From Liz Earle and Jo Malone to M&S and Charlotte Tilbury, meet the best beauty advent calendars for makeup lovers for 2017....
Christmas is just around the corner. Yep, really.
The shopping frenzy has started – have you bookmarked those Black Friday makeup deals yet? – and that means it’s time for beauty advent calendars.
From the annual Jo Malone advent calendar to the M&S award-winning beauty box, 2017 is already bursting with incredible offerings.
Beauty advent calendars are a daily treat to yourself. Because who needs chocolate when you can open a door to mini mascara or dinky skincare? EXACTLY.
If you’re all about your skincare heroes, Clarins is a firm favourite when it comes to beauty advent calendars. Incorporating a number of their cult buys – including the Beauty Flash Balm and the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil – along with a number of new treats, it’s is a must-have.
The ASOS beauty advent calendar has definitely gone to the very top of our wish list too. Ticking all of the boxes, it offers a host of skincare buys as well as makeup brands like Eyeko, NYX and Smashbox.
And we know you’ve all been searching for the coveted MAC make-up advent calendar, but bad news – there isn’t one.
Here’s a round-up of what is available…
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars For 2017
It’s safe to say that this is one that a lot of people have been waiting for. Yup, we can finally say that the Selfridges Beauty Workshop calendar is here for 2017 – and it’s everything we could have dreamed of and more.
Contains 24 treats from all your favourite brands, it comes in at £70 – but with a combined product value of over £250.
Now that’s worth a ‘Merry Christmas’, right?
In 2016, one Decléor Advent Calendar was sold EVERY 8 SECONDS. Packed full of 24 of the brand’s best-selling skin saviours, this years is already sold out on Decléor’s website – but you can John Lewis, here. still pick one up at
Last year’s M&S beauty advent calendar was LOOK’s absolute favourite, and this year’s is another fab find. Featuring our favourite beauty brands: REN, Eyeko, Percy and Reed, Rodial, Nails Inc and more, it’s basically a whole beauty haul in one. PLUS: DO YOU SEE THAT MINI AMELORIATE LOTION?! It’s worth it just for that. Available from 9th November 2017 it’s £35 when you spend £35 on clothing and home. Bargain.
It’s the one every girl wishes would be under her tree but at £300, it’s a expensive treat! Still, tucked away behind 24 doors is a whole host of fragrances, candles and bath bits that would truly make Christmas Day the best yet! Available from October (exclusively to Harrods) the Jo Malone advent calender will land nationwide in November.
Make-up lovers listen up: Charlotte Tilbury’s another beauty calender we really wish to receive. This year, the Naughty and Nice Magic Box is a features all of Charlotte Tilbury’s best-sellers, including Matte Revolution, Eyes To Mesmerise and a mini Take It All Off. Available from the 5th October online (and the 12th October nationwide) for £150.
Available from the 1st October, the Harrods beauty advent calender is the one you didn’t realise you needed. Packed full of Huda Beauty, Brazillian Bum Bum and Bobbi Brown it’s basically a round-up of this year’s sell-out beauty! Sure, it’s £250, but look how chic it is.
This year, Boots are bringing us No7’s Ultimate Beauty Calendar.
Priced at just £40 – yes, for 25 days worth of treats – this gift-that-keeps-on-giving includes exciting surprises such as No7’s very own Beauty Blender, their Airbrush Away primer, the Exceptional Definition mascara.
And it’s not just jam-packed with makeup, as Boots much-loved skincare range is also set to feature.
You might not want to wait around, as there’s currently a 100K+ waiting list for the No7 Beauty Calendar and it’s out today (25th October).
Skincare junkies, this one’s for you. At £66, Liz Earle’s 12 Days of Christmas is affordable – and an absolute winner for anyone who loves the brand. Available from the 28th September it’s packed with minis of the Superskin Moisturiser, Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, Gentle Face Exfoliator – and of course, it wouldn’t be Liz Earle without the cult Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
Kiehl’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2017
Another one for the skincare lovers amongst us, say hello to the Kiehl’s advent calendar. At £95, it’s not the cheapest option, but it’s packed full of cult classics like Creme de Corps and fabulous face masks. Launching on the 19th October, you’ll find this exclusively at Selfridges.
Benefit‘s offering is totally affordable at just £34.50. Launching into Debenhams in November 2017, there’s everything you’d expect. Hoola bronzer, Roller Lash mascara, Porefessional… It’s got ’em ALL!
Landing in stores on the 12th September, The Body Shop advent calender is packed full of 24 of their fruitiest beauty buys. Plus, at just £45 it’s an absolute beauty bargain.
Ohhhh Diptyque. Another calender that rivals finding a puppy under our Christmas tree. This year, for £300 you’ll receive minis of their unbelievably gorgeous candles and fragrances. Available from November 2017… get in line
Available from the 1st October, Clarins beauty calender features their hero products, all for £60. Yup there’s their Beauty Flash Balm, their brand new SOS Hydra Mask and their Lip Comfort Oil. Plus, there’s a men’s edition too!
Ok so Molton Brown aren’t hanging around because you can shop theirs right now! Available for £256, inside you’ll find fragrances, bath lotions and creams.
L’Occitane’s advent calendar doesn’t disappoint. For £49 you’ll find their shampoo and conditioner, miniature soaps, fragrances and hand cream. Plus, if you’re a real L’Occitane lover, there’s a Luxury version for £89, featuring Divine Cream and L’Occitane’s newest fragrance, Terre de Lumiére. Keep your eyes peeled as it’s launching on the 28th September.
Last year Lookfantastic really brought the goods with their fabulously festive Christmas offering and this year they’re back with a bigger, better box of joy. The contents are embargoed until the 1st October but what we do know is that inside are £300 worth of 9 full sized products, 16 samples, 19 exclusives, 13 skincare treats, 3 tools and 7 colour cosmetics. Aaaand breathe. You can get em all for only £79. Don’t mind if I do. Pre order it here to make sure you get it before it’s gone – they sell out EVERY year. It goes on sale on the 10th!
Make the countdown to Christmas even more magical with HOF’s advent calendar. At just £25, it’s a total steal, and includes goodies including lipsticks, eyeliners, nail polishes and eyeshadows.
This year Superdug are offering not one but three Christmas beauty calendars and each one is just as cute as the next. There’s Bloom, which is full of adorable mini perfumes, Flutter which is the perfect gift to give to a little girl and for someone a bit older the Studio Beauty. The best part is they’re all under £15. Bargain beauty at its best.
Studio Beauty Calendar, £8
Flutter Advent Calendar, £8
Bloom 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar, £12