The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2018

From No7 and M&S to Charlotte Tilbury and MAC, these are the advent calendars you'll want to be opening come 1st December


Why wait until Christmas for your presents when you could get a treat every day of December?


These beauty advent calendars are perfect as a gift to yourself for getting through all that wedding planning or you could leave this page open as a gentle nudge to your partner…

Either way, we’ve rounded-up the best beauty advent calendars of 2018 that you’d be silly to miss out on!

From amazing value advent calendars from the likes of No7 and Birchbox to pure luxury from Space NK and John Lewis, order yourself one of these now.

MAC, Shiny Pretty Things Calendar – £125


MAC have released their first ever advent calendar and it was worth the wait. This magical box contains mini and full-size versions of some of your favourite products, including a Ruby Woo lipstick, Strobe Cream, Woodwinked eyeshadow and more.

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Birchbox, Magic Inside Beauty Calendar – £65


Birchbox are best known for their subscription beauty boxes, but anyone can get their hands on their packed advent calendar (although there is a discount if you’re a Birchbox VIP). Unwrap goodies from the likes of Caudalie, Smashbox, Lumene and discover new brands you’ll fall in love with.

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Selfridges, Glam Sparkle Calendar – £130


Those clever clogs at Selfridges have teamed up with L’Oreal to bring you one of the best beauty advent calendars of the year. Their Glam Sparkle calendar is stuffed with beauty bits from Lancome, Urban Decay, YSL and Kiehl’s. That’s much better than your usual chocolate Santa.

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ASOS, The Face + Body Calendar – £55


Try not to open these all in one go! ASOS have brought us one of the best value beauty calendars of the year at just £55. Behind each door are surprises from the likes of Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Skyn and Iconic London’s cult illuminator!

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Estée Lauder Companies, The Beauty Countdown – £150


We can’t stop singing our praises for the Estée Lauder Companies advent calendar, which brings you treats from all their iconic brands. If you can’t decide which calendar to choose then this brings you Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble and more all in one cute package. There’s also a mini of Estée Lauder’s famous Advanced Night Repair Serum.

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Boots No7 – £42


There was so much hype around this calendar that the waiting list was at nearly 100,000 before its release! Packed with No7’s powerhouse Protect & Perfect serums and creams, plus fab make-up products, this is an all-rounder at the bargain price of £42!

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Marks and Spencer, The Beauty Advent Calendar – £35


It’s not just a beauty calendar, it’s an M&S beauty calendar. This means a curated pick of 25 of their best beauty sellers, with a value of over £280. Think Nuxe, Ren, Pixi, Pur. What’s more this calendar is just £35 when you spend over £35 on clothing, home and beauty.

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Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte’s Beauty Universe Calendar – £150


If you’re a long-term Charlotte Tilbury fan or looking to start using her fab products, this advent calendar is a beautiful edit of 12 of her best. It features a full-size version of her best-selling Pillow Talk lipstick and minis including her Full Fat Lashes, award-winning Magic Cream and Wonderglow.

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Space NK, The Space NK Advent Calendar – £250


Space NK have created a winner with their first advent calendar featuring a wishlist of beauty brands. While it’s one of the most expensive of the bunch, these luxury products are worth more than £600 together. Hidden within are favourites from cult brand Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom, NARS and more.

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Look Fantastic, Advent Calendar – £79


Look Fantastic have made one of the best value beauty advent calendars around with over £300 worth of products for just £79. We’re leaving it a surprise what’s inside but expect full size goodies from the likes of GLAMGLOW, Illamasqua and Lipstick Queen.

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Clinique, 24 Days of Clinique – £76


If you’re a Clinique fan, this is the beauty advent calendar for you. Featuring 24 of the brand’s signature skincare, make-up and fragrance must-haves, you’ll be more radiant than the star atop your Christmas tree by the 25th. Find the Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer, Pep-Start Eye Cream and Pop Lip Colour + Primer

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John Lewis & Partners, Beauty Advent Calendar – £165


There’s no better gift for beauty enthusiasts than the John Lewis calendar. From newly-launched products to much-loved icons, this has it all. Find your new 2019 routine with Laura Mercier, Givenchy, Elemis, Houglass, and Sarah Chapman goodies. Get one fast!

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NYX, Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty – £50


Lipstick lovers, rejoice! This limited-edition NYX calendar has 14 mid-size luxury lip colours in soft matte and butter gloss, plus a mix of 10 fan-fave eyeshadows, highlighters and blush. It’s a brightly-coloured kaleidoscope of fun!

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If you’re searching for more perfect beauty items for your wedding day, check out our tried-and-tested round-up of the best foundations, killer contour kits and long-lasting lipsticks.