Christmas is coming! Roll on PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) season, mulled wine, glitter makeup (the only time it’s appropriate to wear glitter on your face to work) and obviously, beauty advent calendars.
Stacked full of skin, hair, nail and body goodies, they are the perfect way to dabble into products you’ve been eyeing up or those you wouldn’t usually spend your money on in the hopes to discover your next beauty holy-grail. Plus, if there’s something you’re not keen on, wrap it up and gift to your nearest and dearest.
With all eyes on the best of beauty calendars at this time of year, brands are moving away from popping in products they desperately need to shift from their warehouse. Instead, they now include limited edition and best-selling products (ranging from travel to full size) in bids to win the spot for best of 2019.
Keep scrolling to shop our top picks of the best beauty advent calendars on the market right now. Whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered (but hurry, they’re selling fast!).
Best for: Value
Elle’s sell-out beauty advent calendar is back. Countdown to the festive season with this limited-edition treat, exclusively designed by Bella Freud. Packed with 24 cult products including 10 full-sized and 14 adorable minis worth over £420 in total (saving you over £300) – you can get your hands on this sell-out advent calendar for just £115.
Amongst the cult beauty products are Living Proof’s New Perfect Hair Day Body-Builder (with an adjustable spray to customise your volume – genius), Vita Liberata’s best-selling Body Blur HD Skin Finish, and Bella Freud’s shelfie-ready Fairytale of New York Candle (worth £45 alone). Snap this one up while you can!
Best for: The holy-grails
The GLAMOUR team have partnered up with the high street’s go-to beauty destination, Boots, to create their first-ever beauty calendar – and it’s seriously impressive. Packed with £280 of beauty editor-approved treats; from Benefit’s iconic Hoola Bronzer to TooFaced’s Better Than Sex Mascara and Estee Lauder’s award-winning Advanced Night Repair. Plus, one full-sized Morphe eye brush – it’s a beauty lover’s dream.
Best for: The everyday essentials
Oh ASOS, you never disappoint. We are seriously obsessing over this one. Packed with 25 fun and iconic, insta-worthy products including Sand and Sky’s Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment, Coco & Eve’s Like A Virgin Hair Masque, OSKIA’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel, and even Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder. This ones just landed straight in our basket.
Best for: Indie brands and new discoveries
Featuring 18 full-sized products and 7 travel sizes, this industry-favourite beauty calendar was carefully-curated with must-have beauty products – straight from their iconic beauty halls. This is their highest value edit to date (saving you £395). From cult-favourites such as Omorovicza, Dr Sebagh, Hourglass, and Hair by Sam McKnight. To fresh discoveries from indie brands such as Votary, Herbivore, and LixirSkin. This lineup will seriously brighten up true beauty enthusiast’s December mornings. Plus, the box is fully recyclable.
Best for: The beauty bargain hunter
By far the cheapest option we’ve come across so far, Revolution has curated an all-vegan makeup edit of everyday essentials – perfect for the beauty conscious. From travel-sized bronzers and highlighters to liquid lipsticks and one (exclusive) full-sized neutral shadow palette – it’s ticking all the boxes for us this festive season.