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Gone are the days when we'd count down to Christmas with teeny tiny chocolate that'd disappear in a single bite. We want to countdown to Christmas with a beauty advent calendar. Yeah: we've said it, the "C word" in September. September! It might seem bonkers to already be thinking about the myriad ways you can countdown to Christmas 2020 but let's be real-the early bird catches the worm. Or, in this case, the best beauty advent calendar.
Trust me-the very best ones (hello LOOKFANTASTIC, Cult Beauty, and Liberty London) sell out within a day of its launch date. (Cult Beauty stole the crown for Clean Shelves in less than TWO HOURS last year).
Keep scrolling to shop Love To Slay's pick of the 10 best beauty advent calendars on the market. Hurry-some are in high demand!
Best beauty advent calendar for makeup
LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar, £85 worth over £460
Available: For pre-order now
Discover the ultimate luxury treat this Christmas with the LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar. Filled with 25 premium beauty products from brands such as Elemis, Molton Brown, Illamasqua, Natasha Denona, and This Works. From premium skincare to haircare, body care to cosmetics - it's the countdown to Christmas you've all been waiting for!
Available for pre-order now, so if this is on the top of your wishlist, make sure you sign up right here to be notified as soon as it's launched on the lookfantastic website as there's no doubt that this calendar is going to sell out extremely quickly.
Want £15 off? Subscribe to the Beauty Box today and use code: ADVENTNEWSUBS at checkout to get your calendar for £70!
Best beauty advent calendar for the perfect beauty box subscribers
Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar, £80 Subscribers / £99 Non-Subscribers
Available: Subscribers priority access available to buy now. Non-subscribers 30th September.
If you're not already sold on the gorgeous pink packaging with marble detail, you will be when you find out what's inside Glossybox's 2020 Advent Calendar.
The run-up to Christmas is always stressful, but with 14 full-size items, you'll be feeling (and looking) much calmer. The calendar will have 25 beauty treats which include products from Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, PIXI, and Lime Crime.
If you're not yet a Glossybox subscriber, now's the time! Take out a subscription box through Love To Slay Here and you can earn 100 Slaybucks. Those that are signed up will not only receive priority access to this year's calendar, but you'll also be able to bag it for just £80. Non-subscribers can still purchase for £99.
Best beauty advent calendar for self-care
Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar, £89 worth over £270 - Feel Unique
Available: For pre-order now
Feel Unique has been our one-stop-shop when it comes to all things health and beauty. Any now? We love them even more. Their long-awaited advent calendar stars a luxurious mix of delights from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Sol de Janerio, Nars, and Elemis. From soothing candles to face masks, spa-worthy cleansing balms, and vibrant eyeshadow palettes, each product has been carefully chosen.
Feel Unique's legendary advent calendar is the perfect way to wind down after a year of, um... *stress*!
Join the waitlist here - you don't want to miss out on this one!
Best beauty advent calendar for bath & body
Lush Beauty Advent Calendar, £185 - Lush
Available: Buy Now
The Lush Advent Calendar returns and this time is all vegan. Beautifully presented in a reusable handmade case crafted from 100% recycled materials, thoughtfully designed by London-based artist Sally Kelly with bright and bold colours coordinating the gifts within.
Contains 24 vegan products to discover and use every day and night on the lead up to Christmas day.
Best beauty advent calendar for giving back to charity
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £199 Worth Over £930 - Cult Beauty
Available: For pre-order now
Cult Beauty is back and bigger than before, with their bright coloured Art Deco designed calendar.
Packed with 'cult' beauty products - sorry, we couldn't help it - there are 25 days of the best selling beauty treats and contents include Too Faced, Milk Makeup, IT Cosmetics, and By Terry. Every item is on point, And, with a £199 price tag with products worth up do a whopping £930 - it's an absolute steal!
The generosity of Cult Beauty doesn't stop there, and this year the company has promised to donate £15 from every calendar sold to Beauty Banks - a charity that helps those living in poverty to access hygiene essentials and personal care items that are vital for health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.
Join other beauty fanatics on the waiting list - here - and keep your eyes peeled for the latest news of the release.
Best beauty advent calendar for beauty connoisseurs
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, £150 - Charlotte Tilbury
Available: Buy now
Potentially the most sought-after advent calendar every year is Charlotte Tilbury's, and her 2020 offerings have not let us down.
Discover Charlotte's magical world of makeup and skincare with the limited edition Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic Advent Calendar. With a beauty secret behind each door, this iconic advent calendar is the PERFECT treat for beauty connoisseurs.
Housed in a magnificent tower of glittering beauty that can be reused as a magical jewellery case. Our favourites inside include FULL-SIZE Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (available on Love To Slay here) and TRAVEL SIZE Charlotte's Magic Cream.
Best beauty advent calendar for luxury
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar £215 worth over £789 - Liberty
Available: 7th October
Forever the most impressive - and most wanted - Liberty's advent calendar is back for the sixth year running expect to find inside luxury beauty from their beauty hall and this year the calendar has contents worth over £789.
Featuring brands such as Hourglass, Nars, Laura Mercier as well as brands to Liberty; VENN, Decree, and Augustinus. With 19 of the 25 drawers being full-sized products, it's one you don't want to miss out on!
Best beauty advent calendar for skincare junkies
Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar, £175 worth over £403 - Elemis
Available: Buy now
This Elemis advent calendar is always particularly popular and considering that this year is worth a huge £403, we're predicting a swift sell-out.
25 Days of Spectacular Skin has a turquoise design with twenty-five drawers to open on your countdown to Christmas, inside you will find products from Peptide4, Pro-Collagen, and Superfood and exciting new launches such as the ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum and Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice.
Best beauty advent calendar for Mum
Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar £45 worth over £172.50 - Boots
Available: Join the waiting list
The highly anticipated No7 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar is full of your No7 skincare and cosmetics favourites.
But not just that, 10 lucky calendar buyers will find a golden ticket worth an exciting £1,000 hidden at random, which will be redeemable on No7 products.
What are you waiting for? Sign up to the waiting list here, and those that get their name down will be able to get 24-hour early access to the calendar on Wednesday 14 October ahead of general launch on 15 October. Be warned, last year's calendar sold out within a day of it being on sale - and there was a huge waiting list of 226k people, so we don't recommend sitting on this one.
Best beauty advent calendar for affordability
Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar, £70 - The Body Shop
Available: Back in stock soon
In The Body Shop trio of calendars, we have the 'Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar'. This is the medium-sized calendar is packed with surprises to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate, and is worth over £136 with a mixture of full size and minis surprises, such as mini pampering face masks and full-sized Banana haircare duo. We think that this is the absolute best for affordability and value for money.
This has been so popular it's already sold out. But don't worry, it will be back in stock soon. Enter your email here to get updates as soon as it arrives so you don't miss out the second time.
Let us know which one you add to your wishlist! :)