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The beauty advent calendars to buy before they sell out


By Holly O'Neill
11th Oct 2021
The beauty advent calendars to buy before they sell out

Count down to Christmas with a beauty advent calendar from the world’s most iconic beauty brands.

Jo Malone London 24 Day Advent Calendar, €370

If you’re reading this, it might be too late. The Jo Malone 24 day Advent Calendar famously sells out in record time and of course it does. Can you imagine a better gift? It’s the ultimate crowd pleaser, complete with mini colognes, candles and creams. Don’t think about it for too long.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Dreams & Secrets, €185

May the odds be ever in your favour to try get a hold of this one too. Is there a more covetable Chrismtas gift than a jewellery box of Charlotte Tilbury cult heroes? It’s filled with everything you ever wanted to try – Pillow Talk lipstick! Magic Cream! The Hollywood Beauty Light Wand! This is too good to gift someone else – start Christmas early and get it for yourself.

The Brown Thomas Beauty Advent Calendar, €295

For the first time, Brown Thomas is collating a selection of cult heroes from the Beauty Hall into an advent calendar with 25 miniature and full sizes products from some of the world’s most coveted beauty brands. Worth over €690, you’ll find skincare from Augustinus Bader, 111Skin, Estée Lauder, Sunday Riley, Dr Barbara Sturm and more, make-up from MAC, Hourglass, IT Cosmetics, Nars and Laura Mercier and fragrances from Yves Saint Laurent, By Killian and Byredo. The full-size products are incredible, including Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Serum, Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 fragrance and MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick. The Brown Thomas Beauty Advent Calendar, €295 is out October 14 – join the waitlist here.

MAC Box of Tricks Advent Calendar, €155

Over 55,000 signed up for the launch of MAC’s Box of Tricks Advent Calendar, €155, filled with 24 miniature and full sizes MAC favourites including Velvet Teddy and Ruby Woo lipstick, Fix +, Strobe Cream, eyeshadows, mascara, brow sets and more, valued at €400 and packaged in a set you’ll want to keep. The MAC Box of Tricks Advent Calendar is available now at maccosmetics.co.uk and comes to Brown Thomas on October 21.

ESPA Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar, €210

Available from October 16, ESPA’s Hidden Treasures Advent Calendar, €210, contains the ultimate kit for turning your bathroom into a spa, with over €450 worth of favourites and self-care staples including the Grounding Crystals, a jade tool for eye massaging, pillow mist, bath and body oil, a candle, scalp and body scrubs and more.

The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, €45

The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is an annual showstopper, filled with 25 cult heroes from the M&S Beauty Hall designed to see you through the party season, including Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment, Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Alpha H Rose Liquid Gold, Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner, Nails INC Tis The Season To Sparkle Nail Polish, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, This Works Stress Check Breathe In and more. From October 28, get it from just €45 – it includes €420 worth of beauty – in-store or online when you spend €35 on clothing, home or beauty.

Dibi Milano My Skin Beauty Advent Calendar, €135

Dibi Milano’s calendar includes 24 miniature favourites from cleansers to serums to spoil your skin throughout the season.

L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, €115

L’Occitane has three advent calendars available this year; there’s the Reusable Advent Calendar, €180, with 24 beloved L’Occitane favourites in recycled cotton and designed by UK illustrator Kitty McCall. There’s the Classic Advent Calendar, €65, with soothing skincare and shower favourites and the Luxury Advent Calendar, €115, with €156.50 worth of bestsellers from scents to haircare to make-up in a festive box you’ll want to keep.

The Atelier Cologne Deluxe Advent Calendar, €340

The Atelier Cologne Deluxe Advent Calendar contains eight beloved Cologne Absolues, hand cream, candles, shower gel and body lotion, limited edition leather cases and beautiful scents packaged in a gift set that is 100% plastic-free. Available from Brown Thomas and Arnotts from late October.

Giorgio Armani Advent Calendar, €299

Armani’s calendar includes a gift, 19 miniatures and 5 full-sized products across skincare, make-up and fragrance all packaged in a 100% plastic-free set you’ll want to keep. Available from Brown Thomas from late October.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar, €109

Designed by artist Marylou Faure, all of Kiehl’s bestselling formulas are behind every door, with 24 treats including Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Crème De Corps and the brand new Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Microdose Serum.

Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar, €150

Lancôme make-up, fragrance, and skincare collections are included in this knockout set that opens to reveal a glitter Eiffel Tower, with 24 bestsellers in the mix including La Vie Est Belle and Idole Aura perfumes and L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks. Available from Brown Thomas and Arnotts from late October.

YSL Advent Calendar, €225

YSL’s offering includes 17 miniature products, 6 full-sized goods and an additional YSL gift and is destined to sell out with gifts including Rouge Pur Couture and The Slim lipsticks, mascaras, several fragrances including Black Opium and Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Tuxedo and skincare from the incredible Pure Shots collection. Available from Brown Thomas and Arnotts from late October.

No7 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, €55

The Boots No7 Advent Calendar sells out every year and thousands join the waitlist. As per, the contents are a secret, but you’ll find over €240 worth of No7 skincare and cosmetics packaged beautifully for just €55. Sign up to the waitlist now to get early access to the calendar on October 13 before its launch on October 26.

Photography by Brown Thomas.

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