I feel like Christmas creeps up on us earlier each year, but when it comes to the beauty advent calendar, they are too exciting not to share. With a few beauty advent calendars launching already at the end of August, I decided to start this years guide a whole month earlier, plus it sounds like from Twitter you all can’t wait either!
I’m loving seeing the designs this year, it feels like brands have really concentrated on the design not just the contents to compete with each other. The usual favourites are back this year from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Liberty and Marks & Spencer. Sadly I can confirm one of the original beauty advent calendars will not be returning this year, as Benefit have chosen not to release one. I also know QVC won’t be returning with one. But we have new additions from Debenhams and Space NK to look forward to, as well as MAC which I’m very excited about!
As always I’ll be updating this page with the calendars as soon as I get the info, so make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back for more additions and release dates. You can also follow me on social where I’ll share out updates, add me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Watch last years beauty advent calendar unboxing videos here.
Which will you be adding to your wish list?
Beauty Advent calendars 2018
Lancôme are normally part of the L’oreal luxury beauty advent calendar, but this year they have their own luxe version with all Lancôme favourites inside. It is a beautiful pink house tin with a Parisian design and has the writing ‘Happiness Sparkles’ across the top.
The contents are under wraps for now but it will be priced at £130 and available exclusively at Selfridges on September 26th.
Atelier Cologne £300
Inside the Atelier Cologne advent calendar is an assortment of pure perfume sprays, dabbers and finely crafted soaps from the brand. This one has 24 doors and the design is absolutely gorgeous, with blue and gold drawers, a ribbon to tie and orange tree illustrations.
It launches at Selfridges on September 26th for £300.
Selfridges Beauty Workshop Box £70
This year it’s more of a selection box than a beauty advent calendar, but it’s included in the Christmas beauty offerings so I thought I’d add it in. There is a range of mini beauty products from brands like Zoeva, Cover Fx, NYX, Too Faced, Eylure and Beauty Blender and all the favourites you find in the additional beauty hall at Selfridges.
It’s £70 and available end of August at Selfridges.
Clarins are back with their 12 days of Christmas, one for the ladies and one for the gents and each is an exclusive to Selfridges. The ladies calendar is a pyramid shape with a floral design and inside are 12 Clarins favourites.
The Clarins advent calendars are £60 each and launch September 29th exclusive to Selfridges.
How stunning is the beauty advent calendar from Fenwick? Open the beautiful Brett Ryder illustrated doors to reveal 24 drawers of beauty cult classics worth over £475. Inside are top brands like MAC, NARS, Clarins, Nails Inc, Neom Organics and Bobbi Brown. It’s a great mixture of makeup, fragrance, hair and body products. With a full size J.One Jelly Pack primer and Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum.
Fenwick advent calendar is £150 and will be available in October at Fenwick.
Nuxe beauty advent calendar has all the favourite Nuxe products, like the gentle Toning Lotion 35ml, Detoxifying & Youth revealing Anti-Aging Care 15ml, my favourite the Multi-Purpose Dry Body Oil and also the Precious Scented Shower Oil as well as a selection of LOV Organic teas. There are 24 doors of Nuxe to take you to to the big day!
Always a highlight at Christmas is the Look Fantastic advent calendar! This year it has a bright red striking design and has everything to get you ready for party season from skincare to tanning, haircare, cosmetics and exclusive products. Inside are some fabulous brands such as Molton Brown, Glamglow, ESPA, Lipstick Queen and Illamasqua, with an exclusive High Definition Brows x Look Fantastic Contour Palette. The calendar is worth over £300 and will be priced at £79.
John Lewis £165
The John Lewis advent calendar has 25 drawers filled with beauty goodies from the John Lewis beauty department. Highlights include products from Lancome, REN, Aqua Di Parma, Elemis (also includes a voucher for a complimentary 15 minute facial in-store), Aveda (with personalised hair and scalp analysis at any John Lewis Aveda counter), Fresh and Clarins.
John Lewis Beauty Calendar is £165 and will be available from September 4th at John Lewis.
Glossybox have launched their first ever beauty advent calendar, it’s called ‘All I Want’ and inside it has over £300 worth of products from brands like NARS, Real Techniques, Charles Worthington, bareMinerals, Crabtree & Evelyn and an exclusive from Huda Beauty! With 16 of the products being full-size, ok are you excited? I am!
The Glossybox calendar will be available to pre-order from September and to buy in October at www.glossybox.co.uk. I’d highly suggest getting on that pre-order list not to miss out. It’s priced at £99, but if you are a subscriber you can buy it for £75, so definitely worth signing up now to Glossybox (they send 5 beauty products as a subscription box each month from just £10). Sign up to Glossybox here.
Cath Kidston £40
How cute is this beauty advent calendar from Cath Kidston? In a beautiful Christmas house design, inside is 24 mini Cath Kidston products in their beautiful packaging and many with Christmas designs. You’ll find 8 x 30ml hand creams, 8 bathing salts, 4 hand balms and 4 cuticle creams. Perfect for any Cath Kidston lover.
The Cath Kidston calendar is £40 available October at Boots.
The beauty advent calendar that could possibly be the most coveted every year is No7. It is always a sell out and there is a huge waitlist. Inside the black and rose gold calendar are 24 No7 surprises, a good mixture of make-up and skincare as well as a gift card to spend on counter.
The No7 advent calendar is £42 and launches in October at Boots.
The Harrods beauty advent calendar is back this year and it has 25 drawers filled with luxury beauty worth £680! The front has an illustrated design of their famous facade from the front and inside there are brands such as Sunday Riley, Tata Harper, Sisley and By Terry. You can expect to find items like Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, Omorovicza Blue Diamond Concentrate and a Givenchy lipstick in Rouge Interdit 13.
The Harrods beauty advent calendar will be available 1st October priced at £250 exclusively at Harrods.
Rituals from £59.50
The Ritual of Advent sees two Christmas Tree inspired beauty advent calendars from Rituals. The first is the 3D Deluxe Calendar £89, a Christmas Tree decked with lights. Amongst the 24 surprises are 4 mini advent candles as well as the brand-new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse. The Deluxe Advent Calendar has a range of products from hero collections including The Ritual of Ayurveda and The Ritual of Dao. The calendar is also available in 2D for £59.50 with a slightly different edit of products.
LA MER £300
I never thought I’d see La Mer do a beauty advent calendar, but well I’m excited. It’s only 12 days and it does come in at £300, but it is La Mer after all. Inside the 12 Days of Radiance is favourites from La Mer like the Treatment Lotion, Moisturising Cream, a full-sized lip balm and the eye concentrate.
Molton Brown £175
Molton Brown’s beauty advent calendar is similar to that of previous years and this year it’s called Opulent Infusions. Inside is a mix of Molton Brown scented candles, fragrance and body products. Some scents include; Orange & Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Pink Pepperpod, Tobacco, Rhubarb & Rose and Rosa Absolute.
ESPA’s beauty advent calendar looks absolutely gorgeous this year! The Comfort & Joy calendar has a navy and gold design with drawers that open to reveal an ESPA surprise. There are 25 drawers, with the 25 looking very generous and is a full-size gift. Inside you will find ESPA heroes such as the Overnight Hydration Therapy 15ml, Detox Body Oil 15ml, Soothing bath Oil 15ml, Energising Shower gel 15ml, Pink Hair & Scalp Mud 15ml and a Restorative Candle.
Liz Earle £80
Liz Earle have their 12 day beauty calendar and inside you will find 12 mini Liz Earle products that include Orange Flower Hand Repair 50ml, the ever famous Cleanse & Polish with cloth 30ml, Superskin Concentrate For Night 10ml and Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50ml. They are all in handy under 100ml sizes and perfect to take you into the winter season.
Decleor is a real pampering treat and each year the calendar is filled with customer favourites. This year it’s a mixture of skincare and body care in various sizes all under 100ml, so ideal for travelling.
The Body Shop from £45
The Body Shop calendars are back and cuter than ever! This year they have three Christmas countdown calendars and one Countdown to New Year calendar. Olivia £45 is a cute owl design and has contents worth £85, inside you’ll find a selection of bath, body and make-up including a seasonal favourite peppermint candy cane shower gel 60ml, Shea hand cream 30ml and almond milk and honey body butter 50ml. Dani £65 is worth over £121 and has even more products, whilst Freddie the Fox is £99 with a whole host of products including a cute fluffy headband all worth £231.
The Vegan CountDown To New Year helps you countdown on those days between Christmas & New Year, it’s £45 and worth £85. The calendars launch August 31st at The Body Shop.
YSL Beauty £195
YSL beauty have launched their very own beauty advent calendar this year, with all things YSL Beauty inside and it looks amazing! There are 24 surprises, 19 miniatures, 2 perfumes and 3 gifts. It has an elegant black and gold design just like the slick packaging of YSL.
The YSL advent calendar is £195 and will be available from October 10th exclusive to Selfridges.
24 Days of Clinique has a Clinique treat behind each door. Decorated with a colourful bauble pattern the calendar has all the Clinique essentials; clarifying lotion, 7 day scrub cream, dramatically different moisturising lotion, pep-start hydroblur moisturiser plus a selection of Clinique make-up such as the ever popular Clinique pop lipsticks.
It’s available exclusively at Selfridges from September 14th.
Cowshed have a 24 day beauty advent calendar £90 which has a selection of Cowshed’s best-loved products such as lavender gentle cleanser, chamomile refreshing toner, knackered cow relaxing body lotion and nourishing cuticle oil, plus many more favourites. They also have a 12 days box £70 with 12 treats that includes lippy cow lip balm, sleepy cow pillow mist, shower gels and body lotions and comes in a beautifully packaged ribbon box.
For the first time Debenhams have a beauty advent calendar for 2018! Inside the Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar is a mixture of some amazing brands they carry like MAC, Glamglow, Nails Inc, Too Faced, Laura Geller and Murad. It’s a good mixture of skincare, make-up, nails and body products.
There are 24 individual boxes to open and the calendar is priced at £70 and will be available in October exclusively at Debenhams.
Marks & Spencer £35
One of the most anticipated calendars is back for 2018! The Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar is always one of the best choices, it’s full of lots of different brands from the M&S beauty department and is worth over £200. Inside this year there are products from Pixi, REN, L’occitane, Living Proof, this works and Leighton Denny. The products are a mixture of make-up, hair, nails, bath and body and skincare. It looks like a lovely selection this year and comes in colourful boxes within a book design.
It’s £35 when you spend £35 at M&S, available November 6th at Marks & Spencer.
L’Occitane from £49
I love the design of the L’Occitane calendar this year. They have moved away from the traditional illustration and gone for a more modern fun coloured design. There are two calendars; the classic £49 and the magic £89, the classic has mini favourites of some of their most popular products with body shower oils, lip balm, soap, moisturiser and hand creams. The magic I’m guessing has more of the same with some deluxe sizes and products.
Kiehl’s are back with their calendar with Selfridges. This year they have partnered with artist Andrew Bannecker to design the calendar and the whole holiday collection, it is black and gold with a luxurious gold ribbon. Inside will be 24 of Kiehl’s top-selling and favourite products such as Ultra Facial Cleanser 30ml, Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 40ml, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask 14ml and even one for the men withFacial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment for Men 15ml.
It’s priced at £110 and will be available October 1st exclusive to Selfridges.
Diptyque are at the luxury end of the beauty advent calendars scale and at £320 you really have to love the brand. This years calendar is a beautiful black, gold and white design which opens up to reveal individual drawers. It has 25 products inside which is a mixture of miniature candles, body products and fragrance. The candles are 35g and scents include 34, Vanille and Iris, as well as one 70g candle. The EDT’s are 10ml and include fragrances such as Eau des Sans and Tam Dao. Lastly there is a shower oil and a rich cream 15ml.
The calendar launches in November and is £320 exclusive to Selfridges.
Charlotte Tilbury £150
Charlotte Tilbury is back with her box of wonders, this year it’s called the Beauty Universe and has a constellation design. Open the box to uncover 12 glitter covered drawers. Inside is minis of Charlotte T’s best sellers like the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Cream, Pillow Talk Lipstick and a Hollywood Lip in Screen Siren.
Bomb Cosmetics £35
Bomb Cosmetics have two calendars this year, the first is the original calendar which you may recognise from previous years, this one has 25 days of mini soaps and bath blasters and is £19.99. The second is 12 days of Christmas with 12 full size Christmas inspired bath bombs, this one is £35. Both calendars are launched end of September on Bomb Cosmetics & Amazon.
Mavala have two 12 Days of Christmas calendars, one with nails and skincare combined and one just with nails. The nails only has 12 nail items inside, including cuticle oil, colorfix, a protective base coat and oil seal dryer. There are 6 nail colours, tweezers and a hand cream. The skincare and nails box includes the same as the nails box but has 4 polishes instead of 6, a day cream, sleeping mask, a moisture mask and a 24hr moisturising cream. All in a cute designed box with a pink ribbon.
Jack Wills £40
Back for another year is the Jack Wills beauty advent calendar. Inside is a mixture of the beauty products Jack Will has, including body wash, body butter, boy lotions, body sprays, a lip balm, 4 x 5ml nail polishes, hair bobbles, hair grips and a mini emery board.
The Jack Wills calendar is £40 and available at Boots from October.
Soap & Glory £40
Soap & Glory is always a popular one amongst teenagers and great for a gift. Inside the 24 doors is one of Soap & Glory’s products and with favourites such as the body scrub and the foot cream, it’s the perfect pampering calendar.
Soap & Glory calendar is £40 and available in September 17th at Boots.
Birchbox calendar sold out last year in less than 24 hours and this year it’s back and filled with some superb brands. Such as OPI, Pixi, Caudalie and Benefit. There are 24 drawers and it launches on October 2nd for subscribers and October 3rd for everyone. So could be worth signing up now as it sold out last year before it even went on sale to non-subscribers. Sign up to the waitlist here.
Priced at £65 it will be available at birchbox.co.uk.