The best beauty advent calendars for 2018 (no seriously, they’re already here)
Elemis 2018 Advent Calendar £150, Elemis Launching: 1st October, exclusively online.
The 25 delightful drawers of this calendar contain the ultimate luxury skincare selection from Elemis, with a collection of surprises worth over £345 and a full-size gift to open on Christmas morning!
Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar £150, Birchbox Launching: October.
Fenwick are all about luxury and exclusivity, so expect no less from this curated selection of 24 glorious full and travel-deluxe size beauty products. Worth over £475 in value, the elegantly illustrated box boasts window delights from stalwart brands NARS, Estée Lauder, Elizabeth and James and Clarins.
Advent Calendar, £65, Birchbox Launching: 2nd October to subscribers and nationwide from 3rd October.
Birchbox have a knack for cherry-picking the very best of beauty with their cult beauty edits that arrive in their monthly boxes. Their advent calendar is no different; an expertly curated mix of beauty treats from OPI, Caudalie, Pixi and LOC.
Advent Calendar, £150, Charlotte Tilbury
If anyone knows how to do Christmas gifting, it’s Charlotte Tilbury. Her merry makeup selection always gives us the festive feels thanks to the fabulous formulas and ultra cute limited editions (last year’s mini lipsticks, omg!). This year’s selection is no different with classics like the Pillow Talk lippy and her cult Magic Cream among 10 other beauty surprises.
Beauty Advent Calendar, £250, Harrods
Launching: 1st October 2018
You can always count on Harrods to deliver the height of luxury. Their advent calendar is bursting with indulgent beauty treats from designer brands like Givenchy, Aqcua di Palma and Tata Harper, worth over £600 (£200 is starting to look like a bit of a bargain, right?).
Advent Calendar, £110, Kiehl’s
Launching: 1st October exclusive to Selfridges
If skincare if your vibe, you’ll be obsessed with Kiehl’s advent offering, full of 24 of their most coveted skincare treats. Plus, it’ll look fabulously festive on your dressing table having been design in collaboration with artist Andrew Bannecker.
Luxury Advent Calendar, £89, L’Occitane
Ideal for any Scrooges out there, who prefer to steer clear of anything red and gold, this bright and bold advent calendar delivers a daily dose of luxurious botanical beauty.
Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175, Molton Brown Launching: October
Perfect for pre and post party pampering, this calendar provides all the heavenly-scented favourites from Molton Brown’s luxurious bath and body range.
Beauty Workshop Selection Box, £70, Selfridges
Launching: End of August
Ok, so it’s not explicitly labelled as an advent calendar, but it kind of it with an array of beauty minis to discover each day from the likes of Egyptian Magic, Cover FX and Beauty Blender among other cult faves.
Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 (when you spend £35 on home, beauty and fashion), Marks & Spencer
Launching: 6th November
Marks & Spencer’s beauty hall is a cave of wonders for beauty addicts with a careful curation of cult brands to choose from. The advent calendar is a true reflection of this with goodies from This Works, Ren and Balance Me among others.
Freddie Advent Calendar, £99, The Body Shop Launching: 31st August
The Freddy Advent Calendar is one out of three funky advent characters launching at The Body Shop that could be greeting you this December. Each one is full of cruelty-free beauty treats and once empty, transforms into a picture puzzle to continue the fun.