It’s that time of year again when all the new launches for Christmas are announced and most importantly, we find out which beauty advent calendars will be released. I find it incredibly exciting hearing about all the limited edition products, finding out who will be releasing an advent calendar and what surprises will be instore. Decisions, decisions!! I have compiled below some of the top launches which will hopefully help you decide which one you will go for this year. Some are rather pricey and oddly, this year a lot of brands are opting for a “12 days of Christmas” format rather than a full 24 days, as the classic chocolate calendars do.
Benefit ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’ Advent Calendar – £34.50
Benefit are back with a bountiful booty of mini essentials. Featuring a selection of their bestsellers such as The POREfessional pro balm, Benetint and Hoola, it contains a far-ranging variety of clutch bag essentials. Click here to purchase
Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties – £150
After the success of last year’s memorable Book of Makeup Magic, Charlotte Tilbury has launched a selection of her 12 best selling hero products. There is a mixture of travel and full size items, such as a cream eye shadow which is £25 instore. The calendar also contains a travel wonder glow and magic cream. I cannot recommend Charlotte Tilbury products enough. They are absolutely amazing!! Click here to purchase
Tanya Burr 12 Day Beauty Calendar – £25
Tanya Burr is one of my favourite b/vloggers and every product that she creates is of such a great quality at an affordable price. Her products are highly pigmented and the packaging is gorgeous. This calendar is set to provide an extra sparkle, featuring glittery nail polishes, liners and matte lip sticks. This calendar is currently on offer at Superdrug where it has £10 off, making it currently only £15. If you fancy this calendar, you better be quick as I don’t know how long the price reduction is on for. Click here to purchase.
L’Occitane Advent Calendar – £42
This one is filled with 24 irresistible beauty products which will be perfect for treating a luxurious pre-Christmas treat. Featuring some of the brand’s renowned products, from shea butter hand cream to gorgeous smelling soaps and body lotions, this calendar is definitely set to give you that feel good factor. Click here to purchase.
Clarins Advent Calendar – £95
This is a must have for any Clarins fan. It features a range of hero products and accessories such as the Beauty Flash Balm (this is an outstanding product!!), the Wonder Volume mascara, serums, eye liners and various moisturiser and body creams. It’s the perfect way to try out Clarins product without the hefty price tag of the full size item. Click here to purchase.
To celebrate 20 years of the brand, they have launched a limited edition collection of their 12 iconic must have items. The calendar includes items such as the face polish (which is my most favourite face scrub), a mini loose setting powder which is so cute! And, the Full Blown Volume Supreme Lash Building Mascara. Click here to purchase.
NYX Advent Calendar – £60
This contains a range of hardworking hero products. NYX is fast becoming a favourite on the high street due to its high end results at affordable prices. This calendar is a must-buy for the makeup addicts among us. Promising plenty of pigment for your pennies, the calendar features a pro kit bag design and some eye-catching artwork inside. Available from 21st October.
Liberty London Advent Calendar – £149
I’m also very excited to see what Liberty include in their selection and this year they have again curated the ultimate beauty advent calendar. Containing 25 items from a range of high end brands, there are a selection of full size and mini products. Worth over £500, the full size treats include a Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, a Votary facial oil and Le Labo Santal 33. There’s also an item from Nars which I’m most excited about. Click here to purchase.
Bare Minerals Advent Calendar – £75
Bare Minerals are the latest brand to launch an advent calendar and this one contains 24 gorgeous stocking fillers. Featuring a selection of lipsticks, blushers, eye shadows and a skincare treat, this is ideal for all fans of the brand. Click here to purchase.
Selfridges Eclectic Little Beauties – £90
A bit like a mini shopping spree round one of our ultimate beauty halls, this luxury advent calendar includes surprises from brands such as Urban Decay, Lancome, YSL, and Victor and Rolf. Now that’s a shopping trip I like the sound of (: Click here to purchase.
Molton Brown Advent Calendar – £150
This calendar is the perfect countdown to Christmas featuring a collection of the brands most popular and recent fragrances. It is packed with body lotions and shower gels, and a special treat of a Christmas elderflower bauble on one of the days. Click here to purchase.
ASOS Beauty Calendar – £50
ASOS has created a collection of new finds mixed with cult favourites worth an impressive £175. The selection includes skincare, makeup and hair care, from brands such as Elemis, Philosophy and Egyptian Magic. There’s even a Lottie mirror popped in for good measure to make post work touch ups a breeze. Click here to purchase.
Cowshed Deluxe Advent Calendar – £75
Cowshed is fast becoming one of my favourite brands for body moisturiser and scrubs. Infact if you haven’t visited one of their spas, you’re missing out! This calendar contains a wide selection of natural skincare, handcare and bath & body treats for pampering throughout the festive season. It includes items such as the Grumpy Bath & Shower Gel, the Sleep Tea Bag and the Cow Pat Hand Cream. Some of the item names will make you chuckle. Click here to purchase.
Opi Advent Calendar – £59.95
This contains a selection of 25 nail polishes to suit your every mood, outfit and occasion during the festive holiday. Including limited shades from the Breakfast At Tiffany’s collection, each mini polish provides gorgeous colour with a chip resistant formula. Click here to purchase.
Look Fantastic Beauty Secret Volume ll – £70
Look Fantastic have released the second edition to their beauty advent catalogue and this year’s calendars contents has the value of £300! Currently the selection of brands and products hasn’t been released, behind door 25 there is an exclusive eye shadow palette by Illamasqua worth £35! Click here to purchase.
Lush 12 Days of Christmas – £49
Calling all natural, homemade product fans – Lush has created a 12 days of Christmas calendar filled with its famously fragrant shower and bath treats to lather up in the lead to Christmas. I’m almost certain that the legendary Snow Fairy will make an appearance. Start running that bath… Click here to purchase.
Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar – £30
This calendar contains a selection of items from Decleor, Nuxe, Rimmel and Bourjois. It is a must buy for makeup lovers who are looking for a calendar at an affordable price. Click here to purchase (not yet released).
Jo Malone Calendar – £280
This is packed with a series of beautifully scented picks to see in the festive season with. Enclosed in your very own mini Jo Malone Townhouse, this collectable also serves as an eye-catching keepsake in which to safeguard your beauty knick-knacks throughout the year too. However it is probably the most priciest calendars on the market, and I myself don’t think I could ever justify paying this amount of money. Click here to purchase from Oct 24th.
Diptyque Advent Calendar – £250
This is a super luxurious calendar featuring the brands bestsellers including beautifully fragranced candles, skincare, bodycare and fragrance. Behind day 25 is the limited edition Le Roi Sapin 70g candle, which is a rich pine scent which is ideal for the festive season. A mini candle retails for £25 so in a sense you’re saving money. One day I will purchase a Diptyque advent calendar… however for now I’ll stick to purchasing the odd candle. Click here to purchase.
No 7 Beauty Calendar – £39
This calendar is available from 21st October and if you want it, you better sign up to the waiting list to ensure that you don’t miss out. It is packed with beauty, skincare, bathing bits and accessories so will definitely get you in the Christmas mood with some pre-festive pampering. Six of the products are full sized. No7 skincare is brilliant especially their eye and night cream. Click here to purchase.
Kiehls Advent Calendar – £95
This calendar contains an assortment of mini skincare and haircare lotions and potions. From Crème de Corps to the Ultra Facial Cream, Facial Fuel to Midnight Recovery Concentrate, this is the perfect his and hers calendar. Click here to purchase.
Ciate Advent Calendar – £49
Need a new manicure to match every outfit over party season? Fear not – Ciaté has promised to meet all your nail demands with its Mini Mani Month. Equipped with 18 different colours, the collection also includes a treatment to keep nails in ship shape plus two magical nail toppers. Click here to purchase.
The Body Shop Advent Calendar – £60
This contains a selection of the Body Shop’s bestsellers including skincare, makeup, fragrance and bath bits. There’s quite a few surprises including a fabric eye mask. The bonus of purchasing this calendar is that for every one sold at The Body Shop, the brand will help protect endangered animals and restore one square metre of rainforest. Click here to purchase.
I’m sure having read this, like me, you will have several of these beauties on your wish list. I have purchased the Tanya Burr one which is currently on route to me. My next dilemma is whether to go for the Charlotte Tilbury or Laura Mercier one. I’m obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury products as you know, and I do own a lot from the range, that’s why I’m currently swaying towards Laura Mercier to try something new. Decisions decisions!! Let me know in the comments which beauty calendar you will be choosing this year and if you had one last year what were your thoughts! Please feel free to re-post on your sites (:
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post and has got you excited for the upcoming festive season. I can’t wait… it’s my favourite time of year (:
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Love Hayley xx