluronic Acid Gold Foil Mask (25ml, full size)

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment (75ml, full size)

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Oil-Free Gel Moisturiser (15ml, deluxe size)

Delilah Eyeshadow Brush Precision Brush (full size)

Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish in shade Colville Mews (10ml, deluxe size)

L'Occitane Verbena Shower Gel (70ml, travel size)

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion (100ml, travel size)

Esteé Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum (7ml, deluxe size)

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil (40ml, travel size)

bareMinerals Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum (8ml, deluxe size)

ICONIC London Lip Plumping Gloss in shade Nearly Nude (5ml, full size)

Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum (7ml, deluxe size).

The Body Shop certainly knows how to get you excited for the season ahead with their beauty advent calendar which saves you £39. Filled with 24 products from their bath and body collections, as well as their special edition seasonal range, this Christmas is time for some much-needed pampering and self-care.

What's inside?

Shea Hand Cream 30ml

Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml

British Rose Shower Gel 60ml

Vitamin E Sheet Mask 18ml

Camomile Cleansing Butter 20ml

Camomile Muslin Cloth

Coconut Hand Cream 30ml

Shea Shampoo 250ml

Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel 60ml

Ramie Bath Lily

Coconut Bath Bubble 28g

Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask 15ml

Shea Shower Cream 60ml

Strawberry Soap 100g

Aloe Sheet Mask 18ml

Microfibre Headband

British Rose Face Mask 15ml

Pink Grapefruit Bath Bubble 28g

Shea Body Butter 50ml

British Rose Hand Cream 30ml

Mango Shower Gel 60ml

British Rose Body Scrub 50ml

Vitamin E Face Wash 125ml

Vitamin C Sheet Mask 18ml

Avocado Body Butter 200ml

Beauty brand Glossybox are pulling out all the stops this year with their truly magical advent calendar. Indulge in the 25 beauty gifts they've picked out especially for the Christmas season, that you just won't be able to resist. They're keeping the contents of the box under wraps until we're closer to Christmas.

If you're looking to upgrade your skin, make-up and haircare stash, Look Fantastic's Face and Body calendar will spruce it up for the Christmas season for sure. With an amazing worth value of over £414, this collection includes 24 products for you to open each day.

What's inside?

Look Fantastic are rather secretive when it comes to showing you what's inside, so for now, they've revealed just 5 of the items to get you excited!

ESPA Active Nutrient Clean & Green Detox Night Mask - Worth £40

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate - Worth £23

Aveda Botanical Repair Treatment - Worth £9

NARS Blush (Shade Orgasm) - Worth £6.25

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser - Worth £8

Count down the days with beauty brand Rituals, and you'll fall in love from the first day of Christmas. This calendar is packed with a unique selection of little luxuries, including four special Advent candles to get you ready for the festive party season.

What's inside?

Advent Mini Candle Private Collection - Imperial Rose

Advent Mini Candle Private Collection - Jade Vine

Advent Mini Candle Private Collection - Orris Mimosa

Advent Mini Candle Private Collection - Sweet Jasmine

Amsterdam Collection Body Mist

Boutique Line Karma - bath & shower gel

Elixir Collection Miracle Keratin Recovery Hair Mask

Serendipity Foaming Shower Gel

The Discovery Collection - soap bar

The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream

The Ritual of Hammam Conditioner

The Ritual of Hammam Shampoo

The Ritual of Holi Body Mist

The Ritual of Jing Sleep Pillow & Body Mist

The Ritual of Karma Mild Body Scrub Clay

The Ritual of Mehr 2-Phase Bath Oil

The Ritual of Mehr Body Mousse to Oil

The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Serum

The Ritual of Sakura Hair & Body mist

The Ritual of Samurai Energy & Anti-Age Face Cream

The Ritual of Samurai Ice Shower

We love a little treat from Charlotte Tilbury from time to time, so this dreamy advent calendar from the luxury beauty brand is going on our wish list. With 3 full-sized, and 9 travel-sized products, you can create a full look with a mixture of makeup and skincare products!

What's inside?

Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight

Colour chameleon in Pillow Talk

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium

Multi Miracle Glow

Goddess Skin Clay Mask

Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

Charlotte's Magic Cream moisturiser

Wonderglow primer

Walk of No Shame Eyeliner

Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara

Lip Cheat lip liner in Pillow Talk Medium

Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

Forget the Cadbury's this year and sweeten up your Christmas countdown with these Beauty Fantasies from Benefit. Whether you open up a little door to their Roller Lash mascara or The POREfessional: Pore Primer, your upgraded make-up bag has never looked so good.

What's inside?

Mini Roller Liner

Mini BADgal BANG! Mascara

Mini They’re Real! Magnet Mascara

Mini Roller Lash Mascara

Mini They’re Real! Mascara

Mini 24-Hr Brow Setter

Mini Gimme Brow+ in Shade 3

Mini Precisely, My Brow in Shade 3

Mini The POREfessional: Pore Primer

Mini The POREfessional: Hydrate Primer

Mini Hoola

Mini Dandelion

Count down to Christmas with 24 days of Clinique. Behind every door, you'll find mini must-haves of some makeup, a bit of skincare or a fragrance. Worth over £220, what better way is there to get into the festive spirit?

What's in it?

All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 1oz/30ml

Clarifying Lotion 2, 2oz/60ml

Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Lotion+, 1oz/30ml

Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, 1oz/30ml

Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, 0.5oz/15ml

Clinique Smart Night™ Custom-Repair Moisturizer, 0.24oz/7ml

All About Clean™ Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, 1oz/30ml

7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, 1oz/30ml

Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask, 0.24oz/7ml

All About Clean™ 2-in-1 Cleansing + Exfoliating Jelly, 1.0oz/30ml

Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C, 3 packettes, 0.01oz/0.5g each

All About Eyes™, 0.17oz/5ml

Moisture Surge Eye™ 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate, 0.17oz/5ml

Deep Comfort™ Hand and Cuticle Cream, 1fl oz/30ml

Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips, 1oz/30ml

Clinique Pop Splash™ Lip Gloss + Hydration in Air Kiss, 0.06oz /1.5ml

Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry, 0.04oz/1.2g

Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop, 0.08oz/2.3g

Blushing Blush™ Powder Blush in Precious Posy, 0.11oz/3.1g

Blush Brush

Lash Power™ Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx, 0.09oz/6ml

Quickliner™ For Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony, 0.01oz/0.14g

Moisture Surge™ Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment, 0.24oz/7ml

Aromatics Elixir Perfume Spray, 0.14oz/4ml

So we know this one is a little on the pricey side, but sometimes the perfect way to treat yourself is with a little bit of luxury. This very special calendar is worth over £750 so that's a huge saving on some amazing products!

What's inside?

Sol de Janeiro Hair Mask Cream, 75ml

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream, 25ml

3Lab WW Face Cream, 15ml

Cult51 Night Cream, 20ml

Cult51 Day Cream, 20ml

Instant Effects Instant Eye Lift Serum, 8ml

Escentric Molecules Escentric 05 Eau de Toilette, 30ml

Fortnum & Mason 1707 Lilas Eau de Parfum, 10ml

Dr Vranjes Ginger & Lime Room Spray, 25ml

Dr Vranjes Rosso Nobile Room Spray, 25ml

Fortnum & Mason Votive Christmas Candle, 75g

Bramley Sleep Spray, 100ml

Bramley Mini Calm Balm, 15g

Olverum Nourishing Body Oil, 30ml

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel, 150ml

Aromatherapy Associates Support Breath Bath & Shower Oil, 55ml

Fortnum & Mason Pomegranate Rose Hand Sanitiser, 30ml

Kure Bazaar Organic Cuticle Oil, 10ml

Elizabeth Scarlett Black Bee Velvet Makeup Bag

Gallinée Prebiotic Face Vinegar, 200ml

Gallinée Soothing Cleansing Cream, 200ml

ESPA Positivity Bath & Shower Gel, 50ml & ESPA Soothing Pulse Point Oil, 9ml 23. ESPA Refining Skin Polish, 55ml

MZ Skin Anti-Pollution Illuminating Eye Mask & MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask

Wildsmith Active Repair Copper Peptide Cream, 15ml

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