As we are getting closer to the month of December, what better way to treat yourself after the crazy year we have had than with a beauty advent calendar. A new beauty product every day is sure to lift your mood throughout the run-up to Christmas. We have got together 15 of our favourite beauty advent calendars for 2020, ranging from £29.99 to £405, we have you covered whatever your budget may be.
This NIVEA advent calendar is one for the ones who love to pamper themselves, it contains 24 individual products including lip balm, hand cream, a face mask, shower cream, a sleeping mask, nail file, and make-up remover. It started at £40 but is now available for £29.99 on Amazon.com! Not only is it packed with amazing products, but the box is also so festive it will get you excited for Christmas and give you a daily pamper pick-me-up.
Soap and Glory
Soap and Glory have launched a beauty and skincare advent calendar, available at Boots, with 24 days worth of treats, including body products, lip glosses, and face masks. Soap and Glory is a Boots favourite and is always a bestseller on the run-up to Christmas. Some of the products included in the advent calendar this year include The Righteous Butter™ Body Butter 300ml, Buff and Ready™ Coconut Body Scrub 50ml, and Speed Plump™ Super-Hydrating Miracle Moisture Mask, the full list of products can be found at Boots.com. This advent calendar is worth over £85 and is currently sold out online but can be found in selected Boots stores.
NYX Professional Makeup
This limited-edition advent calendar features 24 of NYX Professional Makeup's bestselling favourites. This includes 12 lip shades ranging from subtle pinky nudes to a bolder statement lip of red or plum, as well as a lip scrub to treat your lips before you apply your chosen shade. This advent calendar is worth £89 and can be found on lookfantastic.com.
The perfect indulgence for the clean beauty lover, the new limited-edition beauty advent calendar includes a mini makeup or skincare surprise behind each of the 24 windows. This year bareMinerals are making gifting planet-friendly by minimizing plastic across their holiday collection. They have eliminated unnecessary packaging, incorporated post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible, and made their gift boxes completely recyclable. Designed to look like wrapped gifts, all of their sets feature a hand-drawn, nature-inspired pattern and are ready to share, no gift wrap needed. The advent calendar includes products such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, and cleanser, and is worth £192, available at bareminerals.co.uk.
Kiehl's limited-edition advent calendar will get you in the Christmas mood, featuring designs by renowned artist Maïté Franchi. The Advent Calendar includes customer favourite skincare, 24 surprise formulas, one behind each door, including cleansers, face masks, facial serums, moisturisers and more. This product is worth £137, meaning you save 35%! Available at kiehls.co.uk.
This calendar is always really popular because it's such great value for money and it sells out every year. This beauty advent calendar is an affordable luxury festive offering and a must-buy if you are wanting to stock up on minis and travel sizes in many essential products. The perfect opportunity to replenish your Clinique beauty supplies, the advent calendar is worth over £200 and is available at johnlewis.com.
Featuring 24 of the most-loved Cowshed products, with illustrations by artist Tallulah Fontaine that will make you feel festive. The limited-edition Cowshed advent calendar is filled with a wide selection of natural skincare, hand care, and bath and body treat for pampering all through the holiday season. Available at cowshed.com.
Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar definitely screams luxury, the new Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures includes 12 full size and travel size makeup and skincare icons. Even the box itself looks luxurious, with jewel-handled drawers and gold sparkles! There are 3 full-size items in the advent calendar which include Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, Colour Chameleon In Copper Lights, and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk Original. The rest of the products are travelled size, these include Magic Cream, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara, and Goddess Skin Clay Mask. Available at charlottetilbury.com.
One for those of you looking to reduced packaging, created in collaboration with UK illustrator Isla Simpson, this hand-illustrated Advent Calendar is made from recycled cotton and reusable for years to come. It is inspired by nature and the magic of Provence, each pocket unveils a luxury size product. The advent calendar is worth £230 and is available on loccitaine.com.
If you have been a fan of Balmain for a while you may be aware that they offered beauty gift calendars well before other brands started. This limited edition advent calendar from Balmain has ten doors which include moisturising shampoo 50ml, thermal protection spray 200ml, and argan moisturising elixir 100ml. It is illustrated with ten of Paris' most famous buildings. This advent calendar is currently available at selfridges.com.
Giorgio Armani has included six full-size products, including Lip Maestros, Eyes to Kill, and the Eccentrico Mascara as well as 17 miniature products which include Si Classic, Si Passione Armani Code, and Crema Nera Eye Cream, it also features an Armani Beauty compact mirror. If you have added all of your Giorgio Armani beauty bits to your Christmas wishlist then this advent calendar is perfect for you. The advent calendar is currently £199 down from £249 at selfridges.com so get it while you can!
Yves Saint Laurent
Before we go into detail about the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar, I have to point the calendar is currently sold out, but it is too good not to include in our list, and maybe it will encourage you to keep an eye out early for this next year. The Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 from Parisian powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent is filled with both travel and full-sized products. Behind the 24 drawers are the likes of the iconic Touché Eclat, Black Opium eau de parfum and a few Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. The perfect way to discover new favourites, it’s an indulgent gift for beauty lovers.
Diptyque have included this year's seasonal signatures in their limited-edition advent calendar featuring hand-illustrated packaging by Ugo Gattoni. It includes a selection of the brand's most coveted candles, fragrances, body creams and scrubs, full of festive treats to get you excited for Christmas. Available now at selfridges.com.
As soon as we saw the Dior beauty advent calendar we were in awe, artist and illustrator Safia Ouares has created an Advent Calendar like an enchanted night with dancing stars and gold dust. Behind each of the 24 calendar doors lies a Dior surprise to count down the days of December and what better way to do that than with a beautiful Dior product every day. Available at dior.com.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar is a brilliant way to experience her products if you have not before or the perfect gift for longtime fans of the brand. It features 24 treatments in full, deluxe and sachet sizes. Some products include the cleanser to remove dirt, makeup and oil without stripping away moisture, the facial scrub which buffs and smooths dry, flaky skin, and the eye cream which creates a lifting, firming effect, helping to reduce dark circles and puffiness. Available at net-a-porter.com.
I bet you can not resist the urge to buy a beauty advent calendar after reading this article, because we definitely want to buy them all. I am sure you have seen at least one calendar you would like to purchase this year, so why not give yourself an early Christmas treat, you deserve it!