There may still be months to go before Christmas day, but that doesn't mean we can't start preparing for it right now!
And although it may be a touch too soon to start putting up decorations or organising our Christmas dinner, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about the range of gorgeous beauty advent calendars on offer at this time of year.
Beauty advent calendars are the ultimate treat on the countdown to the big day – and given that they don’t contain little chocolate sweets, they won’t be damaging to your waistline before the most indulgent time of the year!
And here are certainly plenty to choose from. From the bright and bold Marks & Spencer advent calendar, to the classic Jo Malone beauty advent calendar, there’s a mini product for every skin concern or beauty emergency.
Some calendars even offer full-sized bottles of your favourite moisturiser or foundation.
If you thought picking a chocolate brand was difficult, wait until you see what the beauty brands have pulled out of the bag for the festive season.
These are the best beauty advent calendars for 2018…
The Iconic Advent Calendar 2018
Iconic London have done it again this year with their Night on The Town beauty advent calendar. The popular cruelty- free brand have unveiled a calendar with a selection of 12 gorgeous goodies, to help you count down to the big day. And amazingly, ten of the products are full-size, while two are mini. So what’s included? The calendar includes: Iconic’s Chrome Flash in Mystic, Illuminator in Shine, their Strobing Stick in Glow, Mini Prep-Set-Glow in Original, Mini Prep-Set-Glow in Glow, BOOM Lash Mascara, Silk Lashes in Fabulous, Lash Curlers, 3 Makeup Brushes and an ICONIC London Pouch. Phew!
And if you needed another reason to pick up the advent calendar, at the moment you can get 20% off it with the code ADVENT – meaning it’s down from £120 to £96. What more could you ask for?
The Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar 2018
High-end fashion and beauty website Net-A-Porter have – much to the excitement of fans – finally decided to launch their very first beauty advent calendar, 25 Days of Beauty – and it looks incredible!
The calendar features 25 mini products from a host of the best beauty brands around – from Charlotte Tilbury to Chantecaille, Sarah Chapman and Illamasqua. But it doesn’t only feature beauty and skincare products – there’s also a whole range of haircare and body products in there too, from the likes of Philip Kingsley and Aromatherapy Associates.
Now if that doesn’t sound dreamy enough, perhaps the price will be enough to entice you. The calendar is one of the more affordable ones out there at the moment, on sale for £150.
We predict this one will be a sell-out success, so if you want your own, make sue to snap it up online soon.
The Aldi Advent Calendar 2018
If you’re on the hunt for a more affordable advent calendar this year, look no further than Aldi’s first ever. The budget retailer have become well known for their less expensive, but much-loved, beauty products – and now, fans can get them all here in a handy and fun little package.
So what’s inside? The 24 gifts behind the 24 doors include some of their popular candles, their hand and body washes, body cremes and eau du toilettes. The products will also come in their famous fragrances, including Lime & Basil and Peony, Blackberry, and Velvety Rose.
The calendar will be on sale for just £49.99, meaning it’s just a fraction of the price of some others available.
The Aldi Luxury Advent Calendar is available to pre-order online now – and available to buy in stores from Sunday 4th November. But don’t hesitate, as we reckon this will sell-out fast!
The Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2018
One of the most coveted beauty advent calendars of every year, the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2018 is yet again one of the most gorgeous on offer.
Decorated in the brand’s signature cream and neutral tones, it’s full of all sorts of indulgent beauty and home gifts – including everything from their signature candles, to their popular colognes and plenty of bath and body products.
Hidden within is 25 beauty products, with scents including the much-loved Peony Blush and Pomegranate Noir, and, new for Christmas – Incense and Embers, and Froster Cherry and Clove. We can’t wait to get our hands on this!
The Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
For those of you who want a variety of beauty brands in your Christmas calendar, this one is for you. Packed with 25 products, you’ll be spoilt for choice with brands like Pixi, This Works, Philip Kingsley and many more.
M&S’s beauty advent calendar isn’t available yet, but will be released on 1st November – so set the date in your calendar! As we reckon this won’t be around for long.
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
The Liberty Beauty Advent calendar 2018 has already gone down a storm after only just launching at midnight, with 400 customers queuing around the block at the Regent’s Street store to get their hands on one! Adorably, 3/4 of the waiting shoppers were men, saying they were buying the calendar for a partner or loved one. And by 8.30am, almost half of the beauty advent calenders had already sold out online, making it Liberty’s fast-selling product in its 147 year history – quite an achievement!
On sale for £195, but containing £600 worth of hero beauty products, it’s easy to see why some many fans are loving it. It has plenty of high-end products, from brands like Diptyque, Byredo, REN, and Le Labo.
At the moment, the calendar is still on sale online – but judging from this morning’s reaction, it won’t be around for long, so you’ll need to be quick to grab one!
The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2018
There are actually three different advent calendars on offer at the Body Shop this year! The first beauty calendar is an adorable 24 Days of an Enchanted Advent Calendar, which is on sale for £45, with products worth £85. It includes everything from gorgeous strawberry shower gel to a handy body scrub.
Next up is the 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, worth £121 but on sale for just £65. It’s got one more gift than the above, and has some more luxe products in the mix. Alternatively, there is also the most expensive of the bunch – the jam-packed 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar. This calendar is worth £231 but on sale for just £99.
The range has already got some rave reviews with customers saying the ‘products are lovely and the value for money is excellent’.
So which one will you choose?
The No7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
You had better be quick to get your hands on this one, as it’s not even been released yet, and already has a waiting list of 117,908 people! Not much is known about the No 7 Beauty Advent Calendar yet, but it’s already looking to be brilliant value, selling for just £42 with £177 worth of products included within it. Check back here for release date information!
The Decléor Advent Calendar 2018
One of these advent calendars sold every 8 seconds last year, and if you still want to get your hands on one this year, you’ll need to be quick! The product worth is an impressive £258, but it costs just £80, giving you almost a 70 per cent saving. Full of essential oils to help transform your skin, this is ultimate buy if you want to de-stress and look your best before the big day.
The Lancome Advent Calendar 2018
If you’re a fan of the Lancome brand, you’re going to love what’s on offer in this advent calendar. Available at Feel Unique, it includes a range of the brand’s most-loved products, such as their Rénergie Multi-Lift night and day cream, the Génifique serum, and a mini version of their La Vie Est Belle perfume. It’s on sale for just £90, and has 24 gorgeously luxurious products within it.
The Clarins Advent Calendar 2018
The Clarins 12 days of Christmas calendar includes hero products as well as new favourites from the beauty brand. Expect their popular hand and nail treatment cream, their beauty flash balm, and their foaming cleanser – everything you need for a solid beauty routine. With 12 products, the calendar is worth £126, but is on sale for just under half the price – £60! It’s on sale now, but stock is limited, so get yours fast!
The Glossybox Advent Calendar 2018
Featuring 25 beauty treats – 17 full-size – you can expect some of the world’s best-loved brands in this calendar. With products from the likes of Bare Minerals, Nars and Charles Worthington, the Glossybox advent calendar has been highly anticipated. And now it’s finally here! The box is worth over £300, but is on offer for you for £99 – or, if you’re a Glossybox subscriber, £75.
The John Lewis & Partners Advent Calendar 2018
After bringing out their very first beauty advent calendar last year, John Lewis & Partners have done it again with a bigger and better version. This year, the retailer are stocking it with some of their most luxe brands, including Laura Mercier, Dermalogica, REN, Neals Yard and Aveda. It’s on sale for £165, but there aren’t just products to look forward to in this one.
If you pick it up, you’ll also receive a range of gorgeous treatments from Aveda, including a hair and scalp analysis with massage, and an Elemis facial specifically targeted to your skincare concerns. Now if that isn’t enough to make you want to pick this up, we don’t know what is!
The lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2018
Last year the lookfantastic advent calendar sold out in two weeks, and we can see why! Priced at £79 this advent calendar has a product value of over £300! It has 25 products on offer, including everything from skincare to tanning, haircare and beauty products.
And it’s already got over 350 glowing reviews on the lookfantastic website, meaning it’s got to be good! One happy shopper said, ‘There are some amazing brands in here and quite a few full sized items too’, while another wrote, ‘We are going to be in for a treat. Last year’s calendar had so many treats, beautifully wrapped and exquisitely presented. I don’t know how they do it!’
The Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2018
This advent calendar includes some of Molton Brown’s signature fragrances in the form of scented candles, bath oils, body lotions, hand creams and shower gels – everything you need for a total pamper. It also holds six full-size item, meaning the price is even more reasonable. It’ll set you back £175, but is worth around £300. So treat yourself in the hectic run-up to the big day, as this is available now.
The Harrods Advent Calendar 2018
One of London’s most loved stores has its very beauty advent calendar this year and it is filled with some exciting goodies. Priced at £250, this is one of the more expensive beauty advent calendars available, but it’s chock-full of luxurious items from the most high-end brands out there. Customers can look forward to serums from Meghan Markle’s favourite facialist Sarah Chapman, products from Kiehls, Anne Semonin, Charlotte Tilbury and Clinique.
The Rituals Advent Calendar 2018
This fun looking advent calendar is full of some amazing products and will inject a little extra festivity into your home as it is shaped like a Christmas tree.
It comes in two iterations – Deluxe, 3d Advent Calendar, and the Exclusive 2D Advent Calender. The Deluxe version has is worth £140 but is available for just £89. And the Exclusive one is on sale for only £59.50, but has a product worth of £120. And if you buy it, you can look forward to goodies including hand creams, body lotions and candles to help you wind down in the lead up to Christmas.
The Liz Earle Advent Calendar 2018
The 12 Days of Liz Earle beauty advent calendar contains some of the brand’s most well-known and best-loved products of all time. A must-have for any fan of the brand, customers can look forward to, it includes Liz Earle’s cult product, their Cleanse & Polish, eye lotions, lip balm, body cream, and even a deep cleansing mask. And all this could be yours for just £80!
The Elemis Advent Calendar 2018
The ultimate advent calendar for luxury skincare lovers, this advent calendar of goodies includes 25 gorgeous products including everything from Elemis’ best-sellers to their skincare staples – including shower cream, eye masks, cleansers and body cream. It’s on sale for £150, but holds products worth over £345. And in fact, on the 25th day, you’ll even get a full-sized jar of the brand’s sell-out Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, worth £85 alone – making it a bargain if ever we saw one! The Elemis Advent Calendar is available now, but is only available in limited quantities – so get yours fast!
The ESPA Advent Calendar 2018
This Espa Comfort and Joy advent calendar provides the perfect opportunity to get in some quality relaxation time during the festive period. With miniature versions of the brand’s softly-scented oils and treats, spa fans will love this. It’s currently on pre-order, and last sold out super-fast. So if you want it, click below to get yourself one in time for Christmas!
The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2018
This advent calendar is set to be as popular the brand’s beauty sets for Christmas. The It’s In A Calendar! features 24 of their most popular skin and make-up products from their Scrub of your Life scrub to their Heel Genius foot cream. It’s on sale for £40 – a bargain for all the treats held within!
The Holland & Barrett Advent Calendar 2018
This ethical beauty calendar features cleaner beauty treats – including those that are good for us and the environment. The Holland and Barrett 12 Days of Cleaner Beauty Calendar has a whole host of lovely products, including a Burts Bees lip balm, Victoria Beckham’s favourite, Weleda Skin Food, a natural body cream and a eucalyptus essential oil.
It’s on sale for just £35, an absolute steal for 12 different products! Pick this up now before it sells out.
With so many fantastic beauty advent calendars to choose from, it is certainly a tough choice. If only we could justify getting them all…