Picking the best beauty advent calendar for yourself each year is tough, I totally get it. This year the choices are even bigger and better so I’ve rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for you to choose from. Past favourites like The Body Shop, Look Fantastic and NYX Cosmetics are back with their beauty advent calendars, plus some new ones to spice things up.
Unfortunately, many sell out the minute they are released and by the time you see them touted by your favourite Instgrammers you’ve already missed out. Don’t worry though, there are still heaps around that you’ll love. Treat yo’self, ladies!
I find the Feelunique advent calendar each year is full of value, and 2017 is no different. It contains 12 days of beauty surprises from boutique (Inika, Gatineau), drugstore (NYX, Revlon, Rimmel London) and top shelf (Elizabeth Arden) brands … and a whole lot more. Plus you get all the added benefits that come with the Feelunique shopping experience like free shipping and samples!
Available globally for £35 from Feel Unique
When I think of the best beauty advent calendars there is one that always excels in the packaging department, Look Fantastic. This year their theme is “Beauty in Wonderland” – it’s magical, whimsical and valued at a massive £300! What I love about this one is that they keep the contents a surprise. Sure, you can spoil it by seeing the full inclusion list at Cosmetopia Digest but I like the mystery. What I can tell you is that it includes 9 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples; 19 of which are exclusive to lookfantastic, packaged in a gorgeous case, complete with looking glass, that can be used as a vanity unit afterwards. It’s spectacular!
Available globally for £79 from Look Fantastic
They’re back with one of the most loved advent calendars by nail lovers. This year the ‘Mini Mani Month 2017’ Nail Polish Advent Calendar has gotten a shinier upgrade, it now includes 19 mini GELOLOGY™ Paint Pots (inc 5 new and exclusive shades!), 1 full size Ciaté Paint Pot, 1 mini treatment, 1 longwear topcoat, 1 magical nail topper, and 1 special limited edition surprise!
Australia $87.50 from Look Fantastic
USA $59 from Sephora
Lippie lovers should head straight for NYX’s Kiss & Tell Advent Calendar. The 24 lip lovelies included in this calendar come from the vast range of formulas that we love from NYX – Butter Glosses, Lip Lingerie, Soft Matte Lip Creams and much more.
Australia $89 from Priceline
USA $65 from ULTA Beauty
The Body Shop
This year there are FOUR advent calendars on offer from The Body Shop. It’s a smorgous board of options varying in price points but each one contains a variety of delightful faves. Most of the product sizes are the same across all of them, and all but one contain 25 items (the 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar contains 24, obvs!).
Available globally from The Body Shop
The luxe beauty lovers amongst us will probably love the Selfridges 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar. There are 24 treats from luxe brands including YSL, Lancome, Urban Decay, Kiehl’s and more for £125. However, I’m actually loving the more affordable £70 Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar. It’s also stocked with 24 beauty treats but it’s a bit more makeup focused from the likes of It Cosmetics, Lord & Berry, 3ina, St Tropez, Beauty Blender and more.
Available globally from Selfridges
Speaking of luxe, Charlotte Tilbury …. am I right? So luxe! If you like the sound of 12 little pieces of luxe beauty to kick off the holidays I think you’ll love the Naughty & Nice Magic Box. It features 1 full-size + 11 deluxe mini sized best-selling, iconic makeup treasures. The beautifully illustrated, glamorous box containing 12 little drawers – it’s perfect for using as a jewellery case when empty!
I’ve never seen OPI do an advent calendar and it could be the fact that it’s because this one is exclusive to the UK. For those of you lucky ladies who can get the Love OPI XOXO, you’d be treated to 25 mini nail lacquers in limited edition shades. The colour palette crosses off everything you’d need for a complete collection – reds, blues, pinks, metallics and more.
UK £63 from John Lewis
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Have you started all your gift shopping yet? Do you plan ahead or do you leave things to the last minute? Let me know by commenting below!