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The best beauty advent calendars of 2020 to buy before they sell out


By Holly O'Neill
04th Nov 2020
The best beauty advent calendars of 2020 to buy before they sell out

Countdown to Christmas with a daily treat from these most opulent beauty brands


Have you ever had a Christmas beauty advent calendar before? Take it from me; 25 days in a row with a new present of your favourite beauty products is as good as your Christmas dinner. If you haven’t bought anything all year, do this for yourself this December. If you really want to gift somebody something special, make Christmas come early this December by gifting a month’s worth of beautiful things.

These are the most exciting Christmas beauty advent calendars to land so far this year, stay tuned for more as they launch!

Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, €185

If you’re really stuck for a present this year for someone who has even the slightest interest in make-up, go visit Charlotte Tilbury. She does not mess around when it comes to Christmas. The website has done everything possible to make shopping online simple, with virtual consultations available, a virtual beauty secrets store, a 24/7 hotline and AI virtual try-on experience. There’s also gifts for every budget, all of it so beautifully packaged you won’t even want to wrap it. Of course, the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar is an annual show stopper and instant sell-out, and this year is no different. This beautiful sparkling box is filled with full size and travel size make-up and skincare treats. All her cult heroes are in there, and when you’re done, this box makes for a lovely jewellery box. Charlotte Tilbury, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, €360

What’s better than getting a Jo Malone gift for Christmas? Getting 24 Jo Malone gifts for Christmas! Behind 24 beautiful doors lies a scented surprise from Jo Malone London, from home scents to candles to fragrances to bath and body delights. The Jo Malone Advent Calendar is available now, but it sells out notoriously fast so don’t think about it for too long…

Nuxe Beauty Countdown Advent Calendar, €69.90

Give yourself a month’s worth of Gallic glamour with French brand Nuxe’s 24 day calendar. There’s a ton of cult French hero Huile Prodigieuse, including the floral version and the glimmering gold one – a Christmas beauty staple for anyone who likes their skin to sparkle as much as their outfit – plus lots more of Nuxe’s most iconic treats.

So beloved is the No7 Beauty Advent Calendar that the waitlist for it opened in August of this year. Yes, there is a waitlist for it every year and people take it very seriously: last year the No7 advent calendar waitlist had 226k sign-ups and sold out in 24 hours. This year’s main advent calendar is already gone, but there is a smaller sized one, the No7 Wizard of Oz Advent Calendar, with 12 beautiful make-up products, including a Ruby Slippers Lip Glaze and Cowardly Lion Eyeshadow Pot. Run!

Rituals The Ritual of Advent Calendar, €58.92

Make every day in the month of December a spa day with the Rituals advent calendar. Behind every door is a little fragrant chance to de-stress and soothe yourself from all things 2020, from shower gel to candles. Also, it’s worth €120, more than twice the price it’s on sale for.

Photography by Charlotte Tilbury.

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