Best beauty advent calendars 2019 – here are the top Christmas makeup and skincare calendars, including Body Shop, Lookfantastic and L’Occitane

CHRISTMAS may feel a long way away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for the extravagant beauty advent calendars coming our way.

Gone are the days of opening little squares of chocolate as now you can start your day with a real treat of mini lipsticks and sparkly highlighter.

Body Shop has released information about this beauty offering which is available from September

The best part of the glitzy calendars is you can stock up your make-up and beauty supplies for the year each day.

Many of the calendars are also a great way to get your favourite products for less than you’d pay in the shops – and many of the boxes are an exquisite treat in themselves.

And there’s a wealth of options, from skincare, haircare, and make-up, starting to pop up and get us excited for the festive period. It’ll be here before we know it!

We’ve rounded up the best beauty and makeup advent calendars you can buy that will be sure to add a touch of glam to your December…

1. LookFantastic beauty advent calendar


The Lookfantastic calendar includes 25 products that are valued at £420[/caption]

Lookfantastic are one of the first to announce their advent calendar, and have filled it everything from skincare, haircare and cosmetics to beauty tools.

Filled with incredible brands such as Emma Hardie, Elemis, Morphe and more, the luxury online beauty retailer’s Advent Calendar is sure to help you count down to Christmas season and get you ready for party season.

The calendar includes 25 products that are valued at £420, but makeup addicts will be pleased to know that the advent calendar is priced at a reasonable £79.

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2. The Body Shop advent calendar

The Body Shop has three calendars and this is their classic £49 version

Love the Body Shop? They are offering three divine-looking calendars for beauty fanatics.

Stock up on your favourite products which this year include shower gels, mini body butters and hand creams.

They may be worth £81 but the calendar only costs £49. Pick up your one from September 9, 2019.

If you do want to splash out a bit, there is a deluxe version for £69 which includes £122-worth of products including a full-size body butter.

And their pricier £99 has products worth a whopping £249, and features their Drops of Youth collection.

  • Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar, from £49 – available from September 9, 2019

3. Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar

The Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar is a must-have for beauty fans
Charlotte Tilbury

The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar has been released for 2019 and it looks amazing.

It’ll set you back £150, and is filled with twelve full size and mini award-winning beauty and skincare heroes.

With mini’s including Full Fat Lashes, Wonderglow, Rock ‘n’ Kohl, and full-size lipsticks including Matte Revolution Pillow Talk, Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, and Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean – it’s got everything a makeup addict could want.

  • Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150 – buy here 

4. Glossybox beauty advent calendar

Christmas has never looked so glossy!

After its debut calendar sold out last year, beauty box subscription brand Glossybox is back with another chic offering.

Beauty lovers can look forward to unwrapping 25 products worth £370 in the lead up to Christmas.

Glossybox subscribers can get the festive offering for £70, but you can pick it up for £80 even if you aren’t a user of the service.

5. Harrods beauty advent calendar

You can pick up Harrod’s popular calendar from October

Harrod’s sell-out beauty calendar – available from October – will be making a comeback and we’ve managed to get a first sneak peek.

The luxury products inside are worth more than £600 but you only have to pay £250 for the calendar, thanks to many goodies being 50 per cent off.

There are a host of luxury brands in its 25 drawers, including Nars, Laura Mercier, Dr Dennis Gross and Guerlain.

  • Harrods calendar, £250 – available from October 1, 2019

6. L’Occitane advent calendar


The L’Occitane option has 24 goodies for beauty lovers[/caption]

L’Occitane has announced their festive offering, and it includes an array of their best-selling items behind 24 doors.

These include Almond Milk Concentrate and intensive hand balm, with items collectively worth £79.

You can pick it up for £49 and the best part of this calendar is that it has a sustainable theme and includes advice on easy ways to be kinder to the planet.

  • L’Occitane classic advent calendar, £49 – buy now

7. Jo Malone advent calendar

Jo Malone

The Jo Malone £320 calendar certainly isn’t cheap but is packed full of goodies[/caption]

Largely considered the holy grail of the beauty industry, Jo Malone’s advent treat sells out year upon year without fail.

The price tag may seem a bit eye-watering, but fans will get a daily treat in the form of tiny moisturiser, shower oil, candle and colognes.

If you are keen to try out the full-size products but don’t want to commit to the usual price, this could be a great way to sample out some goodies.

  • Jo Malone advent calendar, £320 – from October 1 online

8. Cult Beauty advent calendar

Cult Beauty’s advent calendar is worth up to £680
Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty’s Advent Calendar isn’t cheap at £195, but when you consider the whole thing is worth £680 then it’s quite the saving.

Beauty fans can count down to Christmas with a fabulous beauty gift behind every door and on Christmas Day you’ll be treated to ten bestselling products and a giftcard.

The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar includes huge brands such as Huda Beauty, Laura Mercier, OUAI, Nars, Iconic and many more.

If it’s a must have beauty product it’ll be in there.

The wait list for the Advent Calendar is available now, and you can sign up here – the only problem will be waiting until December 1st to open it.

  • Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £195 – sign up to the waitlist at

9. bareMinerals makeup advent calendar

We can’t wait to get our hands on the bareMinerals advent calendar

Clean beauty fans can count down to Christmas too with this lust-worthy bareMinerals Advent Calendar.

The calendar will set you back £79, and is available from from the 13th September – so set your alarms!

bareMinerals call it their “most sophisticated and giftable Advent Calendar ever”, and it’s easy to see why.

It includes twenty four of their favourite new and existing products in mini sizes, from all categories including face, colour and skincare.

10. Feelunique advent calendar

Feelunique’s advent calendar looks amazing
Feel Unique

There’s a 12 and 24 day version of this amazing Advent Calendar from Feelunique, and whilst we want both, the 24 day one is top of our list.

They are packed with surprises from a selection of full size and mini  luxury skincare, makeup and hair care treats, and include a number of cult classics and niche brands such as Emma Hardie, Nuxe and  Rituals

The 24 Day Advent Calendar priced at £79 but worth £256, and is available to pre-order from the 16th September, and you can add your name to the waitlist here – so don’t miss out!

11. Holland and Barrett beauty advent calendar

The Holland and Barrett advent calendar is great value
Holland & Barrett

Holland and Barrett’s Advent Calendar is packed full of natural beauty products, and costs only £35.

The Advent Calendar includes goodies from must-have brands including Fruu, Weleda, Dr Organic, Faith in Nature and more, and there’s also lots of vouchers inside the doors for Dr Organic to True Skincare.

If that wasn’t enough, three winners can also win a trip for two to Dead Sea Magik Spa worth £300.

It’s available from the 22nd September from – so set your alarms.

12. Birchbox advent calendar

Birchbox’s advent calendar contains brands such as Estee Lauder, Lumene and Caudalie

Birchbox’s £70 ‘Countdown to Beauty’ Advent Calendar includes twenty-five beauty treats from the likes of Bumble and bumble, Oribe, Lumene, Caudalie and AVEDA.

There’s even a full-size Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara hiding behind door 25 – a Christmas treat if we ever saw one.

Birchbox’s Advent Calendar launches on 1 October and is priced at £70, but if you can’t wait you can sign up to the waitlist here to be the first to know when it launches.

13. Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar

The M&S advent calendar will be available from the 31st October

The much-anticipated Marks & Spencer Advent calendar features 25 carefully curated products to unwrap over the festive period.

The calendar features mini products from brands such as own-brand M&S Beauty, Emma Hardie, NUXE, L’Occitane and more – making it the ideal way to try before you buy.

It’ll only set you back £40 – half the price of a usual beauty Advent Calendar – as long as you spend £25 in-store and will be available online and instore from the 31 October, so set your alarms now.


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