Beauty advent calendars are becoming more & more popular. Each year they seem to get better and the packaging even more stunning. They are on the pricey side but for the products that are inside the value is worth much more. Here is a guide to some of the calendars that are out now.
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £149 OUT NOW
This is John Lewis first beauty advent calendar. It's a little on the pricey side but look at some of the brands that's included - Nars, Benefit, Laura Mercier, Clinique, Mac, Marc Jacobs to name but a few. Altogether the products are worth £300. Although expensive, you will be getting your moneys worth. Quite excited about this one. In December, each day, I will be opening the windows from this calendar and showing what's inside on my Instagram. So keep an eye out if you're interested.
The Body Shop 25 DAYS OF GAME-CHANGING ADVENT-URE, £45-£99 out now
One of the first brands to make a beauty advent calendar. They have released three calendars with different price points. On the left is the cheapest at £45 (worth £88), the middle is the deluxe one at £65 (worth £116) and then on the right is the ultimate one for £99 (worth £214). They all contain mini & full size versions of their products. Skincare, bodycare & makeup. Obviously the more expensive the calendar the more pricey the product. If I had to pick, I would choose the cheapest at £45. Reason being, I much prefer the product hiding behind a perforated window then a box. I'm less likely to cheat that way and I think it's more fun!!
24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, £45
25 Days Deluxe Advent Calendar, £65
25 Days Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99
lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2017, £79 Out Now
This calendar is HUGE!!!! Hope you've got room for this one! Inside are four draws containing boxes the product is in. Includes 9 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples; 19 of which are exclusive to lookfantastic all together worth £300. I bought this calendar last year, although it looked different. Lookfanatsic don't reveal what is inside on their website, so it really will be a surprise. Last year featured Pixi, Ole Henriksen. a full sized Illamasqua eyeshadow palette, Molton Brown, Wispies eyelashes plus load more. One year it has a full sized tangle teezer. This is a good calendar to try out brands you've heard of but might not have used yet.
Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, WAS £50 NOW £25
I know! It's not strictly a beauty calendar but a lifestyle calendar and I've not seen anything else like this around. Contains candles, stationery, baking goodies plus more. This sounds very interesting. £50 does seem a lot for only 12 days but if you break it down, it's about £4.17 a day. Boots have a 3 for 2 Christmas mix offer that includes this calendar.
ASOS The Advent Calendar & The Grooming Calendar, both £55 OUT NOW
Filled with skincare, makeup and haircare from well loved brands such as Cowshed, NYX, Smashbox & Eyeko. There is also a bonus 25th window that contains a 20% ASOS discount. ASOS are also doing, which I've not seen before, a men's grooming calendar also priced at £55 Containing skin and hair, this a really lovely idea. Don't want the men missing out!!
Lush 12 Days Of Christmas, £69.50 Online now
Doesn't Lush just have the best packaging. It just seduces you in!! In the big ol' box above you'll find 5x Bath Bombs, 3x Bubble Bars, 2x Shower Gels, 1x Body Conditioner & 1x Soap. Lush gifts sets are always so exciting and this one I have my eye on. Be quick with this one because it will sell out fast!!
Decléor Advent Calendar, £65 Out Now
Filled with twenty one mini's and three full size skincare products from their best selling ranges including Hydra Floral and Aurabsolu. Be super quick on this one as last year one of these calendars sold every 8 seconds!!!
Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 2017, Was £50 Now £30
This advent is great for makeup lovers. Contains , lipsticks, highlighters, bronzer, primer and makeup brushes. Also contains an exclusive eyeshadow palette!! Yes, an actual whole palette! I bought this calendar two years ago. Then it contained a lot of bright eyeshadows. But here they are a lovely brown/nude. Superdrug sometimes do offers on their advents, so keep an eye out. When I got mine two years ago it was half price.
Nyx Professional Makeup kiss and tell advent calendar, £50 OUT NOW
I think I've made my mind up. This is my favourite. I love a lipstick and this calendar is ALL lipsticks. From mattes to creams, gloss and liquid lipstick there is something for every lipstick lover. Reasonably priced. It works out at just over £2 per lipstick.
Sleek Makeup A Gift A Day Advent Calendar, £35 OUT NOW
Don't want to spend too much money on a calendar, then this one could be just for you. At £35, this is one of the cheapest around. Contains eyeshadows, lip & eyeliners, nail varnish, brushes and 4 of their matte me lip creams. I love Sleeks matte me lip creams and I own quite a few of them. For me, it's the best item from this brand. Boots have a 3 for 2 Christmas mix offer that includes this calendar.
Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar, £165 OUT NOW
This luxury calendar contains some of their classic scents as well as some brand new fragrances. Filled with body wash, lotion, scrubs, hand cream and candles. I love the colour of this packaging. It looks simple but sleek. It would actually look good as part of your home décor.
Heathcote & Ivory Morris & Co Advent Calendar, £40 OUT NOW
Heathcote & Ivory always do the most gorgeous prints on their packaging and this calendar is no exception. I love the hand creams from this brand and I'm happy to know they are present here along with body lotions, body wash, bath salts & fizzers. The price is not bad either.
L'Occitane Advent Calendar, £49 OUT NOW
If you're firm favourite of this brand or have never tried their products before but wanted to then this calendar has all of the products their famous for. From their shea butter to their almond and cherry blossom. To their hand creams, soaps and shower creams. These products should keep you happy for a good while.
Selfridges 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £120 Out Now
The famous Selfridges advent calendar. Always filled with top brand goodies. They've done it again this year featuring Urban Decay, Lancôme YSL & Kiehls at a price £120, which not is bad compared to the more expensive this year. I love the packaging, showing off the London & Paris landmarks. Be quick, this one sells out fast!!
24 Days of Clinique advent calendar, £75.00 OUT NOW
A calendar full of their signature well-loved skincare, fragrance and makeup. Includes a favourite of mine their lipstick chubby stick and well as their take the day of makeup remover. It also features their blushing powder blush in Precious Posey. A must for Clinique fans.
Benefit San Francisco Winter Wonderglam advent calendar, £34.50 OUT NOW
Although it's a 12 day calendar and the products are mini versions this is not a bad price for Benefit. A great calendar to try out their famous bestsellers. Such as Hoola bronzer, High Beam highlighter, They're Real mascara, Benetint plus much more
House Of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar, £25 OUT NOW
This would be a great advent calendar for a young teenager just starting to experiment with make up. Contains lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail varnishes, eyeliner etc... everything to set you up with. At £25 this is one of the cheapest around.
Soap & Glory It's a Calendar, Girls!, £40 OUT NOW
I always love seeing the Soap & Glory pink gift sets displayed in Boots. When you see it you know Christmas is coming. This calendar has 24 doors containing 3 gloss/matte lipstick pencils (which I love), hand food, righteous butter, kohl eyeliners plus load more of their skincare and makeup. Boots have a 3 for 2 Christmas mix offer that includes this calendar.
Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar, £90 out now
Look at this deluxe collection of Cowshed's best-loved products. It's stunning. Featuring their bath, body and skincare used in their spa treatments. Body lotions, hand creams, oils, lip balm, moisturiser - all natural and all made in England.
bareMinerals Box Of Wonders Beauty Advent Calendar, £75 OUT NOW
For the bareMinerals lovers out there, this calendar contains lipgloss, lipstick, finishing powders, blush, eyeshadows and lots more. It's £75 but makes it just over £3 per item, which is not a bad price for this luxury brand.
OPI Love OPI XOXO Beauty Advent Calendar, £63 OUT NOW
Maybe skincare or face makeup is not your thing but you like to keep your nails looking good, then this could be the advent for you. The calendar has 25 windows (bonus one for Christmas day!) and offers a variety of colours. That orangey red shade in front is drawing me in. You cannot go wrong with OPI, they are a really good brand.
Liz Earle The 12 Days Of Christmas Skincare Gift Set, £66 Out Now
12 days of luxury skincare including the famous Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. If you have only ever used Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish then this advent is great to try some of their other fantastic skincare products.
Charlotte Tilbury 'Naughty & Nice Magic Box' Beauty Advent Calendar, £150 OUT NOW
Naughty price, nice calendar. Charlotte Tilbury is an expensive brand, so splurging £150 for a 12 day calendar will not be too much of a shock. Contains mini versions of the products along with a few full size. Including a Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Walk Of Shame. A really nice shade this one.
Rituals 'The Ritual Of Advent' Beauty Calendar, £59.50 OUT NOW
The best tradition at Christmas, for me, is the Christmas tree and look at this amazing packaging. I just love it. What is great about this calendar is that it includes 4 mini cute candles and travel wipes. Why these two items excite me, I cannot say, it just does. This a lovely range of Rituals products.
Please can someone buy this for me :)
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2017, £250 Out Now
Ok, lets take a moment here. This calendar is £250!!!!! But this is Harrods & believe it not, this will sell out really quickly. A mixture of makeup, skincare and bath & body. Contains luxury brands Charlotte tilbury, Nars, By Terry, Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, a Acqua di Parma candle. It's costly but it is for the full 25 days.
Diptyque Advent Calendar, £300 Out Now
Mini candles are so bloomin' cute! Diptyque are one of the best brands for amazing scented, good quality candles. To have loads of little, different candles would be awesome. This calendar will give you just that alongside with fragrance minis, skin & body care and one full sized candle. Heaven!
Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35 on clothing & Homeware From 9th november
Worth £250, this is not a bad offer to spend £35 to get the calendar for £35 as last year you had to spend a lot more. This features lots of cult beauty brands all tucked away in cute little boxes. Some of these brands I have not seen in other calendars, such as Stila, Alpha-H, korres, Leighton Denny plus their own Autograph range. If you're planning to spend £35 anyway, then this is actually a bargain.
Jo Malone London Beauty Advent Calendar , £300 OUT Now
Love how colourful this calendar is. 24 days of their famous scents. This calendar includes colognes, candles, bath oil and much more. Very luxurious.
On a side note, I was going to review the Liberty and Estee Lauder advent calendars but they sold out so quickly I never had the chance. Ones to look out for next year :)
LEGO City 60155 Advent Calendar, £19 Out Now
Thought I'd finish on a fun one. This Lego advent is too cute to pass up. Look out the little gingerbread man, toy train and fire place. If you're interested, I can show this and the John Lewis calendar on my /twitter in December. Let me know which you would prefer :)
With so many liquid lipsticks in the market, the Bourjois Rouge Liquid Lipsticks are the best for a affordable drugstore alternative. Throughout the year there is usually a 3 for 2 offer on the brand. Which is great if your not sure what colour to pick! I have shared my favourite shades below.
Bourjois Rouge Edition AQUA Laque liquid lipstick
This formula is not matte but has an intense wet shine look to it. It's not like a sticky, gloopy gloss but more vinyl. Again, like the above, it is light and comfortable to wear. I have it in the shade Feeling Ready. The colour is quite similar to Hot Peppers orange red.