Top ten beauty advent calendars for 2019
November is pacing steadily onwards, and as the days grow colder and the nights longer we have to do whatever we can to bring a bit of warmth and light back into our lives. Which is basically why humanity invented pumpkin spiced lattes and candy apple scented candles, and why Netflix is now on its third instalment of the Christmas Prince films (A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, available to stream on 5 December, mark your calendars).
And then of course there is the ultimate holiday hype builder: the advent calendar. Long gone are the single squares of chocolate from your youth – these days it is all about bath bombs, bronzers and assorted beauty products. If you are suffering from serious analysis paralysis about which advent calendar to buy this year, have a look at our top 10.
Everyone’s favourite online marketplace, ASOS, is part of our line up with 25 beauty products ranging from pillow sprays to setting powders. If you are after a mix of brands then ASOS has got you covered – this advent calendar includes NARS, Clinique and Rituals amongst many others.
If you spent the better part of your childhood (and, let’s be honest, adulthood) dreaming of Christmas at Hogwarts then you need this Harry Potter advent calendar from Boots. It’s stuffed with magical make-up, such as colour changing lipsticks, and Hogwarts house bath products. The designs of the products are… well… magical.
Legendary skincare brand Clinique has got you covered this winter. With an advent calendar chock full of creams and moisturisers your skin will thank you. And once your skin is happy and taken care of you can tuck into the make-up selection!
Bare Minerals has packed their advent calendar with adorable, travel sized minis of all your favourite products. Stuff a mini lipstick and mascara in your handbag and you are ready for any Christmas party this year.
L’Occitane has designed an absolutely gorgeous advent calendar this year and it’s not just pretty to look at. The box tells the story of almond trees in L’Occitane, which disappeared from the Provence landscape halfway through the last century. In 2000, the brand managed to reintroduce the trees back to the region, which you can think about while enjoying the Almond Shower Oil.
Get extra festive this year with NYX’s funky Love Lust Disco advent calendar. If you are a fan of NYX lipsticks then make sure you pick up this advent calendar. With over 10 lip products you will be spoiled for choice.
Quite the mouthful, this advent calendar by Charlotte Tilbury is packed with both full and travel sized products for two complete looks. The gorgeous packaging can be reused to store small items.
This entry comes with a disclaimer – it is already sold out for 2019. Lush has made a limited run of 500 handmade advent calendars which they, humbly, call “the advent of all advent calendars”. With bath bombs, bubble bars, lipsticks and highlighters you are guaranteed a magical Christmas with this advent calendar. So… mark your calendars for 2020.
Teaming up with Macmillan, Boots is selling a beauty advent calendar with skin care, make-up and beauty tools. Not only do you get 24 days of treats, but you are also supporting Macmillan Cancer Support with £2 of every sale going to the charity dedicated to helping those suffering from cancer.
If you’re looking to add to your collection of vegan make-up then be sure to check out Revolution. Their 24-day advent calendar comes with a range of makeup products and several brushes and even a mirror.