Long gone are the days when your trickiest festive decision was picking between a Dairy Milk or a Galaxy Advent Calendar! Make-up, skincare and fragrance have now been thrown into the mix. The likes of Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury and Benefit alongside retailers including M&S and ASOS, have all launched their own bumper beauty Advent Calendars. With best-selling make-up products, exclusive-to-the-calendar shades and limited edition pieces now up for grabs – who needs chocolate?*
Charlotte Tilbury can count A-listers including Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kim Kardashian amongst her army of fans so unsurprisingly, every single product in her 12 day calendar has been on our beauty radar for a while. At £150, it ain’t cheap! But if the lipsticks are good enough for Rosie, they’re good enough for us. Charlotte only launched her eponymous brand in 2013 but she’s already got some cult classics under her belt – keep an eye out for the mini versions of Wonderglow and Magic Cream.
For an option that puts a little less pressure on your pursestrings, check out Asos’ beauty haul. The 25-piece calendar features gifts from brands like Eyeko, The Ordinary and Nip + Fab so you’ll be able to truly pamper yourself this festive season! It also includes an Asos discount code, so you can make a start on prepping your wardrobe for 2018.
Shoutout to Benefit for making their advent calendar under £50! – Diptyque, take note. The calendar includes cult primer: POREfessional alongside other beauty must-haves including Hula bronzer, They’re Real! mascara and Gimme Brow. Hurry! It’s selling out fast.
If you wanna splash the cash, indulge in this high-end advent calendar by the creators of some of the most Instagrammable candles. Unsurprisingly (given the £300 price tag), it’s not selling out as rapidly as its counterparts but with a mixture of skincare, beauty and candles hiding behind its 25 doors – it’ll last you long after Christmas.
Nobody does a creamy body butter quite like The Body Shop so when we saw they were offering three different advent calendars, we couldn’t resist. This 25 day calendar is the mid-priced one at £65 but there’s also one at £45 and another at £95 to cater to different budgets. Alongside their renowned body butter, other goodies include shower gel, make-up and deliciously scented soaps.
Thanks to the likes of Katy Perry, WAH Nails and Rita Ora, nail art kicked off in a big way over the last couple of years but for those who still love a classic man-pedi, this calendar is for you! It’s been reduced to clear on John Lewis so make sure you snap one up ASAP.