Forget chocolates and take a look at the best beauty advent calendars for 2015. Ranging from small bottles of perfume to little pots of cream blush or foundation, there’s pretty much something for everyone.
This year there are plenty of options to suit all budgets available, including advent beauty treats from John Lewis, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Lush, Charlotte Tilbury, The Body Shop and many more and don’t forget that a lot of the stores above have free delivery when you shop online.
No7 are back this year with another calendar packed full of No7 treats. The calendar is made up of mini sizes of some of their top products, including No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil and No 7 Instant Illusions Airbrush Away Primer, as well as selected gifts from the bodycare range.
No7 advent calendar is £38 and launches on the 28th October in Boots stores and Boots.com
If anyone knows how to do party season in style, it’s Benefit. Go from desk to dancefloor with a dozen mini Benefit faves to mark the Twelve Days of Christmas. Even more reason to celebrate – there’s a saving of 56% on individual prices.
Out: October 15th, £34.50, benefitcosmetics.co.uk
3. M&S Beauty
The M&S Beauty department has being growing steadily and now has some of the best make-up brands in store including Stila, Pixi beauty and Barry M. The calendar from M&S Beauty is available for £25 when spending £25 in M&S Beauty and is packed with goodies worth over £200. Each day contains a festive treat for skin, nails and hair including Stila Lip Glaze, Leighton Denny Nail Repair Therapy, Cowshed Cow Body Lotion and Pixi Glow Tonic.
Available from November from M&S stores nationwide and M&S online
4. House of Fraser
Featuring its own-brand ‘Colour Couture’, House of Fraser has included something to literally build a make-up kit from scratch. We like this one for its extremely reasonable price tag, and for the fact it has a bit of everything to get you through the season.
OUT NOW at houseoffraser.co.uk
5. Ciate Mini Mani Month
Get your nail fix sorted for 2016 with this celebration of London’s festive streets. You’ll find 17 Ciate mini Paint Pots, two nail toppers, three treatments, mini crystal nail file and (we hate to spoil the surprise, but) a full-size Paint Pot on the last day.
Out: Mid-October, £49, available at ASOS
Unlike last year’s ’12 days of Christmas’ offering this year the French beauty brand has upped their game and now have 24 mini versions of their luxurious skincare, hair, and body products to delight from. Joyeux Noël, indeed!
Available at L’Occitane boutiques and online from 21st October for £39.00
7. Selfridges | Cosmic Beauty
Selfridge’s calendar has 24 treats all from L’oreal brands like Kiehl’s, YSL and Lancome that you won’t be disappointed each day you open a door. It’s priced at £95 and is available from mid-October at Selfridges. Sign up to the wait list now
8. Charlotte Tilbury Book of Make-up Magic
Cast a spell over Christmas season with Charlotte Tilbury’s magical make-up cabinets. We’re pretty sure this will be on make-up superfan Kim Kardashian’s Christmas list. Unlike other advents, this is a mix of luxe mini AND full size products. Sold!
Out: November, £150, John Lewis
9. Jo Malone The Luxury Advent
Turn every day of advent into a scented surprise with Jo Malone’s townhouse of dreams. The cute doors house signature colognes and luxe body creams. Bring on the fragrance combining over festive season.
Out: October 1st, £260, Harrods exclusive, nationwide from November.
10. The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Deluxe
Basically the mini equivalent of The Body Shop store in your home. Expect drawers stuffed with bestsellers including mini skincare, bodycare, fragrance and make-up delights for every day. With the contents worth £127, you’ll save almost £50.
Out: October 1st, £80, thebodyshop.co.uk
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