John Lewis Beauty Buyer picks the top 5 products in this year's Advent Calendar

These are her top beauty picks for winter - and they’re all in the advent calendar

John Lewis advent calendar

As Beauty Buyer at John Lewis & Partners Amelia Kendrick knows a thing or two about which beauty products are worth investing in.

From the best moisturisers (opens in new tab)and mascaras (opens in new tab) to the perfect nude lipstick, (opens in new tab) if a beauty product is worth knowing about, Amelia’s tried it. Even better, as we come to that most wonderful time of the year where the beauty advent calendars (opens in new tab) begin to hit the shelves, she has the inside scoop on the contents of the much-hyped John Lewis (opens in new tab)Beauty Advent Calendar.

The calendar, which offers beauty products worth £376 for just £150 is currently in stock online. But thanks to that juicy selection of products and beautiful keepsake box it's sure to be another sell-out success.

Shop the John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar here (opens in new tab)

Do you want to know more about what's inside? Or perhaps you're simply looking for some expert beauty inspiration?

In the spirit of sharing is caring, we caught up with Amelia to discover her five beauty picks of the season, all of which you will find within the drawers of the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar.

Amelia Kendrick's John Lewis Beauty top 5:

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil (opens in new tab)

Sunday Riley Luna

SHOP NOW: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, £85, (opens in new tab)"Sunday Riley is one of our new brands we have introduced to the beauty department at John Lewis this year and the Luna Sleeping Night Oil is by far my favourite nighttime treatment. My skin wakes up feeling bright and refreshed."


Neom Organics London Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist (opens in new tab)

Neom sleep spray

SHOP NOW: Neom Organics London Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist, £20, (opens in new tab)"This year's calendar includes a full size Neom sleep spray. For me, this is essential in the changing seasons and sends me to sleep straight away! It's one of my wellness heroes."


Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Dark Pearl (opens in new tab)

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Dark Pearl, £19, (opens in new tab)"This is so versatile as it can be used as a liner or full eye shadow. It's one of my makeup bag essentials as I can use it for day or night. Who doesn't want Charlotte Tilbury in their make up bag!"


Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate (opens in new tab)

Shiseido Ultimune Eye

SHOP NOW: Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, £58, (opens in new tab)

"The full size Shiseido Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate is worth nearly £60 alone and is my winter warrior! It's amazing for those in need of deep hydration and helps to combat fine lines and wrinkles."

Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Pomegranate (opens in new tab)

Laura Mercier Blush Pomegranate

SHOP NOW: Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion, Pomegranate, £20, (opens in new tab)

"The full size Laura Mercier blush in the calendar is universally flattering. It's such an amazing colour."


Fiona McKim
Beauty Editor,

 As woman&home's Beauty Channel Editor, Fiona Mckim has tried more products than she’s had hot dinners and nothing makes her happier than raving about brilliant finds on or her instagram grid (@fionamckim if you like hair experiments and cute shih-tzus). Fiona joined woman&home as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013 under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know (learn about ingredients and employ extreme cynicism). She has since covered every corner of the industry, from interviewing dermatologists and celebrities to reporting backstage at Fashion Week and judging the w&h Beauty Awards.