The best beauty advent calendars for 2018

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We know Christmas is still quite a long way off, but it pays to be prepared, right? Especially when it comes to something as sought after as this year’s beauty advent calendars, because what could be better than opening a beauty treat every day in December? Move over chocolate.

From Charlotte Tilbury to Selfridges, John Lewis to M&S, this year the retailers have really outdone themselves. We’ve got a sneak peak of every beauty advent calendar launching this year, as well as all the details on when and where you can get hold of one. Hold onto your purses…

MAC Advent Calendar

MAC beauty advent calendar

The price: £125

Doors: 24

What’s inside?  Try to stay calm, but MAC have just released their first ever advent calendar. Inside there are 24 classic MAC products in miniature and full-size, including Ruby Woo  and Velvet Teddy lipsticks, Strobe Cream, Feline eye pencil, Lipglass, Dazzleshadow, Prep + Prime, Lashes, Mascara, MAC skincare and way more. If you’ve ever wanted to try a selection of MAC products, this is your perfect excuse.

Available at MAC from 18 October

Space NK Advent Calendar

Space NK beauty advent calendar

The price: £250

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Any Space NK junkie needs this calendar this Christmas. The hotly anticipated calendar is back for 2018 and it’s better than ever with over £600 worth of products in it. Think products from the likes of Drunk Elephant, NARS, Sunday Riley, Cover FX, Ouai and more. This has gone straight to the top of our list.

Available at Space NK from 15 October, pre-order now

ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar

asos face and body beauty advent calendar

The price: £55

Doors: 24

What’s inside? ASOS’ Face + Body section has quickly become our go-to for beauty, and their advent calendar does not disappoint. It features 24 mini versions of some of ASOS’ bestselling products from big name brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Iconic London, Rodial and much more. We’d have to exercise some serious self control not to open every door at once

Available at ASOS now

Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar

Net a Porter beauty advent calendar

The price: £150

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter have launched their first ever beauty advent calendar and it’s soo good. It’s got 25 doors each filled with luxury goodies from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Sunday Riley and more.

Available at Net-a-Porter from 1 October

Estee Lauder Advent Calendar

Estee Lauder beauty advent calendar

The price: £150

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Estee Lauder owns some of the biggest beauty brands, so it’s no surprise that their beauty advent calendar is one the best ones around. It houses a mixture of make-up, haircare, skincare and new launches from the likes of MAC, Bobbi Brown, GLAMGLOW, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors and more

Available at Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble, Glamglow, Darphin, Smashbox and Origins from 23 October

Debenhams Advent Calendar

debenhams beauty advent calendar

The price: £70

Doors: 24

What’s inside? For the first time ever Debenhams have created their own beauty advent calendar which includes goodies from some of their best brands. Inside expect to find products from Too Faced, MAC, Makeup For Ever, Kat Von D and more. For just £70 it’s one of the cheaper ones on the market, but it doesn’t disappoint.

Available at Debenhams from October

Feel Unique The Little Beauty Parcel

Feel Unique beauty advent calendar

The price: £75

Doors: 24

What’s inside? For just £75 this calendar contains over £250 worth of Feel Unique’s best-selling products. Think goodies from Percy and Reed, Sleek, Make Up Forever, Living Proof and more in deluxe mini versions.

Available at Feel Unique from October 15

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Beauty Universe Calendar

charlotte tilbury beauty advent calendar

The price: £150

Doors: 12

What’s inside? This year’s calendar includes some of Charlotte’s best-loved cult products: minis of Multi Miracle Glow, Magic Cream and Supermodel Body as well as a full-size Eyes to Mesmerise pot in Jean, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk and Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren – to name a few.

Available at Selfridges from September 11

Selfridges Beauty Workshop Selection Box

selfridges beauty advent calendar

The price: £70

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Selfridges beauty hall is legendary, which is why we’re not surprised to see such an incredible selection of products inside this box. Discover daily beauty minis from the likes of Cover FX, Ouai, Eylure, Beauty Blender, Zoeva and more. We’re buying two.

Available at Selfridges from August

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar

m&s beauty advent calendar

The price: £35 when you spend £35 on clothing, home & beauty

Doors: 25

What’s inside? The M&S beauty advent calendar has become legendary, and this year’s offering won’t let you down. Worth over £250 and full of some of M&S’ best-loved products including Philip Kingsley, Stila, Eyeko, Pixi and more, you’ll have to snap this up quickly if you want it as it’s a guaranteed sell out.

Available at M&S from November

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

john lewis beauty advent calendar

The price: £165

Doors: 25

What’s inside? This lust-worthy calendar contains an array of products and services including a 15-minute Elemis facial, Clarins make-up or skincare consultation, Acqua di Parma fragrance, Laura Mercier primer, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and much more. Plus, there are £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers hidden in 20 of the calendars.

Available at John Lewis from September 4

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar

look fantastic beauty advent calendar

The price: £79

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Considering this calendar is only £79, the selection of goodies inside is pretty amazing – it’s worth over £300. Find a selection of Look Fantastic’s best-selling products such as Lipstick Queen Frog Prince lipstick, Illamasqua Beyond Powder, Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser and more inside.

Available at Look Fantastic, pre-order from September 7, retail from October

Liberty London Advent Calendar

Liberty Lonon beauty advent calendar

The price: £195

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Worth over £600(!), this calendar houses some of the Liberty beauty hall’s most popular and cult products. It includes goodies from Diptyque, Hourglass, REN, Aromatherapy Associates, Bobbi Brown, Le Labo, Pixi, Laura Mercier and more; this has got to be one of the best beauty calendar lineups so far this year, 

Available at Liberty from October 24

Jo Malone

Jo Malone beauty advent calendar

The price: £300

Doors: 24

What’s inside? We’re calling it, the best smelling advent calendar this year. Jam packed with miniature Jo Malone products including colognes, candles and more in some os the brands most-loved scents. We definitely think the price tag is #worthit.

Available at Harrods from October 1 and all Jo Malone boutiques from November 1

Diptyque Advent Calendar

diptyque beauty advent calendar

The price: £320

Doors: 25

What’s inside? It may be pricey but this calendar is topping our wish list this year. It contains an incredible 16 candles in different scents (including limited edition Christmas ones), as well as travel-sized fragrances and body products. Your home is going to smell incredible.

Available at Selfridges from September 15

Soap & Glory Advent Calendar

soap and glory beauty advent calendar

The price: £40

Doors: 24

What’s inside? It’s beauty galore inside the Soap & Glory calendar. It’s filled to the brim with minis of their cult body products such as Clean On Me shower gel, The Scrub of Your Life body butter and The Righteous Butter as well as some of their best beauty buys like Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses.

Available at Boots from September 17

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

harrods beauty advent calendar

The price: £250

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Worth a whopping £680, the calendar contains the best of the best from Harrods’ iconic beauty hall. It includes Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, Sunday Riley Luna Oil, Nars Velvet Lip Glide, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and much more.

Available at Harrods from October 1

Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar

glossybox advent calendar

The price: £75 for subscribers, £99 for non-subscribers

Doors: 25

What’s inside? This is the first advent calendar from Glossybox and it doesn’t disappoint! It contains 16 full-size and nine mini products from the likes of Huda Beauty, Nars, Real Techniques and more worth over £300.

Available at Glossybox from October

L’Oreal Luxe 24 Day Advent Calendar

l'oreal advent calendar

The price: £130

Doors: 24

What’s inside? This calendar is packed with luxury products from some of the best L’Oreal brands such as Lancôme, Urban Decay, YSL, Kiehl’s and more. We’re talking mini Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, Lancôme fragrances and more.

Available at Selfridges from September 26

The Body Shop Freddie Advent Calendar

the body shop beauty advent calendar

The price: £99

Doors: 24

What’s inside? The first of three, yes three, Body Shop calendars this year does not disappoint. Packed with make-up, skincare and products from their ‘Drops of Youth’ collection worth over £231, this is their most luxe calendar ever.

Available at The Body Shop from August 31

The Body Shop Dani Advent Calendar

body shop advent calendar

The price: £65

Doors: 24

What’s inside? The Body Shop’s mid-range offering contains products worth £121 including a mixture of make-up and skincare as well as a full-size Coconut Body Butter.

Available at The Body Shop from August 31

The Body Shop Olivia Advent Calendar

body shop beauty advent calendar

The price: £45

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Finally, the budget-friendly calendar from The Body Shop which includes shower gels, mini body butters, hand creams and more worth £85.

Available at The Body Shop from August 31

Jo Loves Christmas Advent Calendar

jo loves beauty advent calendar

The price: £250

Doors: 25

What’s inside? The first advent calendar from Jo Loves (the brains behind Jo Malone), doesn’t disappoint. It contains 24 miniature fragrances and body treats as well as a token on the 25th day which can be used to exchange for a 100ml fragrance of your choice..

Available at Jo Loves from November

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar

fenwick beauty advent calendar

The price: £150

Doors: 25

What’s inside? This one’s pretty epic; it contains a whopping £475 worth of travel, deluxe and full-size make-up, skincare, fragrance, haircare and body care from the likes of MAC, J.One, Aurelia and more.

Available at Fenwick from October

Liz Earle ‘The 12 Days of Liz Earle’

liz earle beauty advent calendar

The price: £80

Doors: 12

What’s inside? For skincare fanatics, look no further than Liz Earle’s calendar. It houses the cult Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Superskin Concentrate for Night, Botanical Shine Conditioner and more.

Available at Liz Earle from end of September

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar

molton brown beauty advent calendar

The price: £175

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Worth £275, Molton Brown’s 2018 offering includes shower gels, candles, hand washes in a selection of their classic scents, as well as a limited edition fragrance and a festive bauble which contains 24K gold!

Available at Molton Brown from September 19

Elemis 25 days of Beauty Advent Calendar

elemis beauty advent calendar

The price: £150

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Luxury skincare brand Elemis have come through this year with 24 award-winning favourites and new products as well as a full-size of the cult Pro-Collagen Marine Cream; no wonder it’s worth £345.

Available at Elemis from October

Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar

holland and barrett advent calendar

The price: £75

Doors: 25

What’s inside? This is Holland & Barrett’s first ever beauty advent calendar, it’s packed with loads of paraben and SLS free beauty products from brands such as Weleda, Dr. Organics, BOD, Nails Inc, Yes to and Beauty Kitchen. The products inside are worth over £200 and can be personalised for an additional £10.

Available at Holland & Barrett from September 12

NYX Advent Calendar

nyx beauty advent calendar

The price: £50

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Drugstore make-up gurus NYX are killing it again this year with their 2018 advent calendar. It’s packed with 24 brand new, limited-edition shades in some fo their bestselling products like Soft Matte Lip Cream, Butter Gloss, Eyeshadows and  Highlighters. We’re sold.

Available at NYX from October

YSL Advent Calendar

ysl beauty advent calendar

The price: £195

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Another guaranteed sell out, the YSl calendar contains mini lipsticks, a Touche Eclat as well as their Mon Paris perfume . And have you seen how beautiful the packaging is? We’d buy it just for that tbh.

Available at Selfridges from October 10

Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar

makeup revolution advent calendar

The price: £50

Doors:

What’s inside? From the brand behind the viral £4 concealer, this calendar stays true to the brand’s budget friendly ethos but still gives you serious bang for your buck. Packed with eyeshadows, lipsticks, brushes and palettes, we can’t wait for this one.

Available at Makeup Revolution from September 17

No7 Advent Calendar

no7 beauty advent calendar

The price: £42

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Another one that sells out every year, the No7 calendar has a selection of products worth £177 including cult buys like the Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum,  Intense Volume Mascara as well as a whole host of other make-up and skincare goodies.

Available at Boots from October 19

Kiehls Advent Calendar

kiehls beauty advent calendar

The price: £110

Doors: 24

What’s inside? 22 deluxe-size and two full-size bestsellers including the infamous Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial Cleanser and Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil.

Available at Selfridges from October 1

Clinique Advent Calendar

clinique beauty advent calendar

The price: £76

Doors: 24

What’s inside? 24 assorted Clinique treats worth over £184 await you behind each door, including mini Dramatically Different Moisturiser, Pop Lip Lipsticks,  a blush brush and fragrances.

Available at Selfridges from September 14

bareMinerals Out of This World Advent Calendar

bare minerals beauty advent calendar

The price: £79

Doors: 24

What’s inside? With a selection of some of their best products including loose mineral powder, eyeshadows, lipsticks, eyeliner, mascara and more, this calendar really is, as the name suggests, out of this world.

Available at bareMinerals from September

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

loccitane beauty advent calendar

The price: £49

Doors: 24

What’s inside? L’Occitane have collaborated with fashion designer Castelbajac Paris on two advent calendars, including a more luxe one for £89. This one contains 24 of their iconic products including soaps, hand creams and their famous Almond Shower Gel worth over £85 in total.

Available at L’Occitane from September 20

Birchbox Advent Calendar

birchbox beauty advent calendar

The price: £65

Doors: 24

What’s inside? A selection of 24 treats from the likes of Benefit, Smashbox, OPI, Makeup Forever and Pixi to name a few of the incredible brands included in this year’s Birchbox calendar. Last year’s offering sold out in less than 24 hours, so if you want one you’d better be quick!

Available at Birchbox from October 2

ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar

espa beauty advent calendar

The price: £130

Doors: 25

What’s inside? Perfect for spa lovers, the ESPA calendar contains everything you could ever need for the ultimate at-home pamper day. It includes a limited edition Tri-Active Advanced Night Booster, Muscle Rescue Oil, a full-size Restorative Candle and more.

Available at ESPA from October 1

Decleor Advent Calendar

decleor beauty advent calendar

The price: £80

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Worth over £258, this is another great calendar for skin care junkies. It includes some of their best skin and body product minis as well as three full-size products: Phytopeel Smooth Exfoliator, Hydra Floral Everfresh Eye Gel and Hydra Floral Light Cream.

Available at Decleor from September 4

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Advent Calendar

rituals beauty advent calendar

The price: £89

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Fans of Rituals will not be disappointed, each door contains the brand’s best-selling products and latest launches including candles, Ayurvedic Dry Body Oil, Happy Buddha Belly Body Cream and more. Plus, it’s 3D.

3D calendar available at Rituals from September 3. 2D calendar available at Debenhams from October

Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar

fortnum and mason beauty advent calendar

The price: £195

Doors: 25

What’s inside? London’s fanciest department store just dropped their first ever beauty advent calendar, and it’s good. It packs a punch with a whopping £625 worth of beauty products inside from the likes of Iconic London, Chantecaille, Aromatherapy Associates, This Works and more. But hurry, if you want one you’d better be quick because there are only 400 available.

Available at Fortnum & Mason from 1 October

Clarins Advent Calendar

clarins beauty advent calendar

The price: £60

Doors: 12

What’s inside? Worth over £139, this calendar contains some of Clarins most-loved skincare and beauty products. Including favourites such as the Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate, SOS Primer and Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.

Available at Selfridges from 29 Selfridges

Cowshed Advent Calendar

cowshed beauty advent calendar

The price: £90

Doors: 24

What’s inside? Cowshed’s advent calendar is perfect for the ultimate at-home spa day. It’s packed to the brim with their best-selling skincare, haircare and bath and body products including bath oil, hand cream, shampoo, cleanser and more. Just what we need for a Sunday night pampering sesh.

Available at Cowshed now

George @ Asda Advent Calendar

George Asda beauty advent calendar

The price: £20

Doors: 12

What’s inside? Did you know Asda have their own make-up range? Nope, we didn’t either but it’s actually pretty great. Their first ever beauty advent calendar is filled with six satin lipsticks and six nail polishes worth £30. Plus, we’re in love with the cute pink packaging.

Available at Asda from 1 November

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