Here at Hitched, we’re pretty convinced that advent calendars are one of the best parts of Christmas. Just us? We didn’t think so.
Chocolate for breakfast is pretty great, but opening a different beauty product every morning of the month? Now that’s even better.
These beauty advent calendars are perfect as a gift for yourself for getting through all that wedmin… or how about leaving this tab open as a gentle nudge to your partner?
Either way, you absolutely don’t want to miss out on one of the best beauty advent calendars of the year.
From amazing value advent calendars from the likes of No7 and NYX to some seriously luxurious offerings by Cowshed and John Lewis, here are the best beauty advent calendars for 2019…
1. Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2019 – £79
We’re kicking things off with Look Fantastic’s beauty advent calendar offering – one of the best of the bunch. The contents total up to more than £420, so parting with £79 seems totally justified.
It contains 25 products including a Morphe eyeshadow palette, OSKIA Rennaisance Cleansing Gel and Lord & Berry’s Black Eyeliner. There are also products from Phillip Kingsley, Avant, Living Proof and more. After all of that, you’ll be, well… looking fantastic.
2. Nivea House Advent Calendar – £40
Skincare lovers unite! Nivea have released an advent calendar for 2019 packed full of its cult beauty favourites. There’s a reason why their products are always staples in our bathroom cabinet.
From their iconic body lotions and lip balms to cleansing wipes, hand creams and face masks, there is so much to indulge in this December. What better excuse for daily pampering! Snap it up before everyone else does.
3. Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar – £50
Our friends over at Amazon have released a beauty advent calendar which is full of products from the bestselling beauty brands on their site.
The contents are worth more than £220 – but it’ll only cost you £50! You can get it on next day delivery, too…
4. L’Occitane Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar – £79
L’Occitane’s 2019 beauty calendar has been designed with an innovative twisting structure, meaning you have to search for each one of the 24 pampering products every morning.
With a combined worth of £630 (!), it includes everything from bath and body to fragrance and skincare. Everything you could ever need for a festive weekend away, basically.
Oh, and we owe the bedroom-brightening design to Hasinping Pan from Taiwan who illustrated the calendar. Isn’t it just fab?
5. Next 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar – £65
For the very first time this Christmas, Next are making waves in the beauty advent calendar arena. Their first ever offering is not only luxurious but actually quite affordable.
It contains a mixture of full and travel-sized products from brands such as Rituals, Nails Inc., Nuxe, Smashbox and By Terry. Yup, there are some pretty big brands in there. Race you to the check out…
6. Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Beauty – £85
If you’re not already sold on the pretty pink packaging alone, you will be when you find out what’s inside Clinique’s 2019 beauty advent calendar.
The run up to Christmas is always a bit stressful, but with 24 Clinique skincare and makeup miniatures, you’ll be feeling (and looking) much calmer. Hitched favourites include the Dramatically Different Moisturiser, Pep Start Eye Cream and Moisture Surge Face Cream.
7. ASOS Face & Body Advent Calendar – £70
Just when we thought we couldn’t spend any more of our monthly income on ASOS, they released their latest beauty advent calendar – which, FYI, would be rude not to purchase.
Each of the 25 products inside are things you probably don’t own but totally should. This is a great calendar for introducing you to some lesser known brands and products. Well done, ASOS – you’ve smashed it again.
8. Feel Unique 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar – £79
Feel Unique have long been our one-stop-shop when it comes to all things health and beauty. And now? We love them even more.
Their Northern Lights-inspired Christmas advent calendar houses 24 minature beauty products from the likes Rituals, Living Proof, Ren, NYX and Emma Hardy. What are you waiting for?
9. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 – £195
With 25 products packed into one pretty box, it’s no wonder Cult Beauty’s first ever advent calendar has shot to the top of the Christmas wishlists of most beauty lovers across the country.
There’s an array of skincare, hair care and makeup treats to unveil between 1st and 25th December, so by the time Christmas Day rolls around you’ll be positively glowing. And smelling fab. And rocking super-soft hair. Sold?
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10. bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar – £79
If you can give or take skincare and fragrance but are mad about makeup, the bareMinerals advent calendar is the one for you.
The products inside are all as fabulous as their original powder foundation. Think miniature Complexion Rescue Defense, Gen Nude Blush and Mineral Veil Foundation, among many more. Consider your Christmas party face sorted.
11. Jo Loves Advent Calendar – £300
Calling all fragrance lovers! The Jo Loves advent calendar has landed and it’s something seriously special.
Granted, it’s right at the top end of most people’s budgets (£300 for an advent calendar is quite the commitment), but you’ll get 24 fragrance miniatures to open on every morning of December including perfume and home scents.
Oh, and there’s a scent-sational surprise on Christmas morning. If that’s not enough to knock your Christmas socks off, we don’t know what is.
12. Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 – £80
Beauty subscription brand Glossybox have brought their bestselling beauty advent calendar back for 2019, and it’s a sure-fire hit.
Although they’ve remained secretive about exactly what’s inside, we do know that the luxurious ‘It’s the season to be Glossy’ Beauty Advent Calendar is worth over £370 and features some of the UK’s most loved brands including Chloé, NYX Professional Makeup, Dermalogica, Nails Inc. There’s even an “unbelievable” treat from Tarte, so it’s basically an essential.
13. Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar – £150
Potentially the most sought-after advent calendar every year is Charlotte Tilbury’s, and her 2019 offering has not let us down.
It’s called the “Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic” calendar – with a name like that we were expecting big things – and it contains enough makeup and skincare products to create two complete beauty looks. Need we say more?
14. The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas – £45
The Body Shop are an iconic bath and body brand, and this year they’ve released three advent calendars. The money raised from all of them will go towards Plan International, a global children’s charity that helps to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all around the world.
This is the cheapest of their three calendars, containing 24 products across The Body Shop’s iconic bath and body range. Think body butters, bath bombs, shower gels and hand creams. It’s a dreamy treat for any Body Shop obsessive.
15. No7 Beauty Advent Calendar – £47
No7 have once again opened their waiting list for their latest beauty advent calendar. The contents of the beauty calendar will be unveiled on 23rd October, but if their previous calendars are anything to go by, it’s set to be pretty spectacular.
Sign up to the waiting list now if you fancy 24-hour early access to the brand’s £173.50-worth of skincare and cosmetics, for just £42. Who wouldn’t?
16. Cath Kidston Christmas Village Advent Calendar – £40
If you’re looking for something that won’t break the bank, make a beeline for Cath Kidston’s adorable advent calendar.
24 bath fizzers, scented soaps, hand creams and more are housed inside a colourful box decorated in the brand’s signature style. Perfect for beauty newbies.
17. Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar – £TBC
Marks and Spencer do beauty better each and every year. Their 2019 beauty calendar launches on Halloween and boasts some seriously lust-worthy treats. Think Nuxe, Aveda, Percy & Reed, Ren and more…
Oh, and you can get it for just £40 if you spend £25 on anything excluding food in store (bridal lingerie springs to mind?).
18. John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar – £150
Packed full of their bestselling beauty products, the John Lewis & Partners beauty advent calendar is a serious contender in the Christmas countdown stakes.
If you want luxury, everyone’s favourite department store is treating you to beauty essentials by the likes of Nars, Charlotte Tilbury and Becca. We’re pretty sure it’ll sell out, so you’d better try and get your mitts on one pronto.
19. NYX Love Lust Disco 24 Day Advent Calendar – £50
If you’re fed up with advent calendars full of minis and you want the real deal, consider the NYX Love Lust Disco 24 Day Advent Calendar. There are no minis in sight – only full-sized products!
It’s worth £210 but can be yours for £50, and is packed full of the high quality but affordable products that the brand are famous for. You’ll get everything from lip glosses to eye shadows and base makeup.
NYX are also offering a cheaper calendar containing 12 lip products. And before you ask, these are all full-sizes too.
20. Soap & Glory It’s a Miracle on 24th Street Advent Calendar – £42
Soap & Glory never fail to serve up a hefty dose of fun with their advent calendar offerings, and their 2019 calendar is certainly no exception.
You get a hell of a lot for just £42, from face masks to tweezers, lip products, body butters and dry shampoo. You’ll be smelling sweet this December if this is the advent calendar you choose.
21. Elemis 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar – £165
With 25 skincare saviours on offer, the Elemis 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar is any glowing complexion-enthusiast’s dream.
Housed in an oh-so-festive red and gold pyramid are a whole host of the brand’s bestselling products. And the best bit? Behind door number 25 you’ll find a full size of the iconic Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. The question is – can you wait until Christmas Day to open it?
22. Sleek New Day, New Attitude Christmas Advent Calendar – £40
Here at Hitched, we’re huge fans of Sleek. They offer fun, highly pigmented and affordable makeup products.
If you’re a bit of a Sleek newbie, test out the brand by treating yourself to their £40 Christmas advent calendar. It gives you a pretty good idea of what the brand are about, allowing you to open a new, colourful makeup product every day of December. Your Christmas party look will rock.
23. Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar for Women – £60
Clarins have so many staple skincare products, so their advent calendar was always going to be a hit.
You might only get 12 treats in this advent calendar, but it’s a serious case of quality over quantity.
You get the Instant Light Lip Perfector 01 (a Kate Middleton favourite, FYI), as well as the Beauty Flash Balm and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. You’ll just have to wait until December to find out what else.
24. Boots Macmillan Cancer Support Beauty Calendar – £40
Not only will you be doing your face a favour by investing in the Boots charity advent calendar, but you’ll be doing a good deed, too.
Yup – this year, Boots have released a beauty advent calendar in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support. £2 from the sale of every calendar goes to the charity, and the calendar contains 24 products from the likes of Soap & Glory, No7, Liz Earle and more. What are you waiting for?
25. Cowshed 24 Day Advent Calendar – £130
Cowshed spas are our go-to when we’re feeling a little stressed and dishevelled. That’s why we were over the moon when we noticed they’d released an advent calendar for 2019 – we can now get all the benefits of a trip to a Cowshed spa from the comfort of our own home!
This ultra-luxurious advent calendar contains everything from lip balm and hand cream to shampoo, body lotion and deodorant. You’ll be feeling as fresh as a daisy this Christmas.
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26. Holland & Barrett 25 Days of Natural Beauty Advent Calendar – £35
If you’re all about discovering the best in conscious beauty, the Holland & Barrett Natural Beauty advent calendar should be your Christmas countdown method of choice.
Behind every door you’ll find a different treat each day to ensure you’re pampered in time for the festive season, from face masks to natural toothpaste, micellar water and sleep masks. Yes please.
27. Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar – £215
Liberty’s record-breaking advent calendar is back and bigger (and more sustainable) than before. Their 2018 offering became their fastest selling product ever, proving their advent calendars are one of the most sought-after products in the run up to Christmas.
Although this calendar costs a hefty £215, it’s worth over £600 and contains 19 full-size products, making it the most generous offering on the market. It contains an array of exclusives including a mini Sam McKnight Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo in Liberty Print packaging, a limited edition Omorovicza Queen of Hungary mist and a new exclusive scent from Vihlelm Parfumerie.
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Now you’ve chosen which beauty advent calendar to treat yourself to, you’d better check out our round-up of the best advent calendars for men so your other half doesn’t miss out…