Beauty | December 2022 | Jessica Harris
There are a few markers of the festive season – the Cocoa Cola advert, shop decorations and high street lights. But none are quite as exciting as the launch of the beauty advent calendars. Whether they're as an early gift for a loved one or a sneaky treat for yourself, beauty advent calendars are a fantastic way to try new products from your favourite brand.
We've collated some of the most luxurious and exclusive beauty advent calendars to see you through the Christmas countdown. Here are some of our top picks that tempt you to open every door before the big day!
She's the make-up artist to the stars with one of the most popular make-up brands to boot so don't expect Charlotte Tilbury's advent calendar to stick around for long! Featuring 12 DRAWERS, the Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars beauty advent calendar includes some of the brand's cult make-up favourites and skincare icons. Expect to find full size items of Brow Fix, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Colour Chameleon as well as mini versions of Magic Creme and Serum to keep your skin sparkling all season.
For the skincare junkies among us, Kiehls Holiday advent calendar doesn't disappoint. Known for their targeted approach to skin woes, the 24 surprise doors features iconic Kiehl’s formulas including the Ultra Facial Cleanser, Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate all encased by holiday designs by Made By Radio.
Eco warriors rejoice as this eco-alternative from French beauty brand L'Occitane with its timeless design can be used for years to come. Each pocket contains travel sizes of the brands most coveted products such as the Shea Butter Hand Cream and Almond Shower Oil. Created in collaboration with French illustrator Éva Offredo, the advent calendar is made from cotton and is inspired by micro-scenes of artisanal works such as seeding, harvesting and distilling and can be recycled for years to come.
Make every day beauty-ful with this jam-packed advent calendar from MAC Cosmetics. Designed to see you through the party season with some of the brand's most popular make-up picks, it's a must-have for budding make-up artists and beauty lovers alike. Including everything from Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow and Liquidlast 24-Hour Waterproof Eyeliner to Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour and Love Me Liquid Lipcolour you'll be all set for a kiss under the mistletoe.
They may be one of the UK's oldest beauty brands but Penhaligons still know how to curate a luxurious advent calendar. Full of their heady concoctions including eight fragrances – The Favourite, Halfeti, The Tragedy of Lord George, Constantinople, The Coveted Duchess Rose, Babylon, Luna and Empressa – it's also packed full of their best-selling lifestyle products. Whether its sumptuous scented candles, fragrant hand and body lotions or iconic soaps, there's something for everyone.
For those who are a little more indecisive this season, Space NK's best-selling calendar has everything to satisfy the beauty addict. Covering 25 days of the month, each door conceals the retailers top brands such as La Mer, Olaplex, Rose Inc, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, Charlotte Tilbury and more to cover all bases. It's the perfect way to pamper your way through the festivities and discover some new favourites.
No matter your age, Christmas should be filled with magic. Amongst the rush of preparations and festivities, its’s important to slow down and treasure the meaningful moments to be found in the everyday. Treat yourself or someone you care about to the gift of excitement this Christmas as they discover the luxury gifts that lie behind each door. This beauty has been made using recycled PET including four candles for every Sunday of Advent
Make your festive countdown full of merriment with 24 cherished Molton Brown icons, bathing luxuries and fragrances joyfully waiting to be revealed. The brand's Limited Edition Advent Calendar is splendidly embossed with a golden wreath, sprinkled with festive flowers and fruits making it a feast for the eyes. It includes all of their product line highlights such as Merry Berries & Mimosa Festive Bauble, Hydrating Shampoo With Camomile and Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Vibrant Bathing Oil.