Party season can take a toll on your hair and skin, so why not indulge in a beauty advent calendar to keep you looking your best through the Christmas Countdown?
Lead image: Fenwick’s Beauty Advent Calendar
1 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Moon Advent Calendar
We’re eternally bewitched by Charlotte Tilbury, but Christmas really is the season for the British beauty brand to shine. The Magic Moon advent calendar, inspired by the shimmering stars, contains best-sellers – some full-sized, some mini – like Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Legendary Lashes and Eyes to Mesmerise, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Superstar Lips, Rock ‘n’ Kohl and Take it All Off. £150.
2 Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar
The Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar contains 18 full-size products and 7 samples for a full 25-day countdown of beauty goodies worth over £610. Highlights include a Votary Super Seed Facial Oil, Diptyque Baies Scented Candle, NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo in Orgasm/Laguna, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel and Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black. £215.
3 Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar
Fortnum & Mason knows a thing or two about Advent calendars. In fact, its even transformed its Piccadilly store front into one this year. This year, the iconic store’s second ever beauty Advent calendar contains 25 bestselling beauty products worth over £730, including Kure Bazaar Cherie Red Nail Varnish, Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, Guerlain Supertips Midnight Secret, Aromatherapy Associates Perfect Partners and Penhaligons Halfeti Body Lotion & Halfetti Body Wash. £195.
4 Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar
Fenwick’s new beauty Advent calendar is brimming with cult beauty classics worth over £450, from skincare and makeup to fragrance, hair and body heroes. Complete with design work by Fenwick’s 2019 Artist in Residence, Julie Verhoeven, the countdown calendar contains Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks, Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, Dermalogica Prisma Protect Moisturiser SPF 30, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and more. £150.
5 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar
Bursting with the brand’s signature skincare, fragrance and make-up must-haves, the 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar puts skincare front and centre of the Christmas countdown. Behind the 24 windows you’ll find mini versions of the likes of Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturiser, Pep-Start Eye Cream, Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer, Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator, Liquid Facial Soap and Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx. £85.
6 MAC Starring You Advent Calendar
The MAC Starring You Advent Calendar features 24 pieces of your favourite MAC beauty items to help you shine everyday this throughout the holiday season. The calendar includes a mix of full-size and mini products, including Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Havana, In Extreme Dimension Mascara, Cleanse Off Oil, Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack and Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy. £129.
7 Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar
Bearded gents will love the Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar, where each window houses a miniature dose of sensationally scented love for your facial hair. Discover a new scent each day from The Bearded Man Company’s most popular beard oil scents. The calendar contains 24 mini bottles of beard oil – massage a few drops into your beard once or twice a day and you’ll be the sweetest-scented gent on the block. £32.
8 BareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar
Each door in the BareMinerals Beauty Advent Calendar is loaded with best-selling makeup and skincare minis to get you party season ready. The collection includes treats worth a total of £218, including mini Moxie Plumping Lipgloss in two shades, a mini Lash Domination Volumising Mascara, mini All-Over Face Faux tan, mini Metallic Mask Gold, Loose Eyecolours and a mini Prime Time Original Foundation Primer. The minis fit in the smallest of party clutches and are also great for travel. £79.
9 Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar
The Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 contains a combination of 24 products and deluxe samples from top beauty brands including Elemis, FOREO, L’Oréal and Real Techniques. The daily treat countdown calendar features skin care, hair care and make up totting up to over £220. And of course, being Amazon, it comes with the added convenience of SmileCodes in the accompanying leaflet so that you can re-buy any of your faves instantly simply by scanning the code. £50.