beauty advent calendars

The beauty advent calendars we’re coveting this winter

Words Catherine Hales

Liberty, £165

Fans of the iconic London department store can now take the shop home in miniature for advent. Containing over £500 worth of products, including several full size pots and potions, this is one for the handcrafted beauty fanatics. Brands included span from Byredo and Bobbi Brown to Diptyque and Dermalogica.

Available from 26th October at Liberty;

Jo Malone, £280

Twenty-four days of Jo Malone favourites from 30ml fragrances to scented soaps, their annual advent calendar is always a smash hit and this year looks set to be no different. Not only crammed with goodies but lovely to look at, the calendar itself is a replica of the Jo Malone Town House.

Available exclusive to Harrods from October 2016;

Clarins, £95

One for the mums, behind each window of the Clarins calendar lies a skincare hero or make-up classic from the brand. Our picks of the bunch are the Beauty Flash Balm, the Instant Eye Make-up Remover and the Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base.

Available now;

L’Occitane, £42

If you’re looking to get your hands on this particular calendar, make sure you get in early as it often sells out before December. Think of it as the perfect way to try out all of the brand’s gorgeous Provencal smellies before investing any full size products.

Available now;

Ciaté, £50

One for the nail fanatics, this is Ciaté’s fifth Mini Mani Month calendar and it looks like the best to date. Inside you’ll find 18 mini paint pots and a full size paint pot including four new and exclusive shades. Inside one box you’ll find a special limited edition surprise, alongside one mini treatment and two magical nail toppers.

Available now;

Charlotte Tilbury, £150

The sparklingly named Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar is the ultimate for fans of Charlotte’s copper-cased beauty innovations. Based around the philosophy of ‘Treat yo’self’, this stunning 12 day box is full of party-themed treatments and products.

Available now;

Benefit, £34.50


Despite its modest price tag, this 12 day advent calendar is worth over £68 and contains Benefit bestsellers including Bad Gal Lash mascara, Hoola bronzer and High Beam. The perfect gift for any beauty addicts who love the whimsical brand.

Available now;

bareMinerals, £75


If you want to Countdown to Gorgeous, there are few ways better than with the new bareMinerals advent calendar. This is the first from the brand and, in my humble opinion, they have nailed it. Marvellous Moxie Lipglosses, eyeshadows, Mineral Veil and mascara.

Available now;