Five of the Best Beauty Advent Calendars Worth Checking Out


Every beauty lover worth their weight in skin cream knows that the beginning of December marks the moment when you can officially starting opening the doors of your beauty advent calendar. Obviously, you should also have a chocolate advent calendar too, because hey, it’s Christmas! How it’s the festive season already is beyond me, but here it is none the less and the perfect way to count down the days, is to get yourself a beauty advent calendar. There are plenty on the market and some fab choices for every budget. Some are a little eye-wateringly pricey that even Santa himself may have to check the naughty list twice, but you could always re-gift some of the contents! Here’s my selection of the top 5 beauty advent calendars that are definitely worth checking out.

My Pick of Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

The Best Budget-Friendly Beauty Advent Calendar

Tanya Burr 12 Day Beauty Calendar

The goodies: behind every door there’s a limited edition treat that promises to help you sparkle and shine this festive season


Glitter Rain Nail Polish
Sleigh Bells Nail Polish
Glitter Gold
Aurora Lip Gloss
Christmas Stocking Matte Lip
Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss
Snow Day Glitter Pot
Champagne Sparkle Glitter Pot
Ice Crystals Glitter Liner
Treasured Glitter Liner

Price: Was £25 NOW £15

Tanya Burr Advent Calendar

The Ultimate Make-up Calendar 

The Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar 

The goodies: I adore this brand and in this gorgeous calendar there’s an assortment of 12 fantastic award winning favourties from The Charlotte Tilbury collection, including Magic Cream® Moisturiser, Wonderglow® Skin Primer, EXCLUSIVE Pocket Pout Lipstick in Jessica Red and more.


  • Mini Magic Cream®
  • Mini Wonderglow®
  • Mini Multi Miracle Glow
  • Mini Goddess Skin Clay Mask
  • Mini Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover
  • Mini Supermodel Body
  • Full Size Eyes to Mesmerise: Marie Antoinette
  • Full Size K.I.S.S.I.N.G.® Lipstick: Penelope Pink
  • Full Size Colour Chameleon: Black Diamonds
  • Full Size EXCLUSIVE Pocket Pout: Jessica Red
  • Mini Legendary Lashes
  • Full Size Lip Lustre: Sweet Stiletto

Price: £150

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

The Best Beauty Advent Calendar for Trying New Brands 

The Marks & Spencers Beauty Advent Calendar 

The goodies: Packed with beauty treats from brands you probably already know and love. Expect to find mini products as well as full-size beauty products.

Price: £35 when you spend £35 on beauty, home or clothing

This launches on Thursday 10th November and will sell fast!

Marks & Spencers Advent Calendar

The Best Beauty Advent Calendar for Benefit Lovers

Benefit’s 12 Days of Gorgeous Calendar 

The goodies: Benefit lovers will want to jump on this beauty advent calendar as it’s crammed full of some gorgeous cult favourite products at a wallet-friendly price.

  • the POREfessional mini
  • they’re real! mascara mini
  • benetint mini
  • posietint mini
  • they’re real! remover mini
  • it’s potent! eye cream mini
  • lollibalm mini
  • hoola mini
  • dandelion mini
  • BADgal lash mini
  • high beam mini
  • lollitint mini

Price: £34.50 (worth over £68)

Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar

The Best Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar 

Space NK 12 Days of Beauty Gift 

The goodies: Now this calendar contains some seriously lust-worthy beauty bumpf and would be top of my list. It’s filled with 25 essential beauty products including a £50 Space NK gift card ( to be used by Christmas Eve) It’s got some lovely products for a little pre-party pampering, or to give you a helping hand post festive indulgence.


  • SAI-SEI Mineral Seaweed Bath Soak – 300ml worth £32
  • REN Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream – 50ml worth £19
  • Life Daily Fox Foot Cream – 150ml worth £15
  • Living Proof Prime Style Extender – 148ml worth £18
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif – worth £21
  • Diptyque Amber Candle – 70g worth £20
  • Rodial Glam Balm Lip – 7ml worth £12
  • Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream – 50ml worth £8
  • Aromatherapy Associates Essentials Bath & Shower Oils set – worth £26
  • Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin – 30ml worth £16.50
  • Erborian Korean Skin Therapy BB Creme – 45ml worth £35
  • Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick – 2.4ml worth £22
  • £50 voucher to spend between 20th November and 24th December 2014 (in store or online)

Price: Spend £200 in store or online and snag this beauty advent calendar for free (worth over £380)

Space NK Advent Calendar


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