Move over chocolate advent calendars you are so last year, 2018 is the year of the Beauty Advent Calendar!
Beauty advent calendars first appeared around 2015, growing in popularity year on year until reaching fever pitch in 2017 when the most popular ones were selling out as fast as you could click your fingers!
Waiting lists for the most popular beauty advent calendars quickly became a thing and so this year we are helping you shop savvy by creating our list of the Best Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018 so you can order yours early!
This year, all our favourite beauty names from Jo Malone, Liz Earle to Charlotte Tilbury, are releasing their gorgeous calendars in the countdown to Christmas. It's time to treat your skin as the colder nights approach and get yourself ready for the festive season. Check out our top picks here...
Beauty Advent Calendars Currently On Offer:
Superdrug* currently have up to 50% off beauty advent calendars, with prices now from £7. Here's our favourites:
- Disney Mickey Mouse 12 Days Beauty Advent Calendar* was £14 now £7 @ Superdrug
- Disney Snow White 12 Days Beauty Advent Calendar* was £14 now £7 @ Superdrug
- Superdrug Flutter Beauty Advent Calendar* was £16 now £8
- Superdrug Bloom Collection 12 Days Of Fragrance Calendar* was £24 now £12
- Make Up Revoultion Beauty Advent Calendar* was £50 now £30
- Revolution Christmas Tree Calendar* was £120 now £80
Boots* have 3 for 2 on selected advent calendars, including Soap & Glory, Sleek Makeup, Cath Kidston, Jack Wills, Gloss Beauty and more.
Charlotte Tilbury, £150
Oh Charlotte Tilbury, how do you do it?! Every year this gorgeous advent calendar is top of my wish list! I just adore this luxury brand and this Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Universe Advent Calendar does not disappoint. It includes her best-selling hero products such as Pillow Talk Lipstick, in perfect handbag sizes and comes in a gorgeous keepsake box.
Elle Magazine, £125
worth a crazy £340! Including products from NARS, Too Faced, Dermalogica, Bella Freud and much more.
Join the waitlist here*, available from 1st October 2018, limited supply
Boots No7 Beauty Calendar, £42
If you wanted just one beauty advent calendar this year then the Boots No7 Beauty Calendar is the one I would go for. Why? Because the bargain calendar sells out EVERY year and contains some of their most iconic products such as Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum which everyone raves about. The contents total a whopping £177!
Available from 19th October 2018 in store and online at Boots*
Jo Malone, £300
As a huge Jo Malone fan this will be the calendar that I have my eye on in 2018! This years offering has gone back to basics with the calendar looking like a giant Jo Malone gift box! Behind each door you will find miniature Jo Malone colognes, candles and body creams. What a treat!
Available from 1st October 2018, exclusively at Harrods*, nationwide from 1st November 2018
Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, £70
This is the first Beauty Advent Calendar from Debenhams and it does not disappoint! It is packed with £110 worth of beauty products from brands such as Too Faced, Murad and Ouai.
Available from October 2018 at Debenhams*
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty, £150
Elemis fans will not want to miss out on Elemis' 2018 advent
calendar. It contains a full-size version of the best-selling
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream worth £85 alone! Plus you will find 24 other award winning favourites
and new launches worth a total of £345! Last year's was a sell out so don't hang around, join the waiting list today by signing up
Available from October 2018 at Elemis*
Marks & Spencer, £35
The Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar is set to be a bestseller for 2018. The reason being is because it is always packed full of beauty favourites from the best beauty brands such as L'Occitane, Eyeko, This Works, Nuxe and Stila totaling more than £250. All this can be yours for just £35, when you spend £35 on clothing, beauty or homeware in store or online!
Available from 6th November 2018 at Marks and Spencer*
bareMinerals Out Of This World, £79
The bareMinerals Out Of This World advent calendar is just amazing! It is packed full of everything you will need to start your bareMinerals make up collection including lip glosses, mascara, eyeshadows and more!
Available from late September 2018 at bareMinerals*
The 12 Days Of Liz Earle, £80
I adore Liz Earle, the smell of the natural products is just divine. Twelve days of skin, body and hair pampering awaits inside Liz Earle's Christmas box perfect for getting you ready for all those festive parties! The calendar even includes the brand's best-selling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser which is a cult product, try it and you won't look back!
Molton Brown Opulent Infusions, £272
There are plenty of bestsellers hidden inside this advent calendar from
Molton Brown! You’ll find luxury bath and body products, scented candles and hair care including the sought after bubble bath bauble!
Buy today at Molton Brown*
Look Fantastic, £79
2017's Look Fantastic Advent Calendar sold out super fast so don't miss out on this years offering. At a bargain £79 you will find products from ESPA, GlamGlow, Eyeko, Filorga and many more, with a product value of over £300!
Available from 7th September 2018, join the waitlist at Look Fantastic* today!
John Lewis, £165
John Lewis first ever beauty advent calendar last year was a huge success and now we are getting another fab calendar from the retailer for Christmas 2018!
Packed full of luxury items from Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, Laura Mercier, Dermalogica, Clarins, Bobbi Brown, Elemis and much more you are definitely going to get a lot for your money here!
Now available exclusively at John Lewis BUY HERE*
Cath Kidston Advent Calendar, £40
I don't recall seeing a Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar in previous years so this may be brand new for 2018. Available at Boots* in a Christmas house design, this is going to be a big seller!
Inside there are 24 mini products: 8 x 30ml Hands Creams, 4 x Cuticle Creams, 4 x Hand Balms and 8 x Bathing Salts all for just £40!
Available now in store and online at Boots*
L'Oreal Luxe x Selfridges, £130
Selfridges have teamed up with L'Oreal for the ultimate beauty advent calendar filled with luxury favourites from L’Oreal brands including Lancôme, Urban Decay, YSL, Kiehl's and more. I predict it will be a sell out!
Available from the 26th September 2018 at Selfridges*
Mad Beauty Disney Mickey Mouse Beauty Calendar, £14
Mad Beauty collaborate with Disney to celebrate the 90th Birthday of the
most famous of all their characters, Mickey Mouse. There are 12 products all with a
vanilla scent hidden behind a window. They include bath fizzers, body
lotion, body washes plus many more.
Available now at Superdrug*
This coveted collection of 25 luxury brands, from Charlotte Tilbury to Nars, is available for £250 filled with goodies worth a whopping £680! This is the ultimate in luxury beauty advent calendars and sold out in 2017, I expect this will follow suit.
Available to buy in store and online from 1st October 2018 at Harrods*
24 Days Of Clinique, £76
If you are a Clinique fan then this 24 Days Of Clinique Calendar is a fantastic way to add to your collection. At just £76 you will find a whopping 24 skincare and make up miniature treats.
Including the classic Dramatically Different Moisturiser, Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser Gel and Chubby Stick Lip Crayon. This is definitely going on my wish list!
Liberty Advent Calendar, £195
The Liberty Beauty Calendar is always a sell out every year. The 2018 calendar is just amazing, plus it contains more full sizes than ever before! With brands such as Diptyque, Eve Lom, Hourglass, Dr Sebagh plus many more you will not be disappointed!
The calendar is packed full of goodies worth over £600 and has even doubled in size for 2018!
Available from 24th October 2018 at Liberty London*
Soap & Glory, £40
The Soap & Glory advent calendar is always a top seller. Packed full of 24 of their iconic products including scrubs, lip glosses, mascara and body butters all for just £40, you can certainly see why it's so popular!
Available from 17th September 2018, exclusively at Boots*
Jo Loves by Jo Malone, £250
This is the first advent calendar from Jo Loves, inspired by Jo Malone's own excitement at counting down the days until Christmas!
It contains 24 miniature fragrance and body treats plus it includes a token to exchange for your favourite 100ml scent! The perfect treat for Jo Malone fans.
Available from November 2018 at Jo Loves
Mad Beauty Disney Snow White Beauty Advent Calendar, £14
featuring a range of bath and body products all with a fresh apple fragrance.
Available now at Superdrug*
L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar,
This year, L'Occitane have collaborated with fashion designer CASTELBAJAC PARIS to create not one but TWO beauty advent calendars to cover two budgets. This one is the 'classic' calendar which is available for £49 but is worth £85! Inside you will find 24 miniature favourites to enjoy.
Available from now at L'Occitane*
L'Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, £89
L'Occitane's second advent calendar is the 'luxury' calendar at £89 but has 24 luxury products inside totalling £112 worth! There's hand creams, mini fragrances, body washes and lots more.
Available now at L'Occitane*
Bomb Cosmetics 12 Days Of Christmas Advent, £35
Love a novelty bath bomb? Then the Bomb Cosmetics 12 Days Of Christmas Advent will be right up your street! Inside you will find 12 x 160g novelty bath blasters. They normally retail for up to £5 each but you can get all 12 for just £35. Pop one in your bath and relax in the lead up to Christmas.
Available now at Bomb Cosmetics*
NYX Advent Calendar, £50
The NYX 2018 Advent Calendar is a must have for all NYX fans. It is packed full of 24 brand new, limited-edition shades in
some of their bestselling products like Soft Matte Lip Cream, Butter
Gloss, Eye shadows and Highlighters.
Available from 10th October 2018 at NYX*
Lynx Men's Grooming Calendar, £25
We can't leave the boys out when it comes to beauty advent calendars! Lynx have provided us with their Men's Grooming Count Down Calendar with 12 gifts inside. There's a selection of full size and miniature products to keep your man well groomed during the festive season!
Available now online at Superdrug*
Diptyque Calandrier de L’Avent, £320
If you are a fan of the luxurious Diptyque candles then this Diptyque
Advent Calendar will be one to grab. Alongside the 16 beautiful candles
there are also travel-sized fragrances and body care products for you to
Available from October 2018 exclusively at Selfridges*
2017's Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar was a huge success and sold out in 24 hours! For 2018 we expect much of the same especially with the amount of brands in the calendar! It will be filled with 24 products from the likes of Benefit, Caudalie, Lumene and many more with a value of £170.
Join the waitlist at Birchbox* today, available from 2nd October 2018
FeelUnique The Little Beauty Parcel, £75
You certainly get your moneys worth with the FeelUnique 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar! For just £75 you get a shed load of beauty essentials from their best selling ranges including Caudalie, James Read, Ren and lots more. The goodies total a whopping £250!
Available from 15th October 2018 at FeelUnique*
Clarins 12 Days Of Christmas, £60
Fans of Clarins will definitely want to get their hands on this Clarins 12 Days Of Christmas beauty advent calendar for 2018. There are 12 doors to open, each one has a Clarins best-seller behind ready for you to pamper yourself with.
Available from 29th September 2018, exclusively at Selfridges*
The Body Shop, £45-£90
The Body Shop have gifted us with not one advent calendar but THREE! They are packed full of The Body Shop's bestsellers such as Body Butters, make up and much more and have an enchanted forest theme! Choose from the more luxurious of the three with Freddie the Fox* for £99 (worth £231), Dani the Deer* for £65 (worth £121) or Olivia the Owl* for £45 (worth £85).
Buy yours today from The Body Shop*
This is the first Glossybox beauty advent calendar and we are very impressed! It is packed full of 25 goodies from brands such as bareMinerals, NARS and Huda Beauty! The treats are worth £300 altogether so for just £75 you are getting a real bargain!
Available from 15th October 2018, however GlossyBox subscribers will be able to pre-order here*
Superdrug Bloom Collection 12 Days Of Fragrance, £24
This pretty advent calendar is certainly value for money. The calendar is shaped like a townhouse and contains 12 doors for you to open. Behind each door you will find 12 different 8ml fragrances for you to try. It's a great way to discover new fragrances and to layer your fragrances with.
Available now at Superdrug, BUY HERE*
Rituals Deluxe or Exclusive Calendar, £59.50-£89
Rituals have decided to release not one but TWO Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018! Choose from the Rituals Exclusive calendar for £59.50 packed with 24 goodies worth £105. Or the Rituals Deluxe calendar for £89 which is a 3D Christmas Tree covered in festive lights! The treats are worth £130!
Available to buy now from Rituals*
Holland and Barrett 25 Days of Clean Beauty, £70
Holland and Barrett’s 25 Days of Clean Beauty is great for any fans of natural, green beauty. Containing products from Dr Organic, Burts Bees and Weleda Skin Food, (the moisturiser loved by Victoria Beckham!) it is sure to become a bestseller!
The products inside are worth over £200 and can be personalised for an additional £10.
Available from 12th September 2018 at Holland and Barrett*
Disney Princess Castle 12 Days Advent Calendar, £16
Designed exclusively for Boots by Mad beauty, the Disney Princess 12 Days Castle advent calendar has 12 great beauty products, one hidden behind each of the 12 doors. They include face masks, hand cream, bath fizzers and much more. All with Disney Princesses on them!
Coming soon exclusively at Boots*
Selfridges Beauty Workshop Selection Box, £70
This Beauty Workshop Selection Box is a brilliant way to get £245 worth of products for just £70. This Selfridges exclusive is packed full of goodies from Ouai, NYX, Eylure, Too Faced, Cover FX and much more!
BUY NOW* exclusively at Selfridges
Last year, a Decleor box sold every 8 seconds and sold out completely in 2 weeks! Why? Because Decleor offer premium skin care that lives your skin in tip top condition especially during Winter.
This 'For December I Just Want To Glow' kit includes three full-size products, plus 21 deluxe samples which retail for £258 all for only £80!
Join the waitlist at Decleor*
If you are a fan of Kiehl's skincare then this is THE beauty advent
calendar for you! Inside you will find 24 of their award-winning
products including iconic products such as Midnight Recovery Concentrate
and Creme de Corps.
Available from 1st October 2018 exclusively at Selfridges*
Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150
The Fenwick Beauty Advent calendar is packed full of favourites. From a Neom candle to a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, it really doesn't disappoint! There are 24 products included which are worth over £475!
Available from October 2018 exclusively at Fenwick*
La Mer The 12 Days of Radiance Collection, £300
If you have ever considered investing in this luxury skincare brand then this La Mer advent calendar is a great way to do it. The collection contains 12 of their best-selling products for you to try to give you radiant skin in preparation for Christmas.
Available exclusively at Harrods* from 22nd October 2018
This is the beauty advent calendar that I am super excited about! The
YSL beauty calendar not only looks glamorous but the contents are just
as gorgeous. It includes their mini lipsticks, a Touche Eclat and the
classic Mon Paris perfume plus lots more!
Available from 10th October 2018 exclusively at Selfridges*
Make Up Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar, £50
Revolution’s Christmas tree-shaped Advent Calendar is filled with makeup surprises for face, eyes and lips to get you excited for the festive season. Behind each door you’ll find Revolution favourites including highlighters, lip glosses, lipsticks plus a brand new colourway of their bestselling Re-loaded Eyeshadow Palette!
Available at Superdrug now, BUY HERE*
Make Up Revolution Christmas Tree Beauty Advent Calendar, £120
Inside this gorgeous keepsake gift box you will find 12 full size Make Up Revolution products including brand new and exclusive goodies! It includes a blush and highlight palette, 3 exclusive eyeshadow palettes,
exciting new shades of lip gloss, two new setting sprays, contour
powder, a brow palette, eyeshadow and face primers and a set of travel
Available at Superdrug now, BUY HERE*
ASOS The Face & Body Advent Calendar, £55
ASOS has just launched their Face & Body Advent Calendar containing 24 beauty minis from some awesome brands! For £55 it's a cracking price which doesn't disappoint. It includes a mini Benefit Hoola Lite,
MAC Strobe Cream and GlamGlow Glowstarter Illuminator.
Available now at ASOS*
Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £50
The Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar was a sell out last year. It's easy to see why! For just £50 you get 24 products from some huge beauty brands such as Balmain, Elemis, MaxFactor and many more! I love the pretty design too.
Pre-order today at Amazon*, due for release on 1st October 2018
Space NK, £250
Wowzers now this is a definite treat! The Space NK beauty advent calendar is £250 but is packed full of products worth £600! It includes 25 pull out drawers with items from Hourglass, Eve Lom, NARS, Drunk Elephant and many more!
Pre-order today at Space NK*, due for release on 15th October 2018
I am super excited to hear the news that Net-a-Porter are launching their first ever beauty advent calendar for 2018! It is a luxury beauty fan's dream! With products from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Hourglass and Marc Jacobs, the 25-door calendar is the ultimate in luxury!
Available from 1st October 2018 at Net-A-Porter*