The beauty advent calendars the influencers most want

It’s a race to nab these cult buys

We don’t know about you but we’re ready to put up our Christmas tree and call it a year already. Okay it may be a *little* too early for that, but it’s definitely not too early to start the countdown to the festivities with a treat-filledbeauty advent calendar.

Beauty advent calendars are one of the most sought-after gifts every year with the most popular ones selling outin a matter of days so you’ve got to be quick if you want to bag yourself a good one.

Whether you want to stock up on your faves or you’re looking to try something new, each little door is guaranteed to spark some joy. You can save big bucks too, with some calendars offering full-sized products and exclusive buys, all for a much lower price overall.

From the totally decadent Net-a-Porter to makeup pro Charlotte Tilbury, the hysteria has already started in the beauty-sphere. And with so many to choose from we’ve edited down the most in-demand beauty calendars all the influencers are raving about so you know which ones to go for.

Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, £150

Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle at Christmas? This golden gem from makeup giant Charlotte Tilbury is a must-have for any beauty obsessive. Featuring full-size and travel size makeup and skincare products including the iconic Pillow Talk Lipstick and Charlotte’s Magic Cream, the jewel-handled drawers will add a glamorous touch to our dressing tables too.

View the advent calendar at Charlotte Tilbury here

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Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £195

This one is jam-packed full of influencer faves including the Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and Nars Mini Bronzing Powder so it’s bound to be in high-demand. It’s worth £480 so you get plenty of bang for your buck from all the top-class beauty brands in one neat little package.

View the advent calendar at Space NK here

Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar, £240

Tis the season for extravagance and this beauty from online designer haven Net-A-Porter is the ultimate indulgence. Worth a whopping £1,120 (yes, you read that right), it’s crammed with 13 full-size products and 12 travel-sized from the likes of Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury and Dr Barbara Sturm.

View the advent calendar at Net-A-Porter here

Molton Brown Advent Calendar, £175

Take your pampering game to the next level with this delightful art-deco inspired beauty from Molton Brown. Behind each shimmering door you’ll find a mix of lotions, bathing oils, Eau de parfums and candles for that opulent at-home spa experience. It’s an advent calendar classic that bloggers including @reallyree love.

View the advent calendar at Molton Brown here

L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, £99

Another one not to be missed, each drawer brings a pampering treat for your body, skin or hair, plus a delicious fragrance too. There’s limited stock available and it’s already selling fast so you’ll need to hot-foot your way to your nearest store or head online stat if you want to bag this bargain.

View the advent calendar at L'Occitane here

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £199

Not only is this overflowing with beauty hits, £15 from every calendar sold will go to Beauty Banks, a charity that helps those living in poverty get access to essential hygiene products. Now that’s bound to get this calendar trending! The contents amount up to a massive £930, made up of brands including Drunk Elephant, Jo Loves and Milk Makeup.

View the advent calendar at Cult Beauty here

Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar, £175

Packed with award-winning skin heroes, this is a winner for any Elemis fan. Stuffed with 25 surprises, expect fan favourites such as the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and the Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice. By the time Christmas Day arrives your skin will be absolutely glowing.

View the advent calendar at Elemis here

The Body Shop Make it Real Together Advent Calendar, £50

The Body Shop’s offering is always one of the most popular purchases in the run-up to the festive season and luckily there are three options this year. This is full of daily delights, from the Shea Hand Cream to the Banana Truly Nourishing Shampoo. Just as sweet as a chocolate treat, minus the calories.

View the advent calendar at The Body Shop here

The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215

Already causing stirs on social, 19 of the 25 products featured inside are full-sized making it their most generous yet. Crammed full of cult-faves from Diptyque, Hourglass and Le Labo, it’s as decadent as the iconic Beauty Hall itself and worth a huge £789. Beautifully presented, the box is recyclable too.

View the advent calendar at Liberty here

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar, £210

Another must-have from another iconic store, the Selfridges beauty advent calendar is a joy to behold. Full of favourites from MAC, Nars, Byredo and Laura Mercier, the contents are worth over £500. The super stylish pink packaging will look oh-so-chic on our bathroom shelves too.

Lauren Hughes
Lauren Hughes

Lauren is deputy editor at woman& in the UK and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren has worked on the woman&home brand for four years. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine. After starting out working for a local paper in Yorkshire, her journalism career took her to Bristol where she hunted out stories for national papers and magazines at Medavia news agency, before landing a job in London working as a lifestyle assistant.

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