12 Of The Best Beauty Advent Calendars, From The Budget(ish) To The Super Luxe

Listen, we know. But let's have a look anyway.

The sudden explosion of beauty advent calendars over the past few years has been met with some cynicism. Another thing we have to buy for Christmas? Surely advent calendars should only be chocolate?

But if you’ve ever had one, you know there’s something deeply enjoyable about opening a little door every day in December and finding a beauty treat. So whether you’re buying for yourself or dropping hints for someone else, here are 12 beauty advent calendars to lust over.

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, €40 when you spend €40 on clothing, home or beauty

The M&S Beauty Calendar is almost a Christmas tradition in itself at this stage. Launching on Thursday and worth €399, expect to find stuff from Pixi, Nuxe, This Works and REN.

Soap & Glory It’s In The Calendar!, €50

We love the Soap & Glory smellies, but their makeup range isn’t to be sniffed at either. This calendar contains 24 lil’ treats for you to try.

NYX Cosmetics 24 Days Of Beauty Calendar, €65

This cute calendar contains 24 shades of lipstick, gloss, highlighter, blush, and eyeshadow. Love it!

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar, €98

This calendar is worth over €300, and features bits from Illamasqua, Glamglow, Molton Brown and Lipstick Queen. Oooh.

Aldi Luxury Collection Advent Calendar, €49.99

Oh yes, Aldi is dipping its toe in the advent calendar waters this year. Their offering centres on their Jo Malone-inspired Luxury Collection range, and while the price might make your eyes water, wait until you see the actual Jo Malone calendar.

ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar, €76.04

ASOS’ beauty selection is underrated, and this calendar contains treats from brands like Clinique, Alpha H, Benefit and Glamglow. There’s also a 12-day countdown calendar for €34.56.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars, €85-€180

The Body Shop have not one but three advent calendars this year – the cheapest is packed with minis, the second (€100) contains a mixture of minis and full sizes, and the most expensive has 25 gifts with 14 full-sized products. The packaging is just stunning as well.

Feelunique Advent Calendar, €90

Lots of good stuff in here from Charlotte Tilbury, Caudalie, Sigma, and Murad amongst others.

Glossybox Advent Calendar, €85 for subscribers

NARS, Bareminerals, HUDA Beauty, Real Techniques… we very much like the sound of this advent calendar.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Universe, €185

We got a sneak peek of this at Charlotte’s Christmas launch last month, and my word is it luxe. Maybe Santy will come early this year?

Jo Malone Advent Calendar

So we can’t find a confirmed Euro price for this at the time of writing, but it’s £300, so you get the idea. You do get 23 gorgeous Jo Malone minis, plus an ‘extra surprise’ in the 24th door.

The Space NK Advent Calendar, €275


Das esspensifff. But if you’re into luxury beauty, the Space NK calendar is packed with it: Drunk Elephant, NARS, Hourglass, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley… oh baby.

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