Its that time of year again when all the exciting Christmas launches start to make an appearance.
Just like last year, I’ve been keeping an eye on the beauty advent calendar releases and have put together my top recommendations for which ones are worth your money!
Luckily for me I’ve been able to actually get my hands on some of the calendars to examine and inspect the quality for you before recommending them.
So without further ado, let’s get right into it!
LATEST IN BEAUTY
Latest in Beauty have launched their 2019 calendar which is probably one of my favourites on offer this year!
The calendar is filled with amazing products, with brands such as Molton Brown, HD Brows and Bondi Sands included.
The overall value of the calendar is £274, which is amazing as you can pick one up for a fraction of that price!
Not only are the products inside exciting by themselves, but the packaging and overall quality of this calendar is pretty darn great. The calendar feels sturdy, and unless you plan on playing Rudy with it, there is no chance of bits falling out of their windows and getting all muddled like some other calendars I’ve had in the past.
The calendar has been available to pre-order from 23 September and goes on sale officially on 1 October 2019!
AVAILABLE FROM LATEST IN BEAUTY FOR £65
(£58 FOR SUBSCRIBERS)
Now this calendar really is something to get excited about!
Another great launch from Latest in Beauty, as they have collared with Grazia and brought us another amazing calendar packed full of amazing brands!
Some of the brands included in the calendar which I’m most excited for are Anastasia Beverly Hills, NARS, Omorovicza, Spectrum and bareMinerals!
The calendar itself is worth £326, so with it retailing at just over a quarter of the price, that’s a damn good bargain!
There is no pre-order for this baby, you will have to grab on one on the launch date of 1 October if you want to get your hands on this.
AVAILABLE FROM LATEST IN BEAUTY FOR £85
(£5 off with code GRAZAC5 until 13th October)
Another year, another Look Fantastic advent calendar!
Ive had one of these calendars every year for the past few years now and I am never disappointed.
This year’s calendar is filled with 25 premium beauty products from brands such as Elemis, Molton Brown and Morphe. With a value of over £420, this is not a calendar to be snuffed at!
This calendar has been on pre-order for a while, but the official launch date again is 1 October. I recommend grabbing one of these before they sell out!
AVAILABLE AT LOOK FANTASTIC FOR £79
The sell-out beauty advent calendar from Elle is back for another year!
This years calendar has been exclusively designed by Bella Freud and is packed with 24 cult products. Each day you can wake up and treat yourself to a luxury beauty gift every day of December.
This calendar has over £420 worth of luxury goodies for just £115… That’s a saving of over £300!
I have to say, out of all the calendars I’ve looked at this year, this is definitely one of my top picks… even from this list I’ve put together.
With brands such as Huda Beauty, Sol De Janeiro, Nars and even Space Masks this has to be one of the best calendars available, and at such an amazing price!
Last year the Elle calendar was my top favourite, and I think this year it is certainly at the very least going to be a contender for the top spot!
AVAILABLE AT HEARST MAGAZINES FOR £115
THE BODY SHOP
The body shop have released their oh so popular calendars again this year, and as always they are packed with skin treats for us to indulge in over the build up to Christmas.
The ‘Dream Big this Christmas’ calendar includes tons of amazing body shop classics but also includes the special edition juice pair body butter and hand cream! Let me tell you, that stuff smells incredible!
With three calendars available ranging from £45 to £95, there is plenty to choose from to get the perfect one for you. Personaly, I think the smaller of the three calendars is the best value for money but its ultimately a preference thing.
These are sure to sell out so if you are a body shop fan and need to have one of these this Christmas id recommend getting one sooner rather than later!
AVAILABLE AT THE BODY SHOP FROM £45
Now this is one of the calendars I’ve been most excited about. Cult Beauty are launching their very first advent calendar this year!
Unfortunately at the time of writing this they haven’t released a launch date, but you can sign up to the wait list now. Based on the launch dates of other calendars on the market, im going to take a guess that it will be released some time between 1 and 15 October, so keep your eyes peeled!
The calendar is amazing value considering the contents is valued at over £680! Now that’s a shopping spree you don’t want to miss out on.
Some of the brands included in the calendar which im most excited about are Ouai Haircare, Glow Recipe, Natasha Denona, Huda Beauty and Hourglass!
One of the things I love most about this calendar is that the draw for day 25 is packed with multiple goodies! Usually calendars have just one slightly more luxe product on the last draw/window, but no. Cult Beauty really are spoiling us with 10 products AND a £25 gift card to spend on the site later!
AVAILABLE AT CULT BEAUTY FOR £195
Tis the season to be Glossy!
Glossy Box has been one of my favourite subscriptions for years now. Although I don’t get regular boxes any more (mainly because I already have more beauty products that I know what to do with), I still get excited to see each month launch.
The 2018 calendar went down a storm, and this year with 25 must-have products, 15 of which are full sized, you don’t want to miss out on some Glossy magic!
The calendar is worth over £370, including brands such as NYX, Dermalogica, Chloe and Tarte! With a saving of £290 – £300 you can’t go wrong!
AVAILABLE AT GLOSSY BOX FOR £80
(£70 FOR SUBSCRIBERS)
I had one of the ASOS calendars last year and was really impressed with the contents, especially for the price!
I don’t have the overall value of the calendar, with with some of the brands included in this calendar being Laura Mercia, Clinique, Spectrum, Becca and NARS; you already know its amazing value!
The calendar is available now, and if you are a student or just have a cheeky discount code; you can apply it to the calendar and make the already amazing price even better!
AVAILABLE AT ASOS FOR £70
If you are a lover of bareMinerals, you will want to get your hands on this calendar!
Packed full of bareMinerals goodness you get 1 of 24 best selling makeup or skin care mini’f behind each and every window.
The calendar is once again great value, and this is a great way to sample out some of the best this brand has to offer. Its also a great surprise for friends or family if you want to give them a little pre Christmas treat!
AVAILABLE AT BAREMINERALS FOR £79
One of the most iconic calendars to be launches every year is the beauty advent calendar from Liberty London.
Every year they absolutely smash it out of the park with the intricate packaging and this year is no different! The carefully curated edit comes housed in a recyclable box adorned in the iconic Strawberry Thief print from the Liberty Classics collection.
The calendar launches on 16 October and contains over £600 worth of the most sought-after products from their Beauty Hall!
Although this calendar is on the pricey end, with the overall value so high, its still an amazing buy. Especially since some of the brands included in this calendar are Bobbi Brown, Diptyque, Dermalogica, Davines And Omorovicza.
AVAILABLE AT LIBERTY LONDON FOR £215
I have never had a calendar from NET-A-PORTER before, but this is one I am dying to get my hands on!
The calendar includes 15 full-sized and 10 travel-sized products for hair, face and skin. Some of the brands included in this calendar are 111 Skin, Sunday Riley and Omorovicza, so overall a pretty bouje calendar!
You even get a long-lasting nude liquid lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury!
There are hair and makeup essentials, too including the ultimate black liner from Eyeko to brilliant face masks, skin boosters and hair treatments (such as Larry King’s Social Life For Your Hair).
The overall value of the calendar is £790 (I know… WOW!) and it will be available from October onwards.
AVAILABLE AT NET-A-PORTER FOR £225
We all love us a cheeky beauty box each month, so when beauty box brands come out with calendars they are usually pretty banging!
The packaging on this calendar is super cute and I’m pretty sure this is the kind of box you can repurpose after Christmas is over, or even refill with sweeties for next year!
Some of the brands included in this calendar range from Oribe to Rituals, and you even get a full-sized mascara from Estée Lauder to mark the big day.
I don’t know the overall value of this calendar, but with the retail price being very reasonable you can’t really go wrong!
AVAILABLE AT BIRCH BOX FOR £70
One of the most sought after brands out there, Charlotte Tilbury has gone and brought out another amazing advent calendar this year and the packaging is just breathtaking!
So this calendar is a little smaller than the others I’ve mentioned, and there are only 12 days of joy here. But… its Charlotte Tilbury, so its still going to be amazing!
With products included such as the iconic magic cream this calendar a makeup lovers dream. Inside each of the 12 boxes is a one of the brands best-selling products which when used together, are designed to offer you two complete looks, from lashes to lips and make you Christmas Day ready!
AVAILABLE AT CHARLOTTE TILBURY FOR £150
Another one of my favourite brands when it comes to body and skin care. Rituals offer some of the most luxe feeling products on the market, so what’s not to love about a calendar full of them?
There are actually two sizes of the calendars available, but as with the ones from the Body Shop, I personally feel the smaller ones are the better value.
The smaller of the two calendars is worth £118.45, so double what you pay. The larger or the two is worth £148.50, so more but then you take into consideration you pay almost £90 for the larger one, the value is all in the smaller of the two.
With products included ranging from a wonder mask to The Ritual of Namasté velvety smooth cleansing foam (one of the fave products from Rituals) you really do get spoiled each and every day!
The calendars are available to buy now and are perfect for those of you who love to relax and slather yourself in sensational goodness!
AVAILABLE AT RITUALS FROM £59.50
Last but certainly not least is the Harrods advent calendar!
With an overall value of over £600 this calendar is packed with amazing products and has the ultimate packaging to complete the festive experience.
Including brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Foreo, Becca, Guerlain, Huda Beauty and the list just keeps going! This calendar is one of the most luxe ones available this year.
Of course being a Harrods calendar the price point is pretty high, but still less than half of the value of the box; so all in all a pretty good deal!
The calendar will be available from October 1, and I have a sneaking suspicion this is going to be a sell out so be quick if you want one!
AVAILABLE AT HARRODS FOR £250
Hopefully this post has given you a good idea of what’s available this year across different price ranges and helped you decide which one (or two…) you are going to treat yourself to!
As always, thanks for stopping by.
Until next time…