Move over chocolate, 2017 is ALL about beauty advent calendars. Yup, while a definite highlight of December used to be waking up to a sweet treat from our advent calendar, imagine instead, having some dreamy makeup or beauty treat every day. Have we got your attention? This year, all our favourite beauty names from Jo Malone to Charlotte Tilbury, are hauling out their ever-popular calendars in the countdown to Christmas. Ranging from small bottles of perfume to little pots of cream blush, there’s pretty much something for everyone. Now we’ve got the hard task of deciding which one to go for, and more importantly, who to ask. Feast your eyes, peeps…
1. Jo Malone, £300
Jo Malone has gone to town this Christmas (and not only in its uber pretty Georgian townhouse design) – this decadent collection contains both mini perfumes and scented body creams. So if you’re a perfume fanatic and can’t decide on one to put on your Christmas wish list, this is perfect.
Exclusive to Harrods from October, available nationwide from November 2017
2. NYX, £50
NYX is one of our go-to brands for makeup, their matte lip creams, dewy highlighters and pigment-packed eyeshadows rival many high end brands when it comes to quality. Now you can get all their hero products in a 24-piece advent calendar, perfect for both beauty beginners and the makeup obsessed, alike.
3. Selfridges, £120
Stop what you are doing, because the Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar has arrived, and it is spec-tac-ular. Filled with goodies from Lancome’s finest skincare treats, to Victor and Rolf’s best-selling Bonbon fragrance. Get it before it’s gone people.
4. Liberty, £169
This is the holy grail of beauty advent calendars, with full size products including a Diptyque candle, Byredo hand cream and Le Labo perfume, it’s no wonder Liberty’s iconic advent calendar sells out every year (without fail). Packed with the beauty world’s finest, it’s value rings in at over £500, saving you a amazing £331…
Available at Liberty London from 25th October 2017
5. Decléor, £65
When it comes to ultra-luxe skin treats, Decléor know how to deliver. Their 24-door advent calendar is brimming with everything from skincare essentials to heavenly body treats (all of which smell like a dreamy spa). You’ll have to be quick though, last year 1 of these advent calendars was sold every 8 seconds!
6. Makeup Revolution, £30
Makeup junkies are going to LOVE Makeup Revolution’s Beauty Advent Calendar, at just £30 it won’t make too much of a dent in your wallet, but it’s still packed with all the beauty essentials you could need to refresh your makeup bag.
7. Charlotte Tilbury, £150
Our fave makeup artist just keeps coming back with more; Charlotte Tilbury’s Naughty And Nice Magic Box Advent Calendar includes mainly her best-selling hero products, in seriously cute travel sizes. Since we can’t decide what to buy first, this is a dreamy treat for any beauty (and Charlotte Tilbury) obsessive.
8. ASOS, £55
Packed with the likes of Zoeva, Smashbox, Cowshed and St Tropez, asos’s advent calendar is a must-buy for beauty lovers, plus at just £55 it’s a total steal.
9. The Estée Lauder Companies, £125
This mega calendar is packed with all your fave brands from ELC, Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, GlamGlow AND Michael Kors. With only 1,000 created this one is going to sell out in record time.
Available from the end of October
10. Benefit Cosmetics, £34.50
Benefit’s beauty advent calendar is a guaranteed sell out every year. For 2017 their ’12 days of Christmas’ calendar includes over £76 worth of products, including a mini Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara, and the classic Benetint lip and cheek stain.
11. Soap & Glory, £40
There are plenty of pamper-worthy treats in this fun product-packed advent calendar. From body butters to hand creams and moisturisers to shower gels, 30mins with these goodies and you’ll be left smelling dreamy.
12. Sleek Makeup, £35
If you’re a Sleek fan, be sure to pick up this advent calendar. Filled with all the essentials from liquid lipsticks to liners, and mascara to contour kits, there’s every you need for a full makeup bag update.